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European Culture

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Marlis Bussacker, Imke Hofmeister

Course Format:

2 hours Seminar


Summer and Winter Semester



Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Elementary knowledge of international culture and humanities


  • Knowledge of different cultures
  • Awareness of cultural heritage
  • Knowledge of different religions
  • European History
  • History of technology


Learning Outcomes:

Overview of european arts and culture

Elementary knowledge of humanities methodology

Students from different cultural backgrounds will develop communication and team work skills, learn to steer clear of cultural "faux-pas", gain mutual cultural understanding

Reading Resources:

  • Michael J. Gelb, How to think like Leonardo da Vince, New York, 1998
  • E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, Phaidon Press Limited, London 1995
  • Wilfried Koch, Baustilkunde, Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Gütersloh 1993
  • Jacques Tullier, Geschichte der Kunst, Architektur - Skulptur - Malerei, Paris 2002
  • Silvio Vietta, Europäische Kulturgeschichte, eine Einführung, München 2005

Performance Record:

Presentation and compilation of a paper


58 hours total

Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.

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