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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich 05: Philosophie und Philologie at the Uni Mainz

Deutsches Institut

  • Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
  • 55099 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 39-22260
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 38
Total number of students 670 *
Number of master degree students 260

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 68.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 43.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 3.1
Study organisation 2.4
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 2.7
Job market preparation 3.4
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 3.0
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,800
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
    Wide range of courses in all subject areas: Complete and Differentiated Historical and Descriptive Linguistics, Modern and Old German Literature (including Medieval, Baroque, Media and Cultural Studies). Own platforms: Modern German Literature (NDL) e-learning for the introduction to Modern German Literary Studies, "Active Middle High German", "Diachronic German"; collegial coaching in teaching (ZQ) (Centre for Quality Assurance and Development)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Research cooperation/exchange for students & staff. Coordination/leadership of the EU-funded ERASMUS + Strategic Partnership "Textual & Literary Cultures in Medieval Europe" (TALC_eu); European Network "Reading Violence" (Mainz/Sassari/Coimbra/Valencia); bi- and tri-national course Mainz-Dijon-Bologna; Middlebury College Mainz; German Studies Institute partnerships (DAAD) with Uzbekistan & Bydgoszcz; cooperation agreements: Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil), Chongqing Univ. (China), Univ. Ust. Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan), Hacettepe Univ. Ankara (Turkey); Univ. of Zadar (Croatia); Univ. of Helsinki
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Leeds; Université de Bourgogne – Dijon; University of Glasgow; Stockholms Universitet; Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3; Marmara Üniversitesi; Universität Tampere-Tampereen Yliopisto; Universidad de Valencia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Workplace for literary film practice (own editing, production, reviewing facilities, extensive film and media archive, supervised service facility for acquisition of media practice skills); "Centre text-oriented media" (TeM), in the research and teaching fields of transmediality, digital networks and media criticism; digital research and editions platform at the F. Schlegel office (KFSA); own IT/CIP computer room.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Edition: The Oxford Handbook of Lying; Project: Lying in Children’s Literature; A Cognitive-Narratological Approach; Normality and Language; Middle High German dictionary; census manuscripts; FSP media convergence; SOCUM (Research Center of Social and Cul
  • Other special features
    Literary Studies and Linguistics are represented in full with both an historical and systematic focus in research and teaching; Large range of subjects, also for minor/additional subjects; DaF/DaZ focus; the possibility of an integrated course at Universität Mainz and the Universities of Dijon and Bologna. JGU participates in the diversity audit "Creating Diversity" of The Donors' Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany. The university also promotes supportive measures which acknowledge the social background of its students and thereby compensate for existing disadvantages.
  • Further information about study entry phase
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