BA - German Studies

University of Kiel
Germany
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
April October
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
Information not available

Entry Requirements

General university

The university entrance is acquired by, among other things:

  • the school in general education schools,
  • the school to vocational high schools (with a second foreign language).

The general university authorized to study all subjects at the university. 

 

Subject-specific higher education

The technical university is a higher education qualification, which entitles them to study in certain subjects or courses of study at universities 
in contrast to the general university entrance includes the technical university (the qualification for high school), only one foreign language. the technical university is to generally by the audit:

  • a two-year vocational high school ( vocational high school regulation ),
  • an academy,
  • some vocational schools,
  • Professional colleges or
  • a gifted test  

Curriculum

The two-subject Bachelor's degree program with the profile specialist supplement includes the study of two fields of study within the scope of each 70 credit points, the preparation of a thesis in one of the two subjects in the amount of 10 credit points, and the study of the profile professional supplement of 30 credits.

The modular examination will determine whether the student has achieved the learning outcomes of a module. The module examinations take place during studies and may consist of one or more examinations. The type and number of examinations to be services are governed by the examination regulations.

The Bachelor examination is passed if all module examinations required by the exam regulations and the work passed and thus the required number of credits earned.

The normal period for the two-subject Bachelor's degree program with the German profile subject complement is 6 semesters.

More information about the second subject can be found in the relevant study information sheet.

German

The curriculum bachelor's degree in German are taught in the context of modules which concentrate thematically or methodologically related courses. The modules have a circumference of usually 2 to 6 hours per week and go through one or two semesters. In the first year three basic modules are completed. The second year includes two advanced modules and a complementary module. In the third year a specialization module and a complementary module to be chosen.

The Bachelor course German is divided into three areas: Older German Literature (AEDL), Modern German Literature and Media (NDL) and German Linguistics (SPR).

Since all three areas are equally represented in the first year, the first year has primarily orientation or Grundstudium character.

In the second year, the focus of education is carried out by focusing on two of the three areas, while the third area will continue in the second year, only as a complementary module. In the third year the two specialization modules of the second year will be continued in different weighting: one as a more extensive specialization module, the other as a reduced complementary module.

In the following fields, students acquire professional knowledge:

Modern German Literature and Media:

  • Overview knowledge of the history of modern German literature (from 1600) in the context of European literature, media, ideas and cultural history
  • Fundamentals of methods directed processing and distributing literary texts or audiovisual media
  • Awareness about scientific methods of concept formation (eras, genres, methodologies)
  • Basic knowledge of current and historical literature and media theories
  • Basic knowledge in the basic disciplines rhetoric, poetics / aesthetics, narratology
     

Older German Literature:

  • Overview knowledge of the history of the older German literature (750-1600) in the context of literature, media, ideas and cultural history of medieval Europe
  • Reading and translation skills for older language levels of the German
  • Fundamentals of methods led development of earlier German literature
  • Problem awareness of the alterity of medieval literature
  • Awareness about scientific methods of concept formation (eras, genres, methodologies)

German linguistics:

  • Basic knowledge about the different levels of the system of the German language (phonology, graphology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and language in use (pragmatics, text and voice Linguistics), either with respect to High German or Low German
  • Overview of the historical development of the language in terms of both the language levels (Althochdeutsch / Old Saxon, Middle High German / Middle Low German, Frühneuhochdeutsch / Frühneuniederdeutsch, Neuhochdeutsch / Neuniederdeutsch) as well as in terms of historical longitudinal sections in the areas of phonology, graphology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
  • Developing an awareness of the problem of linguistic issues, methods and theories
  • Basic knowledge of the main research paradigms in contemporary German linguistics

Low German Language and Literature:

  • The technical knowledge equivalent to the German under Newer literature and media, Mature German literature and German linguistics Listed, but always refers to Low German content.
     

In the following section, students acquire media competence:

Modern German Literature and Media:

  • Ability to reflect on literary texts in their constructiveness and problematize in historical contexts
  • Ability to properly prepare problem contexts in spoken and written forms and - under media use - to teach specific target groups
     

Older German Literature:

  • to describe ability, literary texts in their specific conceptualization and alterity and problem-oriented driven in historical contexts
  • Ability to properly prepare problem contexts in spoken and written forms and to provide for specific target groups
     

German linguistics:

  • Ability utterances of the presence in its various incarnations in terms of them to detect constituent linguistic features using a linguistic methods arsenal to analyze and reflect
  • Ability to historical texts to detect using the methods arsenal of historical linguistics, to situate and their source status to reflect adequately
  • Ability to properly prepare problem contexts in spoken and written forms and - under media use - to teach specific target groups
     

The skills can be selectively acquired in dealing with high German or Low German text materials.

Low German Language and Literature:

  • The methodological competence corresponds to the German under Newer literature and media, Mature German literature and German linguistics Listed, but always refers to Low German content.

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