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German language, culture and history

N.B. Minor description is up-to-date / course descriptions are subject to change

German is the most spoken language in the European Union with 100 million native speakers. Knowledge about the German language and cultural area is therefore essential to understand present-day Europe and its history. The minor program in German language, culture, and history provides students with the basic skills necessary for this understanding. It is structured as an introduction to German studies and the main branches of science within this field. The focus lies on modern German history, contemporary German language and literature, and the cultural and linguistic methods used to investigate cultural and linguistic phenomena.

This minor offers an excellent opportunity to acquire part of the subject-specific and language-specific knowledge and skills needed to be admitted as a lateral entry student to the teacher training program.

Maximum number of students: 30

Prospectus number: t.b.a.

Language: German

Registration: via EduXchange

LEI students 15 May (13:00hrs) to 4 July 2024

TUD and EUR students 15 May (13:00hrs) to 31 May 2024

Minor

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Introductory

Krise und Kritik: Literatur von 1914 bis heute 5
Sprache von gestern und heute 5

Language proficiency (choose one course of 10 EC)

Die deutsche Sprache: Fundament I 10
Die deutsche Sprache: Vertiefung 10

In-depth elective choise (choose 10 EC in total)

Geschichte und Erinnerung in Deutschland 5
Fremde Welten: Reiseliteratur vom Mittelalter bis heute 5
Fremde Welten: Reiseliteratur vom Mittelalter bis heute 10
Einführung in die soziolinguistische Feldforschung: Deutschsprachige Communities in den Niederlanden 5
Einführung in die soziolinguistische Feldforschung: Deutschsprachige Communities in den Niederlanden 10

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Information

  • Extent: 30 EC (taught in its entirety in the first semester)

  • Intented for: students from all disciplines (basic knowledge of German is required)

  • Language of instruction: German

  • Website: Minors

  • Coordinator: Jenny Audring (for thematic questions about the Minor)

  • Information: study advisor and education coordinator (for administrative and study related questions)

  • Board of Examiners: Duitse, Italiaanse en Franse taal en cultuur

  • Education Committee: BA Duitse Taal en Cultuur

  • Registration:
    LEI students 15 May (13:00hrs) to 4 July 2024
    TUD and EUR students 15 May (13:00hrs) to 31 May 2024
    Request an eduID account to register in EduXchange. On how to do this, watch Explore & register for your minor via eduXchange.
    From July, register separately for the courses via MyStudymap (only applies to LEI students).

Follow-on master's programme

Remarks

List of courses (subject to change)

Language skill (choose one of the following two courses):

  • Fundament I (10 EC) / Vertiefung (10 EC)

Introductory:

  • Krise und Kritik (5 EC)

  • Sprache von gestern und heute (5 EC)

In-depth (bound electives):

  • Geschichte und Erinnerung in Deutschland (5 EC)

  • Fremde Welten: Reiseliteratur vom Mittelalter bis heute (5 or 10 EC)

  • Sprache, Macht, Politik (5 or 10 EC)