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International Cultural Studies (ICS)

International Cultural Studies (ICS) offer an illuminating and thought-provoking approach to various topics from the field. The courses, which are taught in English, are open to international students and Mannheim students alike and offer the opportunity for students from different departments to come together. Emphasis is placed on an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach. By bringing together students of different nationalities and from various departments, the idea of intertwining cultures and cultural diversity can be experienced personally rather than being studied from a mere theoretical viewpoint. 


The ICS lecture offers students an introduction to cultural studies and is offered every fall semester. By examining texts and theories of influential philosophers, students gain an overview and insight into the development of cultural studies and their significance for society.

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The ICS seminars focus on various topics within the field of cultural studies. Instructors from different disciplines within the School of Humanities give students in-depth, interdisciplinary and intercultural insights into different topics and discuss models of applying theories from the field in practice. 

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Who can attend ICS courses?

Mannheim students

International Cultural Studies (ICS) form part of the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies module (IKW). For this module you can attend both ICS and IKW courses. More information can be found in the program handbook of your program of studies.

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International students

The ICS courses are open to all international students enrolled at the School of Humanities. You can register for courses by using the registration form. The form will be sent to you via e-mail about three months before semester starts.

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Advising and contact

Dr. Ana-Sofia Uhl

Dr. Ana-Sofia Uhl

Coordination International Cultural Studies (ICS)
University of Mannheim
School of Humanities - Dean's Office
Schloss – Room EO 291
68131 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Please note: Only online consultations are offered currently. Please send an email to make an appointment.