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Language, Literature, Culture (BA)

Overview

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Overview

Content

This degree programme is made up of a combination of subjects from the humanities and social sciences, with the main focus being on languages. The main language of instruction of this course of study is German. All language subjects are also taught in the respective language; almost all English courses are taught in English.

 

The programme Language, Literature and Culture combines either two major subjects or one major and two minor subjects. The courses’ content is determined by the chosen subject and ranges from the analysis of literary texts and linguistic stages of development as well as the basics of human communication to societal condition in the German and international sphere.

 

Subject-specific prerequisites

Students should be interested in linguistic-, cultural- and literary topics. These include questions concerning community life of human-beings, construction and description of cultures and the spoken languages in the cultural areas, as well as the composed literature. In general, students should be interested in reading, interpreting, analysing and writing texts. Moreover, an interest in intercultural programmes is useful.

Number of enrolled students

220 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).

Accreditation

since 21 August 2007.

Composition of the Study Programme

Degree BA

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration of studies 6 Semester 180 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

6 Semesters - 180 Credit Points (CP)

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition of degree programme

The Bachelor's programme is composed of two to three subjects. The options involve two different compositions of the programme:

  • a first major subject (80 CP) and a second major subject (80 CP)
  • a first major subject (80 CP), a two minor subjects (40 CP each)

The thesis is always written in the student's first major subject. That means that you also get your Bachelor`s degree in the first major subject. The aim of the thesis is to show that the student is able to work independently on an academic topic.

The table below gives an outline of the major and minor subjects which can be taken as part of the Bachlelor's programme in Language, Literature and Culture. Please note that some combination regulations apply in the choice of combined subjects. In principle, a subject cannot be combined with itself. Other restrictions are shown in the table.

 

1st major
2nd major

minor
Further Information/ Restrictions
English Language, Literatures & Cultures

X X X pdfOutline
German Studies / Literature
X X X

pdfOutline

It is not possible to combine German Literature with German Linguistics as two major subjects

German Studies / Linguistics
X X X

pdfOutline

It is not possible to combine German Literature with German Linguistics as two major subjects

French Language, Cultures and Literatures
X X X pdfOutline (Romance Languages)
Spanish Languge, Culture and Literatures
X X X pdfOutline (Romance Languages)
Slavic Languages and Cultures: Russian Studies / Russian
X X X

pdfOutline (Slavic Languages)

The various majors offered within Slavic languages may not be combined as two major subjects

Slavic Languages and Cultures: Polish Studies / Polish
X X X

pdfOutline (Slavic Languages)

The various majors offered within Slavic languages may not be comined as two major subjects

Slavic Languages and Cultures: Czech Studies / Czech
X X X

pdfOutline (Slavic Languages)

The various majors offered within Slavic languages may not be comined as two major subjects

Slavic Languages and Cultures Southern Slavic Studies: Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
X pdfOutline (Slavic Languages)
Slavic Languages and Cultures: Ukrainian Studies / Ukrainian X pdfOutline (Slavic Languages)
Portugese Language, Cultures and Literatures
X pdfOutline (Romance Languages)
Turkic Languages and Literatures
X X pdfOutline
Classical Archaeology
X X

pdfOutline

Classical Philology/ Greek
X X pdfOutline
Classical Philology/ Latin
X X pdfOutline
Protestant Theology
X X pdfOutline
History X X pdfOutline
Eastern European History X X

pdfOutline

If Eastern European History is chosen as minor subject in combination with History, a specially tailored module plan applies

Philosophy X X pdfOutline
Catholic Theology X X pdfOutline
Art History
X X pdfOutline
Art Education
X X

pdfOutlne

Artistic aptitude test is required

Music X X

pdfKurzinfo

If Music is chosen as a 2nd major subject: Artistic aptitude test required.

Music Education
X

pdfOutline

Music Education must be combined with Music as a minor subject.

Education X
Political Science
X
Sociology X
Geography X

Application

Commencement of Studies in the Winter Semester

Commencement of studies

Only possible in the winter semester

Entrance Requirements Abitur ohne Praktikumsnachweis

Entrance requirements

  • Applicants must have an Abitur (German school leaver's examination for university entrance) or equivalent. More on this...
  • Certification of a pre-professional practical period is not required.

  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Language Requirements, Aptitude Test

Language requirements

In this course of study some subjects require special language skills. These language skills have to be shown at a specific date:

  • English, Spanish, French (major and minor subject), Philosophy (major subject): proof of language skills upon registration.
  • Protestant Theology, History, Greek, Catholic Theology, Art History, Art Education, Latin, Music Education, Musicology, Eastern European History: proof of language skills after the 2nd semester.

Please read the information on the proof of necessary language skills and contact for further questions.

 

Aptitude test

For the following subjects an aptitude test is required:

Please note: You have to register for the aptitude test as well as for a place of study at JLU Gießen.

Application not limited only winter

Application for admission and registration

  • The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited internally by the university.
  • Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th July. More on this...
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...
Application period

Please note that the application period for the Bachelor's course can be extended. This information will be published here (in German).

Career Options

Career Options

Options for further study at the JLU

Several Master's degree programmes are offered consecutively:

Please note the respective subject-specific prerequisites.

 

Career options

The exact areas of activity depend on the individual specialisation undertaken by the students. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify the following fields of activity: communication, further training, and the cultural sector. These include:

  • journalism and publishing/ radio, broadcast and television/ editing
  • librarianship, documentation, information technology
  • adult education/ civic education (adult education centre, trade unions, employer's associations/ boards, parties, charities, churches)
  • associations (boards, organisations, parties, charities, parliamentary services)
  • press- and public relations activities (for parties, associations, public or semi-public institutions, radio, broadcast and television)
  • higher education institution and other research institutes
  • private schools
  • tourism (sector)/ leisure sector
  • opinion research
  • social services/ non-profit organisations
  • theatre and all its disciplines/ cultural sector: (trade) fairs and markets
  • visual arts/ museums/ collections/ exhibitions
  • international organisations/ cultural exchange
  • career guidance/counselling

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study

 

Examination- and study regulations

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

Bachelor's Degree Programmes of Faculty 03
Bachelor's Degree Programmes of Faculty 04
Bachelor's Degree Programmes of Faculty 05
  • Language, Literature, Culturepossible major subjects:
    • English Language, Literatures & Cultures
    • French Language, Cultures and Literatures
    • German Studies / Literature
    • Germani Studies / Linguistics
    • Spanisch Language, Cultures and Literatures
    • Russian Language, Cultures and Literatures
    • Polisth Language, Cultures and Literatures
    • Czech Language, Cultures and Liteatures
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Contact

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Subject Advisors

A list of the advisors for the various subjects on offer in the Language, Literature, Culture Bachelor's programme can be found in the following PDF document.  

pdfAdvice and Information on Combined BA Programmes

Central Study Advisor
Natascha Koch
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