German (teaching subject)

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The subject German can be studied in every teacher training program. German is a compulsory subject for the teaching profession at elementary schools.

General goals of the study program

The study of German focuses on the German language and literature from its beginnings to the present day. It deals with media forms and with current developments in the field of cultural studies. Special importance is attached to the didactics of German language and literature.

Tips for studying German

  • Lectures and seminars in German take place almost exclusively at Holländischer Platz (HoPla). The Departmental Library 2 is also located there.
  • The Institute for German Studies belongs to the Department 02 (Humanities and Cultural Studies). On the homepage of the institute you can inform yourself about different subjects and fields of activity.
  • A detailed description of the subject can be found in the current examination regulations.

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