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English Language Courses for Exchange Students in WiSe 2023/2024

During this hybrid semester at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, some lectures will be held online. At Stud.IP, students can access the meetings via the lectures, which are held via BigBlueButton (BBB).

Faculty of Business and Economics

Classes ECTS Professor
Mathematics 5 Dr Simon
Accounting 5 Prof Gemeinhardt
Microeconomics 5 Ms Kotsch
Marketing 5 Ms Kotsch
Soft Skills 8 Prof Herbert/Prof Richert
Principles of Economics 5 Ms Fröbrich
Current Topics in Marketing 5 Prof Ullrich
Corporate Finance 5 Prof Heinemann
Valuation of Intangible Assets 5 Prof Heinemann

Faculty of Computer Science

Classes (abbr. in Stud.IP) ECTS Professor
Distributed Systems (7\ DS) 5 Prof Neuhardt
Image Processing I and Compression Standards (7\ ImProc1) 5 Prof Chantelau
Image Processing II (9\ ImProc2) 3 Prof Chantelau
Metamodeling Platforms for Application Development (9\ MMPfAppDev) 5 Prof Johannsen
Web Applications (9\ WebApp) 5 Prof Neuhardt
Project Management (5\ PM) 5 Prof Englmeier
Signals and Systems (7\ SigSys) 5 Prof Golz

Faculty of Business Law

Classes ECTS Professor
Anglo-American Bankruptcy Management 2.5 Prof Schellberg
International Civil and Commercial Litigation 2.5 Dr Achenbach
Comparative Case Law 2.5 Prof Müller-Grune
Financial Management 2.5 Prof Schellberg

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Classes ECTS Professor
Automatic Control 5 Prof. Schweigel
Automation Control 5 Prof. Bachmann
Artificial Intelligence 5 Prof. Bachmann
Digital Signal Processing 5 Prof. Roppel 
Microelectronic Technologies 5 Prof. Knechtel
Sensor Systems 5 Prof. Knechtel
Digital Signal Processing for Engineering Applications 5 Prof. Roppel

International School

(a) Language and Communication: German 

In the study area “Language and Communication: German” we offer general German language courses and applied lectures. Intensive German language prep-courses during the semester break enable all foreign students to study in German. The prep-courses and the intensive course “Deutsch Interaktiv und Interkulturell” involve a small personal financial contribution. The free German language courses during the semester address all foreign students wishing to develop or broaden their German skills during their stay in Germany. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. There is a placement test at the beginning of the semester to classify students according to the ECFR levels A1 to C1. Additionally, incoming students are kindly invited to register for the courses of the Centre for Key Skills (in German language) here. The range of courses is as follows: 

The German Language A1.1 courses are devided into 4 different groups. Each group has a limited participation number but covers the same course material. Please only enrol yourself in one course.

Lectures ECTS Professor
German Language A1.1 5 Ms Manco Villa, Ms Petschauer, Ms Itzerott
German Language A1.2 5 Ms Manco Villa
German Language A2.1 5 Ms Petschauer
German Language B1.1 5 Ms Renz
German Language B1.2 5 Ms Renz
German Language B2.1 5 Mr Renz
German Language B2.2 5 Mr Renz
German Language C1.1 5 Mr Renz

(b) Language and Communication: English 

In the study area “Language and Communication” we offer applied English language courses that are complemented by lectures on intercultural sensitisation. The courses on “Business English” prepare the students for demanding professional activities in an international context and are also offered within several skill levels. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. The complementary courses on interculturality aim at an enlightened and reflected foreign experience with intercultural awareness. Additionally, we offer tailored courses on academic writing and reading in an international context. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor
Academic Reading 3 Mr Rausch
Academic Writing 3 Mr Rausch
Scientific Work and Academic Writing according to German Standard 3 Ms Mohr
Business English (beginners) 3 Ms Bagchi
Intercultural Business Communication 6 Ms Bagchi
Personal Branding 3 Ms Wassink

(c) Introduction to German Studies 

The study area “Introduction to German Studies” is supposed to facilitate the students’ orientation in the host country, to sensitise them to cultural and country-specific characteristics in Germany as well as to impart knowledge on Germany’s higher education system. Students are highly recommended to join the introductory workshop in English. Furthermore, the International Office offers field trips to various destinations in order for the students to gather country-specific experience outside the study location. It should be noted that these trips are not compensated with credit points and involve a small personal financial contribution. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor
Introduction to German Studies 4 Dr Hornung
Applied German Studies: Berlin 1 Dr Hornung
Applied German Studies: Dresden-Leipzig 1 Mr Rausch
Applied German Studies: Economy of Thuringia 2 Ms Mohr
Applied German Studies: Culture and History of Thuringia 2 Ms Mohr

(d) Introduction to European Studies

The study area “Introduction to International Relations and European Studies” addresses students from outside Europe as well as all other students interested in the socio-scientific analysis of international relations. There is a specific introduction in every semester, which is also suitable for beginners. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor

Introduction to European Studies

2 Dr Hornung

(e) International Electives 

The range of courses within the area “International Electives” is supplemented by courses on changing subjects in English. Those events cover comprehensive international aspects relevant to students from all fields. The range of courses is as follows: 

Lectures ECTS Professor
Start-Up-Thinking and Entrepreneurial Spirit 3 Ms Wassink
Principles of Marketing 3 Ms Bagchi
Design Thinking   Ms Wassink
Entrepreneurship Sandkasten Program 3 Ms Wassink
Global Marketing Research Project 6 Ms Bagchi