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German Language and Literature, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Tübingen

Deutsches Seminar

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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 37
Total number of students 930 *
Number of master degree students 330

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 67.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 35.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 3.0
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,010
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
    Teaching 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 orientation
    Periods 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.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université 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 equipment
    Both 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 activities
    Research 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
  • Other special features
    General 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.
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