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German Studies

Bachelor

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The degree programme "German Studies" is made up of the subsections (German) Literature and Language Studies.

Courses in traditional medieval studies (studies in the literature and language of the middle ages) are integrated within the respective subsections of the programme.

The Bachelor programme has a special focus on the intercultural dimensions of German Studies. In all the aforementioned subsections, for instance, a very special emphasis is placed on the aspects arising from contact with the respective non-German pend... 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)

German

Admission requirements

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

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The degree programme "German Studies" is made up of the subsections (German) Literature and Language Studies.

Courses in traditional medieval studies (studies in the literature and language of the middle ages) are integrated within the respective subsections of the programme.

The Bachelor programme has a special focus on the intercultural dimensions of German Studies. In all the aforementioned subsections, for instance, a very special emphasis is placed on the aspects arising from contact with the respective non-German pendant (literature, language, culture, persons). This encompasses an elective speciality in the field of German as a second language.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The programme enables students to choose between different specialisations depending on their career orientation: journalism, editorship, the media, proof reading, advertising, culture management, dramaturgy/direction, and librarianship, among others.

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 in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts German Studies
  • Master of Arts Transnational Literary Studies
  • Master of Arts Language Sciences
  • Master of Education German Studies

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

  • Literary studies and the history of literature (old and modern German literature; foundation courses and advanced)

  • Language studies and the history of languages (including the grammar of modern-day German; foundation courses and advanced)

  • Interculturality, media aesthetics, communication and semiotics (foundation courses and advanced)

  • Others: German as Second or Foreign Language etc.

Major fields

Cf. the course timetable.

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

Future teachers:
Orientation work placement and teaching placements, integrated as a component within the teacher training programme.
Career fields outside teaching:
It is compulsory to undertake a minimum six-week work placement that can be supplemented by a second placement or a stay abroad with proven relevance for the course of studies.

Study abroad

Possible.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

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

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

admittance limited


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)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Christian Schienke
Building: GW2, Office: B3070
E-Mail: schienke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68041

Montag, 14–16 Uhr und Donnerstag, 10–12 Uhr

Studienberater und Anerkennungen für alle germanistischen Studiengänge (BA, MEd, MA)

Studies centre

Christian Schienke
Building: GW2, Office: B3070
E-Mail: schienke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68041

Montag, 14–16 Uhr und Donnerstag, 10–12 Uhr

Studienberater und Anerkennungen für alle germanistischen Studiengänge (BA, MEd, MA)

Practice office

Dr. Anke Schulz
Building: GW2, Office: A 3380
E-Mail: anke.schulz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68190

Faculty secretariat

Bärbel Wu
Building: GW2, Office: B3650
E-Mail: bwu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-68060

www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/sekretariate/wu.aspx

Examination’s Board secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Lehramt Zentrales Prüfungsamt
Building: ZB
E-Mail: zpa-fb12(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61218 / 218-61205 / 218-61204

Status

24.10.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The degree programme "German Studies" is made up of the subsections (German) Literature and Language Studies.

Courses in traditional medieval studies (studies in the literature and language of the middle ages) are integrated within the respective subsections of the programme.

The Bachelor programme has a special focus on the intercultural dimensions of German Studies. In all the aforementioned subsections, for instance, a very special emphasis is placed on the aspects arising from contact with the respective non-German pendant (literature, language, culture, persons). This encompasses an elective speciality in the field of German as a second language.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The programme enables students to choose between different specialisations depending on their career orientation: journalism, editorship, the media, proof reading, advertising, culture management, dramaturgy/direction, and librarianship, among others.

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 in the disciplines:

  • Master of Arts German Studies
  • Master of Arts Transnational Literary Studies
  • Master of Arts Language Sciences
  • Master of Education German Studies

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

  • Literary studies and the history of literature (old and modern German literature; foundation courses and advanced)

  • Language studies and the history of languages (including the grammar of modern-day German; foundation courses and advanced)

  • Interculturality, media aesthetics, communication and semiotics (foundation courses and advanced)

  • Others: German as Second or Foreign Language etc.

Major fields

Cf. the course timetable.

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

Future teachers:
Orientation work placement and teaching placements, integrated as a component within the teacher training programme.
Career fields outside teaching:
It is compulsory to undertake a minimum six-week work placement that can be supplemented by a second placement or a stay abroad with proven relevance for the course of studies.

Study abroad

Possible.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

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

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

admittance limited


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)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Christian Schienke
Building: GW2, Office: B3070
E-Mail: schienke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68041

Montag, 14–16 Uhr und Donnerstag, 10–12 Uhr

Studienberater und Anerkennungen für alle germanistischen Studiengänge (BA, MEd, MA)

Studies centre

Christian Schienke
Building: GW2, Office: B3070
E-Mail: schienke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68041

Montag, 14–16 Uhr und Donnerstag, 10–12 Uhr

Studienberater und Anerkennungen für alle germanistischen Studiengänge (BA, MEd, MA)

Practice office

Dr. Anke Schulz
Building: GW2, Office: A 3380
E-Mail: anke.schulz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 68190

Faculty secretariat

Bärbel Wu
Building: GW2, Office: B3650
E-Mail: bwu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-68060

www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/sekretariate/wu.aspx

Examination’s Board secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Lehramt Zentrales Prüfungsamt
Building: ZB
E-Mail: zpa-fb12(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61218 / 218-61205 / 218-61204

Status

24.10.2019