Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Students in this area deal with the interpretation and interpretation of so-called human cultural achievements such as Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Morality as well as institutions such as the family or state.

This group of subjects includes different subjects such as German studies, History, old and new Philologies, but also application-related subjects such as communication and media or interpreting and translation.

Despite all the differences, graduates of Linguistics and Cultural studies still have very similar tasks within their area of responsibility. If you look at Arabists and philosophers, for example, it becomes clear: both act as cultural mediators - Arabists research, analyze and document Arabic language and literature in all their current and historical manifestations, Philosophers explore the world and human existence to fathom, interpret and understand.

Students from the field of linguistics and Cultural studies should enjoy dealing with texts, theories and methods. Given the amount of primary and secondary literature they have to deal with, they must not lose sight of what is important and should have critical judgment skills. A differentiated vocabulary, good understanding and feeling for language, as well as a precise way of working are important prerequisites for successful studies.

Bachelor's degree programs in the humanities and cultural studies are often offered as combined degree programs. The course usually includes two partial courses, which must be chosen in accordance with the university-specific combination regulations (2-subject bachelor's degree).

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