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German Language and Literature, Department

Philologische Fakultät at the Uni Freiburg

Deutsches Seminar

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 34
Total number of students 680
Number of master degree students 90

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 81.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.5
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Teaching foreign language skills 3.1
Research orientation 2.2
Rooms 2.3
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 280
Teacher qualification programmes
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    Wide range of courses in the departments of German Linguistics, Modern German Literature and German Medieval Studies; Teachers are qualified in university teaching through internal continuing education courses; commendation of teaching staff with university teaching prizes for teaching concepts; very well-equipped reference library with over 150,000 media items; group rehearsal room, tutorials for introductory sessions; The teaching is supplemented by external practicals, guest lectures and partnerships with houses of literary, theatres and other literary institutions
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Numerous ERASMUS partnerships; very good international connections of teaching staff to other European and non-European research institutions (German Linguistics: e.g. Sweden, Finland; the Netherlands; Italy; Switzerland; Luxembourg; Literary Studies: e.g. United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, India, China).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    PC workstations in the library, practical rooms with multimedia equipment, linguistics lab for digital processing of audio and video data.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Numerous third-party-funded projects in the form of individual projects on Linguistic Variation, Language and Cognition, Literature of the Late 18th Century and Classical Modern Literature; Participation in Collaborative Research Centres "948: Heroes, Heroizations, Heroisms" and "1015: Vacancy. Concepts, rooms, figures" and linguistic and literary research graduate college; Alexander von Humboldt institute partnership with St. Petersburg to "Turgenev's European networks"
  • Other special features
    Creative writing offers; Variety of student theatre groups (e.g. ‘Laut + Lyrik’) to practice creative-performative techniques in the transmission of literature
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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