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English and American Studies

Welcome to English and American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg!

We offer various degree programs, from Bachelor to Master and teaching degree programs. Find out about the department, the academic fields we cover, and get to know our staff.

We offer various courses in English and American studies for beginning and advanced students:
BA English and American Studies
MA English Studies
MA North American Studies
MA The Americas / Las Américas

We also offer courses in teacher training for various school types:
Lehramt Gymnasium
Lehramt Unterrichtsfach (Grund-, Mittel-, Realschule)

Note: Beginning students in the B.A. degree program and the teacher training courses for English must take an aptitude test (Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren) before they can enrol in these degree programs. This is to ensure that language proficiency in English is at a level which will allow them to study successfully.

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In her new German-language podcast "Corona in den USA: Eine Betrachtung der Krise aus transatlantischer Perspektive" for the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Heike Paul talks about the corona crisis in the U.S., the roles of state governors and the president, as well as societal and political fault lines made visible by the crisis.

In March 2020, Heike Paul has contributed to the Thomas Mann House series “55 Voices for Democracy.” The video is available on YouTube; more information on the series can be found here.