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InterAmerican Studies / Estudios InterAmericanos

Double Degree InterAmerican Studies

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From winter semester 2018/19, students of the MA InterAmerican Studies/ Estudios InterAmericanos will be able to opt, in addition to the master's degree from the University of Bielefeld, for the Double Degree option organized in cooperation with the MA in InterAmerican Literatures from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Profile of the students
The Double Degree Inter-American Studies program, funded by the DAAD, is a particularly attractive opportunity for students who wish to study Inter-American Studies with an emphasis on Literature and Cultural Studies.
Binational structure
The structure of this option is designed so that each generation of students will study the first two semesters at the University of Bielefeld, where they will acquire the bases of interdisciplinary studies. They will then study the remaining two semesters at the University of Guadalajara, with the support of DAAD scholarships, in the MA in Inter-American Literatures, where they will write their thesis, which will be supervised by professors from both institutions.

From the beginning, each generation will be made up of three students enrolled at the University of Bielefeld and three students enrolled at the University of Guadalajara. The students will carry out their stay together in both countries, which, in addition to their flight tickets, will be financed by the DAAD.
Students interested in pursuing the Double Degree must apply to the MA InterAmerican Studies and indicate in their motivation letter their intentions to enter the double degree program.
DAAD Scholarship Programme
The double degree option contemplates three DAAD Scholarships, for which a specific selection process will be carried out among the interested parties with a very rigorous criteria (which includes demonstrating an advanced knowledge of Spanish).


Semester 3 (in Guadalajara)

Seleccionar dos seminarios entre: (12LP)

  • Literatura caribeña (6LP)
  • Lengua y cultura interamericana (6LP)
  • Literaturas fronterizas de las Américas (6LP)
  • Seleccionar dos seminarios entre: (12LP)

  • Literatura caribeña (6LP)
  • Discursos interamericanos (6LP)
  • Memoria y testimonio (6LP)
  • Rupturas y violencia en la cultura de las Américas (6LP)
  • Seminario de tesis II (6LP)

    Total Credits: 30

    Semester 4 (in Guadalajara)

    Seminario de tesis III (6LP)

    Tesis (24LP)

    Total Credits: 30

    Poster Double Degree
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    Pia Pagand
    Bonn, Alemania

    Eine Besonderheit im Studium ist das Einführungsmodul, wo man ein Medienprojekt macht. In diesem Projekt lernt man den Umgang mit den Medien und man bekommt eine generelle Einführung, was an der Uni möglich ist.

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    Binational Program Structure

    For further information:

    Prof. Dr. Joachim Michael