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Elective modules corresponding to 15 ECTS-Credits must be passed. At least one seminar (SE) and one lecture (VO) must be passed.
Elective Modules (15 ECTS-Credits)
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Elective Module 1: English Linguistics I (5 ECTS-Credits; 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Expanding the knowledge in the field of applied English linguistics; methodologically reflected handling of topics of the research subject; expansion of the competence for independent scientific work.
Elective Module 2: English Linguistics II (5 ECTS-Credits; 2 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Advanced knowledge of theories and methods in selected fields of English linguistics; increased understanding of the relationship network between language and its contexts; expansion of the competence for independent scientific work.
Elective Module 3: English Literature and Culture I (5 ECTS-Credits; 2h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Advanced insight in central topics, concepts and contexts of British and postcolonial literary and cultural history; literary and cultural science competence and (inter)cultural competence. Special focus is placed on the expansion of the competences for independent scientific working and text interpretation, in particular with regard to didactic perspectives, which should increase the sensitivity for the relationship between expert knowledge and school teaching for analysing different text types.
Elective Module 4: English Literature and Culture II (5 ECTS-Credits; 2h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Advancing competences in literary and cultural studies: Focus is on the theories and research methods the topic is based on, which including didactic aspects contribute to independent scientific working in literary and cultural studies.
Elective Module 5: American Literature and Culture I (5 ECTS-Credits; 2h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Advanced insight in central topics, concepts and contexts of North American literary and cultural studies; expansion of the knowledge on genres, periods, theories of North American literature and other media (e.g. film).
Elective Module 6: American Literature and Culture II (5 ECTS-Credits; 2h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Expansion of the knowledge of genres, period, concepts and theories in the field of North American literature, culture as well as film and media studies.
Elective Module 7: Paradigms and Methods in Subject-Specific Education (5 ECTS-Credits; 3 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Graduates of this module know fundamental theory models of subject-didactic research and can, based on this hypotheses system, describe and analyse factors relevant for planning an empiric research paper. They are able to discuss them in the context of the respective research question, generate data and interpret it based on hypotheses. They acquire different research methods and can apply them to their selected teaching subject in a context-specific way. They use basic processes of data analysis und test current analysis software programmes and are able to plan and structure a didactic research project (e.g. Master's Thesis).

Notes:
  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).