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Romance Studies, Department

Fachbereich 05: Sprache, Literatur, Kultur at the Uni Gießen

Institut für Romanistik

  • Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21G
  • 35394 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-31100
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 13
Total number of students 200
Number of master degree students 10

Support during the study entry phase

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


Doctorates per professor 0.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered
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Digital teaching elements
Teaching foreign language skills
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Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 70
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
    Wide range of languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish and complementary language courses in Italian and many other languages at the Centre for Foreign Language and Occupational Skills [ZfbK]); Interdisciplinary degree courses; Very good student-teacher ratio; High-quality academic training; High-quality practical language training; Excellent learning environment (the self-learning workshop has workplaces and materials for individual or joint working and studying); Internationality; Involvement in research; Practical relevance. Uni-Cert (planning)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    At the Giessen Institute for Romance Studies, teaching and research have a strong international focus; All students (including those studying for a degree without a mandatory period abroad) are encouraged to deepen their specialist knowledge through international experiences, foreign language skills and intercultural competence. The Romance Studies department supports this project with funding programmes such as Erasmus and DAAD, and with numerous partnerships and exchange programmes with European and Latin American universities (and scholarships).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Separate Romance studies library in the institute; Access to the digital version of the "Romance bibliography"; There are modern computers in all staff rooms and in the library rooms; Digital equipment in all classrooms including interactive whiteboards.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research projects of the Giessen Romance studies institute cover the institute's interests from cultural studies to interdisciplinary and internationally oriented subject areas. The projects include the following: From the American to the "European Dream"? Europe as a place of longing for migration in Latin American media (2001-2015). Gautier as an actor of modernity, literature and economics, migration literature (DFG), aesthetics of the Roma (DFG). Povos e culturas tradicionais do Brasil. Language biographies in Francophony.
  • Other special features
    Introduction of the UNIcert® language certificate level C1 for French and Spanish in the bachelor's degrees and in teacher training.
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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