The Romance Studies course deals with the Romance languages ??that emerged from Latin, their special characteristics, literatures and diverse cultures. The core subject comprises two of the three possible Romance philologies; French, Hispanic and Italian, which are divided into the first and second language and are studied with a different focus. An accompanying subject must always be chosen for the core subject Romance Studies.

During the course, the respective practical language skills are deepened and content from the areas of linguistics, literary studies and cultural studies is conveyed - always with a view to the selected languages.

The field of linguistics includes the consideration of the origin, the development and the current state of the respective Romance language (phonology, word formation, syntax etc.). The students also get an overview of other sub-disciplines of linguistics as well as their theories and methods.

Literary studies offer an insight into the history of literature in the respective language area from the Middle Ages to the present (epochs, genres, authors, works, etc.). It also deals with theories, methods and models relating to Romance literature.

Cultural studies deals with theories, methods and models with a view to the different cultures, but also with country-specific orientation knowledge. Political systems, economic and social structures as well as media landscapes and educational systems in the past and present are considered for the corresponding language area.

This subject must be combined with another subject:

Entry requirements 

HZB (e.g. Abitur)

German language skills (language level GeR C1)

Career Prospects

Science management, education (adult education at universities, language courses at adult education centers, educational institutions, etc.), books (publishing / library / translation / editing), culture (cultural institutions, cultural management, embassies, Goethe-Instituts, cultural institutes, regional cultural work, exhibitions, etc. .), Media / journalism (press, radio, television, online media, editing, public relations), administration (international relations e.g. diplomatic service, institutions of the European Union, international organizations), teaching, science (teaching / research at universities, research institutions Etc.) 

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