Welcome to the Center for North American Studies!

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Students of English and American Studies (B.A.) are also very welcome to attend both "Communicative Skills" and classes in the Fachergänzungsmodul Nordamerikastudien

Fachergänzung Nordamerikastudien Summer Term 2019

Fachergänzungsmodul Nordamerikastudien &

Sprachpraxismodul Nordamerikastudien


Fachergänzungsmodul:  A preliminary list with the summer term classes is available  here.

Sprachpraxismodul: The communicative skills class during this summer term will take place on Wednesday, 4-6 pm

NEW: Registration for Communicative Skills is now done via HISinOne (see details here)

Registration for the summer term classes will begin on March 25th at 11 am


To register for one of the classes in the Fachergänzungsmodul, please proceed as follows:

1. Please log into your OLAT-account. 
2. Open the catalogue and go to Philosophische Fakultät >Zentrum für Schlüsselqualifikationen
3. For each of the classes listed above, we have created an OLAT-course. The names of all OLAT-courses start with Anmeldung Fachergänzung ZNAS and the name of the lecturer. From 11am on March 25th, 2019 onwards, you will be able to register as a participant in the respective OLAT-course. (NB: courses are limited to 2-5 participants respectively, except for Communicative Skills).  By registering as a participant in the OLAT-course, you register for the class (make sure to actually click on EINSCHREIBEN, otherwise you won't be registered). This replaces any other registration procedures. We will forward your name to the lecturer at the beginning of the term. Please identify yourself to him/her at the beginning of the semester. 
In case of problems or questions please do not hesitate to get in touch (Dorothee Schneider: schneider@anglistik.uni-kiel.de)

Canadian visiting professor 2019: Robert Boschman

In the coming summer term, Prof. Robert Boschman will teach at the English Department of Kiel University. He is professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and specializes in environmental and ecological approaches to American literature. You can learn more about his photography here.

He will be teaching two classes this summer:


Media Culture Politics: On this Ground: Extraction, Consumption, and Hope in the Environmental Humanities (click here for the pdf)

Poster on this ground course with professor robert boschman

Theory and Interpretation: A Settlers' Wilderness?: Representations of Nature in American Literature and Culture (click here for the pdf)

Course with robert boschman wilderness