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Scientific Summer Schools in Brain City Berlin

As the semester break at the universities and technical schools in the capital city region begins, around a dozen institutions from Berlin’s scientific landscape start their summer school programs. Summer schools are form of courses that provides a large variety of subjects that are mostly aimed at international students. The Summer School takes place twice a year during the semester breaks.

Besides compact sharing of academic knowledge at the highest level, the German capital offers participants countless opportunities to experience extensive cultural and leisure activities. Inspiration and innovation as well as the capital’s cultural diversity can also be experienced outside the lecture halls and laboratories. The offer encompasses more than 100 courses each year and is presented by the Technical University of Berlin, The Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, ESCP Europe, ESMT, Touro-College Berlin, and other research institutions. Also participating are non-university research establishments, among them Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).

Date StartDate Course Academy Topic Degree Period
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 Global Cities as Centers of Knowledge Production
Description:

The course will introduce students to the theory, development and realities of global cities as centres of knowledge production. Based upon a closer look at the formation of the European and the American city as knowledge centres in historical perspective, particularly in terms of travelling educational philosophies and practices of education, the 19th century German university will be explored as a role model for American educational institutions. In a second step the course will discuss the shifting aims and institutional paradigms of education in Europe and the United States since the 20th century. Here, the emergence of the knowledge relationship between Berlin and New York will serve as a comparative case study in explaining the forms, functions and resources of knowledge production in the contemporary global city. This discussion will be accompanied by field study projects investigating public and private education institutions in Berlin in terms of their impact on the politics, economy and culture of the city. In a final step, the course will address future directions of the knowledge metropolis by exploring competing concepts of education in Europe and the United States in the 21st century and their functions in a transnational and international perspective, for instance with regard to the emergence of "Education Cities" in non-Western countries (such as Arab countries).

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate and graduate students with an academic background of the topic and strong interest in transatlantic issues, educational systems, contemporary history, social sciences, and European studies.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required (B2). The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/202/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1499040000 Jul032017 Jul142017 Crisis and Future of the European Union
Description:

This course will deal with the current crisis of the European Union, its roots and possible solutions. It will seek answers to questions commonly posed outside Europe: Why did Europe react so slowly to the crisis? Why does European crisis management seem so complicated? Why don't they just take firm decisions? The course will not offer definite answers, but will try to explain how the EU works and why it works as it does. We will study answers mainly from political science and sociology, but will also take a look at some economists' and historians' arguments. By doing so, the course will highlight the specific role Germany plays in the European game. To this end, the course will also organise excursions to the German Parliament and to the representation of the European Commission in Berlin. Finally, participants will also be asked to interview ordinary citizens in order to gain a perspective outside of academia.

The primary aim of the course is to give participants some understanding of why the European crisis seems so difficult to resolve and of the role Germany plays in this scenario.

Academic degree: Graduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Master students and advanced undergraduate students (final year) of all subjects with an academic background and a strong interest in European studies, contemporary history, sociology and politics.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/200/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Graduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 The European Union between Supranational Integration and National Sovereignty
Description:

The course will reflect upon the history and the current challenges of the European Union as the most ambitious project of supranational integration to date. While the project of integration was initially based on the quest for peace, it became clear over the years that the economic benefits for members were becoming the main incentive for further integration. But today, facing a financial and institutional crisis, the European Union is beginning to question its roots and aims. Thus, the course will explore the development of the EU as a political entity, will try to understand the reasons for the current crisis and, finally, will also try to look ahead - what is the future of European integration? In order to get a more plastic impression of the way the EU works, we will dedicate some sessions to a short simulation game on the ways decisions are taken within the EU. Since Berlin is one of the centres of Europe, we will also take the opportunity to obtain first-hand information through excursions to the heart of political Berlin.

The course aims to offer a better understanding of how the European Union works and why the decision-making process is so difficult within this body.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all relevant subjects with a strong interest in the course topic.

 

In order to follow the course a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/185/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 Nazi Germany - Rise and Fall
Description:

In two World Wars Germany tried to dominate the globe in the first half of the 20th century and all major decisions had been made in the capital Berlin:

Why was Germany such an aggressive power until 1945? How did Hitler manage to gain and keep power? Why were many Germans Nazis and deeply racist? How was the life of ordinary people during the war? Why did the Nazis kill Million of Jews and other innocent people in concentration camps? What were the long term effects of World War II? What happened to the Nazis after the war?

The course will provide answers to such questions via readings of texts from political science, sociology and history, while also taking the opportunity to explore the grounds on which the events between 1933 and 1945 took place.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all subjects with an academic background and a strong interest in the various aspects of German History, and Culture.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a motivation letter and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/180/
Other information:

This course is fully booked.

Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 Berlin's Graveyard Culture as Mirror of Society - An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Description:

This course wants to approach the subject of life, death and dying from the spatial defined area of cemeteries. This means looking at historical and cultural changes, as well as their implications on law, society, landscape art or upcoming industries. Beginning of the 20th century our relation to death and dying has again changed as new models of funeral customs and cemetery culture show. The course wants to approach this subject by reading texts in cultural and social history as well as in literature. Further it wants to view artistic changes in memorial architecture and landscape art, and bringing into focus alternative modes of green funerals and coffins. The course wants to undertake excursions to different cemeteries in Berlin. Here we want to explore and complement our knowledge by inspecting the cemeteries with three main questions in mind: Who is buried and how is he/she buried? Where is the cemetery located within Berlin, and what does this imply? What dominant funeral customs do we find here?

The course aims to combine reading and excursion and join the impressions together. Doing so, makes clear that not only past and present / death and life meet on cemeteries but different disciplines and perspectives such as law, architecture, literature, industry, social studies, ethnological perspectives as well as cultural techniques come together here.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all subjects with a strong interest in the course topic.

 

In order to follow the course a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/195/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498953600 Jul022017 Jul222017 Markets & Management in Europe (M+M)
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

This summer program offers business and economics students alike the chance to address questions of markets and management in Europe in detail. The classes focus on management, branding and marketing in the European market, with a focus on multicultural teams. Students will get important insights into the structure of the German and European economy, address the current crisis of the EU, and will get instruction in business behavior and cross-cultural management issues.. The topics are:

  • Cross-cultural management / diversity
  • Economics of the EU
  • Marketing for the Automobile Industry

 Field trips to companies and institutions enable students to combine theory and practice. A basic "survival German" course allows students to gain language skills for daily use. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

 

 

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 25
Hours of instruction: 3 weeks
ETCS Credits: 7 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Targeted to business and economics students after two years of study (Bachelor). The program is open to graduate students and recent graduates as well. Proof of English proficiency is required for non-native speakers.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 The Berlin Wall - Tales of Division and Unity
Description:

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the division of the city of Berlin, of Germany and of Europe during the era of the Cold War between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Consequently, the fall of the Wall in 1989 was a hugely symbolic turning point in world history. But how can we explain the building of such a dividing monument? How can we account for its fall in 1989? And how does the Wall influence our lives today? The course will provide answers to such questions via readings of texts from political science, sociology and history, while also taking the opportunity to explore the ground on which the events between 1961 and 1989 took place.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all subjects with a strong interest in contemporary history, social sciences, politics, European studies.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/184/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 What do Germans laugh about? A Performative History of German Comedy from 1945 until Today
Description:

Recently, the comedy „Er ist wieder da“ („He’s back“) was released to German cinemas (Director: David Wnendt, 2015). The movie imagines – with historical irony – the reappearance of Adolf Hitler in contemporary Germany, bringing German audience to the limits of what is permissible to laugh about.

The course departs from the thesis that Germany, in the aftermath of WWII and the historical crimes of the Holocaust, has developed a very specific sense of humor and comedy. We will investigate German comedy, which has – both in the GDR and FRG as well as in the unified country – produced specific formats and traditions and look at the performative history of comedy from 1945 until today. Through various texts from popular culture (cinema, TV, live comedy) we ask for the relations between what is funny and how this is related to taboo and trauma in German culture. Of special interest are questions like: which actors (may) embody that which is humorous and transgressive and what kinds of laughter are produced in the audience (open laughter, embarrassed laughter, laughter which gets caught in your throat)? The course’s aim is to give a historical and cultural overview of what Germans laugh(ed) about at certain times, the limits of that laughter, and the historical and political significance of these limits.

The course offers a practical part towards the end. In five sessions, we will assemble a professional performance team and develop and produce a small play (30min.). Form and content of that play will incorporate results and things learned in the course, as well as performative improvisations we will develop and work through together. The seminar concludes with the premiere of our play in which all participants can join – as writers, actors, technicians, musicians, prop people, asf. All who’d like to engage theoretically and performatively with German comedy and humor are welcome!

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for undergraduate students of all subjects with a strong interest in the subject.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/197/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1499040000 Jul032017 Jul142017 Change as the only constant - recent dynamics in the "always Beta City of Berlin"
Description:

For the first time in history over 50% of the world population lives in cities. In Europe and worldwide, cities face various dynamics and challenges which are reshaping their structures and the situation of their inhabitants. This seminar analyses

- how cities are effected by various internal and external dynamics (including e.g. migration, growth and decline, social exclusion, globalisation)

- how they are dealing with these challenges (e.g. through infrastructural planning, growth strategies, and community participation approaches)

The seminar targets students in all relevant disciplines who are interested in the various aspects of Urban Geography, including e.g. city and regional planning, geography, politics, social sciences and economics.

Academic degree: Graduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Master students and advanced undergraduate students (final year) of all subjects with an academic background and a strong interest in the various aspects of Urban Geography, including e.g. city and regional planning, geography, politics, social sciences and economics.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/199/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Graduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498348800 Jun252017 Jul222017 European Business and Economics Program (EBEP)
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

This summer program offers business and economics students alike the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the EU. The classes focus on management, branding and marketing in the European market, with a focus on multicultural teams. Students will get important insights into the structure of the German and European economy, address the current political crisis of the EU, and will get instruction in business behavior and cross-cultural management issues. The topics are:

  • Values and Politics of the European Union
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Economics of the EU
  • Marketing for the Automobile Industry

Field trips to companies and institutions enable students to combine theory and practice. A basic "survival German" course allows students to gain language skills for daily use. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 25
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Targeted to business and economics students after two years of study (Bachelor). The program is open to graduate students and recent graduates as well. Proof of English proficiency is required for non-native speakers.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 European City and Regional Development Planning - The Case of Berlin
Description:

The aim of this course is to understand and learn about the different challenges European regions are facing, e.g. integration and migration, social exclusion, demographic change, creative milieus, economic decline, shrinking cities and ecological renewal.

- How is the ageing society affecting our rural and urban areas?

- How are migrants integrated in European cities?

- Does Berlin have a creative class and if so, how does it affect the city?

These are only some of the questions that will be discussed in the course. The city of Berlin is a hot spot for various regional developments. As a result, several of these aspects will be explored and explained during short excursions and day trips in Berlin (e.g. ethnic businesses and the migration situation in Neukölln, the newly developing zone Tempelhofer Feld).

Students of all relevant disciplines who are interested in different aspects of European regional development, including e.g. city and regional planning, geography, politics, social sciences and economics, are most welcome to join this course.

Participants will be invited to draft a presentation on a specific topic discussed in the course (including e.g. the home regions of the participants).

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students with an interest in geography, economics, cultural studies, social sciences, European studies.

 

In order to follow the course a very good command of English is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/183/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498953600 Jul022017 Jul222017 How Europe Works: Institutions & Law in the EU (ILEU)
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

This business law program addresses the efforts to unite Europe in the past and take a closer look at the European Integration process. It gives insight into European Governance by dealing with competences of and decision-making by the European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. It will deal with protection of interests of creditors, shareholders, and stakeholders and discuss the attempts of the EU to harmonise national corporate laws. Another focus will be on international labour standards and EU law as well as on European human rights as the basis for corporate employment law. The topics are:

  • European Governance
  • Human Rights and Labor in the EU
  • EU-Antitrust & Competition Law / EU-Corporate Law

Field trips to companies and institutions enable students to combine theory and practice. A basic "survival German" course allows students to gain language skills for daily use. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

 


Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 25
Hours of instruction: 3 weeks
ETCS Credits: 7 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Targeted to business and law students after two years of study (Bachelor). The program is open to graduate students and recent graduates as well. Proof of English proficiency is required for non-native speakers.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 Land in the City - Green in the City
Description:

Urban agriculture and horticulture provide multiple functions and benefits to urban dwellers and cities. Their advantages are manifold: healthy nutrition, reduced loss of food due to inadequate transport and storage, poverty reduction through income opportunities and possible own consumption, education, leisure, and a greener livable city with all its ecological benefits.

Urban agriculture arises not only out of crisis situations, but also exists because of its proximity to urban markets, the availability of productive resources, closeness to institutions, etc. Especially in developing countries producers often live in marginal or illegal settlements.

The summer school will identify and show examples of the many functions that agriculture and horticulture fulfill in large cities, especially in Berlin.

The aim of the summer school is to provide students with knowledge about ecological, scientific and institutional conditions, as well as the production and the social functions of urban agriculture and urban gardening.

The seminars, lectures and field trips will offer specific skills, tools and know-how to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular to deal with food production, energy, housing, transport, water and recycling management.

Students learn about different fields of sustainable green urban development and recycling techniques.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for undergraduate students of all subjects with a strong interest in urban planning, ecological, environmental, cultural and agricultural topics

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/186/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 Introduction to International Economic Law - Session I
Description:

Multinational companies like Google or Apple self-evidently act on a global stage. But even small businesses participate in international trade today. The integration of national economies and the elimination of barriers of trade no longer allow a solely national view on this development. With the growing importance of international commerce, the need for an „International Economic Law“ arises. Numerous regulations and agreements concern international trade and investment, but the legal framework of international economy remains indefinite.

In this course common principles of International Economic Law will be examined by analysing leading decisions by international courts. Therefore a substantial part of the course will be dedicated to class room discussion of cases and reading materials.

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Advanced undergraduate law students and students with an academic background that qualifies them to participate in the course

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/179/
Other information:

This course is fully booked

Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498348800 Jun252017 Jul222017 The European Union in a Global World (EUGW)
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

The EU is at stake in this course program. The students will learn about the political and territorial development of the EU since 2007 and develop an understanding about the historical meaning of the European idea and how this governs EU policy in crisis today. Students will know the challenges of different political cultures in the EU. They gain insights into the conditions under which European firms operate in a globalised world. They can assess the interrelationships with macroeconomic processes and understand further implications for living conditions in the EU. The topics are:

  • EU - Chances & Challenges for Political Integration
  • EU - Dynamic Player in International Trade & Institutions
  • Global Challenges for European Firms from a Finance View
  • Human Costs of Global Markets: The European Perspective

Field trips to companies and institutions enable students to combine theory and practice. A basic "survival German" course allows students to gain language skills for daily use. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

 

 

 

 

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 25
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Targeted to business and economics students after two years of study (Bachelor). The program is open to graduate students and recent graduates as well. Proof of English proficiency is required for non-native speakers.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 Jewish Narratives in Germany Exploring Memory Past and Present
Description:

In this course the students will explore Jewish history in Germany  – and its memorialization –  from 1933 to the present.  This will be accomplished through lectures, workshops, and site visits to museums in and around Berlin.  In addition to the tragic history that has defined the 20th century experience, students will have an opportunity to explore contemporary Jewish life and topics that continue to shape Berlin and Germany more widely.  This course is anthropologically inflected and treats the museums and other urban spaces as field sites to be explored and analyzed critically.   It is well-suited to students who are interested in religious studies, history, the social sciences, and/or more specific fields such as urban studies, ethics or museum studies.

It can stand alone well as a course, but can also be combined with the course offered in Summer Session 2: Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Germany: Interrogating Memory and Migration

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all subjects with an interest in interreligious and intercultural issues.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/181/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Ethics and Religion Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498953600 Jul022017 Jul222017 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management in Germany (EIM)
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

The academic content of this course is specifically focused on entrepreneurship, innovation management and the German startup scene with a focus on Berlin as a model European start-up capital. The programme offers students a strong grounding in how to start and grow a business in a dynamic marketplace. They will write a business plan and present a pitch deck. Classes will focus on the application of models and tools of innovation & technology management, as well as introduce intellectual property rights and venture capital financing. In a workshop, students will work with / for startups in a pre-defined project. It topics are:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • The Innovative Imperative for Corporations and Entrepreneurs
  • Workshop with / for Start

Field trips to companies enable students to combine theory and practice. A basic "survival German" course allows students to gain language skills for daily use. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 25
Hours of instruction: 3 weeks
ETCS Credits: 7 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Advanced undergraduate or graduate students of all fields. Applicants will be asked to hand in a motivation letter (one page) along with the application. A proof of English proficiency is required for non-native speakers.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Entrepreneurship Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1499040000 Jul032017 Jul142014 Islam and Feminism
Description:

Is there such a thing as “Islamic feminism”? Can contemporary Muslims be feminists? Can feminist theorists and practitioners develop an analysis and critique of patriarchy that takes religious framework, histories and concepts seriously? What is the relationship between gender norms in Islam and feminist critique of them?

This seminar course explores these questions and pursues possible answers through a study of both discourses and practices related to Islam and feminism in the past decade. We will focus on Germany and the United States as two case studies with very different and yet deeply connected histories of colonialism, Muslim demographic presence and debates about Islam in the public sphere.

Academic degree: Graduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Master students and advanced undergraduate students (final year) of all subjects with an academic background and a strong interest in Islamic studies, gender studies, urban anthropology and sociology.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/201/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Ethics and Religion Graduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Germany - Interrogating Memory and Migration
Description:

This course follows the complex trajectories linking interreligious and intercultural narratives in Germany today.   How does the culture of memory in Germany, with its Christian frame and Jewish focus converge and diverge with more recent narratives of migration that have made Islam a visible presence in Germany?  This is the main question this course seeks to address.  Students will interrogate this topic through dedicated lectures, workshops, and site visits to museums and other venues.  This course is anthropologically inflected and treats the sites as field sites to be explored empirically and analyzed critically. It is well-suited to students who are interested in religious studies, history, the social sciences, and/or more specific fields such as urban studies, ethics or museum studies.

It can stand alone well as a course, but can also be combined with the course offered in Summer Session 1:  Jewish Narratives in Germany: Exploring Memory Past and Present

Academic degree: Undergraduate Student
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Undergraduate students of all subjects with an interest in interreligious and intercultural issues.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/190/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Ethics and Religion Undergraduate Student Summer Schools 2017
1498953600 Jul022017 Jul222017 German Classes: Learn the Language, Understand the Culture, See Berlin!
Description:

This summer program is run by the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), a public university of applied sciences, situated in the heart of Berlin. BSEL is one of the largest academic institutions for business and management studies in Germany with a very international focus.

The language courses combine intensive language classes with a taste of culture and history of Berlin / Germany. Two levels are offered:

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Advanced Beginners (after 1- 2 semesters of German)

Both courses cover general language skills, core grammatical structures, basic vocabulary, and knowledge about German culture and living. A special focus will be on communication and pronunciation (“tongue twister”). A concert or opera performance is one of the highlights. Participants can also look forward to an exciting and diverse culture and leisure time program.

 

 

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: German
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 3 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

We welcome all above 18 years of age with an interest in learning the German language and in getting to know German culture.

URL: http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Academy information: BSEL Berlin International Summer School
http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/summer-schools/berlin-international-summer-school/2017-programmes/
Berlin School of Economics & Law (BSEL) Berlin International Summer School Badensche Str. 52 10825 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 30877-1120
Email: summer(at)hwr-berlin(dot)de
BSEL Berlin International Summer School Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1497830400 Jun192017 Jul142017 German in the City
Description:

German class becomes a hands-on experience through excursions, workshops, guided tours and discussions with interesting personalities. Following the motto "Get out of the classroom, get into the city", this course is especially designed for participants, who are interested in improving their vocabulary by doing, and more intensely experiencing the many faces of Berlin throughout the course period.

Cultural activities about twice a week:

  • museum visits
  • excursion to the UNESCO world heritage site Potsdam and Sansscouci
  • visit of the German Parliament
  • open air cinema & theatre
  • Picnic
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: German
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

German: B1 - proof will be required

 

This course is designed for students of German Studies/ German Literature and all interested students, who do not only want to take language classes, but are also interested in topics concerning culture, literature, history and society.

 

For optimal success in this course, we recommend having a German fluency level of Advanced (C1/C2) or Average (B1/B2).

The fluency levels of the language test are based on the guidelines set by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

 

The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/178/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 Land and City: Writers in and around Berlin
Description:

Berlin is a vibrant city - and has always been. The City and its surrounding have always attracted and influenced artists. The "Golden Twenties and Thirties" of the 20th Century are legendary - not only the city provided inspiration and material for novels, music, theatre and fine arts, but also all the places of refuge that brought from the external hectic pace to inner reflection.

The course is concerned with several writers, whose lives and work are closely connected to Berlin and the escape to the idylls of small towns. How did this contrast impact their writing process? What can we learn by that for our own creative processes?

We follow Theodor Fontane to Mark Brandeburg, where he has gone on hikes, where his character Effi Briest has played on her swing and where the lake Stechlin is sparkling in the sun. We visit Bertolt Brecht in his authentically maintained apartment and in his country retreat where he has been enjoying swimming in the lake. The satirist Kurt Tucholsky has been attracted by the nature as well: he wrote a simple story about the city Rheinsberg, where he is honored by a museum in the castle.

In this course we read and write, discuss, look around, walk and go out: various field trips in and around Berlin, a visit of a theatre and some movies will show the relation of texts, style and atmosphere.

At the end you'll be able to feel the different moods that had initiated the different texts. You'll also know the variety of the city as well as the contrast of Berlin and its surrounding, so that you can draw conclusions about the current situation for artists which is similar to the situation at that time.

You'll feel these atmospheres and - following the discussed examples - you yourself will try out how to assimilate them  by writing.

The active acquisition of language and its use, but also the motivation to produce own texts is developed in this course.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: German
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Students of all subjects (Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD-Candidates) with an interest in creative writing (German language), culture and literature.

 

Participants in this course should share an inherent interest in the topic and life

German: B2 - proof will be required

 

in Berlin, as well as a willingness to explore their own expressiveness and joy in playing with the German language.

 

This course is designed for native speakers and Non-native speakers. Non-native speakers are required to prove at least level B2 of language proficiency.

 

Mistakes made in written works will be corrected but will not be discussed as part of the course syllabus nor be included in the overall assessment of the participant's performance.

 

Texts for preparation or for background knowledge can also be read in English or in any other language. Texts dealt with during class are discussed on the basis of the original - in German.

 

The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/191/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug182017 Writing the City
Description:

To some, the city is a text asking to be read; to others, the city is a multi-layered phenomenon that defies readability. None of this has ever prevented writers writing about the city - so much so that city literature has become a genre of its own. In this course we will study examples of city writing and then will try our own hand at writing the city: Berlin.

In our reading of literature we will explore various possibilities of turning urban structures, urban encounters and urban experience into text. Reading assignments will be from European and American city texts, but will eventually zoom in on representations of Berlin. How can literature, through the use of images, narrative perspective, plot structure, rhythms and juxtapositions, capture the voices, spaces and characters of the city? What meanings of the city do individual texts create? What are the traditional expectations of and perspectives on Berlin, and how have specific motifs and techniques developed?

We will study the texts both in order to understand how the city is written and as starting points for your own writing of the city. Writing assignments will draw on your own experiences of Berlin: capture the moment of your arrival, the strangeness of the new environment, possible misunderstandings, and turn them into a text. Walk through a neighbourhood, ride your bikes or the subway looking for motifs and characters. Describe people you meet and turn them into characters. Research the history of a person, a building, a trend, a scene, and take ownership of your urban experience - observe how you become a writer of Berlin. Writing will take place in-class, on-site and in take-home exercises. Be prepared to share some of your writing in class and learn to give and receive constructive feedback.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 12
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Students of all subjects with a strong interest in writing.

 

In order to follow the course, a very good command of English is required. The minimum age requirement is 18 years.

 

Furthermore a letter of motivation (one page, in English) and a valid student ID is required.

URL: http://huwisu.de/courses/details/192/
Academy information: Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU
www.huwisu.de
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Humboldt Winter and Summer University HUWISU Postal address: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin International Office Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Visiting address: Unter den Linden 6, Lichthof West, Level 2, Room 2242
Phone: +49 30-2093-46738/-46734/-46730
Fax: +49 30-2093 46702
Email: huwisu(at)hu-berlin(dot)de
Humboldt Winter and Summer University - HUWISU Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1499644800 Jul102017 Jul142017 Transitions - Drawing and Space
Description:

This drawing workshop will explore spaces of transition in urban Berlin and will experiment with drawing in an open interpretive manner. The emphasis will be on practical artistic work paired with critical discourse.

In an introductory event we will exchange our various ideas on transit spaces and drawing process. Transitions between inside and outside, between here and there, in the actual urban world and mental space - where interspace, movements, traces, boarders and its exceedances can matter.

We will then in mutual exchange agree on the way we want to deal with the subject and what places to work with.

From our starting point at the University of the Arts in Berlin we explore the city, explore the urban space. We will begin in the neighborhood and expand the circle day by day in our search for spaces of transition. 

The working periods will be combined with studio visits of Berlin based artists and/or exhibition visits. 

This course is suitable for people with artistic backgrounds e.g. in Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Visual Communication or even Dance and for people who are generally interested in experimenting with different drawing techniques.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 5 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=218
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Fine Arts Design - Summer Schools 2017
1500336000 Jul182017 Jul202017 Workshop with Valérie Favre
Description:

Participants of this workshop will get a deep insight into the field of painting and will elaborate the special qualities of seeing within a laboratory of the old and new masters. Find new creative ways in describing things in art and at the same time challenge your point of view and broaden your perspective. Visits to several museums and galleries in Berlin will be accompanied by practical work.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
Pre-requirements:

Additional task for course application

URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=166
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Fine Arts Design - Summer Schools 2017
1503273600 Aug212017 Aug232017 Self Marketing in the International Art Scene
Description:

Self-marketing means knowing your work and communicating it: what makes it special, why buy? We will deal with the dos/don’ts of formal sales and informal networking situations, money talk and negotiation, as well as different cultures and communication styles.

How do you present yourself and your work without sounding self-satisfied, pretentious or insecure? What role do different communication styles and values play if the gallery owner, the art collector, or the curator you are speaking with is from another culture? What is your art about and what is special about it? Why should people want to see it, buy it or show it to others? And why should they pay as much for it as you would like to get?

As visual artists, your preferred medium of expression is your art, but sometimes you cannot let it speak for itself - you have to talk about it, too.In this seminar, we will work on getting the message across in words as well as on your negotiation and intercultural communication skills.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=182
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Entrepreneurship Fine Arts Self-Marketing - Summer Schools 2017
1505088000 Sep112017 Sep162017 The Art of Collecting Art
Description:

This seminar is designed for emerging collectors seeking to improve their capacities for assessing quality in art. After a thorough theoretical examination of criteria that have been proposed by internet-platforms and popular guidebooks, we will develop our own suggestions and will put them to the test by visiting exhibition venues during the Berlin Art Week 2017. Finally, we will evaluate our procedures toward further improving the skills of discernment.

The workshop is presented in cooperation with the Berlin Art Week and the Art Berlin Contemporary.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 12
Hours of instruction: 6 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=217
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Fine Arts Entrepreneurship - Summer Schools 2017
1504483200 Sep042017 Sep062017 Exhibition Structure - Structure in Exhibition
Description:

Structures of exhibitions emerge on different levels, including architecture, graphic-, spacial- and media-design plus planning and organisation. The workshop highlights various aspects of exhibition design, which interlock and presuppose each other. The spectrum of theses aspects range from conceptual preliminary considerations to details within design realisation, such as surface and materiality. The 3-day-workshop focusses on this framework, but also covers thematic exhibition visits including guided tours as well as practical tasks.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=220
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Design - Summer Schools 2017
1505692800 Sep182017 Sep222017 Stereoscopic Etudes
Description:

This course will investigate exemplary strategies of stereo 3D image making as artistic expression. We will realise this by exploring practical excercises of making and spectating.

On the practical part of the artistic use of stereo3D image making:

Stereoscopic image making, especially filmmaking has seen many ups and downs. The recent hype, started in 2009 and now going down again, is slightly different. The digitization of the production eased many challenges and enabled a democratized access to this method. This leads to a growing use of stereo3D in the context of filmmaking, photography and visual art.

Hence stereo3D still counts as infantile and reduced to its „effect“. I think stereo3D offers so many potentials that it will lead to an improved visual vocabulary. But what we know about images doesn’t help very much. Image makers have to start from scratch again.

This course will investigate exemplary strategies of stereo3D image making. We will have a look at contemporary and older stereoscopic works. We will wander around the topic 3D by reading comics and talk about ancient paintings. Finally we will try it on our own in praxis. And we will ask ourselves „What else could be done?“.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 5 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=223
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Design - Summer Schools 2017
1502150400 Aug082017 Aug112017 Starting and Leading your own Successful Creative Business
Description:

Working with the tried and tested "Creative Enterprise Toolkit" by the British innovation body NESTA, this practical four-day course helps creative minds to plan, shape, communicate, launch, and lead their new creative business. It is also suitable for freelancers and practitioners who wish to renew their existing creative business with fresh energy, ideas and entrepreneurial skills.

How can you make a living from your creativity? And how do you go about setting up a creative business and making your business work? How do you lead your creative business successfully?

Based on tested methods from the “Creative Enterprise Toolkit” by the British innovation bodies NESTA and learning from the Cultural Leadership Programme this compact entrepreneurship training will help you turn your creative ideas into a successful business.Sessions cover key business issues such as business drivers, intellectual property, blueprint and relationship modelling, contracts, marketing and key financial and leadership concepts, which are then will be put into practice in group activities and individual exercises. A high level of group interactivity will create opportunities to share perspectives and experiences as you will develop your business propositions and creative leadership.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=190
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Entrepreneurship Self-Marketing Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law - Summer Schools 2017
1502668800 Aug142017 Aug162017 Leadership for Innovation. Creating Change in Organizations
Description:

This three-day workshop shows participants strategies and tools for creative leadership and post-hierarchical management. We will explore the structures, processes and mindsets that can be established or changed to built organizational cultures that sustain continuous innovation.

The digital transformation is fueled by innovative products and services. It also gave customers a stronger voice, continues to break down barriers both inside and between the organizations and their stakeholders and greatly accelerated the pace of change. To keep up with this development, organizations have to innovate their structures and processes. Additionally, young knowledge workers and creatives want to "work differently". Members of the so-called Generation Y demand work that is fun and meaningful.

Yet, traditional management approaches are mainly focused on efficiency. Many leadership styles are limited when it comes to directing and enabling creative teams towards innovation.

In this three day workshop, participants are introduced to different strategies and tools for creative leadership. We explore which structures and processes enable teams to collaborate effectively and thrive in complexity. We reflect upon circumstances that enable or block innovation in the digital age. Attendees are enabled to evaluate different management approaches and choose leadership models that fit their organization.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=225
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Entrepreneurship Self-Marketing - Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Creating a Solo Performance: Berlin Cabaret/Kabarett
Description:

This course is an acting course that introduces the student to the research, writing and performance techniques of cabaret performers.

Kabarett is the German word for "cabaret" but has two different meanings. The first meaning is the same as in English; describing a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theater (often the word "Cabaret" is used in German for this as well to distinguish this form). The latter describes a kind of political satire. Unlike comedians who make fun of all kind of things, Kabarett artists (German: Kabarettisten) pride themselves as dedicated almost completely to political and social topics of more serious nature which they criticize using techniques like cynicism, sarcasm and irony.

As Peter Jelavich stated in his book “Berlin Cabaret (Studies in Cultural History)” that every Metropolis tends to generate an urban mythology and Berlin is no exception. One of the more enduring Fables associated with that city is that it was hotbed for Cabaret.

Students will be seeking to assay that tale by examining Cabaret in Europe and specifically in Berlin from 1901-1944 while creating their own solo performance based on research of sources as such diaries, letters, memoirs, and autobiographies that relate Berlin Kabarett. Subjects can be figures such as Gisela May, Trude Hestberg, Anita Berber, Claire Waldoff, Erwin Piscator, Hugo Ball, Blandine Ebinger, Kurt Weill and are of particular interest to the student.

While studying and analyzing the techniques of a wide variety of cabaret performers through its inception, students will explore aspects of writing monologues and implementing those techniques with the ultimate goal of creating and performing their own material -sense of truth- with the courage necessary to stand-alone on stage.

There will be field trips to notable Cabaret/Kabarett shows and venues in the city, which will inspire us visually. In addition to history related readings assignments, the course will incorporate Lisa Appignanesi's "The Cabaret" book for an overall understanding of the forms of artistic cabaret which were to emerge as a meeting place for artists where performance or improvisation takes place among peers, and cabaret as an intimate, small-scale, but intellectually ambitious revue.

The class meets twice a week for three 90-minute segments each day.

The two segments of each class typically involve short lectures on historical and theatrical topics as well as seminar-style discussions of the assigned readings. Some class days devote time to in-depth acting exercises, analyzing the solo performance/cabaret vocabulary and technique. Some class days we will use the afternoon segment for film screenings, excursions to sites in the city or working on your final presentation.

In addition to the regular class meetings and excursions the Course Schedule includes a list of optional recommended cabaret shows, plays, theatrical performances.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to students from all disciplines and levels, though it may appeal most to students of writing, literature, media, history and acting.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_02_cabaret.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Performing Arts Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Description:

Within six weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as a basic knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts.
  • In addition, you will learn to write, revise and proofread short texts in German.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics.

     

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for the beginner student with no previous knowledge of German.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_03_semi_german_a1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing within six weeks, deepen your knowledge of grammar as well as your knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts more detailed.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, which means you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics more detailed.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for beginners with basic knowledge of German.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_04_semi_german_a2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Semi-Intensive German Language Intermediate B1
Description:

Within six weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as strengthen your knowledge of grammar, while emphasizing self-correction.

Furthermore, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_05_semi_german_b1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Semi-Intensive German Language Intermediate Advanced B2
Description:

Within six weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in speaking and writing while emphasizing self-correction. Furthermore, it will help you to increase your vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage, and develop effective reading and listening strategies.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level and the first part of the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_06_semi_german_b2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Semi-Intensive German Language Advanced C1
Description:

The course aims to deepen your competence in speaking and writing and to expand and refine your vocabulary usage, so that you are able to express and discuss ideas, opinions and information at the academic level. Special attention is given to the consistent use of self-correction. Furthermore, the course helps you to develop effective reading and listening strategies and deepen your knowledge of grammar structures.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will have improved your ability to choose the right linguistic register for different situations, topics and communication partners.
  • You will be able to lead and participate in academic discussions about certain course-related topics.
  • In addition, you will expand and refine your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write, revise and proofread essays that meet the standards of academic writing.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_07_semi_german_c1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Berlin, 1900-2017: Literature, Culture, and Politics
Description:

“Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine,” exclaimed the artist David Bowie, who lived in the divided city in the 1970s. To determine whether Bowie was indeed right, we will explore Berlin’s rich artistic production from the turn of the twentieth century to the contemporary. Taking a cultural studies approach, the course draws on a wide range of materials—including literary and philosophical texts, films, and works of visual arts—to examine various responses to the city and to explore, at the same time, how these works have shaped the ways in which we experience the city today. Thus, our focus will be both historical, focusing on the immense creative output that the city has spurred in the twentieth century, and directed at the contemporary moment to examine the lasting effect of these works. Moreover, we will also direct our attention to new ways of living and artistic forms that have emerged in the Berlin Republic.

The course starts with the methodological question of how to experience a city and traces modes of urban exploration; then we will follow a roughly chronological trajectory from the Weimar Republic to the reunified city, focusing on questions such as the city in relation to the individual and the masses; modes of narrating the city in film and literature; and gendered urban spaces.

In a series of field trips that will take us to canonical sites in Berlin, including the Brecht-Weigel-Museum, the Wall Memorial, the former airport Tempelhof, and the famous department store KaDeWe, as well as to lesser-known destinations such as the Siemensstadt, we will gain first-hand experience with the places that assume importance in the works that we read, watch, and analyze. The aim of this course is to provide students with tools how to read and make sense of a city in its historical dimensions and to gain familiarity with the city in relation to its artistic representations.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The course is open to all students who are interested in deepening their experience of Berlin through this interdisciplinary exploration of the city. No prior knowledge required. Students must be willing to participate actively in class discussions and field trips to museums and other sites around the city. Attendance is crucial; no unexcused absences.

 

Minimum language proficiency of B2 in English is required. No German is required for this course. All readings, course materials, and discussions will be in English.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_08_berlin-1900_2017.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Metropolitan Studies & Urban Planning History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 History of European Art: Centers and Protagonists
Description:

This course explores European art and architecture from the 14th to the 20th century with a particular focus on urban centers like Florence, Rome, Venice, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Berlin. The aim is to analyze how the visual arts contributed through the centuries to shape local identities as well as European cultural traditions common to different countries.

The course will present iconic moments of the history of the arts in Europe by drawing a special attention to episodes of cultural exchanges and hybridization that arose from travelling artworks as well as from artists’ travels. From the role of artists like Raphael and Michelangelo in 16th-century papal Rome to the rise of genre painting in the Flanders and the Dutch Republic of the Golden Age, from the ‘painters of modern life’ in 19th-century Paris to the German Avant-garde of the 1920s, we will analyze the artworks and their authors in relation to the different historical contexts and the places of their creation. Recurrent will be the focus on the complex interplay between artists and patrons, between local traditions, individual creativity and the broader social, political and cultural contexts in which artworks and buildings were produced.

Students will gain understanding of the main art movements and relevant artists from the Renaissance to the postwar period as well as the basic concepts and terminology of art history. Visits to the outstanding collections of Berlin museums will allow the participants to study original artifacts and to learn how to look closely at works of art.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The course addresses students of any subject.

 

An elementary knowledge of European history is welcome but not necessary.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_09_history_of_europe.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Fine Arts History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Deutsche Kultur – 100 Jahre Literatur, Film und Kunst
Description:

This seminar will examine the changes Germany has undergone from the foundation of the German Empire in 1871 up to the present day: Empire, World War I, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the division of Germany after World War II, and the reunification in 1989. The course will focus primarily on the perceptions of political, cultural, and social processes, as formulated by the writers, filmmakers, and artists of the respective periods. This will be illustrated using, among others, the example of Berlin, which is without a doubt the focal point of historical events in Germany.

Through selected texts, films, and works of art, we will examine, for example, the following questions: what possibilities of self-assertion did the individual have in a world characterized by the patriotic frenzy of empire? How did technological progress and urbanization influence culture in the 1920s? How did literature and film react to the Nazi’s rise to power and subsequent dictatorship? How did Germany’s situation in the Cold War influence its artistic production? How was literature and art affected by the reunification?

In addition, excursions to museums and historical locations will give students the opportunity to discover the current and historical development of the country firsthand, in order to strengthen and deepen their understanding and knowledge thereof.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: German
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The seminar is open for students from different disciplines who are interested in literature, film, art, and the history of Germany. German language skills at least on the B2 level are a prerequisite for this course. Apart from that, no further knowledge is required.

 

Language ability: at least intermediate German (level B2)

 

Short description of B2-level language ability:

 

Can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics; in your own field also including more technical topics; should be able to spontaneously interact with native speakers fluently and without stress; can produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of topics, and explain a position in a topical discussion, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_10_deutsche_kultur.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Performing Arts History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Seduction and Terror: Hitler’s Germany
Description:

The ‘thousand year Reich’ that Hitler promised when he became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 lasted but 12 years. During this time, Hitler and his Nazi Party came to dominate Europe, terrorizing vast numbers of Germans, launching a devastating war, and orchestrating the murder of more than five million Jews. In spite of the terror and vast destruction Hitler and the Nazi Party gained the active support and involvement of most Germans. How was this possible? What roles did seduction and terror play?

This class focuses on Hitler’s Germany and it begins with the 19th century background. Central to this session will be a discussion of the broad political currents, the agitators and petty demagogues who fueled the dissatisfaction and spread it widely. We will also examine the popular literature that Hitler and many of his supporters read and absorbed.

Crucial to understanding the lure of Hitler and the Nazi Party was Germany’s experience in the First World War, a conflict that decimated a generation and destroyed Europe as it was known. It left in its wake a shattered, humiliated, and deeply torn Germany. In this climate of uncertainty and despair, Hitler and the Nazi Party grew from a small group on the fringe of radical politics in Munich to a national force. This development is of central importance to this session. Those traits of Hitler crucial to his success, particularly his charisma, will be defined and analyzed within the broader political context of Weimar political and cultural life.

In late January 1933 Hitler gained the long desired but elusive goal: he became chancellor of Germany, the leader of a coalition government. The political intrigues leading to his appointment will be discussed. Much attention will be paid in this session to how Hitler, the two other Nazis in his cabinet, and supporters on the streets were able to consolidate the control over the state and society within a matter of months. This came at the cost of political liberties, through the growing use of terror, oppression, and intimidation. Yet, Hitler gained supporters as he seemingly offered economic stability and a new unity to the German people. How did the regime solidify its control over society and political life?

A key element of Hitler’s rule was the concentration camp system, what came to be a vast network of prisons, centers of oppression and death. How this developed from the dozens of small concentration camps set up across Germany immediately following Hitler’s takeover of power in 1933 to the well organized and highly centralized system in 1939 will be the focus of this session. During the war the concentration camp system spread across Germany and occupied Europe.

Hitler’s ambitions, the conquest of ‘living space’ in Eastern Europe, the ruthless exploitation of these territories, and the annihilation of the Jews, motivated his foreign ambitions and led directly to World War II, the most destructive conflict in human history. We will also discuss the measures taken against the handicapped, homosexuals, Sinti and Roma.

In Germany and in occupied Europe opposition and resistance emerged and challenged Nazi rule. Opponents were motivated by a variety of reasons, some personal, some political. These too will be discussed.

Lastly, the class will examine the end of the war, the so-called ‘zero hour’, the destruction and collapse of Germany.

We will also be visiting local museums, historical sites and locations that reveal the operations of Nazi rule. These visits to sites in and near Berlin are a key element of the class and the experience of studying here.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

We welcome students from all disciplines who are interested in gaining an insight into the operations and dynamics of Nazi rule in Germany and its attempt to annihilate the Jews and to dominate the continent.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_11_seduction_and_terror.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 European Union – Between Integration and Crisis
Description:

The course will introduce the basic principles of the European Union and describe the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. At the beginning, we will review the genesis of the world’s only supranational organization that led to cooperation between member states and a peaceful development on the continent unseen in previous centuries. As the European Union is defined and perceived largely through the prism of its institutions, we will examine their role in pushing the process of the integration forward.

Since EU policies are the frame of its institutions, we will look into the European foreign, economic, environmental, and immigration policy frame in the light of its history since the 1950s. The analysis will entail a discussion of foreign policy cases like Libya and Syria, but also the Ukraine, and in particular of the policy scheme regarding the ongoing mass migration. Furthermore, Europe’s response strategy to the bank and state crisis in face of its threat to the social standards in Europe (e.g. Greece) will be focused. In this context, we will also discuss possible learning effects in the aftermath of the economic crisis and whether it is only a matter of time before such a crisis happens again. Moreover, the European climate and energy policy will be critically reviewed. We will study the consequences of the climate agreement from Paris for the EU member states and look into the repercussions for the energy sector.

Having determined the factors contributing to the deepening of the EU through its institutions, we will discuss the factors which determine the willingness of different countries to join the EU and thus to contribute to its widening. In this regard, Europe’s role as an international actor will be discussed with a special focus on the European role towards Russia and Turkey on the one hand, as well as the Ukraine and Georgia on the other hand. Finally, we will discuss the prospects for the future development of the European Union and the challenges it is facing in a rapidly changing and complex world.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Students from different countries, academic levels and backgrounds who are generally interested in European integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process. The course does not require special knowledge about European politics, law, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization.

 

The course is open for students from various disciplines and with a general interest in Europe. A good command of English is prerequisite for this class.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_12_european_union.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law All disciplines Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Martin Luther & The Reformation
Description:

In light of its 500th commemoration in 2017, this course explores the Protestant Reformation in Germany that was initialized by the Augustinian monk Martin Luther and its legacy. The course´s main focus lies on the intellectual and religious dynamics during the era of Martin Luther and on the changes in the fields of religion, politics, economics, science, and art as a demonstrable consequence of the Reformation and its aftermath. We also discuss ambivalent aspects associated with the Reformation and its legacy, ranging from its political abuse to Luther´s stance on Jews.

The course begins with a historical, theological, and literary overview of the 16th century and an exploration of the roots of Reformation ideas in England and Bohemia. Luther´s biography and main theses are presented as well as the connections between the Humanist movement, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Based on Martin Luther´s writings and thoughts, the course then explores several aspects of Reformation ideas, exposing how historical transformation of society was wrought or ignited by the Reformation. Each of these sessions gives an overview of Reformation-related literature, explores the historical setting, and discusses the processes of transformation in society. Two excursions help to visualize the main issues of the course: The exhibition “Luther Effect” deals with main aspects of the Reformation and its impact on early modern societies; the trip to the city of Wittenberg offers the possibility to gain an insight into this important place of German Reformation history.

At the end of the course, participants will know the basics of Reformation history in Germany and have gained a sufficient range of knowledge to be able to explore and discuss the societal processes that began with the Reformation era and (perhaps) still shape our age.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to students from all disciplines and levels of study.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_13_martin_luther.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Ethics and Religion History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Description:

Within six weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as a basic knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts.
  • In addition, you will learn to write, revise and proofread short texts in German.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for the beginner student with no previous knowledge of German. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_14_int_german_a1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Intensive German Language Beginner A2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing within six weeks, deepen your knowledge of grammar as well as your knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts more detailed.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, which means you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics more detailed.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for beginners with basic knowledge of German. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_15_int_german_a2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Intensive German Language Intermediate B1
Description:

Within six weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as strengthen your knowledge of grammar, while emphasizing self-correction. You will also expand your knowledge of the German culture and analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_16_int_german_b1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Intensive German Language Intermediate Advanced B2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in speaking and writing within six weeks, while emphasizing self-correction. Furthermore, it will help you to increase your vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage, and develop effective reading and listening strategies.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level and the first part of the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_17_int_german_b2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1496448000 Jun032017 Jul152017 Intensive German Language Advanced C1
Description:

The course aims to deepen your competence in speaking and writing and to expand and refine your vocabulary usage, so that you are able to express and discuss ideas, opinions and information at the academic level. Special attention is given to the consistent use of self-correction. Furthermore, the course helps you to develop effective reading and listening strategies and deepen your knowledge of grammar structures.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the six-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will have improved your ability to choose the right linguistic register for different situations, topics and communication partners.
  • You will be able to lead and participate in academic discussions about certain course-related topics.
  • In addition, you will expand and refine your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write, revise and proofread essays that meet the standards of academic writing.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 weeks
ETCS Credits: 9 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_2/2017/2_18_int_german_c1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Architecture in Berlin. A Walk through History
Description:

This course gives a wide overview of the development of public and private architecture in Berlin during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Following an introduction to the urban development and architectural history of the Modern era, the Neo-Classical period will be surveyed with special reference to the works of Schinkel. This will be followed by classes on architecture of the German Reich after 1871, which was characterized by both modern and conservative tendencies and the manifold activities during the time of the Weimar Republic in the 1920s such as the Housing Revolution. The architecture of the Nazi period will be examined, followed by the developments in East and West Berlin after the Second World War. The course concludes with a detailed review of the city’s more recent and current architectural profiles, including an analysis of the conflicts concerning the re-design of Berlin after the Cold War and the German reunification.

Seven walking tours to historically significant buildings and sites are included (Unter den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdam, Chancellory, Potsdamer Platz, Holocaust Memorial etc.). The course aims to offer a deeper understanding of the interdependence of Berlin’s architecture and the city’s social and political structures. It considers Berlin as a model for the highways and by-ways of a European capital in modern times.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The course addresses students of any subject, especially History of Art, Architecture and related subjects, such as History, Design or Fine Arts. An elementary knowledge of architecture and architectural history is welcome but not necessary. More advanced students or those interested in a particular field can - on request - be given special assistance and further material for self-study.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_01_architecture.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Architecture Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Seduction and Terror: Hitler's Germany
Description:

The ‘thousand year Reich’ that Hitler promised when he became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933 lasted but 12 years. During this time, however, Hitler and his Nazi Party came to dominate European and even world affairs, terrorizing vast numbers of Germans, launching a devastating war, and orchestrating the murder of more than five million Jews. Yet Hitler and the Nazi Party gained the active support and involvement of most Germans. How was this possible?

This class focuses on Hitler’s Germany and it begins with the essential 19th century background. How did political anti-Semitism grow there? What shaped the social and political life? Central to this session will be a discussion of the broad political currents and the popular literature that Hitler and many of his supporters read and absorbed.

Crucial to understanding the lure of Hitler and the Nazi Party was Germany’s experience in the First World War, a conflict that decimated a generation and destroyed Europe as it was known. Germany became a democratic state, but was torn by political divisions and dissatisfaction. In this climate of uncertainty and despair, Hitler and the Nazi Party grew from a small group on the radical fringe in Munich to a national force. How did this happen? Those traits of Hitler crucial to his success, particularly his charisma, will be defined and analyzed within the broader political context of Weimar political life.

In late January 1933 Hitler gained the long desired but elusive goal: he became chancellor of Germany, the leader of a coalition government. Much attention will be paid to how Hitler, the two other Nazis in his cabinet, and supporters on the streets were able to consolidate the control over the state and society within a matter of months. This came at the cost of political liberties, through the growing use of terror, oppression, and intimidation. Yet, Hitler gained supporters as he seemingly offered economic stability and a new unity to the German people. How the regime solidified its control over society and political life will be examined and discussed at length in this session.

A key element of Hitler’s rule was the concentration camp system, what came to be a vast chain of prisons and centers of oppression and death. How this developed will be examined and analyzed.

Hitler’s ambitions, the conquest of ‘living space’ in Eastern Europe and the annihilation of the Jews, motivated his foreign ambitions and led directly to World War II, the most destructive conflict in human history. A central element of the war was the Holocaust, the all-out program to destroy the Jews of Europe. The session will examine closely these developments, the nature of the war, how the Holocaust was implemented, and the role that terror played in sustaining Nazi rule. We will also discuss the measures taken against the handicapped, homosexuals, Sinti and Roma.

In Germany and later in occupied Europe opposition and resistance emerged and challenged Nazi rule. Opponents were motivated by a variety of reasons, some personal, some political, and these too will be discussed.

Lastly, the class will examine the end of the war, the so-called ‘zero hour’ in Germany, the destruction and collapse of Germany, and then how this nation has dealt with the legacy of Hitler and Nazi rule.

We will be visiting local museums, historical sites and locations that reveal the operations of Nazi rule. These visits are a key element of the class and the experience of studying in Berlin.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

We welcome students from all disciplines who are interested in gaining an insight into the operations and dynamics of Nazi rule in Germany and its attempt to annihilate the Jews and to dominate the continent.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_02_hitlers_germany.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective
Description:

This course explores theoretical and historical perspectives on the intersection of law, society and politics, and aims to foster discussion of contemporary issues among students from different cultures and disciplines. After an introduction to comparative law and legal culture, we read some classical social theorists (Durkheim and Marx), and consider their relevance to contemporary debates about morality, (dis)obedience, conflict, and property. Next, we investigate the role and operation of law in totalitarian settings such as Nazi and Communist Germany, and consider the difficulties such legacies pose for fostering the rule of law in post-totalitarian societies. In this context, we also examine the need for “transitional justice”, as well as the relationship between law, the market, and economic development (e.g. Weber). Finally, we explore the appropriate limits on the exercise of free speech and the right of association.

Overall, the course aims to develop skills at using theory and history to inform debates on contemporary challenges, such as multiculturalism, punishment, (illegal) downloading/streaming/ file-sharing, and economic development. In addition to gaining substantive expertise in various socio- and politico-legal fields, students develop communicative competence through participatory exercises, and intercultural competence through discussion with other students.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to all students with an interest in social sciences – in particular, history, sociology or political science – or in law. It is designed as an undergraduate class, but the variety of students taking this course typically ranges from first-year students to post-graduate students. This experiential diversity provides unique opportunities for students to learn from one another.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_03_law_society_politics.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Islam and the West - Islam in the West
Description:

More than fifteen years after the September 11 attacks and subsequent war on terror, the issue whether there is or in fact has ever been a “clash of civilisations” is still being highly debated among both scholars and politicians. In the meantime, a series of protests and demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa – the Green Revolution in Iran, the Arab Spring, and the Gezi Protests in Turkey – have once more raised questions with regard to the viability of democracy in Muslim countries. Moreover, violent shootings that took place in Paris aiming at journalists and urban lifestyle, as in different parts of the world, on the one hand, and the increasing refugee flows from Muslim countries on the other, attributed the issue of Muslim presence in Europe utmost urgency and importance. While in Europe reports document a significant rise in Islamophobic and racist incidents over the last years, Muslims increasingly claim rights on the grounds that they are Europeans. In this regard, we will discuss the more recent rise of anti-Islamic currents in the political landscape of Europe as well as in the US.

In light of the current conjecture, “the West” and “Islam” – two seemingly opposing notions – gained a crucial role in the debates that structure the public opinion and political atmosphere in Europe as well as in North America. What does it mean to be “Western”? What does “Islam” stand for? Are these concepts as mutually exclusive as it is commonly believed? How do Muslims perceive the West and vice versa? Why and how do ideas about oneself and the other change over time?

This course aims at empowering students to critically examine the dichotomies – such as “Islam” vs. “the West” – that are prevalent in their everyday lives, the public sphere, and above all within the context of global conflicts. Hence, cross-cultural encounters and the emergence of new forms of identity as a result thereof will be of central interest. Excursions and meeting Muslims from Berlin will help us explore the diversity of Islam in the midst of a “Western” environment.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Open to everybody.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_04_islam_and_the_west.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Ethics and Religion Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Contemporary Journalism Studies
Description:

This course explores the role of journalism in democratic societies and media systems in order to understand its current challenges and opportunities as a major element of the public sphere. Students get to know the basic principles of journalism, journalism theory and different contexts of journalistic publication practices. They gain insights into relevant journalism research results, e.g. on the continuing discursive negotiation of press freedom and freedom of information. We address issues from production research, content research and audience research.

The course aims to look at current developments in German journalism in its historical and European context, providing an overview of current television, radio, print and online journalism. In addition to that, we will discuss recent findings of international comparative journalism research.

We will combine research-oriented work with sessions on reporting and writing basics, with a focus on news, reports, interviews, features and commentary. As a practical element, students will conduct interviews with Berlin-based journalists in order to learn more about the everyday life in this profession.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

All students are welcome regardless of their major or background. You should be interested in journalism and eager to find out more about its current challenges and opportunities. The course is ideal for students majoring in communication, journalism or media studies and students from other subject fields (science and humanities) who aim at pursuing a career in journalism.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_05_journalism.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 International Relations in the 20th Century: Europe and the World
Description:

Europe and its role in the world have changed dramatically over the last century. Once European empires dominated the greater part of the world; today Europe consists of a number of middle-sized and small states. At the same time many of these states like the UK, France but also Germany still play a very prominent role on the global stage, individually but also as part of the European Union. Looking back, as an historian, there is much to investigate: Why did the European powers lose their empires? How did they do to come to terms with their loss of power? In which ways did Europe still very much take center stage in many of the global developments of the 20th century?

The course tries to give an answer to these questions by analyzing the history of Europe’s international involvement. We will start with the July Crisis 1914 and go on chronologically. Major parts concern the two World Wars, warfare that devastated the whole continent, with Germany always at the heart of the conflict. Then, we examine the process of decolonization, which the colonial powers resisted as long as they could, by sometimes peaceful, but more often violent means.

The Suez Crisis, eventually, came as a turning point. In times of the Cold War, it revealed to Great Britain and France that their precarious international position was irrevocable and forced them to adopt new strategies. Regional integration (or close bilateral cooperation) was one of them, a special transatlantic partnership another, and the acquisition of the atomic bomb a third. Last but not least, they both tried to retain considerable influence over their former colonies, in political as well as in economic matters.

All in all, this is an international history of the 20th Century from a strictly European, or to be more precise, a Western European point of view, as very strong emphasis will be laid on the three main European powers: Great Britain, France and Germany. In cursory overviews as well as in particular case studies it will be made clear that Europe’s role in the world was not always beneficial, far from it.

Political history will be at the center of this class. Yet, over the course of the 20th century, economic and legal aspects did become more and more important, not to mention the growing impact of various ideological worldviews and cultural perceptions. Consequently, all these issues have to be addressed simultaneously.

The organization of the class will be roughly similar from session to session. In the morning sessions, there will be brief oral presentations based on the reading material made available as well as PowerPoint-based lectures and discussions. In the afternoon sessions, work groups will be formed either to study different kinds of source material (mostly texts, but also tables, pictures and caricatures) using historical methods or to work with study questions. Field trips and guest speakers will complement the agenda.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Students from all academic levels and backgrounds are welcome.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_06_international-relations.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Twentieth Century Berlin: People, Places, Words
Description:

This course is about Berlin, and the story of its tumultuous and epoch defining twentieth century. We examine this history through various lenses: the biographies of individuals, the words of writers who bore witness to the vertiginous social, political and physical changes the city underwent, and buildings and monuments whose physical construction, destruction and reconstruction reflected the ideological turmoil and conflict of twentieth century Berlin.

Famous Berliners we will meet include the murdered Communist leader Rosa Luxemburg, the artist Käthe Kollwitz, the actress Marlene Dietrich, the Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, the adopted Berliner David Bowie and the famous East German dissident musician Wolf Biermann. The contextualized stories of these individuals will offer us unique perspectives politically, artistically and socially into the tumult and struggle that marked their times in the city. These figures occupy a range of different position(s) as Berliners, as radicals, as artists of resistance to or collaboration with Nazism, and Communism, as drifters and exiles whose stories reflect Berlin’s unique position in the twentieth century as ‘no man’s land, frontier, a city adrift in the sands of Central Europe.’

In a similar way, we will examine the words of writers who bore witness to the extremism and societal upheaval that marked twentieth century Berlin. From the witnessing of Roth and Isherwood to life in Weimar and Nazi Berlin, to the social and political commentary by Christa Wolf and Peter Schneider on the moral struggles of life lived on different sides of the Berlin Wall, we will assess their writings in their historical contexts. We will assess their words as evocations of Berlin, but also as potential or overt acts of resistance to the extremism they lived under, that attempted to maintain a solidarity with the idea of Berlin as a place of artistic and social freedom and permissiveness.

Finally, we will discover the story of places in Berlin whose physical building, destruction and rebuilding can be situated in the wider systems of ideology, power and social relations that so cataclysmically defined the physical landscape of Berlin after 1933. In this, we will focus on the story of Potsdamer Platz, the Palace of the People and as an opposite postscript to Berlin’s twentieth century, the Holocaust Memorial in Mitte.

This course does not seek to provide a ‘grand narrative’ of Berlin’s twentieth century history. Instead, it follows a thread that weaves through the history: the thread left behind by those who bore witness to their times. By tracing the stories of contemporary witnesses, left for us in books, films and songs, and in the physical construction of the city, we open up a human dimension that enriches and challenges our understanding of Berlin’s traumatic recent history.

Structured largely chronologically, the course will work with films and novels whilst building on a clear historiographical base provided in class seminars. The teaching will be augmented by physical excursions into Berlin to trace the stories we encounter and class discussions will form the basis for a seminar paper that students will be required to submit at the end of the course. This history course approaches the story of Berlin through the reflections and refractions of individual humans’ lives who struggled upon the immense stage of a city at the very symbolic and literal heart of the catastrophes of the twentieth century.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is for university level students with open minds and incurable curiosity about the world around them.

 

Interest in Berlin, and its extraordinary recent past.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_07_berlin-20th-century.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Fine Arts Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Metropolitan Studies & Urban Planning History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Global Challenges - Sustainable Futures
Description:

The course introduces students to the politics, ethics, and governance of sustainability. The key challenges of our time are global by nature. However, the current system of global governance based on sovereign states (often in competition with each other) is ill-equipped to meet challenges such as poverty, climate change, environmental degradation and availability of resources. As states cannot provide on their own for a sustainable future of their citizens, they are increasingly forced into a logic of sustainability for all people and responsibility for the global commons. This new logic is grounded on the scientific truth of planetary boundaries, but equally on ethical requirements (e.g. caring for the Earth).

The course examines major current global challenges divided into economic, political and environmental issues. In the second part of the course the main existing and potential solutions to these problems will be discussed. During the discussions in class and field trips we will try to find out why these solutions have not been implemented so far and what is needed to make our global society more sustainable, especially in economic and environmental terms. Thus, we will also analyze the current system of international treaties with their normative principles (sovereignty, equality, human rights) and institutions (governments, international organizations, and civil society). Special focus will be put on the role of the United Nations as an organization whose goal has been to prevent and solve major global issues. We will try to find out to what degree the UN was effective and successful in fulfilling this mission. We will also take a look at the Earth Charter and analyze to what degree it shows the direction in which our global community should develop.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The course is designed for students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in sustainability and sustainable development. There are no special prerequisites for the course.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_08_global_challenges.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Natural & Computer Sciences Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Description:

Within four weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as a basic knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts.
  • In addition, you will learn to write, revise and proofread short texts in German.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for the beginner student with no previous knowledge of German.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_09_semi_german_a1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing within four weeks, deepen your knowledge of grammar as well as your knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts more detailed.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, which means you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics more detailed.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for beginners with basic knowledge of German.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_10_semi_german_a2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Semi-Intensive German Language Intermediate B1
Description:

Within four weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing, strengthen your knowledge of grammar, while emphasizing self-correction, as well as deepen your knowledge of the German culture.

  • Furthermore, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.
  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_11_semi_german_b1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Semi-Intensive German Language Intermediate Advanced B2
Description:

Within four weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in speaking and writing while emphasizing self-correction. Furthermore, it will help you to increase your vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage, and develop effective reading and listening strategies.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level and the first part of the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_12_semi_german_b2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Semi-Intensive German Language Advanced C1
Description:

The course aims to deepen your competence in speaking and writing and to expand and refine your vocabulary usage, so that you are able to express and discuss ideas, opinions and information at the academic level. Special attention is given to the consistent use of self-correction. Furthermore, the course helps you to develop effective reading and listening strategies and deepen your knowledge of grammar structures.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will have improved your ability to choose the right linguistic register for different situations, topics and communication partners.
  • You will be able to lead and participate in academic discussions about certain course-related topics.
  • In addition, you will expand and refine your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write, revise and proofread essays that meet the standards of academic writing.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_13_semi_german_c1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 The Cold War
Description:

Over the course of the Cold War, the city of Berlin was frequently at the centre of global tensions and a potential front line should the superpower rivalry descend into actual war. This course utilizes the city of Berlin as a laboratory in which to examine the origins, nature, and conclusion of the Cold War that defined international relations between 1945 and 1991. We analyze the Allied occupation of the city following the Nazi defeat, the Berlin blockade and airlift that helped solidify the divisions between East and West. Next, we will examine the workers’ uprising of 1953 that provoked a Soviet military response. The following sessions will deal with the emigration crisis of the late 1950s that led the Soviets to first threaten a military takeover of the city and eventually to construct the Berlin Wall. Finally, we will look at the fall of the wall and the subsequent reunification of Berlin and Germany.

Field trips to important Cold War sites will permit students to gain a deeper appreciation of how the Cold War changed Berlin, and how events in Berlin influenced the wider international struggle. In order to place the interests and goals of the superpowers in context, we will also discuss the ways in which the Cold War rivalry affected Europe as a whole, as well as Asia and Latin America. Attention will be given to the role of international organizations such as the United Nations in world affairs, and the changes brought about by the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In this way, we will examine the roots of contemporary crises. Students will gain an understanding of the recent past, which will help equip them to evaluate the current and emerging international order.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Everyone is welcome to this course. It is ideal for students who have background in modern international relations history and supplements courses on the world wars or global politics/history. However, the course is designed for those without such training who have an interest in international relations. Students planning careers in diplomacy, journalism, or academia will find this course especially beneficial.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_14_cold_war.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 European Business Management
Description:

Europe encompasses the world’s largest and most complicated market. Recent events, particularly those following the ongoing economic crisis on the continent, raise profound questions about the future of Europe. This course will focus on present and future business issues facing the entire continent. Under this focus, we will examine the following questions: Should a “European” management style be developed instead of the national practices that frequently characterize companies originating in different European nations? How and under what circumstances should the European Union expand to Turkey, Ukraine and other countries in the East? What has been the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon, in effect since 2009, on European economic, political and social issues? In order to provide essential background and context for these issues, we will also review key events in modern European History.

In class, we will utilize a variety of approaches, including small-group study, lectures, and case-study analysis, to develop a comprehensive understanding of European business.On excursions to different districts of Berlin, we will study how European and German history have influenced the economic development of this magnificent international capital and we will investigate the impact Berlin has in turn had on European business management. Our visit to the DDR Museum will allow us to examine life in the former East Germany. At the Museum of Communication, we will analyse how European technology has affected the international telecommunications industry. Our trip to the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) will put us at the heart of European business as it has evolved in the post-German-unification period. Finally, a field trip to visit a local entrepreneur in the heart of the city will allow us to see the emerging role of entrepreneurship in shaping the business landscape of the continent.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Students interested in how companies manage their businesses as the dynamic European economy continues its transformation from national- to European-level markets and spheres of interaction. The course also examines macro-level social, historical, and economic factors and their contribution to the contemporary European business environment.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_15_european_business.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Entrepreneurship Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 The European Union in the 21st Century: Internal and External Challenges
Description:

The course will introduce the basics of the European Union and describe and explain the processes of widening and deepening of this unique political entity. This will cover an overview of European Union history, its evolution in economic and political terms as well as of its institutional structure up to today.

Internal politics and policies, for example the decision-making process, the balance of power, identity and democratic questions in this new system of governance will be discussed. Likewise in the realm of external affairs, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, relations with neighbors and with developing countries will be our concern. Particularly important aspects include the discussion on future expansion as well as the consequences of the financial crisis and the Lisbon Treaty. If students express specific interests in other topics or case studies sessions can be adjusted.

The morning sessions consist of lectures, literature based discussions and oral presentations from working groups. After lunch the course will visit various institutions in Germany`s political center. Students will have the chance to discuss the topics from the morning sessions with international experts from political institutions, embassies and think tanks.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Students from different countries, academic levels and backgrounds, who are generally interested in European integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process.

 

Former classes consisted of regular students and practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts, young politicians and even members of parliaments.

 

The course does not require special knowledge about European politics, law, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization.

 

In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_16_the_european_union.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Europe, Migration, Refugees
Description:

Regarding transnational migration, the EU promotes a political reasoning between processes of consolidation and necessary conflict, between sovereignty and shared responsibility, between the right to define and delimit and the duty to negotiate. In ongoing economic crisis and facing unprecedented movements of people, the timeless normalcy of migration is often framed as crisis per se. Populist claims for cultural homogeneity und for closed borders undercut efforts for a common migration policy.

As the visibility of migration increases in various ways, migrants are often represented and imagined as a homogenous mass of ‘the other’. This leads to a problematic understanding of migration as something to be controlled and governed from a top-down perspective alone. But the respective processes of negotiation on migration policy, within and across the outer borders of the Union, take place not only between the official institutions of nation-states, but on all scales of European populations. They also take place from a bottom-up perspective in the centres and at the margins of societies alike.

Departing from concepts of the anthropology of the state and of migration, we will first gain an overview of EU-level migration polity. Diving deeper into historical as well as recent migration- and border-management policies, we will analyse the conflicts, debates and discourses around the last years of increased immigration. Scaling further down to the legalization-market of Almería/Spain, we will encounter migrants’ positions and perspectives, which reach beyond the usual framings of ‘the poor migrant’ as ‘passive victim’, as a threat or as the ‘(anti-)hero’ of globalization. How do refugees themselves perceive EU-migration policies and what do they make of their public positioning as a ‘problem’ or as a ‘burden’ to European societies? And what policies do they follow themselves on the individual level as well as collectively? We will encounter viewpoints on the EU, which will constructively criticize as well as graciously affirm the spirit of the EU. We will encounter viewpoints of hope.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for all students having a professional, political or personal interest in a deeper and thus more differentiated understanding of transnational migration.

 

No prior knowledge is required – but the willingness to think beyond the usual perspectives on migration.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_17_refugees.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Global Politics: How to Cope with a World in Disarray?
Description:

This course addresses the new global environment which has been evolving since the end of the East-West conflict. The key features of the emerging context of global politics are: multipolar constellation; decreasing governance capabilities on the side of national governments; fragile structure of global governance; complex interaction patterns between old actors (nation states) and new actors (TNCs; NGOs; sub- and supranational regions, etc.) ; new forms of interaction (networks, flows) and new types of policy-making (externally driven agendas; ad-hocism; mismatches between popular expectations and organizational capabilities).

These new aspects indicate that the traditional ways of political cartography - i.e. conceiving of international relations as policies designed and executed by states and governments, delineated by borders and protected by sovereignty and territoriality - are not sufficiently productive anymore. Classical concepts and terms are still predominant in the public discourse, especially in the media. Yet more and more people interested in global affairs are becoming aware that new ways of political mapping are required.

This is even more relevant as the post Cold-War world is obviously less peaceful, less organized and more complex than expected after the collapse of the old order. The new environment offers challenges and risks as well as opportunities. We will try to develop a preliminary balance sheet.

Over the past ten years, various new approaches have evolved, which promise to offer new and more creative tools for analytically making sense of global patchworks. These new approaches will be presented, analyzed, discussed and applied. Students are expected to contribute their experiences from their respective backgrounds on how the new global landscape affects their personal lives.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

The course is designed for all students interested in international relations/global politics. Students with a social science background and those without such a background but with a profound interest in global politics are encouraged to register. The course will bring together students with diverse cultural and regional as well as academic backgrounds.

 

Please register in advance for your presentation by sending us three topic preferences (for example, my first preference is session 10 "migration", my second preference is…). Please send them to my TAs at shkabpol@zedat.fu-berlin.de

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_18_global_politics.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart
Description:

This course provides an overview of the history of German literature from the 18th to the 21st century.

Starting from the knowledge that the psychological sensitivities of an age are reflected in literature, and supported by reading and discussing representative texts - e.g. from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht or Bernhard Schlink - the focus of the seminar is based on the following questions: What desires, demands and utopias can be found in the literature? How influential are the developments of the history of thought, social upheavals and technological innovations on literary expression? What interplay exists between art, music and literature? Can fiction also be seen as inspiration for social changes? And: how do the respective authors corporate literary legacies into their own works?

A valid and living impression of literary development from the classical period to the present will not only be provided through texts, but also through film clips and field trips. For instance, we will visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum and obtain deeper insight into the art of the Romantic period with a tour through the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: German
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Aside from the language requirements, participants must not exhibit any special knowledge of German literature or history. The seminar is directed toward students of various majors who are interested in German literature and its historical connections from the classic period to the modern day.

 

Language skills: Intermediate German B2/advanced level

 

Brief description of the B2 language level:

 

Able to understand the core content of complex texts on concrete and abstract themes; understands technical discussions in their own field. Able to spontaneously and fluently comprehend that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible with no great strain on either party. Able to clearly and precisely express themselves on a broad spectrum of subjects, express a standpoint on a topical question and provide the advantages and disadvantages of various possibilities.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_19_deutsche_literatur.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Urban Places and Spaces: Analyzing and Exploring Berlin
Description:

Urban studies and its discourse on the city combine scholarship in fields as diverse as human geography, history, and the arts. Berlin, with its seemingly infinite possibilities for creative societal- and self-fashioning, provides an excellent socio-cultural analytical model. It is at once a fixed “place” with a distinct topography and an interactive “space” comprised of residents and visitors of multifarious social groups.

A balanced appreciation of the interplay of place and space in Berlin’s cityscape is key for students eager to learn about the city’s past and present. In turn, one requires a sound historical overview of Berlin’s spatial and social makeup in order to comprehend contemporary Berlin fully.

FUBiS invites you to join us as we analyze and explore places/spaces in Germany’s ultimate “urban text”, Berlin. In-class analysis and discussion of academic and literary texts about Berlin will prepare you for our course excursions. We begin at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most important site that functions as place and space. Here you will learn more about this landmark and its meaning in Berlin’s social imaginary, linking temporal layers of past and present in Berlin.

In the seven sessions that follow, we continue our temporal-topographical inquiry, meeting with experts at other places/spaces in Berlin (including the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Jewish Museum, and the Berlin Wall Memorial). We will conduct on-site discussions of these unique places/spaces in historical, spatial, social, and even literary terms. Upon completing the course, students will have compiled a portfolio of short essays reflecting their critical reception of Berlin’s place/spaces.

In this manner, our course not only teaches you how places/spaces fuse Berlin’s past and present and shape contemporary Berlin: it also enables you to create a uniquely personal connection to Berlin.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this seminar, students will

  • understand the topographical, social, and symbolic organization of place/space in an urban setting and in Berlin in particular;
  • gain insight into the meaning of place/space in their own culture by means of a critical comparison with place/space in their hometown and Berlin;
  • be well familiar with Berlin’s key historical places/spaces and how these continue to shape contemporary Berlin and the social imaginary
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

Ideal for students of cultural, political, and social sciences, this seminar seeks to bring to the foreground connections between Berlin's topography, its history, and its current functions as a political and cultural space.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_20_urban_places.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Metropolitan Studies & Urban Planning Architecture Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Berlin and the Digital Music Era
Description:

Over the past twenty years Berlin has become a thriving crossroads at the intersection of music and technology. It serves as the hub of techno/electronic music and dance culture, and as the home of leading music software developers such as Abelton. Berlin sets the trends in the fast-changing technological world. This course will examine significant developments in music and technology, such as Virtual Studio Technology (VST), Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), and digital distribution. In particular, we will focus on the growth of these technologies within Germany, specifically Berlin.

Our first goal will be to understand how technology influences the production and performance of new music, primarily within the realm of popular music. We will discuss the history of electronic dance music and visit the impressive local venues constructed for the reception of this music. We will also explore Berlin’s global role in the music production industry, by learning about the companies that supply the sounds of contemporary music (such as Native Instruments).

Our second goal will be to explore how technology facilitates new modes of experiencing and acquiring music. For this portion of the course, we will discuss how technology is being used to reinvigorate an interest in classical music, by innovative establishments such as the Berlin Philharmonic. We will also look at the hot-button issue of digital music distribution, and how Berlin-based companies such as SoundCloud are finding ways of digitally distributing music in a manner that empowers, rather than overrides musicians.

Finally, our third goal will be to explore how developments in music technology impact other artistic media, such as film, television, and contemporary art. In addition to examining the interaction between music and film/tv technologies, we will also visit a gallery in Berlin specifically devoted to contemporary sound art.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to all students. No previous experience studying music or technology is necessary.

 

Please note that while the topic of technology is integral to the course, we will primarily examine it through the lens of music and cultural history, rather than learning how to program or engineer music technology.

 

Students should be able to speak and read English at the C1 level or higher.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_21_digital_music.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Music Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 German Philosophy: From Kant to Habermas
Description:

Philosophy has constituted a central element in the emergence of modern German culture. In the late 18th century, German philosophy participated in the broader European Enlightenment culture, which was in turn connected to the development of modern empirical science. Under the impression of the historical changes brought about by the French Revolution and by the ‘Industrial Revolution’ in Great Britain, a special constellation of German philosophy emerged at the end of the 18th century, which has deeply left its mark on subsequent philosophical thinking far beyond Germany.

This philosophy course addresses the historical reality of this ‘German moment of philosophy’ in two subsequent phases: In the first part, we follow the emergence and full deployment of German philosophy from its Kantian beginnings to Hegel’s grand but fragile synthesis, trying to understand its richness as well as its fragility. In a second part, we discuss the later renewal of German philosophy in the late 19th century and its historical tragedy in the 20th century. This will include a discussion of the new beginnings of philosophy since the mid-19th century, from Marx, and Nietzsche, via Frege and Mach, to Husserl and Wittgenstein, who have been reacting to the scientific and political revolutions of the late 19th and early 20th century. Martin Heidegger as an established pro-Nazi philosopher and Max Horkheimer as the leading philosopher of the “Frankfurt School” driven into exile are studied as philosophers immersed into the Night of the 20th century. Finally, post-World War II developments in philosophy (as exemplified by Jürgen Habermas and Ernst Tugendhat) will be looked at as pathways out of the self-destructive turn the ‘German moment of philosophy’ in Germany had taken in the first decades of the 20th century, and as passages into an emerging world philosophy.

The course will be based upon contemporary attempts at rethinking a global philosophical perspective. The focus is on the tension between the Enlightenment heritage of a universalizing human philosophy and a national culture project, as well as on the tension between classicist rationalism and romantic emotionalism in its construction as a series of philosophical projects. From the perspective of a German version of the dialectics of the Enlightenment, the German philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries will be studied in context - combining the reading of key texts with a reconstruction of their historical contexts and their interaction.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is of interest for students from all disciplines and levels of study with an interest in Philosophy.

 

Students should be able to speak and read English at the upper intermediate level (B2) or higher. Some experience with reading philosophical texts will be helpful.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_22_german-philosophy.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Humanities, Philosophy Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Imagining Germany - German Cinema after Unification
Description:

This course explores German cinema after the Wende, the period of political change surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. As we trace the development of a ‘postwall’ cinema, we will be paying particular attention to the cultural historical context in which the films were made. While examining the films as specific aesthetic and narrative products of and reflections on German unification, we will also consider how they relate to the project of national cinema in an increasingly global market. Our discussions will place artistic production and commercial interests within a number of shifting contexts: cultural politics, geography, historiography, multiculturalism, and collective memory.

Inviting students to critically reexamine filmic representations of Germany, the course will focus on several key topics: 1) The Wende or “turn” in East German politics in 1989-90; 2) the way that all-German cultural consensus was forged through popular comedies; 3) the legacy of the Third Reich; 4) coming to terms with the East and West German pasts; 4) the New Berlin in film production and spatial memory; 5) multiculturalism and migration; and 6) the rise of the Berlin School as well as more current trends in German cinema. These themes exemplify how “postwall” German cinema has been coping with Germany’s complex and controversial past and present.

One goal of the course is to introduce students to film analysis through a number of important German films from the 1990s to today. A second goal is for students to acquire knowledge of the sociocultural discourses that inform the production and reception of these films. Students will work on a number of questions in small groups and will then be asked to share their analyses and thoughts with the rest of the class. A third goal of the course is to introduce students to relevant cultural and geographical resources in Berlin through field trips to, for example, the Museum of Film and Television and/or the exploration of film locations.

By the end of the course, the students will have gained a better understanding of contemporary Germany, its cinema, and its current public discourses. They will be able to analyse the ways in which film form, content, and historical context create meaning. Not only will the students enhance their skills in audiovisual analysis; they will also acquire the ability to interrogate the political circumstances that led to these films’ creation.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to anyone with an interest in cinema in general and German cinema in particular.

 

No prior knowledge of German, German films, or film and media studies is required. Students must be able to speak and read English at the advanced intermediate level.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_23_german_cinema.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Film Studies Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Popular Culture: Berlin and Beyond
Description:

John Story has pointed out, correctly, that ‘popular culture’ is essentially “an empty conceptual category.” That does not mean, however, that the many things and practices the term potentially signifies are not real or meaningful. Popular culture, as it is understood in cultural studies, surrounds us in our daily lives; it informs our values, our habits, and our desires—it provides us with ever-changing visions of the good life, it entertains us, and it moves us. Popular culture simultaneously mirrors and generates cultural imperatives and, in doing so, not only provides us with a variety of pleasures, but also holds decisive powers over the lives of people. From a cultural studies perspective, then, popular culture constitutes a rich and important field, one in which we can study and try to understand how societies create, negotiate, and strengthen or undermine values, identities, and behaviors. A city like Berlin moreover lends itself as the perfect context in which to experience the phenomena we talk about in class first hand.

When the eponymous heroine of the 1990s television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer attends her first college class, titled “Images of Pop Culture,” her professor points out that “[t]he point of this course is not to critique popular American culture. It is not to pick at it, or look down upon it. And it is not to watch videos for credit.” This same applies to this seminar. We will follow cultural critic Eva Illouz, who argues that the “point of cultural analysis is not to measure cultural practices against what they ought to be or ought to have been but rather to understand how they have come to be what they are and why, in being what they are, they ‘accomplish things’ for people.” This does not mean, however, that our approach will be un-critical; but we will concentrate on trying to understand what the various instances of popular culture mean, how they work, and why they “‘accomplish things’ for people,” as Illouz puts it.

We will approach the heterogeneous cultural landscape subsumed under the moniker ‘popular’ by focusing in each session on a specific form or mode of popular culture—art, for instance, or music, or food—and using examples from the contemporary (mostly) American context to discuss the manifold ways in which the things, practices, and discourses acquire meaning for the people engaging with them. We will address politics and economics as well as aesthetics and form; we will discuss the pleasures we derive from popular culture as well as the destructive potentials it may hold. And we will turn to the practical side of things by going on a number of field trips to explore the pop cultural landscape of Berlin.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to all students. No previous experience with (pop) cultural studies is necessary.

 

Students should be able to speak and read English at an upper intermediate level (B2/C1).

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_24_pop-culture.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Music Design Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Martin Luther and the Reformation
Description:

In light of its 500th commemoration in 2017, this course explores the Protestant Reformation in Germany that was initialized by the Augustinian monk Martin Luther and its legacy. The course´s main focus lies on the intellectual and religious dynamics during the era of Martin Luther and on the changes in the fields of religion, politics, economics, science, and art as a demonstrable consequence of the Reformation and its aftermath. We also discuss ambivalent aspects associated with the Reformation and its legacy, ranging from its political abuse to Luther´s stance on Jews.

The course begins with a historical, theological, and literary overview of the 16th century and an exploration of the roots of Reformation ideas in England and Bohemia. Luther´s biography and main theses are presented as well as the connections between the Humanist movement, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Based on Martin Luther´s writings and thoughts, the course then explores several aspects of Reformation ideas, exposing how historical transformation of society was wrought or ignited by the Reformation. Each of these sessions gives an overview of Reformation-related literature, explores the historical setting, and discusses the processes of transformation in society. Two excursions help to visualize the main issues of the course: The exhibition “Luther Effect” deals with main aspects of the Reformation and its impact on early modern societies; the trip to the city of Wittenberg offers the possibility to gain an insight into this important place of German Reformation history.

At the end of the course, participants will know the basics of Reformation history in Germany and have gained a sufficient range of knowledge to be able to explore and discuss the societal processes that began with the Reformation era and (perhaps) still shape our age.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 4 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is open to students from all disciplines and levels of study.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_25_luther.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines History Ethics and Religion Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Intensive German Language Beginner A1
Description:

Within four weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as a basic knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts.
  • In addition, you will learn to write, revise and proofread short texts in German.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for the beginner student with no previous knowledge of German. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_26_int_german_a1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Intensive German Language Beginner A2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing within four weeks, deepen your knowledge of grammar as well as your knowledge of the German culture.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and to conduct simple conversations.
  • You will have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper and magazine articles as well as short literary texts more detailed.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, which means you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
  • Finally, you will be able to understand discussions on familiar topics more detailed.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for beginners with basic knowledge of German. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_27_int_german_a2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Intensive German Language Intermediate B1
Description:

Within four weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as strengthen your knowledge of grammar, while emphasizing self-correction. You will also expand your knowledge of the German culture and analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2016/3_26_int_german_b1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Intensive German Language Intermediate Advanced B2
Description:

This course will help you to expand your competences in speaking and writing within four weeks, while emphasizing self-correction. Furthermore, it will help you to increase your vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage, and develop effective reading and listening strategies.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will be able to engage in detailed discussions on above mentioned topics.
  • Furthermore, you will have developed reading strategies that will allow you to understand different text types in detail.
  • In addition, you will improve your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write short texts on different topics, revise and proofread them.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic level and the first part of the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_29_int_german_b2.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500681600 Jul222017 Aug192017 Intensive German Language Advanced C1
Description:

The course aims to deepen your competence in speaking and writing and to expand and refine your vocabulary usage, so that you are able to express and discuss ideas, opinions and information at the academic level. Special attention is given to the consistent use of self-correction. Furthermore, the course helps you to develop effective reading and listening strategies and deepen your knowledge of grammar structures.

In addition, you will analyze and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the four-week course you will have developed and regularly use new strategies for language acquisition.
  • You will have improved your ability to choose the right linguistic register for different situations, topics and communication partners.
  • You will be able to lead and participate in academic discussions about certain course-related topics.
  • In addition, you will expand and refine your essay writing skills, i.e. you will be able to write, revise and proofread essays that meet the standards of academic writing.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 6 ECTS
Pre-requirements:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the intermediate level of German and who have a sound knowledge of German at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course is intensive and is intended for dedicated, highly self-motivated students who will take responsibility for their learning.

URL: http://www.fubis.org/2_prog/term_3/2017/3_30_int_german_c1.html
Academy information: FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University
http://www.fubis.org/
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) c/o ERG Universitätsservice GmbH Malteserstr. 74-100 12249 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 73472
Fax: +49 30 838 473472
Email: fubis(at)fubis(dot)org
FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University All disciplines Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1504656000 Sep062017 Sep082017 Art and Money. Fundraising Concepts and Practice for Artists and Institutions
Description:

This workshop provides artists and creative minds access to the most relevant fundraising concepts and strategies. It includes concrete examples of modern fundraising practice, case studies and exercises.

The workshop shows that financing an art project can be considered a creative process which can be full of moving ideas and is always connected to the nucleus of the art project. Working on fundraising strategies helps to sharpen the impact and visibility of the art project.

The workshop offers important insights into today's best fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organizations of all sizes and an in-depth examination of corporate sponsorships, as well as helpful examples. In addition, it presents basic fundraising principles and covers the fundamentals of strategic management. It provides tools and techniques to create tailored fundraising concepts and financing schemes, using national and international sources. The teaching of theoretical knowledge is supplemented by presentations of practical examples and vitits to Berlin’s cultural institutions.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=187
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Fine Arts Entrepreneurship Financing - Summer Schools 2017
1504915200 Sep092017 Sep112017 Financing & Touring Performing Art Projects
Description:

This three day course on cultural funding in Germany includes application writing, project calculation, networking, conversation exercise and touring of work. It is designed for young or emerging artists, managers and producers in the field of performing arts.

Emerging artists often have a lot of questions regarding the funding and distribution of a project: How can I finance my project? How do I apply for public funding? How do I "sell" it to programmers or find a co-producer? This three-day course will supply information and help answer these questions.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=181
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Entrepreneurship Fine Arts Financing Performing Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1506038400 Sep222017 Sep242017 Curating Sound Art - Exhibiting the Auditive
Description:

The workshop conveys substantial knowledge for the curatorial practice of this exceptional art form handling the history of sound art and various positions within it, the role of the technology as well as common issues regarding realisation and presentation of sound art.

The workshop is conducted by experienced lecturers. Discussions with experts on the subject along with visits to sound art galleries, public places presenting works of sound art as well as institutions that make Berlin a city of sound art since the 1980s are all part of this three-day workshop. The program is targeted at anyone interested in up-to-date art positions, and particularly those working on development and realisation of art exhibitions in museums and galleries with aspirations of integrating sound art into existing curatorial practice.

Lecturers and experts: Sabine Sanio, Dorian Lange, Robin Minard, Manfred Fox, Carsten Seiffarth, Knut Remond.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=224
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music Fine Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Jul282017 Organ á la carte
Description:

A five-day workshop on the most important organs in and around Berlin by Prof. Paolo Crivellaro and Prof. Leo van Doeselaar. Each day is devoted to a major composer in organ history and concentrates on an instrument ideally suited to the specific repertoire:

  • Max Reger & Sigfrid Karg-Elert on the impressive 113-stop Sauer organ of the Berliner Dom and on the organ designed by Reger himself for the Schützenhaus of Meiningen, today in Berlin-Haselhorst

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on "his" organ in the Marienkirche, the instrument on which the young Felix learned to play the organ, and on the Hook-organ of the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, the only American organ from the 19th century in a German church

  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck & his students on one of the oldest (1624) and best examples of a pre-Schnitger organ in Germany

  • Johann Sebastian Bach on the magnificent organ that Joachim Wagner built for the Cathedral of Brandenburg (1725)

  • César Franck & Louis Verne on the new symphonic organ of the Pauluskirche in Berlin, whose specification was inspired by the instruments of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll 

Free choice from the composers in programme. Before the beginning of the courses participants are invited to submit the list of the works they intend to play. 

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 5 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=230
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music - Summer Schools 2017
1501459200 Jul312017 Aug062017 Transit Zone Pavilion - A Public Intervention Project With Sound
Description:

This seven-day public intervention workshop offers an opportunity for artistic practices by emphasizing on sound. Participants will be encouraged to reflect and intervene on public space and daily life, focusing on spaces of transit and transportation.

Transit zones are multidimensional spaces between origin and destination. That is an everyday routine travel e.g. from home to work but also between countries. They are the spatial representation of the human right of movement freedom, the busy intersections of everyday life routine, between and within Lefebvre's dialectical system of leisure, private life and work.

Historically Berlin has a conscious involvement with transit zones, e.g. the sectorization of the city after the World War II and later the separation of the East and West Germany. Since recently they have been gaining negative attention through the refugees getting caught within european transit zones with their restrictive and criminalizing characteristics.

Private and public transportation experienced great changes since the industrial revolution - from a sensational experience of speed and distance to routine mass traveling. Each technological advancement lengthened and sped up the daily distances covered.

In the first 2 days participants will be given an overview over the broad spectrum of sound art and characteristics of the sound as a medium, as well as Public Art, socially engaged artistic practice and site specific art.

The remaining days will be dedicated to the field work, research and working on site. Showcasing of the works will conclude the workshop.

In this project participants will approach this theme with the use of the ephemeral medium sound and gain a deeper understanding of public space and art therein. They will have the opportunity of getting artistic experience in an open-minded surrounding with various background participants.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 7 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=211
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music - Summer Schools 2017
1505865600 Sep202017 Sep222017 Digital Self Marketing for Musicians
Description:

Learn about digital marketing and how one, as an artist, can effectively and successfully create and manage a brand. In this seminar, Dietrich Pflüger and Moritz ‘Mo’ Sauer will teach you the basics of brand theory as well as methods of self-marketing. Apart from theory, the participants develop their own portfolio website and advertise it via social networks and with digital tools.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=183
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music Entrepreneurship - Summer Schools 2017
1506124800 Sep232017 Okt082017 Intensive Opera Audition Training Masterclass with Prof. Gerd Uecker
Description:

Is it your goal to have a position in a German-speaking opera house where nowadays half of the opera performances world wide occur? Our high-level Masterclasses will prepare young professional opera singers particularly for auditioning and also cover many other important aspects of theatre life such as musical interpretation and insights to the selection-criteria for an agent.

For the fourth year running, a truly exceptional and experienced Team in the field of Opera are working together again:

  • Professor Gerd Uecker, former Director of the Semper Opera House, Dresden and author of "Opernsanger-Traum Beruf"("Opera singer, your dream profession"), 
  • Professor Jonathan Alder, pianist (former Deutsche Oper Berlin and Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin University of the Arts, accompanist of Christa Ludwig and Cheryl Studer), 
  • together with his wife Janice Alford, Mezzo-Soprano (former Vienna State Opera and now an established voice teacher in Berlin),
  • accompanied by guest lecturers.
Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 16 days
ETCS Credits: -
Pre-requirements:

Special application requirements: In addition to the normal application please send us a recent digital audio or video recording (e.g. MP3-File, YouTube or Soundcloud Link) of your work to summer-courses[at]udk-berlin.de.

URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=212
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music - Summer Schools 2017
1506902400 Okt022017 Okt082017 Intensive Opera Audition Training Masterclass with Prof. Cheryl Studer
Description:

Is it your goal to have a position in a German-speaking opera house where nowadays half of the opera performances world wide occur? Our high-level Masterclasses will prepare young professional opera singers particularly for auditioning and also cover many other important aspects of theatre life such as musical interpretation and insights to the selection-criteria for an agent.

For the fourth year running, a truly exceptional and experienced Team in the field of Opera are working together again:

  • Professor Gerd Uecker, former Director of the Semper Opera House, Dresden and author of "Opernsanger-Traum Beruf"("Opera singer, your dream profession"), 
  • Professor Jonathan Alder, pianist (former Deutsche Oper Berlin and Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin University of the Arts, accompanist of Christa Ludwig and Cheryl Studer), 
  • together with his wife Janice Alford, Mezzo-Soprano (former Vienna State Opera and now an established voice teacher in Berlin),
  • accompanied by guest lecturers.
Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 7 days
ETCS Credits: -
Pre-requirements:

Special application requirements: In addition to the normal application please send us a recent digital audio or video recording (e.g. MP3-File, YouTube or Soundcloud Link) of your work to summer-courses[at]udk-berlin.de.

URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=229
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music - Summer Schools 2017
1503619200 Aug252017 Aug272017 Storytelling - An Introduction
Description:

What are the basic steps of oral storytelling? This workshop examines how we can give a story its voice back. Storytelling enhances communication and presentational skills, as well as developing imagination and the ability to improvise. No previous experience is necessary for the participation of this course.

The art of traditional storytelling has been existing since the beginning of time and has always been crucial for the development of cultures. Even now, in our modernised world, stories are inseparably linked to our lives. We tell stories every day: both our own and those of other people. Communication is unthinkable without something to tell.

But what is the difference between storytelling as an art form and the every-day-storytelling? How do I make a story come truly alive, be it a personal or a traditional one?

This course investigates the basic steps of oral storytelling and how we can free a story from a book or from a memory - how we can give the story its voice back. The work enhances communication and presentational skills, as well as developing imagination and the ability to improvise.

Traditional stories are the basis for this course, but biographical and improvised material will also be used. We will focus on the playful development of language and look at different means of physical communication. Participants will listen to stories and share experiences in reflexion and discussions.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 3 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=174
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Performing Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1504742400 Sep072017 Sep122017 The Drama Works
Description:

This comprehensive four-day workshop guides participants through a series of precisely patterned exercises, each of which demonstrate key aspects of the essential elements of the dramatist’s craft; for example character, structure, conflict, dramaturgy and the basics of dialogue.

The Drama Works is suitable for all those with a serious interest in dramatic and performance texts, from beginners to more experienced writers.

During the first day a shared vocabulary will be developed and it will be ensured that each participant has a strong idea for a performance text. The following days, further exercises will be provided and supportive tutor lead will give critical feedback, accompanied by peer to peer interaction. It will aid each writer to develop his/her own ideas throughout the workshop. The workshop culminates in the final day’s pitching session; an intense and professional but also supportive atmosphere, where participants present a detailed synopsis to John and David for feedback and evaluation.    

John and David have decades of experience in elite German, American, British and Austrian theatre training and performance institutions. This experience and extensive knowledge is enhanced by an awareness and sensitivity they have gained through their own struggles writing within the dramatic form. 

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 15
Hours of instruction: 6 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=176
Other information:

The course runs in English but both tutors speak German fluently.

Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Performing Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1506902400 Okt022017 Okt062017 How To Be A Stupid - The Clown's Intelligence
Description:

Clowning offers to the theatre practitioner an immense spectrum of new possibilities, a freedom that we can’t find in any other art form.

Clowning is an art of courage and discipline. Not a technique but a state that needs to be explored fully. This five day course offers a serious and enjoyable introduction to de Castro's methodology aimed to explore the state of the clown, develop the clown’s intelligence, and the confidence to use and apply this unlimited power of imagination in any creative or performance context. Come prepared for challenges and change. It is a rare opportunity to work with a theatre practitioner who has been seriously dedicated to research into and use of clowning in all aspects of performance for over 30 years. This is a safe space to work, with expert guidance through de Castro’s methodology for each participant’s individual journey of development as a performer. It creates a supportive world in which participants can joyfully make mistakes - with a great deal of laughter and play along the way. For clowns (beginners and experienced), actors, directors, dancers, writers and artists in any field, as well as all those interested in the development of creative intelligence.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 14
Hours of instruction: 5 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=235
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Performing Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1497571200 Jun162017 Jun192017 Digital Materiality
Description:

In this workshop we will analyse digital technologies from their material properties to help grasp what they are, how they are changing us and how we can change them as well. We will explore the ever diversifying, discipline-melting realms of creative digital practices, which may be art, design, propaganda, engineering or all at once.

Digital technologies and processes are increasingly integrated in all aspects of our lives: from ubiquitous all-at-once social media, high frequency trading and smart cities to the instruments we use to make art and express ourselves. They open up new realms of experience and open up questions about who and what we are. In this seminar we will analyze digital technologies from their material properties to help grasp how they work, what they are, how they are changing us and maybe how we can change them. Our crash course will reference thinkers from the ancient physicists through the scientific revolution to today’s quantum physics, from Plato to Marx to contemporary political economy and out into speculative new Materialism and post-history. We will explore the ever diversifying, discipline-melting realms of creative digital practices, which may be art, design, propaganda, engineering, and all at once. We will discuss, research and prepare small presentations for each other, as we attempt to synthesize our understanding in texts, performances and objects.

This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Studium Generale at the University of the Arts. This means the course will be open to students of the University up to a maximum of 12 people. Thus the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 12
Hours of instruction: 4 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=227
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts All disciplines - Summer Schools 2017
1498780800 Jun302017 Jul032017 Song to Tools
Description:

This workshop will continue researching how musical composition, improvisation and production techniques can be applied as generative composition tools in any creative work. Specifically, this class will elaborate on the idea that song forms and progressions used in "popular/Western" and "classical/European" music, as well as tuning and compositional systems in outer European music can be recontextualised as constructive tools.

This workshop is open for participants from all fields of creative work looking for alternative and original tools to generate content, material, form and structure in their work. Commitment and regular attendance are required.

Many things that are used in our work have inherent layers which can all be exposed. Through developing an inquisitive relationship with these things we can apply their form and structure as well as derive techniques for compositional and creative processes.

Musical composition and production techniques will be the basis for investigating concepts of processual repetition, patterns and loops. We will engage the imagination and calculated potential of iteration and disintegration. Guided exercises in listening, imagining, formulating, converting and creating will help to discover systems to apply to your own work.

This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Studium Generale at the University of the Arts. This means the course will be open to students of the University up to a maximum of 12 people. Thus the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Number of participants: 12
Hours of instruction: 4 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=204
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1505692800 Sep182017 Sep242017 Writing Ashram for PhD-students, Post-Docs, and other Professional Writers
Description:

You are onto a big text project and want to enhance your writing productivity? Then join this Monastery-like Writing Development Residence. In the Writing Ashram you practice a monastic lifestyle to write extensively and push your text project forward.The daily schedule consists of physical exercise out in the nature, meditation, inspirational breaks, defined writing times and counselling. This special work environment allows you to deepen your writing process, improve your self regulation, and enforce your writing competence.

 

Quite ironically, the time for concentration and intellectual contemplation seems to be eroding at universities. Therefore Ingrid Scheruebl and Katja Guenther developed the project Writing Ashram - a monastery simulation for academics located in the countryside outside Berlin.

The new quality in focus and boost of productivity, that come through living in this monastary-like daily structure, away from all chores, with other writers for a couple of days is quite astonishing.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 18
Hours of instruction: 7 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=167
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Language, Cultural Studies, Literature & Creative Writing Ethics and Religion Humanities, Philosophy - Summer Schools 2017
1501632000 Aug022017 Okt152017 KlangKunstBühne 2017
Description:

With workshops by the performance group She She Pop, the musicians Andreas Schett and Markus Kraler from the Musicbanda Franui along with director Michael Vogel from the theatre group Familie Flöz, the performance artist Angie Hiesl, the singer and actress Georgette Dee, dancer and choreographer Josephine Ann Endicott and the director Robin Arthur from Forced Entertainment.

KlangKunstBühne is a continuing education programme offered by the Berlin University of the Arts. It is aimed at all artistic disciplines. In courses lasting one week each, participants experience the possibilities of moving beyond the borders of their disciplines. Working with renowned international artists, new knowledge and abilities in previously unexplored areas are acquired and the possibilities of the participants’ own artistic expression are broadened. The courses are accompanied by a public lecture programme. Ultimately KlangKunstBühne seeks to establish an innovative atmosphere in which lasting contacts are made and where new ideas are discovered and realized – with consequences for the running week and beyond, sparking impulses that create a unique language of sound, art and stage.

 

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: -
Hours of instruction: 45 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=232
Other information:

For further information and registration please visit: https://www.udk-berlin.de/studium/klangkunstbuehne/

Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Music Performing Arts Fine Arts - Summer Schools 2017
1507161600 Okt052017 Okt112017 CUT//ACT: Video (and) Activism
Description:

Have you ever wondered how media has changed over time, and how "video" has been used as a political tool? In this course, you will learn both, not least by producing an activist video yourself! You may improve your knowledge/skills regarding media theory, media activism, design research and the use of audiovisual tools.

The workshop is an intensive 5-day-course created and proposed by the creative copywriter and media/design researcher Andréa Poshar (Brazil/Chile), with the collaboration of the video editor/designer Gian Luca Balzerano (Italy), and the design researcher Tom Bieling (Design Research Lab / Berlin University of the Arts).

We will seek to explore key elements of media studies such as its history, its relationship with activism, its communication practices, audiovisual development and aesthetics, visual design, and the social and cultural changes that have occurred in time. Within this context, facilitators will try to improve participants' knowledge and skills regarding media history, media activism and the use of audiovisual tools, such as the video as a political tool of communication.

The unique format of this project will bring the challenge (and the opportunity) to the participants to inquire media studies not only in a theoretical, reflexive and critical way, but also will call attendees into action to develop their own skills and aesthetics regarding communication for activist movement.

Academic degree: -
Language: English
Number of participants: 20
Hours of instruction: 7 days
ETCS Credits: -
URL: http://www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=222
Academy information: Berlin Summer University of the Arts
http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/
UdK Berlin Career College Berlin University of the Arts Bundesallee 1–12 10719 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 3185 2087
Fax: +49 (0) 30 3185 2690
Email: summer-courses(at)udk-berlin(dot)de
Berlin Summer University of the Arts Design - Summer Schools 2017
1497225600 Jun122017 Jul062017 Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing
Description:

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).

The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software.

The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners, 3D printing technologies, and in meeting the geometrical requirements for successful 3D prints.

As 3D printing and 3D scanning cover numerous application areas, this course is interesting for participants from several disciplines including science, engineering, design, fine art or art history. The course provides a good starting point for students who are interested in further applications of these technologies.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are as follows: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

 

A specific requirement of the course is an, at least, basic knowledge of CAD software. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for processing their own 3D files.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_1/introduction_to_3d_scanning_and_printing/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Fine Arts Design Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1497225600 Jun122017 Jul062017 Precision Engineering Measurement & Design
Description:

Precision Engineering Design & Measurement covers the fundamental practices common to all engineering majors in making and reporting basic engineering measurements and their use in designing high-precision items. Students will learn about the engineering design process, commonly used engineering measurement tools, statistical analysis and standard uncertainty analysis methods. Three local tours at businesses and museums will punctuate how precision measurements are used in engineering design practice.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

 

This course is intended for students from all engineering majors that have successfully completed a college calculus and physics course. Course content will be applicable and use examples from a variety of engineering disciplines, so students from all engineering majors are encouraged to participate.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_1/precision_engineering_measurement_design/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1497225600 Jun122017 Jul062017 Programming in Java
Description:

In this course you learn first the basic knowledge of computer programming and then how to write computer programs using the programming language Java. You will be working at the computer. There will be some assignments which will give you more understanding of the programming concepts.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer & Winter University are that candidates have B2 level English and at least one year of university experience.

 

In addition, the following requirements are necessary for this course:

Basic computer skills and knowledge of school mathematics.

In mathematics is recommend to know:

- How to calculate with complex numbers

- How to calculate with matrices

- Handle planes and lines

It is recommend to know some basic Linux commands (but they will be also introduced in the course).

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_1/programming_in_java/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Natural & Computer Sciences Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1499644800 Jul102017 Jul212017 Start German - Language Course
Description:

Although Berlin is an international city, you will find it much easier to understand your surroundings and enjoy the city if you have acquired some basics in German. German is still an important language for business, science, and the arts, and is the most widely spoken language in Europe - plus, it's easy to learn for English-speaking students.

Our German language course addresses the needs of beginners. The content of the course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1.1 (beginners with no prior knowledge). Students will have four class sessions (45 min) each day from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The course will cover the following language skills:

  • Introducing yourself and others.
  • Talking about time, schedules and activities.
  • Talking about yourself and asking others about themselves, including their work, areas of study, hobbies, and interests.
  • Dealing with various situations in daily life (e.g. at the supermarket, in public offices, at the doctor’s office, at work, at the university).
  • Basic facts about Berlin, Germany and German culture.
  • Introduction to German pronunciation and grammar.
Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 2
Pre-requirements:

Please note that this course from block 2 MUST BE COMBINED with a course from either Block 1 or Block 3.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_2/start_german_language_course/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University All disciplines Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1499644800 Jul102017 Jul212017 Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models
Description:

Business plan development in stages – (a) idea generation – (b) business concept development – (c) business plan conceptualization – (d) business plan presentation/pitch.

Business concept development is facilitated by a mix between input sessions with experts, interactive discussions and coaching. In addition principles from business ethics, human resource management, social media management, IP Management, and market research are part of the curriculum and are thus incorporated into the learning process.

The Summer Course starts with an introductory session, followed by an idea presentation (either in sales pitch or poster format). Based on the ideas and the team requirements presented, participants group around ideas and form teams of max. 5 people. The teams are multidisciplinary containing students from different disciplines.

The summer course is mainly characterized by project work based on the stages of Business Plan creation. Project work is supported by mentors/coaches. In addition the summer course contains applied lectures from academics and practitioners. Towards the end of the course the students are trained to present their business plans. The course ends with a business plan pitch to a combined audience of internal staff (business coaches from Center for Entrepreneurship, CfE), participants and a panel of external financiers.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 3
Pre-requirements:

The prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer and Winter University in “Managing Innovations and Creating Innovative Business Models” are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

 

This course can only be booked in combination with a four week course (block 1 or block 3).

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_2/managing_innovations_and_creating_innovative_business_models/
Other information:

This course is for all undergrad and postgrad students as well as for professionals with an engineering, natural sciences, social sciences or arts background. Participants attending this Summer School should have a strong interest in creating new products, processes and businesses and in working together in multidisciplinary teams. 

 

Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law All disciplines Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1499644800 Jul102017 Jul212017 DesignBuild – Community spaces with refugees
Description:

This summer school will be working for and with the Sharehouse Refugio in berlin. This is a community living project where refugees, students, artists and others live and work together. This community will be our clients for this DesignBuild project. The clients will actively participate in the project from the design phase to on-site construction. Through designing and building together, the students will get insights into the challenges that the people they are designing for are facing.

sharehaus.net/refugio/

The task is to design and build new outdoor social gathering areas for the Refugio Café. Existing wooden elements will be incorporated into the design.

The Design-Build -Studio focusses on the realisation of this small building project from the initial design to the process of building by the students themselves. The challenge is to integrate “Low-Cost“, and “High Efficiency“ requirements with sustainability considerations, cultural acceptance issues, aesthetics, appropriateness, participation and education.

This project will be run similar to the Summer University project "Panke Platz" that took place in 2016 (more information: www.dbxchange.eu/).

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 2 weeks
ETCS Credits: 3
Pre-requirements:

The willingness to work in a team is a precondition.

 

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are at least one year of university experience and English level B2 or equivalent.

 

This course can only be booked in combination with a four week course (Block 1 or Block 3).

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_2/designbuild_community_spaces_with_refugees/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Architecture Design Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 1950 – 2050: A century of Energy (R)evolution – understanding the economic, engineering, and political transition of energy systems
Description:

There is no dispute that an average global temperature rise of more than 2°C above the pre-industrial levels would lead to severe environmental and economic costs for society. A major challenge in tackling global warming is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the electricity sector.

The ‘Energiewende’ in Germany proves that a decarbonization of the electricity sector in combination with a shutdown of all nuclear capacities is (technically) manageable and economically viable. As a result, learning effects and reduced investment costs enable a market-driven worldwide roll-out of new technologies. In 2014, already 144 countries set renewable targets. The resulting new global renewable generation installations in 2014 consequently outnumbered the combined new fossil and nuclear capacities.

This course provides a general understanding of the economic, engineering, and political aspects of energy transitions. Additional insight is gained by guest lectures from practitioners and field excursions.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The course is intended for all students with majors in engineering, economics or political sciences in an advanced phase of their undergraduate or graduate/PhD studies.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/1950_2050_a_century_of_energy_revolution_understanding_the_economic_engineering_and_political_transition_of_energy_systems/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Business, Economics, Social Sciences & Law Engineering Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 Architecture of Soundscape Berlin
Description:

The summer course Architecture of Soundscape Berlin is inspired by Berlin’s rich and stimulating urban milieu. It provides aesthetic and technical appreciation of urban soundscape and aims to teach highly effective design tools, techniques and processes.

The course consists of:

  1. Lectures and workshops of sound and spatial form
  2. Sound sampling and montage from Berlin’s various hotspots
  3. Hands-on instructions and exercises with drawing, coding/scripting, hardware design & assembly, and construction
  4. Design and production of architectural composition and the 1:1 sound objects that incorporate both analog and digital tools and techniques
  5. Installation & display of the sound objects in public

Course Components

Week 1-2: Lectures& discussions, field work, sound sampling & montage

This phase of the studio consists of lectures, a workshop, tours and activities to identify, collect and compose the elements of Berlin’s soundscape. The students will start working with handheld digital sound recorders provided by the instructor. We will conduct a field investigation of specific places in Berlin in regard to their sonic qualities and potential for formal design work.

We will also hold an intensive electronics and programming workshop and work with hardware (recording device, Arduino) and software (Audacity, Max 7) and how they may lead to the construction of “index models.”

Week 2: Mapping soundscape, psychogeography & index models

In parallel with the sound sampling and montage, the students will produce soundscape maps. The maps consist of two types: the geo-centric and the ego-centric. The geo-centric map represents an environment in terms of cardinal indicators and landmarks in a geographically consistent manner. The ego-centric map shows the perceiving individual’s relative and subjective understanding of an environment. The maps will inform the construction of 3D “index models.” The instructor will deliver a lecture on maps and mapping.

Week 3-4: Design & Construction of 1:1 Sonic Objects

Using the maps and the index models, the students will design and construct 1:1-scale sonic objects. The sonic object may range from the wearable to architectural scale that will contain and generate sound. The sonic object should include its own sonic signature, as well as the sound montage composed in the course. The final review will consist of verbal-graphic presentation and the on-site demo of the sound objects.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

Bachelor level of architectural and/or design education is preferable

 

Some ability/experience with hand tools and fabrication

 

Own laptop computer (The course will use open-source and/or educational programs; the instructor will provide them for the duration of the course.)

 

University-level English proficiency

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/architecture_of_soundscape_berlin/
Other information:

Target group

Students of architecture, design, and media who are interested in design processes, techniques using multimedia digital tools and coding.

Academics and professionals of architecture, design and media who are interested in experimental design tools, techniques and processes

Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Architecture Design Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 Blue Engineering - Engineers with Social and Ecological Responsibility
Description:

Sustainability in the curriculum of engineering students is either ignored or solely focuses on technological solutions. As the UN Rio+20 debate and its focus on Green Economy shows, there is a strong demand for technological innovations as a remedy for ecological destruction and as pathway to poverty eradication. Consequently, the predominant belief in technological progress is held up through technicians as well as a society wishing for easy technological solutions for complex ecological and social problems.

Taking this into account, this course promotes socially and ecologically responsible engineering through a variety of alternative teaching methods. Engineering students acquire the competence to unveil the complex interdependency of their social, political, ecological and economic surroundings. This includes the consideration of different values, interests and needs within a global perspective as well as within one class(room). The course design encourages democratic decision-making not only to solve but also to define problems within the course itself and moreover outside of the classroom. This method is applied in order to adequately respond to the specific needs of users and to cooperatively develop technologies which are socially useful, locally adapted, durable, repairable and recyclable.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

 

An interest in the reciprocal relations of technology, individuals, nature, society and democracy.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/blue_engineering_engineers_with_social_and_ecological_responsibility/
Other information:

Target group

Engineering students and students of the humanities with an interest in the workings of technology on individuals, society and nature.

 

Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Humanities, Philosophy Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design
Description:

A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Therefore, all basics of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Participants should have a general understanding of engineering.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/cansat_hands_on_satellite_design/
Other information:

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for the hands-on project.

Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 DesignBuild Summer Studio
Description:

This DesignBuild Summer Studio focusses on the realisation of a small building project from the initial design to the process of building by the students themselves. This will be carried out in an academic environment, engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration between students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering and other related fields.

The site is Scharfenberg Island, a small island in the northwest of Berlin which is only accessible via a small ferry or rowing boats. Scharfenberg is the home to a school with ca. 450 pupils, the school farm and ca. 9 residents. The idyllic island environment is the perfect location for creative thinking and making. The project will focus on the design of outdoor spaces for learning, celebration, retreat and contemplation.

www.schulfarm-insel-scharfenberg.de

The students will firstly explore the spatial qualities of the site through creative experimentation in the form of photography, site responsive land art and/or installations.

They will then develop an idea from the design stage to the built project. An examination of the context and discussions with the clients and users will form the basis for the final design. In a competitive design workshop, the best and most feasible solution(s) will be selected and developed. In collaboration with the users and under the guidance of a craftsman, the design will be built and inaugurated.

The challenge will be integrate "low-cost" and "high efficiency" requirements with considerations for sustainability, aesthetics, appropriateness, participation and education. Besides the enormous gains in professional knowledge our goal is to make students more sensitive to the ecological, social and cultural implications of their work. In order to profit from the high potential of these small-scale projects the focus has to be placed on the quality of the space that is created. Design decisions and implementation therefore needs to be made precisely and carefully.

This project will be run similar to the Summer University project "Panke Platz" that took place in 2016 (more information: www.dbxchange.eu.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The willingness to work in a team is a precondition.

 

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are at least one year of university experience and English level B2 or equivalent.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/designbuild_summer_studio/
Other information:

This DesignBuild Studio is aimed at students who want to gain creative and practical knowledge through making.

This course is suitable for students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Engineering and other related fields who are willing to leave the boundaries of their desks, and conquer real life scenarios. Skills in building crafts are of an advantage but not essential.

Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Architecture Design Engineering Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing
Description:

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum).

The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software.

The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners, 3D printing technologies, and in meeting the geometrical requirements for successful 3D prints.

As 3D printing and 3D scanning cover numerous application areas, this course is interesting for participants from several disciplines including science, engineering, design, fine art or art history. The course provides a good starting point for students who are interested in further applications of these technologies.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are as follows: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

 

A specific requirement of the course is an, at least, basic knowledge of CAD software. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for processing their own 3D files.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/introduction_to_3d_scanning_and_printing/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University Engineering Design Fine Arts Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 Reimagining Berlin as a Smart City – Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st century
Description:

“The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities.” – Former Denver Mayor W. Webb.

Like many cities around the world, Berlin wants to become a leading Smart City by 2030. But what does that mean? How can new technologies help to tackle some of Berlin’s biggest challenges? And what can Berlin learn from other cities?

In this course you will get a unique insight into Berlin’s history and ambitions as a smart city. We will trace the development of Berlin’s official smart city agenda, appreciate the diverse landscape of actors who lead the change and visit some of the city’s most celebrated smart city projects and innovation hotspots first-hand.

This course will challenge you to critically reflect and interrogate the “smart city” concept, contribute your own ideas and experiences from home and gain a broad perspective on how cities are innovating and cooperating all over the world for a more sustainable urban future.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience.

 

This course prefers C1 level English to fully participate in discussions.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/reimagining_berlin_as_a_smart_city_challenges_and_opportunities_for_the_21st_century/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University All disciplines Engineering History Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017
1500854400 Jul242017 Aug172017 Startup Crash Course: From Idea to Reality
Description:

This course is intended to offer real knowledge of how to go about launching a startup. It will have three main parts: the structured approach, communication and real-time experimentation.

The structured approach will be given through lectures and serve as a compass. Communication will come from interaction with startup scene members and on-site visits. Real-time experiment will consist of writing a business plan and scheduling the next steps.

Those who develop a successful business plan may be put in contact with Berlin business incubators.

Academic degree: Open to all levels
Language: English
Hours of instruction: 4 weeks
ETCS Credits: 5
Pre-requirements:

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

URL: http://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_block_3/startup_crash_course_from_idea_to_reality/
Academy information: TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
https://www.tu-berlin.de/summer_university/
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University c/- TUBS GmbH Herdenbergstaße 19 10623 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49(0)3044720211
Email: summeruniversity(at)tubs(dot)de
TU Berlin Summer & Winter University All disciplines Open to all levels Summer Schools 2017