Overview: Equivalent Modules

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.

Equivalent Modules

Note: Below, you can find a general overview of the basic principles underlying the treatment of old modules from the fall semester 2019.

While it may be useful to read this information, it is probably less confusing to focus on the explanation of the rules as they apply to your particular study program, which are available on separate sub-sites:

Old Mandatory Modules to New Modules

In the table below, you can see which of the old mandatory modules are considered equivalent to which new modules. 

  • If an old module is listed as being equivalent to a new one, this means that you do not have to take it again.
  • Even if an old module is no longer required (e.g. "Introduction to Phonetics to Phonology"), the ECTS points remain valid. They will now count toward the elective component.
  • If the old module(s) had fewer ECTS points than the new one(s), then the 'missing' points are added to the elective component (i.e. you can simply use elective modules to cover the 'missing' points).
  • In the case of "History of Literature in English" and "Reading List: English Literature", two old modules are needed to cover the new module requirement. Should you have completed the "History of Literature in English" but not the "Reading List," you may be eligible for a special solution.

OLD MODULE TITLE

NEW MODULE TITLE

STILL REQUIRED?

 

Basic Studies

Introduction to Linguistics (8 ECTS)

Introduction to English Linguistics (9 ECTS)

yes

English Literature: Textual Analysis (8 ECTS)

English Literature: Textual Analysis (9 ECTS)

yes

Language Skills and Culture: Introduction (12 ECTS)

Language Skills and Culture: Introduction (12 ECTS)

yes

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (2 ECTS)

-

no

 

Advanced Modules

History of the English Language (9 ECTS)

History of the English Language 1: Focus on Old English (6 ECTS)

+ History of the English Language 2: Focus on Middle English (6 ECTS)

yes

History of Literature in English (3 ECTS)

+ Reading List English Literature (3 ECTS)

Literature in Context: History and Theory (6 ECTS)

yes

Language Skills and Culture: Advanced, Part I (3 ECTS)

Writing Skills and Media Analysis (6 ECTS)

yes

Language Skills and Culture: Advanced, Part II (3 ECTS)

-

no

 

Bachelor Thesis

Bachelor Thesis Seminar (3 ECTS)

+ Bachelor Thesis (9 ECTS)

Bachelor Thesis (15 ECTS)

yes

 

Old Mandatory-Elective Modules

Depending on your study program, the old regulations included not only mandatory modules (see above), but also some mandatory-elective modules:

  • Bachelor Seminars in Literature (6 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Seminars in Linguistics (6 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Seminars in Linguistics (3 ECTS)

The new programs no longer include Bachelor Seminars with 3 ECTS, and accordingly these are also no longer required. However, the ECTS points do of course still count.

The old Bachelor Seminars with 6 ECTS will be considered equivalent to the new Bachelor Seminars (also 6 ECTS).

All Other Modules

All other modules will count as electives.