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Dates and Hours:
Our 2019 Summer Program will take place July 01-19, 2019 (15 days of teaching, including the final exam part).
Two courses can be combined between the morning and afternoon time slots shown below:
09:15-10:45 German Language & Culture A1
09:15-12:30 Re-Inventing the Modern City: Berlin (aka Unfolding the Layers of Berlin)
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30-16:45 Managing Digital Economies
13:30-16:45 Photographing a City that Never Sleeps
The fees for our summer courses are listed below. In addition there will be a EUR 50,- registration fee – but until the end of April we have an early-bird registration with waived registration fee.
- Single course: German Language and Culture A1 (2,5 ECTS, 30 teaching units, 2 per day): EUR 500,-
- Single course: any of the three others (5 ECTS, 60 teaching units, 4 per day): EUR 950,-
- Two courses combined (including German Language A1, 7,5 ECTS, 90 teaching units overall, 6 per day): EUR 1.450,-
- Two courses combined (but not German Language A1, 10 ECTS, 120 teaching units overall, 8 per day): EUR 1.650,-
How to apply:
To apply for our summer courses, please send a signed copy of the application form (download link here) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is still space in the courses, then a spot will be booked for you - and you will receive a preliminary confirmation with a request for money transfer. Upon receipt of the fees, we will send you a final confirmation of registration.
The fees for summer courses include the teaching and use of our campus facilities. We do not offer accommodation, but are happy to send registered course participants a list recommendations for where to find accommodation in Berlin.
In order to register for a summer course, applicants must be either a current student at a university in any country worldwide, or hold a degree from earlier studies.
If a visa would be necessary to enter Germany, then any information on procedures and processing times needs to be learned from the regional German consulate. We will provide the confirmation letter to fully registered students who have paid the fees, which might be used for a visa application.
Re-inventing The Modern City: Berlin
Berlin is one of the most vibrant, yet contradictory cities in the twenty-first century. It is a microcosm of German history and memory that has had a worldwide significance. For instance, the German monarchy, the Weimar Republic, the National Socialist dictatorship, the Cold War division (capitalist West versus socialist East), and finally, the reunified Federal Republic of Germany are all examples of the significance of this modern, yet historical city.
Relying on a historical perspective, the course will explore the multi-layered urban fabric of Berlin over the last two centuries. Various images, discourses and practices of the city will be examined through contemporary art and culture, and socio-spatial dynamics. The course includes site visits, interdisciplinary comparative readings and film screenings in order to reveal political, economic, social and cultural transformations of the city, and to develop a critical perspective on urban space.
Managing Digital Economies
The emergence of new digital infrastructures, especially wireless connected mobile devices, heralds a radical shift in today’s business practices. The trend of a digital economy has created unprecedented benefits and efficiencies for businesses competing in an increasingly digitized 21st century business landscape. Computing has become the cornerstone of innovation which underpins our visions of different branches and industries, be it tourism, healthcare, transportation, banking or music and video production.
The aim of this course is to foster management skills that are essential for success in an ever growing digital industry. Starting with the analysis of business strategies, competitive advantages are discussed. To enrich the customer value of products, analog and digital marketing are analyzed and different marketing research methods are applied. Thereafter, other important business functions are addressed which are also influenced by digitalization: organization, human resources as well as finance & investment. These topics will be accompanied by participant-driven projects.
Photographing A City That Never Sleeps
Berlin in the summer is a city full of excitement and contrasts. Students, artists and visitors from numerous countries are drawn to the city, where they continuously transform it. The city of Berlin is a magnet for creative and curious people. In the scope of the course, people visiting the city as well as the locals who inhabit its fast-changing districts are observed through the lenses of our cameras.
This course will introduce different approaches to photography, enabling students to capture architecture, urban landscapes, people and portraits, as well as still photography. The first part of the course forms the theoretical basis of the course, introducing students to the technical basics and relevant software. Selected photographers will be examined and exhibitions will be visited. This is followed by field studies in selected districts of Berlin, where the city will be explored. The diversity of the city and its constantly changing character provides the setting for students' photographic portraits of the city.
German Language And Culture A1 and A2
This course is designed for students interested in acquiring basic German skills and combining their language learning experience with a supplementary historical and cultural program in Germany’s cultural and academic center, Berlin. No prior German language skills are necessary
The course provides students with basic language skills focusing on useful expressions, necessary vocabulary and successfully mastering every-day situations. The basic fundamentals of grammar are covered. The objective of the course is to develop reading, writing, listening, and, most of all, speaking skills. Aside from that, we will explore the rich history and cultural life in Germany with a special focus on Berlin.
Upon demand, a similar course for A2 level language learners may be opened.