Wintersemester 2019/20



Englisch  -  UNIcert I

Essential English - Kurs A [GER A2]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (35-54 Punkte)

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit und Klausur

ECTS: 2    SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

We all know that one of the best ways to learn English is to spend time in an English-speaking country, which is why by attending this course, participants will simulate going on a trip abroad to Brighton in England in order to visit one of its many International English Schools.  The course is designed to have students “learn by doing” by putting students through typical situations you may face when abroad in order to reinforce grammatical foundations as well as refresh and expand on basic vocabulary.

 
EAA-1A  Di 10:30-12:00 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert I

Essential English - Kurs B [GER A2]
 

Ort: Geographie ÜR H319, Rümelinstr. 23

Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibungen siehe bitte Kurs A.

 
EAA-1B  Do 08:30-10:00 wöch. Geographie ÜR H319  S. Trevallion0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert I

General Refresher - Kurs A [GER B1]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (55-64 Punkte) oder Schein "Essential English"

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit und Klausur

SWS: 4    ECTS: 4        

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course is designed to help participants at an intermediate level further develop their vocabulary and grammatical structures in English as well as to offer an opportunity to practice oral skills and fluency in English using examples from daily life / current issues. Weekly topics such as university life, media, culture, sport, globalization, health, technology and recent news will provide the basis for practising skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Active participation in group-work /partner-work activities in class and regular homework will be required.

 
EB B1 A  Mi 08:30-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  M. Strain0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert I

General Refresher - Kurs B [GER B1]
 

Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.

 
EB B1 B  Do 10:30-13:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  M. Strain0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Grammar and Communication - Kurs A [GER B2.1]
 Voraussetzungen: Schein "General Refresher" oder General Refresher II oder Einstufungstest (65-74 Punkte)

Prüfungsleistungen: Klausur, mündliche Leistungen und Mitarbeit

ECTS: 6    SWS: 4
   
Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

By looking at an array of everyday topics, from the media to travel to current events, this course will take a communicative approach to build upon your grammar use and vocabulary as well as listening and speaking skills. Participants will concentrate on expressing opinions, reasoning, making plans and describing memorable as well as day to day experiences. Grammatical areas will include: the correct use of tenses, modal verbs, prepositions, quantifiers, adjectives and adverbs.

 
EC II A 1A  Di
 Do
 14.15-15.45
 08:30-10:00
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 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Grammar and Communication - Kurs B [GER B2.1]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.
 
EC II A 1B  Di
 Do
 16:15-17:45
 10:30-12:00
 wöch.
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 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22
 P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Grammar and Communication - Kurs C [GER B2.1]
 
Ort: "Neue Aula", Übungsraum Fachsprachenzentrum (Seminarraum 060), zwischen Hörsaal 5 und Hörsaal 6

Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.

 
EC II A 1C  Mi 12:15-15:30 wöch. Neue Aula ÜR 60  K. McCarthy0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Learn English with TED Talks [GER B2.2]
 
Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75 - 84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 3   SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

This TED Talk-based course offers lessons that include real-world stories, and introduces learners to inspiring ideas that support a variety of targeted language skills and develop overall English fluency.
In this course, we will learn about a range of topics of global importance, work with a variety of media, read articles and visit relevant websites. To improve our active language skills, we will work on appropriate vocabulary and structures, and discuss the powerful ideas from the TED talks both orally and in writing throughout the semester.
 
EC II A 2  Do 10:30-12:00 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

An Introduction to Academic English [GER B2.2]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75-84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II


Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur


SWS: 2    ECTS: 3


Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.


This course is designed specifically for those considering attending college or university abroad. It is also ideal for any upper-intermediate student wishing to refine his/her language skills. In order to improve your ability to study effectively in English the course will develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • reading and understanding a range of academic texts
  • listening to lectures, presentations and interviews

  • improving study skills such as note taking

  • recognising and using academic grammar

  • learning and using academic vocabulary

  • writing a variety of essay tasks

  • developing key communication strategies: e.g. debates, discussions, presentations

 
EC II A 3A  Mo 10:30-12:00 wöch. FSZ ÜR 101, Wilhelmstr. 22  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

An Introduction to Business English - Kurs A [GER B2.2]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75-84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II
Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur
SWS: 2    ECTS: 3
Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course offers participants an introduction to the world of Business English, and will focus on the skills needed for working life such as writing job applications, writing formal and informal correspondence, preparing for meetings & negotiations, and dealing with complaints. A linguistic emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of business-related vocabulary. Moreover, the course will offer insights into the world of entrepreneurship.

 
EC II A 4A  Mi 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

An Introduction to Business English - Kurs B [GER B2.2]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.
 
EC II A 4B  Do 08:30-10:00 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert II

Round Table [GER B2.2]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (75 - 84 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert® II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 3   SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

In 2015, the United Nations set 17 sustainable development Goals (SDGs), to be met by 2030, covering areas such as poverty, hunger and food security, good health, education, justice and gender equality, alongside various environmental issues, including energy, economic growth, climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable consumption and production.

In this course, we will learn about these and related topics of global importance, listen to video and audio podcasts, read articles and visit relevant websites. To improve our active language skills, we will work on appropriate vocabulary and structures, and then present and discuss these topics both orally and in writing.

Please click here to see the UN’s SDGs: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sustainabledevelopmentgoals

The course will be offered in cooperation with Career Service and Student Initiative “Greening the University”; the “Leistungsnachweis” will therefore be accepted within the framework of Studium Oecologicum.

 
EC II A 6A  Di 10:15-11:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Business English I - Kurs A [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Zertifikat UNIcert II oder Schein UNIcert III

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2 ECTS: 4 Modul: Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

The aim of this course is to give you an in-depth overview of how companies work by addressing topics such as management, leadership, company size & structure, business ethics and recruitment from both a theoretical and a practical angle. You will learn how to work effectively in an English-speaking company environment and also develop your cultural knowledge and soft skills. The course introduces vocabulary specific to various business domains, and fosters the development of your reading, writing and listening skills.

 
EE III aWW 1A  Mo 16:00-17:30 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Business English I - Kurs B [GER C1]
 

Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.

 
EE III aWW 1B  Mi 10:30-12:00 wöch. FSZ ÜR 206, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Intercultural Training - Kurs A [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

SWS: 2   ECTS: 4    Module: Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

Intercultural Training is designed to introduce students to various intercultural aspects, which they may be confronted with while studying abroad, or while working in an international company, be it in the home country or abroad.
The course will take both a theoretical and practical approach and amongst others include the following topics:
•    Relative 'dimensions of culture' according to Hofstede, Hall, Trompenaars and Meyer
•    Self-awareness of own cultural influence
•    Core values and cultural plurality
•    Verbal and non-verbal communications
•    Forms of politeness

Requirements:
•    Presentation of a given intercultural topic covered in the course.
•    Active in-class participation, as well as homework
•    Research paper to deepen insight into one aspect of intercultural communication
 
EE III aWW 3A  Mo 16:15-17:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 405, Wilhelmstr. 22  P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Intercultural Training - Kurs B [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen und Kursbeschreibung siehe bitte Kurs A.
 
EE III aWW 3B  Di 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Ethics Today [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen:Einstufungstest ab 85 Punkte, oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcertII

Prüfungsleistungen:Mitarbeit, Klausur, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung

SWS:2      ECTS: 4

Lehrbuch:Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt

This course approaches ethical issues of the 21st century from various disciplines and perspectives. Through a combination of presentations, group discussions, videos and debates, we will identify the ethical issues involved in current and near-future advances in medicine (Stem Cell technology, genetic engineering), in technology (roboethics, nanotechnology), in environmental science (geo-engineering,GM  crops), and in research (clinical trials, animal experimentation). It should be noted you neither need to be a scientist nor an expert on the above topics to register for this course; you simply need to enjoy engaging in lively ethical debates.

The course will be offered in cooperation with Career Service and the student initiative “Greening the University”; the “Leistungsnachweis” will therefore be accepted within the framework of Studium Oecologicum.

 
EE III bNS 1  Di 16:00-17:30 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  E. Großmann0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

English for Academic Purposes [GER C1]
 

Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest ab 85 Punkte oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, Klausur, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung

ECTS: 4 SWS: 2

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course focuses on all four language skills, and complements the Academic Skills course offered in the summer semester. These two courses may be taken in either order.

The course covers two main areas: preparing a poster presentation on one or more academic journal articles (or the student’s own research) for a fictional international conference; preparing and writing an academic paper.

The preparation and practice for the academic paper will include:

  • Developing academic vocabulary and style
  • Structuring and organizing academic texts
  • Incorporating references and citations into texts

Listening tasks will include university lectures or seminars, scientific and academic TV and radio programmes, and ‘Youtube’ videos or ‘Ted-talks’ by well-known scientists and academics.

 
EE III cEAP 1  Mi
 
 14:15-15:45
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 FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22
 
 P. Kingsbury0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert III

Cultural Studies USA [GER C1]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 85 Punkte) oder Schein UNIcert III oder Zertifikat UNIcert II

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 4  SWS: 2    Modul: EAP & ENS

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt.

This course offers an overview of American culture while providing a foundation for further interdisciplinary studies. We will explore many aspects of the American lifestyle and mentality emphasizing diversity of perspectives, historical narratives and individual rights (or lack there of). This course will cover themes from current events, popular culture and historically important contexts in an attempt to answer the question: What is American culture?

Students will choose their own topic to develop one listening task for their fellow students, as well as a topic related to their field for their presentation. Topics for these tasks may cover a range of aspects from historical events, figures or concepts, influential literary works, current events or popular culture. Possible topics could include: 9/11, the military-industrial complex, Black Lives Matter, To Kill a Mockingbird, the electoral college system, Malcolm X, 'separation of church and state,' fast food industry, etc. If desired, we will also celebrate Thanksgiving together.
 
EE III CS USA  Mi 12:15-13:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 106, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 € 


Englisch  -  UNIcert IV

Intercultural Training (UNIcert IV) [GER C2]
 Voraussetzungen: Einstufungstest (ab 100 Punkte) sowie eine erfolgreiche mündliche und schriftliche Einstufung durch das Englischlektorat oder Anmeldung zur UNIcert III-Prüfung im October 2019 oder UNIcert III-Zertifikat

Prüfungsleistungen: Mitarbeit, mündliche Leistung, schriftliche Leistung und Klausur

ECTS: 4     SWS: 2    Modul: Economics and Ethics (Teilmodul: Globalisation and Ethics)

Lehrbuch: Unterrichtsmaterial wird von der Lehrkraft gestellt


This course places emphasis on cross-cultural differences in an international business context.

The following topics will be included:
•    Cultural plurality and changes in corporate culture
•    Leadership styles across cultures
•    Styles of persuasion and negotiations
•    International mergers and aquisitions

Requirements:
•    Presentation on business culture in a specific country or region
•    Active in-class participation, as well as preparation at home
•    Research paper to deepen insight into one aspect of intercultural management
 
EF IV aWW 4  Do 14:15-15:45 wöch. FSZ ÜR 203, Wilhelmstr. 22  R. Thoma0 €