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German Language and Literature, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Mannheim

Seminar für Deutsche Philologie

  • Schloß, Ehrenhof West, Zimmer 246
  • 68131 Mannheim
  • Phone: +49 621 181-2275
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 20
Total number of students 540
Number of master degree students 50

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.2
Teaching foreign language skills 2.7
Research orientation 2.1
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 270
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
    The degrees courses offered includes teacher training courses, Bachelor's, Master's and doctorate programmes. In addition, the department offers the Bachelor/Master of Arts in "Culture and Economics" together with the Economics department (Business Administration and Economics). The teaching focus is on contemporary subjects. Literary and linguistic subjects are taught with a strong reference to media. The combination of basic degree courses and those conducted in collaboration with Economics shapes the independent profile of the Mannheim German Studies Department.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Through the "I²-International im Quadrat" project financed under the scope of the program for better study conditions and greater quality in teaching of the Federal Government and states, the Universität Mannheim has strengthened the professionalisation of its internationalisation structures to qualify students for an international and cross-cultural working and activity environment. Students benefit from 1. the expansion of the exchange programme with partner universities worldwide, 2 The expansion of the guidance of and support for internationally mobile students, 3. The internationalisation of the course programme.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The majority of the lecture rooms have the most up-to-date technical facilities thanks to extensive renovations. Items in the department library: 90,000 volumes, media institute with extensive audiovisual materials, an up-to-date language lab and media rooms for PC use.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    In research, the Mannheim German Studies department receives particular attention for the following key areas: Modern German Literature from the 18th Century to the Present, Media Studies, Media as Cultural History, Interdisciplinary Anthropology and Gender Research, German Syntax, Cultural Semiotics, Language Variance.
  • Other special features
    All first semester students receive intensive preparation in the accompanying orientation days at the beginning of studies. After a personal welcome by the study programme manager, the course advisers and university facilities are presented. Individual time table advice is also available.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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