German Language and Literature, Department
Fachbereich 09: Germanistik und Kunstwissenschaften at the Uni Marburg
- Deutschhausstraße 3
- 35032 Marburg
- Phone: +49 6421 28-25913
Degree courses with details
- Language and Communication (B.A.)
- German Language and Literature (B.A.)
- German as a Foreign Language (M.A.)
- Linguistics: Cognition and Communication (M.A.)
- German as a Foreign Language (M.A., continuing education)
- Speech Science (M.A.)
- Clinical Linguistics (M.A.)
- Teaching Literature in the Media (MA)
- German Literature (M.A.)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingGerman Language and Literature can be studied at Marburg. Teaching covers a very broad spectrum of Linguistics as well as Germanic Medieval Studies and Modern German Literature. The teaching focuses, among other things, on the literary and cultural history of the 16th-21st centuries, Teaching Literature in the Media, German as a Foreign Language, Speech Science, Clinical Linguistics, Language History, Neurolinguistics, Literature of the Middle Ages, Phonetics, Literature Didactics, Dialectology, Textual Linguistics, Cultural Anthropology, Psycholinguistics and Literary Theory.
Special features regarding the international orientationThere are numerous international collaborations and research projects in the fields of Linguistics (Universities of Turin, Zurich), New German Literature (Universities of Sorbonne, ENS Paris, Baltic Centre for German Studies, Riga), Medieval Studies (Universities of Oxford, Riga, Daugavpils), Media Science (Universities of Stockholm, Sorbonne Paris) and German as a Foreign Language (Universities of Seville, Nijmegen, Poznan). The department also includes the internationally connected German Linguistic Atlas research centre and the world's largest photo archive for European art and architecture (Bildarchiv Foto Marburg).
Exchange universities for stay abroadsAarhus Universität, Aarhus Dänemark; Universität d`Alacant, Alicante Spanien; The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Großbritannien; Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norwegen; Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Niederlande; Universita die Verona, Verona, Italien; Latrijas Universitate, Riga, Lettland; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Niederlande; University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Großbritanien; University College Cork, Ireland; Universitatea Lucian Blaga din Sibiu, Sibiu, Rumänien
Special features regarding the equipmentFull WiFi coverage, speech therapy centre, video and computer game lab, lecture theatre with media equipment including projector, six practical rooms (with 30-90 seats) with media equipment (including projector, DVD and video equipment and overhead projector), two PC practical rooms (each with approx. 20 stations). There are also several portable projectors and overhead projectors available. All rooms have been renovated in the past few years and provided with modern media equipment.
Special features regarding research activitiesREDE = large project in the field of Linguistic History and Linguistics (regionalsprache.de); Humanities basic research project; duration of 19 years; research into the basic German dialects; Visualisation of Speech Development Processes (German Linguisti
Other special featuresThe German Studies Department is proven to be markedly strong in research. This is demonstrated by the very high level of third-party funding, numerous doctorates and qualifications to teach at professorial level, external calls for higher education teachers and work by departmental staff in roles within the academic community, for example. If nothing else, the department is distinguished by its practice-related research, teaching and transmission of knowledge. The Linguistics department is the world leader in Areal Linguistics (regional language research) thanks to its German Linguistic Atlas research centre, which attracts significant third-party funding.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fb09/forschung
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fb09/studium/beratung-service/orientierungseinheiten
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