English and American Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Major subject)
The program includes English literatures and cultural studies, linguistics, medieval literature and English language history. Varied seminars will improve the ability to contextualize and analyze texts, (visual) media and linguistic data. For this purpose, scientific-empirical methods and theories will be applied and discussed. Separate classes will systematically improve English language skills. Overall, the course of study ensures that important occupational skills, such as information literacy, abstract thinking and rhetorical skills will also be trained.
For this study programme you need a minor subject
Admission requirement is the general or relevant Abitur (high school graduation). Since a very good English language competence (level B2) is a prerequisite for a successful study progress, a placement test (Oxford English Placement Test) prior to starting the program must be passed.
The three years of study are divided into three phases, which become progressively more academically challenging. In the first year of study, basic knowledge in the areas of linguistics, cultural and literary studies is taught, relating to different regions and epochs of the English-speaking world. At the same time, your language skills are deepened and improved.
The second study phase expands the already acquired knowledge in more freely selectable seminars. In addition, special courses focus on research competence and the writing of academic papers. At the same time, language skills classes concentrate on writing and presentation techniques.
In the final study phase, students may choose the topics of their seminars and write papers in their own fields of interest. Topics may refer to literature, film, painting, new media, varieties of English or empirical language research. The program in English as a major is concluded by an academic thesis, which is supervised by a professor or assistant professor.
A semester abroad is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended and supported by numerous partner universities of our institute.
Programme objectives/Career prospects
Culture management, publishing, media related jobs, advertising, public relations, event management, corporate communication, software engineering (language technology, computer games) or content management in traditional and electronic media are some of the vocational prospects opened up by a Bachelor degree in English and American Studies. In the major subject, a job-related module is offered, which supports students in their attempt to pinpoint individual competences and put professional plans into more concrete terms.
German + foreign language, English, German
01/08/2021 - 01/10/2021
01/07/2021 - 15/08/2021
PD Dr. Heidrun Dorgeloh, Dr. Georg Schiller
English and American Studies
Room: 23.31, 04.73
Phone: +49 211 81-12966Study programme/Department