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Profile Area/Profilbereich

Students wishing to attend courses from the master’s program “American History, Culture and Society” as part of the “Geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Profilbereich” may choose between three types of modules: “American Studies” or “Literature and Media” and “History and Society”. You can download an overview of modules offered in the winter or summer terms here.

The rules and regulations of the “Profile Area/Profilbereich” are valid from the winter term 2020. If you began your studies in an earlier semester, the rules and regulations from 2012 apply to you. You can download an overview of the modules from 2012 here. The 2012 design allows you to choose modules to earn 9 or 6 credit points.

Only courses that have been selected for the Profile Are/Profilbereich may be attended. Furthermore, specific regulations may apply in the main program of study regarding the maximum amount of credit points and courses that would be accepted from the Pool/Profilbereich.

Modules with advanced seminars represent 12 credit points, whereas modules with foundation courses represent 6 credit points. Students wishing to study in the master’s program need excellent English language skills (i.e. at the C1 level of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”).

Please note: If you register for an exam in a specific module, this module has to be completed successfully, i.e. if you receive a fail grade, you will have to take another course from the same module.

All further information on the courses is available online. Students need to sign up for individual courses and for exams via LSF. For more information on the Profile Area/Profilbereich, see the section “Fakultätsübergreifende Veranstaltungen” and the subsection “Gemeinsamer Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Profilbereich” in LSF.