Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Students in this field aim to understand and interpret so-called human cultural achievements, such as language, literature, philosophy, religion, ethics, and institutions (family, state).

In this subject group there are subjects as diverse as German studies, history, old and new philology, but also application-related subjects, e.g. communication and media or interpreting and translating.

However, e.g. Arabists or philosophers have very similar tasks within their area of responsibility: both are cultural mediators: Arabists research, analyze and document Arabic language and literature in all contemporary and historical manifestations. Philosophers, on the other hand, seek to fathom, interpret, and understand the world and human existence.

Humanities, philology and cultural studies deal with a huge amount of primary and secondary literature, theories and methods. Therefore students should be able to filter essentials and have critical judgment. A differentiated vocabulary, a good speech comprehension and a feeling for language as well as precision are important prerequisites for successful studies.

Basic humanities and cultural studies programs (Bachelor) are often offered as combined study courses. Usually the program comprises two subjects, which can be selected according to the university-specific combination regulations (Two Subject Bachelor).

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