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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 37
Total number of students 1,300
Number of master degree students 120

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 61.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 59.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.5
Digital teaching elements 2.7
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation 2.5
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.4

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 890
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
    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 by way of introduction to Modern German Literature, ‘Active Middle High German’, ‘Diachronic German’ and ‘Blended Learning Course in Language History’ (online modules on Historical Linguistics); collegial coaching in teaching (ZQ) (Centre for Quality Assurance and Development); Research- and project-oriented course offers
  • 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. Helsinki
  • 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); Mainz database of first names, surnames and place names; Mainz corpus of Early New High German.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    DFG Projects: ‘W headings in German’, ‘Gender-related practices in personal references’, ‘Edition of the correspondence of Frank Wedekind as an online full-text database’; Editions: ‘Expressivity in German’, ‘Independence of Sentences’; Middle High German dictionary; census manuscripts; FSP media convergence; TeM (Text-oriented Media); SFB ‘Human Differentiation’; Research position F. Wedekind; F. and D. Schlegel; (Historical-critical) Editions: C. Brentano, F. Schlegel, G. Büchner, H. Mann, A. Seghers; Academic proj. ‘Digital Surname Dictionary of Germany (DFD)’; IGL; Grammar in schools
  • 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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