First graduating class from Joint MA program

Monday, October 21, 2013

Congratulations! Herzlichen Glückwunsch

Fall 2013 Convocation marks the first time Germanic and Slavic Studies graduate students in the Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies (IcGS) will receive their degrees. Out of the 24 current students in this program, the first graduates are Antje Riethmueller, Nicole Knapp, and Svetlana Borodina. Our graduands will receive a diploma bearing the seals and signatures from the two partner universities: the University of Waterloo and the Universität Mannheim, Germany.

Students in this joint program spend time at both universities for one year each, and write their theses with input from colleagues at both institutions. The first three graduates wrote their theses on the following topics:

  • "Aren't we all a little bit like Dora? An examination of the function of neutral illness and the character Dora based on space construction in Irena Vrkljan's novel Buch über Dora"
  • "Humour as a Vehicle of Cultural Memory in Leander Haussmann's Sonnenallee and Wolfgang Becker's Good Bye Lenin!";
  • "Ethnic Identity of Russian Germans in Interaction. Attitudes towards Food Habits".

One of the students, will receive her diploma at this week’s convocation in Waterloo. The other two students will receive their degrees in Germany. 

For more information about the Joint MA, please visit the IcGS website. 

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