Bachelor Minor in English (60 ECTS): Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The applicable legal regulations can be found in the framework ordinance (Rahmenverordnung) and the program regulation (Studienordnung) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The information below is for illustrative purposes only and should be regarded as a recommendation. In case of any contradictions between this document and the legal regulations or between the German version and a translation, only the legal regulations or the German version, respectively, have legal bearing.

Module Groups and Requirements

The following tables provide you with an overview of the modules that are required.

We have also provided some sample timetables, to illustrate some of the various ways in which you can organize your studies.

In addition, you may want to use our PDF checklist (PDF, 149 KB) to double-check whether you have fulfilled all the program requirements.

 

Modules Intended for Beginners

The three modules from the module group "Introduction to English Literature and Linguistics" should be taken at the very beginning of one's studies.

Introduction to English Literature and Linguistics (30 ECTS)

English Literature: Textual Analysis

9 ECTS

Introduction to English Linguistics

9 ECTS

Language Skills and Culture: Introduction

12 ECTS

Note: Students who fail any of these three modules twice can no longer complete the study program. 

 

Modules Intended for Advanced Students

The modules listed below are intended for advanced students (i.e. students who have completed all the modules from the module group "Introduction to English Literature and Linguistics").

English Linguistics (12 ECTS)

Important: Students should have completed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" as well as "Introduction to English Linguistics" before taking any of the modules listed below. 

History of the English Language 1: Focus on Old English

6 ECTS

History of the English Language 2: Focus on Middle English

6 ECTS

Note: Students who fail either "History of the English Language 1: Focus on Old English" or "History of the English Language 2: Focus on Middle English" twice can no longer complete the study program.

 

English Literature (12 ECTS)

Important: Students should have completed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" as well as "English Literature: Textual Analysis" before taking any of the modules listed below.  

Literature in Context: History and Theory

6 ECTS

One of the following ten Bachelor Seminars (1 x 6 ECTS):

6 ECTS

Note:

  • Students who fail "Literature in Context: History and Theory" twice can no longer complete the study program.
  • Students who fail all the Bachelor Seminars in Literature twice (i.e. 20 fails overall) can no longer complete the study program.

 

Language Skills and Culture (6 ECTS)

Important: Students should have completed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" before attending this advanced module.

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

6 ECTS

 

Note: Students may also take additional modules, beyond the required modules outlined above.