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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 staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 11
Total number of students 230 *
Number of master degree students 70

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 60.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 20.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's not ranked
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 150 *
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed.)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Cultural Studies Focus on "Knowledge"; Productive synergies (with other degree programmes); Different focal points each year (academic year 2018/19: Focus topic NdL: "Law/History of Law", focus on medieval studies: "Geography, Travel and Travel Literature"; "Time and Narrating History"); Specially created for the MA Master classes/colloq on the theme of the year, renowned intern. scientists at the NDL; "Karlsruhe Medieval Colloquium", annual inter-univ. advanced seminar (6 locations) in medieval studies; Research-based classes alongside projects; regular guest lectures;
  • 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; cf. also http://www.geistsoz.kit.edu/germanistik/internationale_kontakte.php.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    BIT Peking (China); Bergamo (Italien), Erasmus-Austausch mit der Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere Bergamo; Cádiz (Spanien), Erasmus-Austausch mit der Universidad de Cádiz; Klagenfurt (Österreich), Erasmus-Austausch mit der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften der Universität Klagenfurt (Germanistik, Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft); Ústí nad Labem (Tschechische Republik); Erasmus-Austausch mit der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Ústí nad Labem, Aussig (Lehrstuhl Germanistik); über Eucor besteht die Möglichkeit, Lehrveranstaltungen der Universitäten Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse und Strasbourg sowie Gemeinschaftsveranstaltungen dieser Universitäten zu besuchen
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Literature and Knowledge specialisation; 2 DFG projects in medieval studies ("Encyclopaedic Storytelling", Edition "Barlaam and Josaphat"; Prof. Herweg); HeiKa explore project in medieval studies (Prof. Herweg, with Prof. Werle, Heidelberg); The Uncertain
  • Other special features
    The MA course can also be started in the summer semester
  • Further information about study entry phase
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