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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät 7 - Philosophische Fakultät at the RWTH Aachen

Inst. für Germanistische und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft

  • Kármánstraße 17-19
  • 52062 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 809-6091
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 20
Total number of students 1,380
Number of master degree students no data

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.5
Teaching foreign language skills 1.7
Research orientation 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 580
Teacher qualification programmes
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In addition to the interdisciplinary B.A. degree course ‘Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics’ and the M.A. in ‘German Studies and General Literary Studies’, the institute also offers teacher training courses in German at grammar schools and comprehensive schools or vocational colleges. A unique selling point nationally is the teaching and research area in European-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, set up to create an appropriate position for Jewish authors constitutive of literatures in the German language.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The institute maintains Erasmus partnerships with institutes in Ghent, Graz, Opava, Paris, Reims and Udine.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Digital access to the usual specialist databases via the university network. Digital licences to a vast amount of recent research literature.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research at the institute focuses on topics such as German-language Jewish literature from the Enlightenment to the present day, the relationship between literature and forms of knowledge, the philology of mediaeval editions and systematic reading support. Currently, habilitation theses are being written on the cultures of things and materials of the fin-de-siècle, on the mediology of olfaction in German and French literature (1750-1914), on the narrative poetology of the example in the Enlightenment, and on new methods for the analysis of medieval German collections of small texts.
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  • Information on access restrictions
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