Faculty of Modern LanguagesSpanish/Romance Studies – Bachelor 50%

Romance studies considers Romance languages, literature and cultures. The focus in Spanish is on the Spanish-speaking world. 

Admission Procedure Winter Semester 2019/20

Dates for the admission procedure for the winter semester 2019/20 (subject to change)
Current Dates

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and Spanish
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with entrance examination procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Teaching degree optionYes

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Spanish 50% encompasses the following areas: 

Literary studies: 

  • literary history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present day (genres, movements) 
  • literary history of Latin America from the colonial period to the present day (genres, movements) 
  • theories and methodologies in literary studies 
  • interaction between national literatures 
  • interaction between literature and other cultural systems (e.g. philosophy, theology, film, music) 
  • situating literature within society and culture 

Linguistics: 

The content of courses in Spanish linguistics focusses primarily on the following areas: 

  • development, history and spread of the Spanish language in Europe and Latin America 
  • analysis of the Spanish language system (vocabulary, word formation, grammar, phonetics, dimensions of meaning) 
  • investigation of the Spanish language via speech, text and discourse analysis 
  • linguistic theories and methods 
  • linguistic variation and varieties of Spanish 

Cultural studies: 

  • analysis of cultural phenomena in the Spanish and Hispanic world; from artistic expression (e.g. film) to popular culture (e.g. fashion), both in the past and in the present day 
  • analysis of public discourse and its presentation in the media 
  • analysis of the relationships between culture and power (e.g cultural heritage, mass media) 
  • theories and methods of cultural analysis (e.g. performance, construction of space) and comparative cultural analysis (e.g. intercultural and transcultural approaches) 
  • interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches 
  • decolonisation theories 

Language practice: 

Spanish language courses are designed to enable students to 

  • speak and write correctly and fluently 
  • understand complex contemporary texts (novels, newspapers, academic texts etc.), 
  • films, radio and television programmes, song lyrics etc. 
  • reflect on and discuss, both orally and in writing, aspects of the Spanish-speaking world, literary works and 
  • linguistic phenomena. 
  • master and make accurate and differentiated use of grammatical structures, 
  • in particular in the area of Spanish syntax 
  • recognise and distinguish between different registers (formal, informal, official 
  • Spanish) 
  • translate texts of all types into Spanish (i.e. literary, academic, journalistic texts)

Course Structure

A description of the period of study can be found in the module handbook for the degree programme.