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Language and Communication
*Can also be studied part-time (12 semesters)
The degree program
The degree program enables students to study linguistics with regard to a (foreign) language. After choosing one of the languages German, English, French or Spanish, the degree program is designed to be cross-philological and interdisciplinary: On the one hand, German, English/American and Romance studies cooperate closely here. On the other hand, the study of individual languages does not only focus on their forms and structure, but also directs attention to cross-linguistic structures and the functions of language as a means of communication for people, society and culture – the close connection between structures and functions of linguistic means becomes clear in this way.
The choice of focus language(s) has an impact on the subject-specific part of the degree program. Specific module elements provide a deeper insight into the linguistics of the language(s) chosen as the areas of special focus. Specialist knowledge and methodological skills are taught equally in the degree program. Additionally, students acquire or deepen their proficiency in the chosen focus language(s) in practical language exercises on grammar, text production, translation and conversation.
Structure of the degree program
In undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, students can combine various major and minor subjects in a variety of ways. The following degree program concepts are possible:
In the combined degree program concept Language and Communication can be combined with the following minor subjects:
- Christian Theologies from an Ecumenical Perspective
- Art History
- Literature, Culture, Media
- Media Studies
- Social Sciences
The following foreign language skills are recommended when choosing the respective language. English: language skills corresponding to 7-9 years of instruction; French: language skills corresponding to 5-7 years of instruction; Spanish: language skills recommended but not required.
The B.A. degree qualifies for a wide range of activities, e.g. in language schools and centers; communication consulting and training, production of teaching material and HR work; internal corporate communication and organization; press, media and public relations; intercultural mediation; software production and digital publishing; production of dictionaries; translation.
Organization of the degree program
Subject examination regulations/degree plans/module handbooks/internship regulations
Subject examination regulations (FPOs) define the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). The current version of an FPO automatically applies to students when enrolling in the first semester of study. This means that, even if the FPO changes during the course of your studies, the original version in effect at the time of enrollment still applies (provided that said FPO does not expire).
The respective degree plan contains the recommended exemplary course of studies in the individual subjects and is part of an FPO.
Supplementary regulations and detailed information on each module to be studied can be found in the module handbooks (e.g. requirements for taking a written examination or information about the content of modules/courses, …).
The internship regulations define the conditions under which the compulsory or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend that, as a minimum, you take a look at the degree plan of your degree program before the start of the lecture period so that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.