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Double Major

This B.A. programme gives you the opportunity to study two subjects and gain equal credits for each. Most of the modules are similar to those listed for our B.A. English Studies major. In your second year,
you choose one of three distinctive profiles and thus specialise in one of our subject areas. The three profiles are 1) Language and Communication Studies, 2) British and Postcolonial Studies, and
3) North American Studies.

 

Structure of the Programme

 

For a detailed list of modules download pdf.

 

1st year

Compulsory modules are:

  • Language I
  • Introduction to Language and Communication Studies
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies

You choose one of two modules for each subject:

  • Issues in British and Postcolonial Literature and Culture (or)
  • Issues in North American Literature and Culture
  • Issues in Language and Communication Studies: English Across the Globe (or)
  • Issues in Language and Communication Studies: English Through the Ages

 

Additionally you have to fulfill the requirements of the Professional Development module, this has to be taken at some point within the duration of your B.A degree(1.-5.Semester). Further Information on the Professional Development module.
 


2nd year

A compulsory module for every student is:

  • Language II


Compulsory Electives (3 of 7):

  • North American Literatures and Cultures
  • British Literatures and Cultures
  • Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
  • Focus on North American Popular Culture
  • Focus on English Popular Culture
  • Medieval Studies
  • Language in Culture and Cognition
  • Language Structures and Language Functions

 

 

 

 

3rd year

 

Compulsory Electives (2 of 7):

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Focus on Theory
  • British and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
  • Literatures and Cultures in Comparison
  • Current Issues in US-American and Canadian Politics and Economics
  • North American Studies
  • Medieval Culture and History of the English Language

 

The programme is complemented by an attractive variety of scholarly events and activities, including guest lectures, conferences and excursions.

 

Careers

After receiving your B.A. you can continue your academic education – for example with one of our three Master’s programmes – or embark on your professional life. A unique combination of subject-related and additional qualifications ensure that our graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our graduates are experts in the language and cultures that are shaping globalisation. They are critical readers and accomplished writers with impressive skills in argumentation. Furthermore, they are interculturally competent. Their proficiency in written and spoken English is outstanding. Jobs and internships have helped shape the direction of their careers. Our B.A. graduates work in the media, in public relations for companies and institutions, in publishing, for theatres, museums, libraries, at Goethe Institutes, in education, politics, and, of course, in academia.

 

Bonn

Bonn is a picturesque city on the Rhine. You will be studying in the former palace of the Archbishop of Cologne. Numerous international organisations have offices in Bonn, such as the United Nations and the Fairtrade Labelling Organization. Several German government agencies are located here, along with the headquarters of the Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom. Bonn is part of a region vibrant with media and culture including the TV networks RTL and WDR, the radio stations Deutsche Welle and Deutschlandfunk, museums and theatres of national renown. It is an ideal place to study, to live, and to start your career.

 

Requirements

  • Abitur or equivalent certificate of secondary education.

If you did not receive your Abitur (or equivalent) at a German or international German-language school, you must provide evidence of a high proficiency in German: DSH-1 or equivalent. Proficiency in a third language is desirable.

 

Fees

The fees for each semester of the programme amount to about €270 Sozialbeitrag. Details: Link.

 

Admissions

New students are admitted to the programme every winter semester. Classes begin in October.

Please check the website of the Studentensekretariat for detailed information on application deadlines: Link.

 

Course Regulations (Prüfungsordnung)

The information provided on this website is aimed at future students. It is based on the course regulations that will be valid from winter semester 2012/13 on.

 

The course regulations for B.A. students can be found here: Download pdf.

 

More Information

For more information see our FAQ section: Link.

For specific questions please contact our Administrative Coordinator Dr. Nicole Meier: Link

or our Programme Manager/Study Coordinator (Studiengangsmangerin) Dr. Imke Lichterfeld: Link.

Our Resources page holds practical information on studying and living in Bonn, planning your career, and other services of our department and our university: Link.

We encourage you to participate in the Online Self Assessment for our programme before you enroll: Link.

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