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English and American Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Minor Field


Do you like to read Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the like? Are you interested in the development of the English language? Do you want to master English as well as a native speaker? Then the Department of English at the University of Freiburg is the right place for you! In Freiburg we combine long-standing tradition with national prestige. Whether literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies or language studies, the Department of English stands for high quality and also offers an extraordinary variety of learning and research opportunities – which attract students not only from Germany and Europe, but also the USA.

Language of instruction:

English

Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission: entrance examination
(Written test / weighted individual grades in the German higher education entrance qualification)



Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information about the admission procedure can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–15 July (Winter Semester), 1 December–15 January (Summer Semester)
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Philology

The program in English and American Studies is devoted to the English language and literature in all English-speaking countries. The area of linguistics deals with the English language and its history. While the program focuses primarily on British and American English as well as earlier stages of development of the language, other varieties are also taken into consideration. The area of literary studies concentrates on the history of English and American literature but also examines other English-language literatures. The curriculum also includes language courses and cultural studies courses, as familiarity with the culture of the English-speaking world is a necessary precondition for the study of English language and literature.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject English and American Studies by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Ancient Civilization Studies | Archaeological Sciences | Educational Science and Education Management | German Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | FrancoMedia – French Language, Literature, and Culture* | History | IberoCultura – Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture | Islamic Studies | Jewish Studies | Classical Philology | Art History | Media and Cultural Studies | Musicology | Early Modern and Modern History | Philosophy | Political Science | Romance Studies | Russia Studies | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic Studies | Sociology | Sports Science – Promotion of Health through Exercise* | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Dr. Gert Fehlner
Englisches Seminar
Raum: 4010
Rempartstraße 15
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3331
Fax: +49 761 203-3340

gert.fehlner@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de
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Examination Office


Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 203-9267
http://www.geko.uni-freiburg.de

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
tobie.walther@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
annette.ehinger@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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