The course is designed for students who have a reasonable level of English and are interested in learning about different aspects of sustainability and how humans can navigate our changing world. Students will learn about energy, water, shelter and how correct design can reduce a households environmental footprint.
The aim of the course is to help tertiary students at all levels from undergraduate to MSc to become more fluent when talking about the environment especially in their professional field of interest.
CEFR B2 level in English is a prerequisite for students to be admitted to the course.
The course is open for every EDUC students.
- Teacher: Marcus Christopher Juby
- Teacher: Zuzana Muchová
- Teacher: Peter Andrew Sabath
The public space of metropolises as well as medium and small-sized towns is profoundly marked by the historic and contemporary traces of linguistic practices, such as graffiti, informal messages, public and commercial signs. These signs are produced by different actors and also carry out different functions. Linguistic Landscape (LL) research investigates the distribution of monolingual and multilingual signs in the public sphere, their linguistic and semiotic features, as well as their functions and evolution over time. In doing so, it aims to provide insights into the status of historic and migration-related minority languages in a specific territory.
In this web-based training, students will be introduced to the main theoretical approaches and empirical methods for mapping linguistic diversity in public spaces. Particular attention is dedicated to an overview of the current state of LL research in three EDUC areas, that is, Brandenburg and Berlin, Brno and Czech Republic, Cagliari and Sardinia.
At the end of the web-based training, participants will:
- be able to describe the complex present and past sociolinguistic situations in Berlin and Brandenburg, Brno and Prague, Cagliari and Sardinia.
- become familiar with the current state of research on LLs in these three areas and develop awareness about the distribution of LL signs in their own territory.
- be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages of some theoretical-methodological approaches concerning data collection and analysis in LL.
- be able to analyze monolingual and multilingual LL signs, describe their functions and link their features to the status of different minority languages and the language ideologies toward them in a given territory.
- be able to evaluate and defend responses to a range of linguistic landscape issues.
Details of the learning scenario
The web-based training is an asynchronous learning offer, which means that students can access it on the platform EDUC Moodle at any time and complete it on their own schedule.
In concrete terms, the web-based training consists of three teaching units, jointly co-designed by teachers from the universities of Potsdam, Masaryk and Cagliari. Each unit includes slide-casts (spoken word and slides in English or in Italian with English subtitles) and e-exercises to practice the introduced concepts. At the end of each unit, recommendations for further readings are provided.
Please consider a total work-load of about 5 hours for the slide-casts (+ approximately 30 minutes to complete the e-exercises)
The minimum technical requirement you need to participate is a computer with internet access.
Schedule/Timetable of the learning offer
The web-based training is a continuous course that can be completed at any time on the platform EDUC Moodle.
- Teacher: Piergiorgio Floris
- Teacher: Zoltánné Dr. Schmidt Andrea Gál
- Teacher: Zsófia Erzsébet Ásványi
- Teacher: Bonny Brandenburger
- Teacher: Beatrice Butel
- Teacher: Ondřej Částek
- Teacher: Sándor Danka
- Teacher: Balázs Dömény
- Teacher: Katalin Erdős
- Teacher: Daniela Großmann
- Teacher: Yaren Gürbüz
- Teacher: Gilda Jarnigon
- Teacher: Mónika Kuti
- Teacher: Beatrix Mariann Lányi
- Teacher: Andrea Melis
- Teacher: Luise Theresia Renneke
- Teacher: Caroline Ruiller
- Teacher: Esther Steverding
- Teacher: Bence Vereckei-Poór
- Teacher: Christophe Vignon
- Teacher: Valéria Zellerné Dr. Pavluska
This intensive course delves into the global history of processes of refuge-seeking: it explores the many challenges that refugees and migrants face and the opportunities they create in receiving countries. It engages the manifold ways in which citizens have responded to migrants and refugees over time – from the Huguenots’ arrival in Brandenburg-Prussia in 1685 to the present – and in various places, including France, Australia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Germany. The course also examines the responses and visions of migrants and refugees themselves.
The course brings together 30 students from five European universities through the European Digital UniverCity alliance (EDUC), for ten weeks of online learning (starting on April 19, 2022) followed by a week together in Potsdam June 20-25, 2022. In Potsdam students will meet with local decision-makers, civil society and church representatives, and migrants and refugees to learn first-hand about practices and issues relating to migration and integration.
To prepare for this, students will be introduced to theories around integration and will then engage with historic and contemporary case studies that highlight particular issues such as culture, religion, racism, education, and labour in relation to assimilationism and multiculturalism.
- Teacher: Karen Akoka
- Teacher: Cibele Yuri Kojima de Paula
- Teacher: Štěpán Mikula
- Teacher: Judith Rode
- Teacher: Isabella Soi
- Teacher: István Tarrósy
- Teacher: Louise Thatcher
This course for students in the BA English Studies programme
offers an overview of British literature and culture from the medieval
period to the end of the eighteenth century. Its aim is to provide basic
information about the socio-cultural environment
in which major cultural and literary events took place. The lecture
course is held by three instructors, depending on the topic at hand. It
relies on primary readings and highly recommended reference materials.
- Teacher: Krisztina Fodorné Dr. Tóth
- Teacher: Gabriella Hartvig
- Teacher: Filip Krajník
- Teacher: Csaba Maczelka
- Teacher: Krisztián Simon
• Discover the main electrodes methods used in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
• Discover the principles of the electrochemical methods used in the field of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
• Discover the processes of several biosensors, thermodynamics and kinetics of weak molecular interactions
- Teacher: Sophie Guezo
This course aims at giving you information and activities on the following topics:
- Looking for scientific content in Library's catalog and databases
- Looking for information on the web
- Assessing information
- What is a citation ?
- What is a bibliographic style ?
- Teacher: Sophie Guezo