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Linguistik/Language Sciences

Linguistik/Language Sciences

Bachelor

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Language Sciences is the name of the discipline concerned with the scientific analysis of language in all its forms and applications. The objective is to grasp and explain the general principles according to which the world's languages are based, learned and applied in communication. This entails inquiry into which model best describes linguistic factors and which cognitive and social conclusions can be drawn from the analysis of language(s). Within the framework of Applied Linguistics there is an equally important focus on how to successfully deal ... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

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

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Language Sciences is the name of the discipline concerned with the scientific analysis of language in all its forms and applications. The objective is to grasp and explain the general principles according to which the world's languages are based, learned and applied in communication. This entails inquiry into which model best describes linguistic factors and which cognitive and social conclusions can be drawn from the analysis of language(s). Within the framework of Applied Linguistics there is an equally important focus on how to successfully deal with the knowledge thus obtained in non-academic occupational fields. In general, students are concerned with the analysis and evaluation of linguistic data, the compilation and organisation of data, computer processing, the variety and unity of language(s) and the application of language in (professional or everyday) communication. N.B.: Studies in Language Sciences do not involve learning a foreign language and literature themes are also not dealt with. Studies also do not include German language studies or German linguistics, as this belongs to the field of German Studies.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

In the academic field important occupational areas for graduates lie in the linguistic subdisciplines of individual philologies, in the linguistics of general and comparative language science, computer linguistics and related areas. In order to pursue a university career, students must go on to complete at the least a Master's course. Outside the university B.A. graduates of Language Sciences can find career opportunities in occupational fields which have an important requirement for competency in language skills (e.g. journalism).

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s 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

First-year students learn the necessary foundation knowledge on language and the use of language which is given insufficient attention in school curricular. Students attend compulsory introductory courses on phenomenology, terminologie, methodology and the objective target of Language Sciences. They gain an overview of the world's language variety, bordering disciplines and possible future occupational fields for graduates. During the second year this knowledge is enhanced. Students learn how to skillfully make use of and employ their analytical skills and inquire into the academic and non-academic fields of application for linguistic knowledge. At this stage students can decide whether to pursue the different facets of the subject, or to choose a specialism. There is no third-year teaching programme for students studying Language Science as a subsidiary subject.

Major fields

Students of Language Science as a subsidiary subject do not need to choose a specialism. However, this may be advisable in connection with their individual major. The following specialsit area programmes exist for the 2nd (and possibly 3rd) year of studies:

  • Typology and language documentation (= TD)

  • Computer linguistics and information management (= CL)

  • language management and international communication (= SIK)

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.

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

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

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

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

Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Language Sciences is the name of the discipline concerned with the scientific analysis of language in all its forms and applications. The objective is to grasp and explain the general principles according to which the world's languages are based, learned and applied in communication. This entails inquiry into which model best describes linguistic factors and which cognitive and social conclusions can be drawn from the analysis of language(s). Within the framework of Applied Linguistics there is an equally important focus on how to successfully deal with the knowledge thus obtained in non-academic occupational fields. In general, students are concerned with the analysis and evaluation of linguistic data, the compilation and organisation of data, computer processing, the variety and unity of language(s) and the application of language in (professional or everyday) communication. N.B.: Studies in Language Sciences do not involve learning a foreign language and literature themes are also not dealt with. Studies also do not include German language studies or German linguistics, as this belongs to the field of German Studies.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

In the academic field important occupational areas for graduates lie in the linguistic subdisciplines of individual philologies, in the linguistics of general and comparative language science, computer linguistics and related areas. In order to pursue a university career, students must go on to complete at the least a Master's course. Outside the university B.A. graduates of Language Sciences can find career opportunities in occupational fields which have an important requirement for competency in language skills (e.g. journalism).

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

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

First-year students learn the necessary foundation knowledge on language and the use of language which is given insufficient attention in school curricular. Students attend compulsory introductory courses on phenomenology, terminologie, methodology and the objective target of Language Sciences. They gain an overview of the world's language variety, bordering disciplines and possible future occupational fields for graduates. During the second year this knowledge is enhanced. Students learn how to skillfully make use of and employ their analytical skills and inquire into the academic and non-academic fields of application for linguistic knowledge. At this stage students can decide whether to pursue the different facets of the subject, or to choose a specialism. There is no third-year teaching programme for students studying Language Science as a subsidiary subject.

Major fields

Students of Language Science as a subsidiary subject do not need to choose a specialism. However, this may be advisable in connection with their individual major. The following specialsit area programmes exist for the 2nd (and possibly 3rd) year of studies:

  • Typology and language documentation (= TD)

  • Computer linguistics and information management (= CL)

  • language management and international communication (= SIK)

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.

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

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

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

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