Comparative Studies - Comparative Literature and Culture (BA)
The Bachelor's programme "Comparative Studies" (Comparative Literature and Culture) will start in the winter semester 2020/21. The programme offers an introduction to the methods and subjects of general and comparative literature, deals with key texts of European and international literature, as well as the worldwide networking of literary texts and their different reception histories and interaction with other arts and media. Various systematic approaches to dealing with texts, media and their diverse cultural contexts will be acquired. Reading courses, optional language courses, an internship module or a semester abroad and different areas of specialisation also open up individual design possibilities.
After completion of the Bachelor's degree, the studies can be continued in the Master's programme "Comparative Studies - Comparative Literature and Culture (MA)".
Duration of studies
6 semesters - 180 credit points (CP)
Composition of the Study Programme
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Composition of the study programme
The programme consists of 14 compulsory/elective modules.
Students can choose between a semester abroad (30 CP) or an internship (20 CP) plus extra-curricular competences (10 CP)
The programme provides qualifications for a wide range of occupational fields in the fields of communication, continuing education, the cultural sector and the media industry.
In the compulsory modules you will deal with topics of literary and cultural studies and media studies.The aspect of literary analysis and literary criticism is of particular importance.
The following compuslory modules are offered:
- Introduction to comparative literature
- Major works / key texts of world literature
- Poetics and aesthetics
- Literary and Cultural Theory
- European literature and culture I
- Literary history / stories
- Texts and media
- Cultural practice
- European literature and culture II
- Lecture module
- Textuality and mediality
- Specialisation module I
- Specialisation Module II
- Lecture module II
- Thesis module
The following elective modules are offered:
- Stay abroad (modules on literary and cultural studies and media studies) (30 CP) or
- Internship (20 CP) plus extra-curricular competences (10 CP)
Commencement of studies
only in the winter semester
- General higher education entrance qualification (= Abitur or comparable qualification), Fachhochschule entrance qualification, master craftsman's examination, higher education entrance qualification for professionally qualified persons. More...
- Proof of internship (pre-study internship) is not required.
- Please note that applicants with a foreign higher education entrance qualification are also required to provide proof of German language skills. More...
Application / Enrolment
This year, other application and enrolment deadlines may apply.
Please refer to this page for information on the deadlines.
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Examination- and study regulations
Please note that only the German version of the modules is offical and legally binding. The english Version is for informative purposes only.)
Courses offered in the course catalogue
- (in German)
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Prof. Dr. Kirsten von Hagen
Department of Romance Studies
Philosophikum II, Haus G, Raum 110b
Tel.: 0641 - 99 31120/31148 (Sekr.)
Prof. Dr. Annette Simonis
Department of German Studies
Philosophikum II, Haus G, Raum 27a
Tel.: 0641 - 99 31080/31081 (Sekr.)