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Study Start | Winter Semester 2020/21

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English Language Section Prof. Lemke Prof. Blumenthal-Dramé
Fachschaft Anglistik maniACTs Carl-Schurz-Haus

Who's who? Administration and Advising Office

  • Dr. Gert Fehlner
    Head of Administration & Academic Advisor
  • Nicole Bancher
    Administrative Secretary
  • Sissy Bräuer, M.A.
    Academic Coordinator
  • Sophie Bantle
    Erasmus+
  • Chris Kröper / Dawson Highland / Viktor Chwolka
    Our IT Guys

https://www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/academic-sections/admin

GeKo – Gemeinsame Kommission der Philologischen und der Philosophischen Fakultät

The GeKo (Gemeinsame Kommission) is the central examination office responsible for students in the English Department (among others). On the GeKo's website, you can find your Prüfungsordnung and your Studienverlaufsplan, as well as general rules and regulations for your degree program.

www.geko.uni-freiburg.de

Prüfungsordnung

Your Prüfungsordnung (PO) is the guiding document for your time in the department: primarily, the PO will help you determine which courses to register for and when.* Furthermore, it provides information concerning which courses are Prüfungsleistungen (PL = graded) and which are Studienleistungen (SL = pass/fail), as well as how many ECTS points you must earn for a given course.

*The provided degree plan is a recommendation based on optimal circumstances, not a necessary requirement.

Peculiarities:


SURVEY LECTURES

Please note the following changes from the information provided in the PO:

    • Survey of English Literature will only be offered during the Winter Semester (and must therefore be completed in semester 1, 3, or 5).
    • Survey of British and Postcolonial Literature & Survey of North American Literature will only be offered during the Summer Semester (and must therefore be completed in semester 2, 4, or 6).

OPTION INDIVIDUELLE STUDIENGESTALTUNG & ERGÄNZUNGSBEREICH

If you wish to enroll in a course which isn't listed under the relevant module on HISinOne, please contact the academic coordinator in order to discuss the possibility of registering for course credit under individuelle Studiengestaltung (2-HF-B) or in the Ergänzungsbereich (B.A.).

Prüfungsanmeldung & Studienleistungsregistrierung

Prüfungsanmeldung – Exam Registration (PL)

  • 4th Semester Week | Wednesday through Sunday

Studienleistungsregistrierung (SL)

  • Winter Semester (WS)
    1. November through 15. January
  • Summer Semester (SoSe)
    1. May through 15. June

Course Registration

You can find the English Department's course catalogue at 
www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/currenstudents/course-catalogue

You'll register for your courses via HISinOne during Orientation Week, together with your departmental tutors. You should enroll in the following courses during your first year of studies:

1. Semester


2-HF-B

  • Introduction to Linguistics (PL)
    • Doing Linguistics 
  • Introduction to Literary Studies (PL)
    • Introduction to Literary Studies – Tutorial
  • Foundation Course: Grammar and Writing OR Foundation Course: Speaking English (PL)

B.A. – Major

  • Introduction to Linguistics (PL)
    • Doing Linguistics 
  • Introduction to Literary Studies (PL)
    • Introduction to Literary Studies – Tutorial
  • Foundation Course: Grammar and Writing OR Foundation Course: Speaking English (PL)

B.A. – Minor

  • Introduction to Linguistics (PL)
    • Doing Linguistics

You can find the lecture Introduction to Linguistics online on the learning platform ILIAS. The lecture's accompanying tutorial, Doing Linguistics, will be offered in person in small groups (max. 10 students) until further notice. Please register for the alternative Zoom tutorials only if you're completely unable to participate in person. Your Prüfungsleistung in this course also functions as your Orientierungsprüfung.

The lecture Introduction to Literary Studies is, as you'll see in the Studienverlaufsplan, generally held during the 2nd semester. However, considering that this lecture is also accompanied by a corresponding tutorial, we decided to alter the Studienverlauf to offer Introduction to Literary Studies in the winter (and Introduction to Cultural Studies in the summer) in order to ensure the best chance of holding tutorials in person. You can find the lecture online on the learning platform ILIAS.

You can enroll in lecture courses for the Winter Semester 2020/21 up to and including November 1.

2. Semester


2-HF-B

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies (PL)
  • Foundation Course: Grammar and Writing OR Foundation Course: Speaking English (PL)
    • → Choose the course which you didn't enroll in during the winter semester
  • English Linguistics: Variation and Change (SL)
  • Survey of British and Postcolonial Literature OR Survey of North American Literature (SL)

B.A. – Major

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies (PL)
  • Foundation Course: Grammar and Writing OR Foundation Course: Speaking English (PL)
    → Choose the course which you didn't enroll in during the winter semester
  • English Linguistics: Variation and Change (SL)
  • Survey of British and Postcolonial Literature OR Survey of North American Literature (SL)

B.A. – Minor

  • Foundation Course: Grammar and Writing OR Foundation Course: Speaking English (PL)
  • Lehrveranstaltung 1 aus dem Bereich der British and Postcolonial Cultural Studies OR Lehrveranstaltung 1 aus dem Bereich der North American Cultural Studies (SL)

 

Please note the current schedule for course registration, listed at 
https://www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de/currentstudents/course-catalog-course-registration

Registration for Foundation Courses

Registration for the Foundation Courses takes place exclusively from 26.10. – 29.10.2020 at 12:00.

During the registration period, please register for up to three groups, ordered by priority, of Grammar and Writing AND Speaking English. Please only indicate groups that you'll be able to participate in. If, due to scheduling conflicts with other courses or external commitments, please let us know as soon as possible via email, at .

Available slots in the different groups will be distributed on Thursday, 29.10. by 15:00. If you've been admitted to both courses – i.e. Grammar and Writing AND Speaking English – please deregister one of the courses by Friday, 30.10. at 12:00. (Unfortunately, HISinOne isn't clever enough to take care of this automatically.) Students who have missed the normal registration process or who wish to register for a different course as originally indicated may update their registration one last time between 29.10. at 15:00 and 30.10. at 12:00. The final allocation period is the afternoon of the 30th.

TL;DR:


  • 1. Registration Period
    Monday, 26.10. through Thursday, 29.10., 12:00, with priorities (1-3) in both groups (if possible)

  • 1. Allocation Period
    Thursday, 29.10. by 15:00

  • After the first allocation: Review course admissions and, if necessary, de-register from one of the two courses by Friday, 30.10., 12:00

  • 2. Registration Period
    Thursday, 29.10., 15:00, through Friday, 30.10., 12:00
  • 2. Allocation Period
    Friday, 30.10. by 14:00

Registration for Tutorials

You can register for the tutorials accompanying introductory lecture courses during the same time period as registration for the Foundation Courses. Since tutorial groups are limited to max. 10 participants, allocation of slots takes place, as with the Foundation Courses, via a lottery system. And just as with the Foundation Courses: if, due to scheduling conflicts with other courses or external commitments, please let us know as soon as possible via email, at .

Orientation Week Q&A

You can find an orientation week calendar as well as information concerning event registration via the University's Studienstart App.

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AK Ersti | ErstiSpace

Parallel to this year's Orientation Week, the student-led AK Ersti will offer a digital help service and an online space for first-years.

On multiple platforms, the Arbeitskreis will offer an online point of contact for first-years seeking assistance from more experienced students. This support can help first-years not only to manage the complications of starting their studies during the pandemic, but also to deal with experiences of peer pressure, discrimination, or fear/anxiety, e.g. concerns about not being able to meet new peers.

The goal of the AK is to be there for first-year students, able to listen and, if necessary, to direct them to relevant contacts.

How can you reach the AK Ersti?