Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft

Structure of Programme

Structure of Programme

How is the course structured?
The B.A. major subject "General Linguistics" is divided into 3 years of study, which are completed with the orientation examination in the first year, the intermediate examination in the second year and the Bachelor examination in the third year. In the main subject students acquire 99, in the minor 60 and 21 credit points in interdisciplinary occupational field-oriented competences.

What are the study regulations?
The study regulations define the framework conditions for proper study. It lists the modules, performance requirements and examination regulations to be completed. With the help of the study regulations, you can plan your studies and create study plans for each semester.

What does it mean to me if several study regulations exist for my degree programme?
It is quite possible that revisions and new versions of study regulations may occur at irregular intervals. In principle, you are studying according to the regulations in force when you started your studies.

What are modules?
A general characteristic of the Bachelor's programme is its modular structure. These are various thematically separate areas in which specific events have to be attended. The course of studies "General Linguistics" contains modules which are divided into three areas: Basic and method modules, basic modules and in-depth modules. These modules will be completed during the 3 years of study.

What is the module manual?
In addition to the study regulations, the module handbook contains descriptions of the individual modules of the course of study, for which lectures, seminars and other events then take place. This means that no specific individual events are documented here, but the content aspects of the individual modules are described. Just like the study regulations, you should familiarize yourself with the module manual at an early stage. The current module manual (main subject) can be found here, the version of 2016 can be found here.

Credit Points and Certificates

What are credits? Which areas of study do they cover?
The so-called ECTS credits are a quantitative measure of the student's performance and are also intended to ensure the compatibility of European higher education qualifications. They are awarded for direct teaching as well as for the time spent preparing and following up the teaching material, the examination effort and preparation for the examination, including final theses, student research projects and internships. 1 point corresponds to about 30 working hours.

What types of certificates of achievement are there?
Depending on the business event type, there are different activity statements. Lectures are usually written to test knowledge and understanding. In seminars, on the other hand, the services to be provided are more variable, but often consist of a presentation and a paper, homework or project work.

How long can I study?
The orientation examination must be passed by the third semester at the latest, the intermediate examination by the fifth semester at the latest. The standard period of study for the Bachelor's programme is six semesters, but this can be exceeded. It is in your own interest to complete your studies as quickly as possible.