2019 / 20
German Language and Literature, Department
- Wilhelmstraße 50
- 72074 Tübingen
- Phone: +49 7071 297-2372
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Degree courses with details
- German Language and Literature (B.A.)
- International Literature (B.A.)
- German as a second language: Language Diagnostics and Language Development (B.A.)
- Scandinavian Studies with a focus on Medieval Studies (B.A.)
- Literature and Cultural Theory (M.A.)
- German Literature (M.A.)
- German Linguistics - Theory and Empirical Science (M.A.)
- International Literature (M.A.)
- Intercultural German-French Studies (M.A.)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingTeaching of basic knowledge in all relevant areas of German and Scandinavian literature and language (Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies); wide range of teaching; theory and methodology reflection; cross-cultural and interdisciplinary degree courses; practice-oriented course programmes; good supervisory ratio, supported by tutorials and peer mentoring; library is very well-equipped, interactive electronic course modules, assistance with the integration of academic study and professional experience
Special features regarding the international orientationPeriods abroad as part of ERASMUS partnerships with universities in 16 European countries and permanent cooperation with universities in the USA (e.g. Chapel Hill, NC). The German department also regularly welcomes outstanding visiting researchers who also teach, e.g. the Teach@Tübingen programme. Strong links with international research, also through Collaborative Research Centres. Inter-cultural and international MA degree course in "Inter-cultural German-French Studies" with compulsory study year in France, German-Polish transcultural studies.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversité Aix-Marseille, Marseille, Frankreich; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB; University of Oxford, Oxford, GB; Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italien; Universit`degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Rom, Italien; Universität Wien, Wien, Österreich; Uniwersytet Jagiellonski Krakow, Krakau, Polen; Universität Zürich, Zürich, Schweiz; Universitetet i Oslo; Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Special features regarding the equipmentBoth lecture halls and the seminar rooms are equipped with fixed projector installations (some with visualiser) and were fully refurbished in summer 2018; Library catalogues are well connected across the university and externally, subject-specific databases are available in the university library and are accessible via the university network, learning platforms such as ILIAS or Timms are intensively used and are a standard part of the teaching, electronic learning modules complete the offerings.
Special features regarding research activitiesResearch associations: Global South Studies, centre for premodern Europe, multilingualism centre, research projects: Religion - Knowledge - Literature; Experiment on ambition, edition of Schlegel's lectures; medieval edition projects: Carnival play, verse
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.germ.uni-tuebingen.de/forschung.html
Other special featuresGeneral study lectures from German Studies as well as student theatre groups (Brechtbau Theatre) help to merge university and city life; "Creative Writing" (in close connection with "Studio Literature and Theatre") and literary translation (Tübingen Translators' Symposium); School student laboratory; As part of the Tübingen Poetics Lectureship, two writers are invited each year to offer public lectures and special courses for students.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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