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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 14
Total number of students 660
Number of master degree students 30

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 68.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.0
Digital teaching elements 2.1
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation 2.2
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 430
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
    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 of Linguistics and thus contribute significantly to student training.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Joint student-mobility programme in the departments of literary, art and media studies as well as linguistics. 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.
  • 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
    The Department of Literary, Art and Media Studies is a member of the Center for Cultural Studies Research at the University of Konstanz (ZkF) and is involved in the federally funded Center for Social Cohesion. The current topics of the research group ‘Questions at the Interfaces’ (Department of Linguistics) are directly integrated into teaching, as are topics from the Cluster of Excellence on ‘The Politics of Inequality’.
  • Support for founders
    With its Kilometer 1 project, the University of Konstanz offers a central facility for the support of spin-offs.
  • 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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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