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Bachelor en Cultures Européennes - Germanistik

FAQ

  •  What is special about Luxembourg German Studies?

In contrast to the usual study conditions at European mass universities, Luxembourg German Studies has an excellent lecturer-student ratio. Therefore, student interests and talent potential can be individually supervised and promoted in Luxembourg German Studies. Furthermore, Luxembourg German Studies takes into account the specific situation of Luxembourg as a polyglot microcosm and meeting place of different languages and works of literature in the centre of Europe. This is expressed in an orientation towards multilingualism and interculturality, but also in particular in close cooperation with neighbouring philologies (within the framework of the BCE).

  •  How many and which courses do I have to take per semester?

In the first 2 years, (at least) 9 courses (2 hours each) must be taken per semester. Of these, 4 courses belong to German Studies, another three courses to the framework studies and two courses to the subject supplement.

In the 5th and 6th semesters, the number of courses to be taken is reduced to six in each case, as the Bachelor's thesis is to be prepared and written during this period. (For more details, please refer to Study Overview I and the BCE organisational chart, which can also be found in the appendix of the Annotated Course Catalogue).

  •  Which achievement certificates are there?

Graded individual achievements can be acquired in Luxembourg German Studies through the following performances.

  • Written term paper. This is an independent written work on a specific topic according to academic guidelines (see guidelines). The length is 15-20 pages.
  • Written examinations
  • Oral participation, tests or short presentations.
  • Oral examinations (usually 15-20 minutes)
  • Other, course-specific forms, which may also include creative work components (e.g. design of websites, empirical surveys and evaluations, practice-relevant forms of knowledge application etc.)
  •  What to do if an exam goes wrong?

In principle, of course, exams are there to be passed. This means that grades of at least 10/20 are expected for all courses and are then credited with a corresponding ECTS score. However, if this is not achieved, all is by no means lost. Within a module, grades above 5.1/20 can be compensated by correspondingly higher grades. In any case, it is recommended to make use of the possibility of retaking the exam. An exam can be repeated a maximum of 3 times.

  •  What about Latin?

Knowledge of Latin is always recommended but not compulsory for the study of Germanistik in Luxembourg. It is also possible to acquire knowledge of Latin at the university.