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English / North American Studies, Department

Fakultät P - Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni des Saarlandes/Saarbrücken

Departement of English (Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen)

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 13
Total number of students 240 *
Number of master degree students 30

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 57.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 7/9 points
Outgoing students 16.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.5
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 4.0
Overall study situation 3.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 340
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (StEx)
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

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Wide range of courses all taught in English Language; Guest lectures offering insight into research; excellent opportunities for international exchanges; learning agreements allow for a range of activities as part of the stays abroad. Possibility of different specialisation: British, North American Literatures and Cultures, Transanglophone Studies, Linguistics. The "Career Orientation & Professionalization" module cooperates with business and potential employers; Tailored to interests Collaboration in chair projects in the module "Core Skills: Research Focus."
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Wide-reaching network of international collaborations both within and outside of Europe; contacts and collaborations both with universities and institutions in English-speaking countries and with English Departments in non-English-speaking countries (see question 17); participation in the East Partnership Programmes at Universität des Saarlandes (with Warsaw and Mykolaiv); participation in an international Research Training Group with Montreal ("Diversity"); networking within Universität der Großregion: participation in the UniGr Center for Border Studies; high proportion of international students.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    ERASMUS – GB/UK und Irland: University of Cardiff, Wales (Plätze); University of Limerick, Irland (Plätze), University of Ulster/Derry, Nordirland (Plätze); ERASMUS nicht-englischsprachiges Ausland, Ostpartnerschaften: Antalya, Turin, Lecce, Valladolid, Helsinki, Kosice, Sofia, Warschau, Zenica; USA: Boise State University, Idaho; University of Columbia, Missouri; Hillsdale College, Michigan; Bradley U, Peoria IL, Oklahoma City University.; Kanada: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC; University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB; Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, MB.; Australien: University of Technology Sydney
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    High standard of technical equipment: Large numbers of digital visualisation and sound recording possibilities; all rooms are equipped for analysing multimedia texts; use of e-learning platforms in blended learning concepts; continual expansion of the institute's library in coordination with the university library; extensive archive of DVDs and other digitalised films/performative texts/audio resources.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Shakespeare Research; Victorian Research; English-language popular cultures from a diachronic and media-history perspective; U.S. Latino/a literature; Canadian Literature; Gender Studies; Border Studies; Popular Culture; transcultural anglophone linking o
  • Other special features
    As part of the "Universität der Großregion", the English Studies/American Studies departments has strong cross-border links with its partner universities in Luxembourg, France and Belgium. The department is an important player in the Europe focus of the UdS. Within the multilingual context of the greater region, English is of particular importance.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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