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Literary Studies: German Literature and Culture

German Literature and Culture is a specialisation within the MA Literary Studies

The specialisation consists of four 10 EC courses or equivalent and the MA thesis (20 EC)

The program Literary Studies: German Literature and Culture is as follows:

Every student takes in block 1 Situated Literatures I (5 ec), in block 2 the student takes the matching course Situated Literatures II (5 ec). Besides these obligatory courses the students take 20 ec literary courses within the track German Literature and Culture. 10 ec can be chosen freely from all MA literature courses and/or from the MA Linguistics: German Language and Linguistics (especially recommended for those studentens who aspire the Educational Master). 20 ec are devoted to the MA-thesis with a subject on German Literature or Culture.


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2


Obligatory courses:

Situated Literatures I 5
Situated Literatures II: Goethe as a European writer 5

Choose 20 ec of the following three courses:

Der junge Goethe 5
Jenseits der Menschenwelt? Natur, Kultur und Sprache in den Filmen Werner Herzogs MA 10
Elective MA Literary Studies 10


MA Thesis Literary Studies (track German) 20

Choose one of the following two courses:

Elective MA Literary Studies 10
Das deutsche road movie… 10