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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät 7 - Philosophische Fakultät

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät 7 - Philosophische Fakultät
Inst. für Germanistische und Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft
Kármánstraße 17-19
D-52062 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 809-6091
https://www.rwth-aachen.de

RWTH Aachen
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
20
Total number of students
1380
Number of master degree students
no data

Teaching in core subjects

  • German as a foreign language: 20%
  • Ancient German Literature: 20%
  • Modern Literature: 50%
  • Linguistics: 0%
  • Historic Linguistics: 0%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
9/14 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
65.6%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

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Support in studies
2.6

Group 2

Courses offered
2.5

Group 2

Study organisation
2.1

Group 2

Exams
2.3

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.5

Group 2

Teaching foreign language skills
1.7

Group 1

Research orientation
2.2

Group 2

Rooms
no data
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Library
no data
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IT-infrastructure
2.1

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.6

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students
580
Teacher qualification programmes
no data
Teacher qualification centre
Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)
Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

In addition to the interdisciplinary B.A. degree course ‘Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics’ and the M.A. in ‘German Studies and General Literary Studies’, the institute also offers teacher training courses in German at grammar schools and comprehensive schools or vocational colleges. A unique selling point nationally is the teaching and research area in European-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, set up to create an appropriate position for Jewish authors constitutive of literatures in the German language.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The institute maintains Erasmus partnerships with institutes in Ghent, Graz, Opava, Paris, Reims and Udine.

Special features regarding the equipment

Digital access to the usual specialist databases via the university network. Digital licences to a vast amount of recent research literature.

Special features regarding research activities

Research at the institute focuses on topics such as German-language Jewish literature from the Enlightenment to the present day, the relationship between literature and forms of knowledge, the philology of mediaeval editions and systematic reading support. Currently, habilitation theses are being written on the cultures of things and materials of the fin-de-siècle, on the mediology of olfaction in German and French literature (1750-1914), on the narrative poetology of the example in the Enlightenment, and on new methods for the analysis of medieval German collections of small texts.

Further information on research activities

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Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education