GERMAN STUDIES BA
|Course Duration/ ECTS||6 semesters / 180 ECTS|
|University degree||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences|
|Study ID||D 033 617|
|Admission Requirements||Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE|
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
Students are expected to have a very good command of the German language (C1).
|Language of instruction German||Proof of language proficiency|
What will I learn?
Students will be able to reflect academically on the German language in its cultural, communicative, medial, and literary-artistic means of expression. In literary studies and linguistics, this involves the knowledge of historic and present processes of language as a system or cultural means of expression. It also includes an understanding of the intercultural, interlingual, and intermedial relationships distinguishing language and literature in history and present. Students will analyse texts using methods from linguistics and literary studies and gain an insight into the subject areas of the theory, systemics and history of language, and the various aesthetic appearances and functions of literature in their cultural, medial, culture- and literary-historical context.
Which career opportunities do I have?
The BA course in German Studies at the University of Salzburg offers students a profound education in the arts and humanities. Graduates are qualified to work in the fields of culture management, publishing, and dramaturgy. Further possible occupations for graduates include PR, media and library work, communication trainings, technical editing, but also in various other fields of economy. A specialization in “German as a Second or Foreign Language” qualifies graduates for teaching German and German culture to non-native speakers at institutions at home and abroad. Moreover, it allows students to apply for a ‘Sprachassistenz’ at international schools and universities.
The department of German Studies at the University of Salzburg offers students a relatively small department, teaching that is based on academic criteria, an internationally networked faculty enjoying an excellent reputation, as well as a very good student-to-staff ratio. Besides topics and research paradigms of international relevance in the fields of linguistics and literary studies, research and teaching focuses lie in the area of Austrian Literature and the role of the German language in Austria. The department of German Studies is very well networked both nationally and internationally, which allows students to study abroad (this includes German-speaking countries). It is also possible for students to contribute to the department’s research and teaching activities through teaching assistances, tutorials, project work, etc.
How is the course structured?
|Introductory module (includes STEOP (Introduction and Orientation Phase))||10 ECTS|
|Basic Module: Systematics of the German Language and Literature||9 ECTS|
|Basic Module: History of German Language and Literature||9 ECTS|
|Advanced Module: Old German Language and Literature||12 ECTS|
|Advanced Module: Modern German Literature||12 ECTS|
|Advanced Module: German Language||12 ECTS|
|Specialization Module: Old German Language and Literature||10 ECTS|
|Specialization Module: Modern German Literature||10 ECTS|
|Specialization Module: German Language||10 ECTS|
|Specialization Module||14 ECTS|
|Optional Module: German Language and Literature in Theory and Practice||24 ECTS|
|Optional Subjects||36 ECTS|
|Qualifying examinations||6 ECTS|
|BA theses||6 ECTS|