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Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program - Major field (with secondary-school teaching degree option)


Do you want to immerse yourself in the world of the great poets and philosophers? To engage with works in a language that has significantly shaped the identity of Europe, using that language? Then learn about the literature and language of Greek culture on the polyvalent degree program! An exciting course of study with the later option of high school teaching is the ideal preparation for introducing your school pupils to the culture of the ancient Greeks. Study Greek at the University of Freiburg – not only one of the most successful universities in Germany, but a university with a rich tradition.

Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission: entrance examination
(1. the Graecum or equivalent knowledge of Greek and 2. performance in another classical or in a modern foreign language in at least one school semester of the gymnasiale Oberstufe evaluated at least with the grade "satisfactory)



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: until 30 September
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Sommer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Philology

This degree program focuses on the language and literature of ancient Greece from Homer (8th century BC) to the end of Antiquity (6th century AD). In contrast to modern philology, however, the focus is not limited to literature in a strict sense but also includes philosophical and scientific texts. The goal of the program is to teach students to understand and interpret the preserved corpus of Greek literature using the methods of philology (linguistics and literary theory). The curriculum is divided into three stages: In the first semester, students hone their language skills in Greek-German and German-Greek translation courses. In the second stage, which ends with the intermediate examination, students develop their translating skills further in reading and stylistics courses and learn the fundamentals of textual interpretation in introductory seminars. They are introduced to the most important philological methods and disciplines, including textual criticism, literary theory, prosody, rhetoric, and mythology. After passing the intermediate examination, students perfect their skills in the methodical interpretation of texts in advanced reading, stylistics, and interpretation courses and learn how to conduct independent philological research.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Greek by students who started their Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program in the winter semester 2015/16 or later:

Biology | Chemistry | German | English | French | Geography | History | Computer Science | Italian | Catholic Theology | Latin | Mathematics | Philosophy/Ethics | Physics | Political Science | Economic Science | Russian | Spanish | Physical Education | Chinese |

It is possible to study music at the University of Music in Freiburg and art at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements at these institutions before deciding on these fields. You may combine any teaching degree field with either of these two artistic fields. However, it is not possible to combine music and art.
Please also note that it is not possible to be admitted as a student teacher with a combination of any of the following fields: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, Jewish theology, Islamic religious studies. It is not possible to combine one of these fields with philosophy/ethics either.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

Disclaimer
The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office


The central academic advisory service - the Central Academic 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. The Student Service Center – Center for Teacher Education [de] offers a special academic advising for current and prospective students of teaching degree programs. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor

Departmental Academic Advising


Dr. Stefan Faller
Seminar für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie
Raum 1212
Platz der Universität 3
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3128

stefan.faller@altphil.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: Montag, 13-14 Uhr, auch in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit.
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Anne Schlichtmann
Seminar für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie
Raum 1204
Platz der Universität 3
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3130

anne.schlichtmann@altphil.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: Mi, 14-15h (auch in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit)
Webseite

Examination Office


Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
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

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.


» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.