This course gives students the opportunity to explore the divisive issues currently being debated in the USA. Through exposure to a variety of media outlets, students will gain a better understanding of how the United States sees itself and how political and socially relevant issues intersect. Course participants will determine the foci of the topics covered (e.g. immigration, women’s and LBGTQI+ rights, race/ethnicity) and address them in informative presentations. In addition, participants will individually explore the broader course topics within a particular state. Both activities will provide students with ample material to strengthen their discussion skills, to further develop their presentation and language skills, as well as to expand their knowledge on the current issues, both at the national and state levels. Please note that this course is open to students who have already taken the other course with a focus on cultural perspectives.
Students from the second term onwards: Please register by 30 September 2016 using the printed form you can find at "Weitere Links" (see top of page).
Exchange students only: Please register by 13 October (4pm) via email to email@example.com