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Qualification: Bachelor's degree in Germanic studies (no legal status)

Bachelor's degree in Germanic studies (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate analytical and synthetic thinking and critical and self-critical judgement, 
  • demonstrate knowledge of fundamental methods and procedures in the field of linguistics and literary studies,
  • acquire new knowledge and place it in the context of basic study disciplines (lifelong learning),
  • use acquired knowledge in practical professional work, 
  • express own positions in a well-argued and linguistically cultivated manner, 
  • autonomously undertake professional activities, 
  • autonomously design advanced learning processes, 
  • cooperate effectively in a professional context, 
  • demonstrate mastery of linguistic, social and intercultural skills for communication in a foreign language (German), 
  • demonstrate a high level of information and media literacy,
  • make functional use of ICT, 
  • critically evaluate and use sources and literature, 

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of the historical position of German language, literature and culture in the European context, 
  • use basic research methodologies in an appropriate manner in Germanic studies, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the position of German in the family of Indo-European languages from the point of view of linguistic typology, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the linguistic history of German-speaking countries, 
  • demonstrate understanding and mastery of the essential elements and rules of the phonological, morphological, word-formational, syntactic, textological, phraseological and lexical levels of modern German, 
  • appropriate use of the linguistic standard of modern German in spoken and written texts, 
  • demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of text types and use them appropriately in individual registers, 
  • recognise different forms and varieties of German, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the basic cognitive and communicative functions of language and processes of natural language assimilation, 
  • adopt appropriate linguistic behaviour in multilingual environments and situations, 
  • use basic software and electronic resources to study language,
  • use important linguistic reference works (grammars, dictionaries, corpora), 
  • identify situations of language contact between German and Slovene and demonstrate understanding of their characteristics, 
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of stylistics and use stylistic knowledge in spoken and written communication,
  • demonstrate mastery of the basics of rhetoric and dialogical communication and use rhetorical knowledge to produce pragmatically appropriate texts and in effective speech performance,
  • demonstrate functional mastery of the basic concepts of literary theory and literary historical studies and apply them in the analysis and interpretation of literary and semi-literary texts, 
  • identify, analyse and interpret cross-field literary/cultural connections, 
  • demonstrate understanding of literary production and reception in aesthetic, social and cultural-historical contexts, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the literary history of German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day, 
  • identify fundamental theoretical and methodological problems in the formulation of literary-historical models, 
  • differentiate the main characteristics of Austrian, German and Swiss literature, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the role of media in cultural and literary-historical processes, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the reception of German literature in the Slovene environment and influences on Slovene literary creativity, 
  • demonstrate understanding of the specific features of the literary work of female writers. 

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura and an examination in an additional matura subject; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

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In order to complete the programme, students must pass all examinations and complete all course units in all subjects from the syllabus (including a bachelor's thesis) for a total of at least 180 credits.

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura and an examination in an additional matura subject; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
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In order to complete the programme, students must pass all examinations and complete all course units in all subjects from the syllabus (including a bachelor's thesis) for a total of at least 180 credits.