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WHS M1 L2A Kultur

WHS Mosaik 1 Lektion 2A Kultur

How are most German universities funded? Most universities in Germany are funded by the government.
What does it cost to attend a German university? Historically, German university education has been free for all students, but recently some states have been charging a tuition fee of €500, or around $650 per semester.
Against what have German university students protested? German university students have protested against (1) the introduction of tuition fees, (2) overcrowding in lecture halls, (3) education reform in general, and (4) the heavier workload with more frequent testing.
What were the names of the university degrees in German before the reform? German universities bestowed the degrees of Diplom, Magister and Doktor.
As in America, what are the advantages of attending a private university or college? In a private university or college, class sizes are smaller and students can more easily have access to their professors.
As in America, what are the disadvantages of attending a private university or college? The cost of attending private universities or colleges in Germany is the biggest deterrent. It is comparable to attending a private institute here in America.
Why are many courses offered in English, primarily at the private universities or institutes in Germany? Young people are interested in preparing for the international job market. Since the international business language is English, it just makes good sense to offer courses in that language.
Who is a Besserwisser? A Besserwisser is a know-it-all.
What is the term for roommate in German? University or college roommates in Germany are referred to as Mitbewohner or Mitbewohnerin.
What is a Referat? The professor assigns you a topic. You research the topic, then write a paper on it that you will submit to the professor after you present your paper to the entire class.
How many university students live in student dormitories in German? Just over 11% of all German university students live in dormitories. Most live in WGs, or Wohngemeinden.
How many incoming “freshmen” do the collective German universities expect each year? About a million students each year begin their studies at a German university.
What might one find on a Schwarzes Brett? A student in need of a roommate might post a note on the Schwarzes Brett. S/he could also advertise for a ride out of town or propose a change in majors (seat). Professors may announce available internships here.
What does it mean if you say, „Ich büffele!“? It means you’re cramming for a test.
What was the Bologna-Prozess? It was a meeting of all the education ministers in the European Union.
When and where did the Bologna-Prozess take place? It took place in the Italian city of Bologna in 1999.
What was the purpose of the Bologna-Prozess? The Ministers of Education felt strongly that university degrees throughout the European Union needed to be standardized. In other words, each country should bestow the same degrees.
What did the outcome of the Bologna-Prozess mean for Germany? The traditional degrees of Diplom, Magister and Doktor were changed to Bachelor, Master and Doctor.
Do most German students leave the university after acquiring a Bachelor degree in order to enter the work force? No. Over three-fourths of German university students continue their education through to the Master degree.
Do most German university students study abroad? No. Only about 15% of all German university students study in another country. It was hoped after the Bologna-Prozess that this number would increase.
In which country is the Uni Basel located? The Uni Basel is located in Switzerland.
For which three disciplines is the Uni Basel especially well known? Many gifted scientists get their degrees at the Uni Basel in medicine, philosophy or psychology.
What is the German term for tuition fee? Studiengebühr is a tuition fee.
How much do students at the Uni Basel pay each term to study there? The Studiengebühr per semester there is 700 Swiss Francs.
When was the Uni Basel founded? The Uni Basel was founded in 1460, over 550 years ago!
To whom do we attribute the quote, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? This was said by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the most famous professor to have taught at the Uni Basel.
Who is famous for the statement: “The dose makes the poison”? Paracelsus, among the first of Uni Basel’s famous professors, founded the discipline of toxicology, which points out that everything is toxic – only the dose determines whether it’s deadly or not.
Which famous author wrote novels like Steppenwolf, Siddharta and Das Glasperlenspiel? These are three of the most prominent works by author Herman Hesse, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.
Who was one of the greatest portrait painters of the 16th century? Hans Holbein, an artist and printmaker, was known for his portrait painting.
Who was the founder of analytical psychology? Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, founded Jungian (or analytical) psychology, which emphasized understanding the psyche through the exploration of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy.
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