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English-Speaking Cultures/Englisch

English-Speaking Cultures

Bachelor

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Key concerns within the degree of English-Speaking Cultures/English are the English language and its expansion and diversification in its historical and cultural context. Moreover, reflections on the role and various ways of representation of local literatures and cultures in the context of representation, process and critical engagement with the imperial past and the postcolonial present of transatlantic and global historical spaces in the English-speaking world across various media constitute an important part in the programme. The degree program ... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Englisch C1

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Key concerns within the degree of English-Speaking Cultures/English are the English language and its expansion and diversification in its historical and cultural context. Moreover, reflections on the role and various ways of representation of local literatures and cultures in the context of representation, process and critical engagement with the imperial past and the postcolonial present of transatlantic and global historical spaces in the English-speaking world across various media constitute an important part in the programme. The degree program encompasses the following components: Literary studies, language sciences, cultural studies and language practice. Students training to be teachers also attend courses in didactics of foreign language acquisition. Courses are taught in English. The degree programme is complemented by a variety of different courses including task-based language learning, which will improve student’s language abilities still further. Beyond lectures and seminars, students have various possibilities to develop their practical skills and exchange ideas with other students. During their studies, they can participate in excursions to different countries or to partnership universities. In addition, extracurricular activities such as film events in English and the bi-annual drama performances of the Parlament of Foules, an English-language drama group for students, are available.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The BA English-Speaking Cultures/English prepares its graduates for various occupational fields, including: Adult education and lifelong learning, research, press and media, public relations and marketing, advertising, cultural- and educational management, information management and design, translation, personnel management, and collaboration with NGO’s and organisations of the government, and tourism.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Grundschule
  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Berufsbildende Schulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Gymnasien und Oberschulen (Der M.Ed.-Studiengang „Lehramt für Inklusive Pädagogik an Gymnasien/Oberschulen“ wird zurzeit noch nicht angeboten und wird für die ersten Bachelor-Absolvent*innen eingerichtet.)

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

In the degree program students acquire critical academic knowledge of the field, and they develop a number of key skills that enable them to critically evaluate processes of social and cultural change and take an active part in shaping civil society.
The degree program enables students to prepare for professional practice in various fields inside and outside the academy. Students gain academic knowledge not only of local and global contexts of English-speaking cultures, but also train key competencies which enable them to take up careers in professional fields in which English is the lingua franca of international communication. Besides advanced competence in the English language up to C2 level (near-native competence) these include: techniques of information, mediation and management, written competency in German and English, presentation techniques, study techniques, general didactical skills, transcultural communication skills with regard to the recognition, identification and handling of cultural differences.

Major fields

The study programme is designed to require three years. When English-Speaking Cultures/English is studied as a major, the first year gives basic insight into the three main areas of literature, linguistics and cultural studies. From the second year onwards, students are encouraged to decide on consecutive seminars which build up a focused competence in one of the three main areas. Central to the third year of studies is an academic exchange overseas of at least three months. That opportunity permits undergraduate students to experience and adapt to an international environment including the benefits of learning of other educational systems. With English-Speaking Cultures/English as a minor, students learn about one of the three focus areas each year. In their third year students then focus on one particular area of studies by choosing a single consecutive seminar. Students studying for a career in teaching also attend courses in didactics as part of their teacher training.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

For non-school career fields: internships as a component of career orientation within General Studies are obligatory.
For careers as school teachers: teaching practice is obligatory.

Study abroad

Central to the third year of studies is an academic exchange overseas of at least three months. That opportunity permits undergraduate students to experience and adapt to an international environment including the benefits of learning of other educational systems. Second year students who use their visit abroad for collecting research data should begin to draft their final dissertation in their chosen field of studies immediately upon their return.

For further information regarding your academic exchange: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/auslandsstudium/default.aspx

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Students enrolling in the degree programme English-Speaking Cultures/English should have a keen interest in English-speaking cultures and literatures, as well as an excellent knowledge of the English language. Central for the programme is the willingness to actively engage with the English language and its various dimensions of use critically, self-reflexively and theoretically.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Englisch C1

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Grundschule + Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Gymnasien und Oberschulen (Der M.Ed.-Studiengang „Lehramt für Inklusive Pädagogik an Gymnasien/Oberschulen“ wird zurzeit noch nicht angeboten und wird für die ersten Bachelor-Absolvent*innen eingerichtet.)

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

3 Professoren und 3 Professorinnen im Fach Anglistik / Amerikanistik 
3 Lektorate (Vollzeit)
3 Lektorate (Teilzeit)
7 wiss. Assisten/innen und Mitarbeiter/innen (Teilzeit);
4 Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (Teilzeit);
wechselnde Anzahl von Lehrbeauftragte

Students

370 Studentinnen
137 Studenten

Collaborations

Higher Education im Ausland:
* Dickinson Collge, USA
* University of Central Missouri, USA
* Dixie State College, USA
* Indiana State University, USA
* West Virginia University, USA
* Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA
* University of Ottawa, CA
* University of Guelph, CA
* University of Guelph-Humber, CA
* University of Waterloo, CA
* Middelburg Center for Transatlantic Studies, NL
* Roosevelt Acvademy, NL

sowie eine Vielzahl an Kooperationsvereinbarung im Rahmen des ERASMUS Programms.

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Stuga Englisch Stuga Englisch
Building: GW2, Office: B 3200 (StugenEck)
E-Mail: stugaenglisch(at)uni-bremen.de

Treffen: Stuga-Treffen: Mittwoch von 12 bis 13 Uhr
StugenEck (GW2 B3200) ist geöffnet (i. d. R.):
Mo bis Do 10:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Departmental counseling

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Studies centre

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Status

19.06.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Key concerns within the degree of English-Speaking Cultures/English are the English language and its expansion and diversification in its historical and cultural context. Moreover, reflections on the role and various ways of representation of local literatures and cultures in the context of representation, process and critical engagement with the imperial past and the postcolonial present of transatlantic and global historical spaces in the English-speaking world across various media constitute an important part in the programme. The degree program encompasses the following components: Literary studies, language sciences, cultural studies and language practice. Students training to be teachers also attend courses in didactics of foreign language acquisition. Courses are taught in English. The degree programme is complemented by a variety of different courses including task-based language learning, which will improve student’s language abilities still further. Beyond lectures and seminars, students have various possibilities to develop their practical skills and exchange ideas with other students. During their studies, they can participate in excursions to different countries or to partnership universities. In addition, extracurricular activities such as film events in English and the bi-annual drama performances of the Parlament of Foules, an English-language drama group for students, are available.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The BA English-Speaking Cultures/English prepares its graduates for various occupational fields, including: Adult education and lifelong learning, research, press and media, public relations and marketing, advertising, cultural- and educational management, information management and design, translation, personnel management, and collaboration with NGO’s and organisations of the government, and tourism.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Grundschule
  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Berufsbildende Schulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen
  • Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Gymnasien und Oberschulen (Der M.Ed.-Studiengang „Lehramt für Inklusive Pädagogik an Gymnasien/Oberschulen“ wird zurzeit noch nicht angeboten und wird für die ersten Bachelor-Absolvent*innen eingerichtet.)

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

In the degree program students acquire critical academic knowledge of the field, and they develop a number of key skills that enable them to critically evaluate processes of social and cultural change and take an active part in shaping civil society.
The degree program enables students to prepare for professional practice in various fields inside and outside the academy. Students gain academic knowledge not only of local and global contexts of English-speaking cultures, but also train key competencies which enable them to take up careers in professional fields in which English is the lingua franca of international communication. Besides advanced competence in the English language up to C2 level (near-native competence) these include: techniques of information, mediation and management, written competency in German and English, presentation techniques, study techniques, general didactical skills, transcultural communication skills with regard to the recognition, identification and handling of cultural differences.

Major fields

The study programme is designed to require three years. When English-Speaking Cultures/English is studied as a major, the first year gives basic insight into the three main areas of literature, linguistics and cultural studies. From the second year onwards, students are encouraged to decide on consecutive seminars which build up a focused competence in one of the three main areas. Central to the third year of studies is an academic exchange overseas of at least three months. That opportunity permits undergraduate students to experience and adapt to an international environment including the benefits of learning of other educational systems. With English-Speaking Cultures/English as a minor, students learn about one of the three focus areas each year. In their third year students then focus on one particular area of studies by choosing a single consecutive seminar. Students studying for a career in teaching also attend courses in didactics as part of their teacher training.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

For non-school career fields: internships as a component of career orientation within General Studies are obligatory.
For careers as school teachers: teaching practice is obligatory.

Study abroad

Central to the third year of studies is an academic exchange overseas of at least three months. That opportunity permits undergraduate students to experience and adapt to an international environment including the benefits of learning of other educational systems. Second year students who use their visit abroad for collecting research data should begin to draft their final dissertation in their chosen field of studies immediately upon their return.

For further information regarding your academic exchange: http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/anglistik/auslandsstudium/default.aspx

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Students enrolling in the degree programme English-Speaking Cultures/English should have a keen interest in English-speaking cultures and literatures, as well as an excellent knowledge of the English language. Central for the programme is the willingness to actively engage with the English language and its various dimensions of use critically, self-reflexively and theoretically.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Englisch C1

Admission

for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Grundschule + Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Grundschulen + Inklusive Pädagogik/Sonderpädagogik an Gymnasien und Oberschulen (Der M.Ed.-Studiengang „Lehramt für Inklusive Pädagogik an Gymnasien/Oberschulen“ wird zurzeit noch nicht angeboten und wird für die ersten Bachelor-Absolvent*innen eingerichtet.)

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
24CP - 72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

3 Professoren und 3 Professorinnen im Fach Anglistik / Amerikanistik 
3 Lektorate (Vollzeit)
3 Lektorate (Teilzeit)
7 wiss. Assisten/innen und Mitarbeiter/innen (Teilzeit);
4 Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben (Teilzeit);
wechselnde Anzahl von Lehrbeauftragte

Students

370 Studentinnen
137 Studenten

Collaborations

Higher Education im Ausland:
* Dickinson Collge, USA
* University of Central Missouri, USA
* Dixie State College, USA
* Indiana State University, USA
* West Virginia University, USA
* Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA
* University of Ottawa, CA
* University of Guelph, CA
* University of Guelph-Humber, CA
* University of Waterloo, CA
* Middelburg Center for Transatlantic Studies, NL
* Roosevelt Acvademy, NL

sowie eine Vielzahl an Kooperationsvereinbarung im Rahmen des ERASMUS Programms.

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Stuga Englisch Stuga Englisch
Building: GW2, Office: B 3200 (StugenEck)
E-Mail: stugaenglisch(at)uni-bremen.de

Treffen: Stuga-Treffen: Mittwoch von 12 bis 13 Uhr
StugenEck (GW2 B3200) ist geöffnet (i. d. R.):
Mo bis Do 10:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Departmental counseling

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Studies centre

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Status

19.06.2019