Courses in German Studies are designed both for students wishing to specialise in German Studies (language, linguistics, literature and their relation to culture and society), and for those requiring a broad education in the humanities and social sciences. The first-year subjects offer a general introduction into German language and culture; in later years a number of optional subjects are arranged around compulsory subjects.
Practical language study and a basic orientation about German culture and history is an integral part of all compulsory subjects. In contrast, optional subjects offer opportunity for individual diversification and specialisation, either in the field of German literature and culture, media studies, German linguistics or vocational German. These options are offered from the second year onwards.