German Language and Literature, Department
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften at the FU Berlin
Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie
- Habelschwerdter Allee 45
- 14195 Berlin
- Phone: +49 30 838-54404 /-52889
Degree courses with details
- German Philology (B.A.)
- Language and Society (B.A.)
- Literature in the German Language/key area: Modern Literature (M.A.)
- German as a Foreign Language: Cultural Mediation (M.A.)
- Literature in the German Language/key area: Ancient Literature (M.A.)
- Applied Literary Studies – Contemporary Literature (M.A.)
- Linguistics (M.A.)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingA wide range of study offers with numerous bachelor's and master's degree programmes and a variety of possible combinations; Full integration of key research areas into teaching (interdisciplinary, e.g. history of ideas, literary studies and art theory); Full participation in the introductory and orientation course EinS@FU to support students in their choice of subject; Promotion and support of student initiatives and projects in all teaching and learning processes. Subject-specific services for career entry preparation.
Special features regarding the international orientationStrategic partnerships of the FU (e.g. Jerusalem, Berkeley, Vancouver) particularly relevant for department; Strengthening of international research partnerships and use of synergies with complementary partner universities; Joint promotion of young academics, especially through cooperation in the training of PhD students and based on the career-path model of FU Berlin; Cooperation promotion in teaching, such as for the design and implementation of joint degree courses.
Special features regarding the equipmentLibrary system with approx. 8 million printed media items, thereof approx. 750,000 in the Philological Library, 70,000 e-journals and 500,000 e-books; Theatre studies library with approx. 70.000 titles; Theatre history collections of the Institute of Theatre Studies
Special features regarding research activitiesNumerous interdisciplinary collaborative projects in which philosophy, the humanities, history and cultural sciences conduct joint research from historical and systematic perspectives, e.g. in the EXC 2020 Temporal Communities Cluster of Excellence, in the SFBs Epistemes in Movement, Affective Societies, and Intervening Arts, and in the Cinepoetics Research Group; The research activities link minor and major subjects with one another and are directly integrated into teaching; The Dahlem Humanities Center ensures international networking and visibility of research across disciplines.
Support for foundersThe FU has a central service facility for the promotion of start-ups. Students, researchers and alumni are supported in developing application ideas for their research, founding start-ups and spin-offs, and exploiting research results together with established companies.
Other special featuresAcademics and institutions of the department and the FU Berlin are integrated into a large network of nationally and internationally renowned academics as well as artists and creative professionals, which offers students throughout Germany unique opportunities to get to know the relevant people in everyday university life, e.g. in lectures organised by the Dahlem Humanities Center, workshops (including with authors and artists) or lecture series in the "Open Lecture Hall", and to establish contacts.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/forschung/index.html (die Seite wird z.Zt. überarbeitet)
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