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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich 05: Sprache, Literatur, Kultur at the Uni Gießen


Institut für Germanistik

  • Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10 B
  • 35394 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-29090
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 30
Total number of students 1,050
Number of master degree students 90

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

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

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exams
Digital teaching elements
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation
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Library
IT-infrastructure
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 730
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
    individual specialisation through selection of specialisation (linguistics/literary studies) in the B.A. or through free combination of 2 compulsory elective fields in the M.A.; Application- and practice-oriented modules/teaching formats in B.A./M.A. German Studies; Cooperation arrangements in instruction with non-university partners; direct integration of research focuses in teaching (e.g. Centre for Holocaust Literature and M.A. Compulsory elective field in ‘Holocaust literature’); Required internship
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    German Institute Partnerships (GIP) with Hanoi (Vietnam), Kazan (Russia), Łódź (Poland), Osiek (Croatia), Stettin (Poland); numerous Erasmus+ partnerships, e.g. with universities in Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the Czech Republic; other cooperation agreements, e.g. with the University of Calgary or Eastern Michigan University; Participation in the Cotutelle method through involvement in the GCSC; comprehensive support for internat. students (including introductory events during the degree programme, specially accredited tutorials)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Very well equipped specialist library with access to the most important German-language periodicals, series, databases and E-Portals; Media library with fully equipped sound studio and computer workstations with the latest in professional software for image and sound processing up as well as a large stock of films and sound media; Didactic workshop with high-performance scanners and computer workstations; Central equipment pool for computer-aided teaching and learning formats
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research centres: Centre for Holocaust Literature, ZMI, GiZo; Ongoing research projects (third-party funding): Library of Polish Holocaust Literature, edition of the diary of Emanuel Ringelblum, Germanica of the 17th century in the University Library of Łódź, stagings of holiness in the context of denominational disputes, scholarly edition of the works of N.L. von Zinzendorf, futures of philology in media upheaval, IIIrd report on the role of language in schools, basic syntactical structures of New High German, German as a second language: Skills and needs of recent immigrant adolescents
  • Other special features
    Close cooperation with the Literary Centre of Giessen (LZG) as an important provider of internships; ‘Ger.Magazin’: Own online/Instagram magazine with student editorial team and ongoing editorial projects
  • Further information on research activities
    https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb05/germanistik
  • Information on access restrictions
    https://www.uni-giessen.de/internationales/studierenjlu/bewerbung/index_html
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