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FUBiS Term I 2022 Online

Program start: Monday, January 3, 2022
Program end: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

You can register here until December 6, 2021.

See here for an overview on fees and deadlines.

Program structure:

  • A combination of courses is not applicable.
  • The number of participants in each course is limited to 18 (15 in language courses). In exceptional cases, more participants per class may be allowed.
  • Course enrollment is guaranteed after complete registration and full payment of course tuition and program fees.
  • Credits can only be awarded if you are currently/ have been enrolled at a university.

Course schedule


Printable version of course schedule (pdf)

Online German Language Courses

Language of instruction: German
Course type:
Online language course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 72 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time
: 8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Student Profile

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

Course Objectives

Within three 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.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)
Language of instruction: German
Course type:
Online language course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 72 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time
: 8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Student Profile

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

Course Objectives

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

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)
Language of instruction: German
Course type:
Online language course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 72 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time
: 8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Student Profile

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.

Course Objectives

Within three weeks, this course will help you to expand your competences in listening, speaking, reading and writing and 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 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.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)
Language of instruction: German
Course type:
Online language course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 72 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time:
8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Student Profile

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.

Course Objectives

Within three 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 analyse and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.

  • By the end of the 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.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)
Language of instruction: German
Course type:
Online language course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 72 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time:
8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Student Profile

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.

Course Objectives

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 analyse and interpret cultural, political, and historical topics in German-speaking countries and compare them with your own cultural background.     

  • By the end of the 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.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)

Online Subject Courses

Instructor: Dr. Frieder Otto Wolf
Language of instruction:
English
Course type:
Online subject course
Contact hours:
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 48 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time: 8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Course 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 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) 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.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)
Instructor: Sebastian Olényi
Language of instruction:
English
Course type:
Online subject course
Contact hours: 
The coursework corresponds to an on-site course in term I amounting to 48 contact hours.
Course days
: see class schedule
Time
: 8 am - 12:30 pm CET
ECTS credits
: 5
Course fee:
€ 1,250

Course Description

Our global challenges like climate change, social inequality and economic development mean that sustainability is more than a buzzword: The concept is being operationalized by companies, NGOs and policy makers. On a policy level, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris climate agreement and the Green New Deal are setting the stage, on a business level, standards like Environmental Social Governance (ESG) reporting or ecovadis, supply chain integrity and voluntary certification as well as diversity crucial to long-term economic success.

How are companies innovating towards more sustainability today? What are the criteria, the success factors and the strategic approaches to tackle consumer, policy, employee and societal demand for more sustainability? 

In this course, we will look at current sustainability frameworks, sustainable companies and sustainable innovation. The participants will get to know and to apply collaborative online tools to evaluate existing company sustainability approaches and to create their own business-related sustainability strategies.

The course will include at least two executives as guest speakers who will evaluate the created strategies and provide insights into their own approaches.

Download Syllabus (printable PDF incl. day-to-day schedule)

In addition to these courses, there will also be a comprehensive orientation with an introduction to the technical environment.