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Französisch: Literatur, Kultur, Kommunikation / French: Literature, Culture, Communication (major subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

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Program: Französisch: Literatur, Kultur, Kommunikation / French: Literature, Culture, Communication
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: major subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter semester


This course is perfect for you if you want to deal with French-speaking cultures on an academic level, be it in Europe, in North-West Africa or in Canada. You will receive the opportunity to attain a high level of language skills and cultural knowledge and to develop (an) expertise in the discussion of socially relevant topics in cultural and artistic media.
You will acquire language skills or improve your existing language skills and learn to move around the francophone (French-speaking) world with linguistic confidence, even if you start out without prior knowledge of the language. You will become a specialist in the area of cultural transfer and translation. In this way, you will develop a critical understanding of intercultural action and will become sensitive to your own and the foreign language.
Studying the course as a major subject differs from studying it as a minor subject in that the language skills are developed further, the specialist knowledge of the language, literature and culture is expanded and the critical examination of specialist questions is promoted more intensively in the major subject. 


In the context of the academic and practical linguistic education, the major subject is aligned to the professional fields of cultural, textual and public relations work with regard to the French-speaking world. These include in particular:

• cultural institutes (German cultural institutes abroad and institutes of the French-speaking countries in Germany)
• cultural and public relations work
• culture management
• theatres
• political institutions
• areas of intercultural communication (in the public administration, judiciary, etc.)
• the media and the press
• publishing houses
• libraries
• schools and adult education
• academies and universities.

The choice of your major subject will decisively shape your professional qualifications profile. In conjunction with one or two minor subjects, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.