Language & Literature

Niederlandistik

Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies

Bachelor

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With 23 million speakers in the Netherlands and Flanders, Dutch is one of Europe's mid-sized languages. Students in the bachelor's programme in Dutch at the University of Oldenburg not only study Dutch language and literature, but also delve into elective areas such as history, politics, law, and economics.
After successfully completing sic semesters, students are awarded a bachelor's degree, which qualifies them to move directly into the labour market. Alternatively, students may choose to continue their studies with a Master of Arts (... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

complementary subject
60CP

Other languages of delivery

Dutch

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

15.01. resp. 15.07.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

With 23 million speakers in the Netherlands and Flanders, Dutch is one of Europe's mid-sized languages. Students in the bachelor's programme in Dutch at the University of Oldenburg not only study Dutch language and literature, but also delve into elective areas such as history, politics, law, and economics.
After successfully completing sic semesters, students are awarded a bachelor's degree, which qualifies them to move directly into the labour market. Alternatively, students may choose to continue their studies with a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.). What is new in these internationally recognised degrees is that they feature a greater degree of structure and continuous assessment, which contributes to continual learning and makes entry into the programmes somewhat easier, especially at the beginning. The bachelor's programme is distinguished by its practical orientation, which includes study abroad, internships, academic English, communication/rhetoric, and instruction in applying for jobs, preparing students in concrete ways for their future careers.

Students should have a broad interest in languages, literature, and cultures. In short, they should enjoy reading! Foreign languages and history are useful in studying Dutch philology, but knowledge of Dutch is not required (but is counted if present). Please see the admission requirements.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The bachelor's programme in Dutch Studies at the University of Oldenburg is a three year, practically-oriented course of studies that does not lose sight real world applications for course content. Knowledge of literature studies, culture, and history qualifies graduates for careers in publishing (editing, translation, press relations), journalism (newspapers, radio, television), public relations, and commercial continuing education. Furthermore, knowledge of cultural differences (business cultures and intercultural communication) is itself a worthwhile competence, qualifying graduates to work in the area of German-Dutch cooperation or in internationally oriented business consulting. In combination with subjects such as social studies and English, Dutch Studies offers good preparation for work in international organisations, many of which require English and an additional foreign language.
Students who intend to become teachers increase their chances of landing a good job with Dutch, as interest in Dutch as a school subject is on the increase. Students who wish to continue their studies (for example at the doctoral level) benefit from intensive technical and organisational assistance (research projects and stipends).

If students are interested in a non-school-related goal, more information can be found at the professional field of Foreign Languages Philology (in German).

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

No online courses currently available for this program.

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

Those who study Dutch at University of Oldenburg first learn the language: in small courses, with experienced and motivated lecturers, all of whom are native speakers. The language training is part of a clear, tightly organized first year of study, which in addition to the two linguistics and literary studies introductions also offers a cultural history seminar on the Netherlands and Flanders as well as an introduction to teaching the Dutch language. Subsequently, an individual focus is possible, literary and linguistics are the core areas, possibly supplemented by didactic teaching questions.

Course schedule

Course schedules are best coordinated with the study advisers for the cooperative degree programs. The BA curriculum (60 credits) offers a first orientation in orientation outside of school (Further Information):

http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/no_cache/en/students/course-of-study/?id_studg=121&cHash=ce3cad8e19096d01d1e9c2fa17c1621c

 

 

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.

Technical didactics

The didactic proportion in the modules amounts to a total of 6 credit points.

Foreign language skills

English language skills are helpful for studying (reading technical literature in all modules, individual modules may be held in English). Language skills of Dutch are not required before the beginning of studies (but credited if available).

Exams forms

Each module is completed with an examination.

Possible forms of examination are portfolio, exam, term paper

A written exam lasts a maximum of 90 minutes, a portfolio consists of a compilation of a maximum of ten smaller partial performances, a term paper comprises a maximum of 15 pages and is usually written in Dutch. For more details, please refer to the module description.

The examination regulations for the complementary subject Dutch Studies can be found here:

http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/no_cache/studium/studiengang/?tab=pruefungen&id_studg=121

 

 

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Students should have a broad interest in languages, literature and culture when studying Dutch. In short, you should like to read! Foreign languages ​​and history are also useful for the study of Dutch philology.

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)

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

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe

Particularities admission

The study subject of Dutch is admission-free.

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

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).

Other languages of delivery

  • Dutch

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Fachschaft Niederlandistik
E-Mail: fs.niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de


Sprechstunde

Liebe Kommilitonen,

Bei Fragen zur Studienplanung, zu inhaltlichen Fragen, bei Kommunikationsproblemen mit Dozenten und vielem mehr könnt ihr euch gerne bei uns melden. Ihr erreicht uns unter fs.niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de.

Wir freuen uns auf euch,

Eure Fachschaft

Fachschaft Kooperation Oldenburg-Bremen
E-Mail: fskoopolhb(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Seit Juni 2016 gibt es nun für alle Studierenden, die im Rahmen der Kooperation an der Uni Oldenburg und der Uni Bremen studieren, eine eigene Fachschaft.

Kontakt zu uns könnt ihr per E-Mail oder über Facebook aufnehmen. In unserer Facebook-Gruppe werdet Ihr außerdem mit Neuigkeiten über unsere Veranstaltungen sowie die Kooperation im Allgemeinen versorgt.

Die Fachschaft Koop OL-HB auf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fachschaft-Koop-OL-HB-1088895914510676/

Die Facebook-Gruppe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/105641413180661/?fref=ts

Departmental counseling

Faculty secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Niederlandistik
E-Mail: niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Fon: (49) 441 - 798 2346

Sprechstunden: Mo. - Fr. 9.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Geschäftsstelle des Instituts für Niederlandistik Maike Rudat
Building: Unbekannt
E-Mail: niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Fon: (49) 441 - 798 2346

Mo. - Fr. 9.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Status

05.03.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

With 23 million speakers in the Netherlands and Flanders, Dutch is one of Europe's mid-sized languages. Students in the bachelor's programme in Dutch at the University of Oldenburg not only study Dutch language and literature, but also delve into elective areas such as history, politics, law, and economics.
After successfully completing sic semesters, students are awarded a bachelor's degree, which qualifies them to move directly into the labour market. Alternatively, students may choose to continue their studies with a Master of Arts (M.A.) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.). What is new in these internationally recognised degrees is that they feature a greater degree of structure and continuous assessment, which contributes to continual learning and makes entry into the programmes somewhat easier, especially at the beginning. The bachelor's programme is distinguished by its practical orientation, which includes study abroad, internships, academic English, communication/rhetoric, and instruction in applying for jobs, preparing students in concrete ways for their future careers.

Students should have a broad interest in languages, literature, and cultures. In short, they should enjoy reading! Foreign languages and history are useful in studying Dutch philology, but knowledge of Dutch is not required (but is counted if present). Please see the admission requirements.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The bachelor's programme in Dutch Studies at the University of Oldenburg is a three year, practically-oriented course of studies that does not lose sight real world applications for course content. Knowledge of literature studies, culture, and history qualifies graduates for careers in publishing (editing, translation, press relations), journalism (newspapers, radio, television), public relations, and commercial continuing education. Furthermore, knowledge of cultural differences (business cultures and intercultural communication) is itself a worthwhile competence, qualifying graduates to work in the area of German-Dutch cooperation or in internationally oriented business consulting. In combination with subjects such as social studies and English, Dutch Studies offers good preparation for work in international organisations, many of which require English and an additional foreign language.
Students who intend to become teachers increase their chances of landing a good job with Dutch, as interest in Dutch as a school subject is on the increase. Students who wish to continue their studies (for example at the doctoral level) benefit from intensive technical and organisational assistance (research projects and stipends).

If students are interested in a non-school-related goal, more information can be found at the professional field of Foreign Languages Philology (in German).

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

No online courses currently available for this program.

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

Those who study Dutch at University of Oldenburg first learn the language: in small courses, with experienced and motivated lecturers, all of whom are native speakers. The language training is part of a clear, tightly organized first year of study, which in addition to the two linguistics and literary studies introductions also offers a cultural history seminar on the Netherlands and Flanders as well as an introduction to teaching the Dutch language. Subsequently, an individual focus is possible, literary and linguistics are the core areas, possibly supplemented by didactic teaching questions.

Course schedule

Course schedules are best coordinated with the study advisers for the cooperative degree programs. The BA curriculum (60 credits) offers a first orientation in orientation outside of school (Further Information):

http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/no_cache/en/students/course-of-study/?id_studg=121&cHash=ce3cad8e19096d01d1e9c2fa17c1621c

 

 

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.

Technical didactics

The didactic proportion in the modules amounts to a total of 6 credit points.

Foreign language skills

English language skills are helpful for studying (reading technical literature in all modules, individual modules may be held in English). Language skills of Dutch are not required before the beginning of studies (but credited if available).

Exams forms

Each module is completed with an examination.

Possible forms of examination are portfolio, exam, term paper

A written exam lasts a maximum of 90 minutes, a portfolio consists of a compilation of a maximum of ten smaller partial performances, a term paper comprises a maximum of 15 pages and is usually written in Dutch. For more details, please refer to the module description.

The examination regulations for the complementary subject Dutch Studies can be found here:

http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/no_cache/studium/studiengang/?tab=pruefungen&id_studg=121

 

 

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Students should have a broad interest in languages, literature and culture when studying Dutch. In short, you should like to read! Foreign languages ​​and history are also useful for the study of Dutch philology.

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)

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

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe

Particularities admission

The study subject of Dutch is admission-free.

Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

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).

Other languages of delivery

  • Dutch

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching
Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

Fachschaft Niederlandistik
E-Mail: fs.niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de


Sprechstunde

Liebe Kommilitonen,

Bei Fragen zur Studienplanung, zu inhaltlichen Fragen, bei Kommunikationsproblemen mit Dozenten und vielem mehr könnt ihr euch gerne bei uns melden. Ihr erreicht uns unter fs.niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de.

Wir freuen uns auf euch,

Eure Fachschaft

Fachschaft Kooperation Oldenburg-Bremen
E-Mail: fskoopolhb(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Seit Juni 2016 gibt es nun für alle Studierenden, die im Rahmen der Kooperation an der Uni Oldenburg und der Uni Bremen studieren, eine eigene Fachschaft.

Kontakt zu uns könnt ihr per E-Mail oder über Facebook aufnehmen. In unserer Facebook-Gruppe werdet Ihr außerdem mit Neuigkeiten über unsere Veranstaltungen sowie die Kooperation im Allgemeinen versorgt.

Die Fachschaft Koop OL-HB auf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fachschaft-Koop-OL-HB-1088895914510676/

Die Facebook-Gruppe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/105641413180661/?fref=ts

Departmental counseling

Faculty secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Niederlandistik
E-Mail: niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Fon: (49) 441 - 798 2346

Sprechstunden: Mo. - Fr. 9.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Geschäftsstelle des Instituts für Niederlandistik Maike Rudat
Building: Unbekannt
E-Mail: niederlandistik(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Fon: (49) 441 - 798 2346

Mo. - Fr. 9.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Status

05.03.2019