English / North American Studies, Department
John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien at the FU Berlin
- Lansstraße 7-9
- 14195 Berlin
- Phone: +49 30 838-52703
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Special features regarding teachingThe John F. Kennedy Institute pursues the approach of discipline-based interdisciplinarity. This means that three of the six B.A.s and two of the six M.A.s offer extensive additional interdisciplinary training. In the B.A. this means the two-semester course "Understanding North America" and in the M.A., interdisciplinary seminars which are taught by lecturers from two disciplines. The interdisciplinary training specifically focuses on linking the humanities with the social sciences.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe John F. Kennedy Institute has excellent international links and international visibility. The teaching programme for three degrees levels (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) is entirely in English, there are many native speaker professors and there is the visiting professor programme of the graduate college with 2-4 lecturers from North American each year. The proportion of international students is far above the university average; The mandatory year abroad in the BA means that the Kennedy Institute has approx. 50 incoming students per year.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsUniversité Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, Frankreich; University of Edinburgh, Großbritannien; University College Dublin, Irland; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakau, Polen; Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal; Columbia University, New York, USA; University of California, Berkeley, USA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Kanada; McGill University, Montréal, Kanada
Special features regarding research activitiesThe 1st and 2nd round of the Excellence Initiative funds the graduate college (GSNAS) which has been part of the Institute since 2006. Between 2019 and 2024, the research programme of the GSNAS is dedicated to the topic "Transformations of 'Democracy‘ in
Other special featuresThe John F. Kennedy Institute is housed in a building on the Dahlem campus. The building also houses the institute's library, which has the largest collection on North American topics in Europe. The collection includes numerous newspaper and comic archives as well as a DVD collection. There is an independent cafeteria on the ground floor of the institute. The very active student body regularly organises events such as film nights, the Canada Day or the Election Nights event during the US elections.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/research/index.html
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/studium/mentoringreferat/index.html
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