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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

Institut für Germanistik

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 9
Total number of students 380
Number of master degree students 60

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 54.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

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Teaching foreign language skills
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 200
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
    Cultural-studies-based specialisation in ‘Literature and Knowledge’; Synergies with other degree courses.; Annually variable key topic areas (2021/22 NdL: ‘Salvation/Saviour’, Medieval Studies: ‘Perception and constructions of the Orient’; ‘Time and the narration of history’); created for the M.A. Master classes on the theme of the year, renowned intern. Scientific foundation,; Teaching head with Polish colloquium of KWU Bydgoszcz, Springschool ‘A medial view of the German-Polish culture of remembrance’ April 2022; ‘Karlsruhe Medieval Colloquium’, annual inter-univ. advanced seminars (6 locations); Research-based. classes alongside projects; regular guest lect.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Academic links with Beijing, Ontario (Kingston, CA), Bergamo, Bologna, Urbino (I), Klagenfurt, Cadiz (E), Ùstí nad Labem (Cz), Lille (F), Sousse / La Manouba Tunis (Tunisia), Cameroon; EPICUR participations
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Specialisation in literature and knowledge; 2 DFG projects in medieval studies (‘Encyclopaedic Storytelling’, Edition ‘Barlaam and Josaphat’; Prof. Herweg); The Uncertain Knowledge of Literature: Director of the eponymous SNF-ProDoc () Prof. Bergengruen (KIT) with Prof. von Arburg (Lausanne, Prof. Schnyder (Neuenburg); DFG project specialisation programme "Aesthetic proper times. Time and representation in a polychronic modernity.’ Term: 2017-2020 (Prof. Bergengruen); HEIKA project on AI in cooperation with Prof. Kleinke (Heidelberg) and workshops on the subject of AI with Tongji University Shanghai, admitted Nov. 2021 (Prof. Böhn)
  • Other special features
    The MA course can also be started in the summer semester
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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