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German Language and Literature, Department

Geisteswissenschaftliche Sektion at the Uni Konstanz

Fachbereich Literaturwissenschaft

  • Universitätsstraße 10
  • 78457 Konstanz
  • Phone: +49 7531 88-2421
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 15
Total number of students 310 *
Number of master degree students 40

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 68.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's <10 graduades/year in at least one of the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 460
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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  • Special features regarding teaching
    High level of student participation in teaching primarily thanks to use of seminars; High level of interdisciplinarity thanks to regular courses with teachers from other philologies as well as Aesthetics and Media Sciences. High focus on methods at all levels. The linguistic laboratories are an essential component of teaching in the department and thus contribute significantly to student training.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Joint student mobility programme of the literature and linguistics departments. Own Erasmus coordination and internationalisation coordination office. The departments pursue a coordinated internationalisation strategy with the aim of developing student and lecturer mobility quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Univesität Wien, Österreich; ENS Lyon, Frankreich; Universität Lyon II; Karlsuniversität Prag; University of Durham, GB; University Warwick, GB; St. Olaf College, USA; University College Cork, Irland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department of Linguistics has modern, well-equipped laboratories for experimental linguistics where corpus and computer linguistics studies, speech production and speech perception experiments, as well as psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies can be pursued.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Integration of German Literature in excellence cluster 16 "Cultural Foundations of Integration"; The current topics of the research group "Questions at the Interfaces" are directly integrated into teaching.
  • Other special features
    In the field of Linguistics, the study of all basic theoretical areas of linguistic theory are combined with quantitative research in Experimental Linguistics (Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics), and Computer Linguistics.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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