Language & Literature

Hispanistik/Spanisch

Hispanic Studies

Bachelor

Portrait

The Bachelor program Hispanic Studies equips students with sound foundation knowledge in the Spanish language and Spanish literature, as well as foundation knowledge concerning the history of the hispanophile countries.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

Spanish

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Spanisch B1

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.01. resp. 15.07.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Bachelor program Hispanic Studies equips students with sound foundation knowledge in the Spanish language and Spanish literature, as well as foundation knowledge concerning the history of the hispanophile countries.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

A good command of the Spanish language as well as knowledge of the Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures are prerequisite for many careers in the economy, especially in transnational companies or export-oriented enterprises, as well as in other branches with a strong international orientation (e.g. tourism or logistics and transport, companies specialised in international projects and event management, consulting firms serving transnational companies, etc).
Furthermore, graduates can choose between a wide range of career opportunities in purely academic or academically oriented occupational areas, such as publishing and librarianship, journalism in the printed media, radio or television, the theatre and museums, in international organisations (e.g. UNESCO, GTZ, DAAD), the diplomatic service, in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, etc.
Knowledge of the Spanish language and culture is also a prerequisite for many occupations in the purely academic field and other academic disciplines, such as studies in history, for instance, politics and sociology, philosophy, as well as studies in music and art. In these areas, Spanish is often the language providing direct access to historical sources or important original manuscripts.
Above all, though, the BA programme Spanish/Hispanic Studies provides the basis for a future career as a teacher of the Spanish language.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).
The program imparts foundation knowledge in the disciplines of linguistics, literary science and area studies.
The main focus of the program thus lies on the Spanish language, including its different national and regional variants, past and present Spanish-language and literatures, as well as the history and cultures of Spain and the Hispanoamerica countries.
Furthermore, Spanish writing and spoken language skills are systematically trained in special language courses. These comprise approx. one quarter of the studies.

Major fields

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).

In the Profilfach the students specialize in the Spanish scientific disciplines or study another Romance language (French, Portuguese or Italian).

In the teacher training course (Spanish didactics) the program runs as follows:
FD1 Basic module Spanish didactics (4th semester) In this module the theoretical foundations of the communicative foreign language classes are introduced. Subject of discussion are functional-, communicative, intercultural and methodological competences as well as language devices.
The module FD2 ("Aufbaumodul") Spanish didactics (5th semester) as well as a practical phase in the context of a didactical school-internship.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Teaching practice (Lehramt)
Student majors must undertake a compulsory work placement during their first-stage studies (does not apply to students studying for Lehramt); students may elect to undertake an additional work placement during their first-stage studies.

Study abroad

It is compulsory for student majors to complete a six month course of studies abroad. Students studying two foreign languages can complete in one of their two subjects an optional 4 month period abroad (can be divided in max. 4 parts)
School-internships abroad will be credited.
It is recommended that students undertake the semester abroad in their 3rd semester.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Spanisch B1

Proof admission requirements

Sprachnachweis über Abitur
Die Universität Bremen akzeptiert für den Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz B1 folgende im Abiturzeugnis ausgewiesene Mindestvoraussetzungen.

  • Beim Abitur mit 12 Schuljahren (G8): mind. 6 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 11. Klasse.
  • Beim Abitur mit 13 Schuljahren (G9): mind. 7 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 12. Klasse.

Sind die Mindestvoraussetzungen nicht erfüllt, ist der Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz über Sprachtest bzw. Sprachzertifikat zu erbringen. Der Nachweis über Leistungen aus dem Abitur wird nur für die Bewerbung an der Universität Bremen anerkannt.
Sind im Abiturzeugnis für eine Fremdsprache zwei Sprachniveaus angegeben, wird das niedrigere Sprachniveau anerkannt.

Sprachnachweis über Zertifikat
Eine Übersicht über den Nachweis von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen über Zertifikate entnehmen Sie bitte der Homepage des FZHB.

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester
  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • Spanish

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Faculty secretariat

Katrin Mutz
E-Mail: kmutz(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Dr. Marcus Callies
Building: GW2
E-Mail: callies(at)uni-bremen.de

Examination’s Board secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Lehramt Zentrales Prüfungsamt
Building: ZB
E-Mail: zpa-fb12(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61218 / 218-61205 / 218-61204

Status

03.03.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Bachelor program Hispanic Studies equips students with sound foundation knowledge in the Spanish language and Spanish literature, as well as foundation knowledge concerning the history of the hispanophile countries.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

A good command of the Spanish language as well as knowledge of the Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures are prerequisite for many careers in the economy, especially in transnational companies or export-oriented enterprises, as well as in other branches with a strong international orientation (e.g. tourism or logistics and transport, companies specialised in international projects and event management, consulting firms serving transnational companies, etc).
Furthermore, graduates can choose between a wide range of career opportunities in purely academic or academically oriented occupational areas, such as publishing and librarianship, journalism in the printed media, radio or television, the theatre and museums, in international organisations (e.g. UNESCO, GTZ, DAAD), the diplomatic service, in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, etc.
Knowledge of the Spanish language and culture is also a prerequisite for many occupations in the purely academic field and other academic disciplines, such as studies in history, for instance, politics and sociology, philosophy, as well as studies in music and art. In these areas, Spanish is often the language providing direct access to historical sources or important original manuscripts.
Above all, though, the BA programme Spanish/Hispanic Studies provides the basis for a future career as a teacher of the Spanish language.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).
The program imparts foundation knowledge in the disciplines of linguistics, literary science and area studies.
The main focus of the program thus lies on the Spanish language, including its different national and regional variants, past and present Spanish-language and literatures, as well as the history and cultures of Spain and the Hispanoamerica countries.
Furthermore, Spanish writing and spoken language skills are systematically trained in special language courses. These comprise approx. one quarter of the studies.

Major fields

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).

Students choose between three courses:
Profilfach (major course), Komplementärfach (minor course) or Lehramtsoption (teacher-training course).

In the Profilfach the students specialize in the Spanish scientific disciplines or study another Romance language (French, Portuguese or Italian).

In the teacher training course (Spanish didactics) the program runs as follows:
FD1 Basic module Spanish didactics (4th semester) In this module the theoretical foundations of the communicative foreign language classes are introduced. Subject of discussion are functional-, communicative, intercultural and methodological competences as well as language devices.
The module FD2 ("Aufbaumodul") Spanish didactics (5th semester) as well as a practical phase in the context of a didactical school-internship.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Practical

Teaching practice (Lehramt)
Student majors must undertake a compulsory work placement during their first-stage studies (does not apply to students studying for Lehramt); students may elect to undertake an additional work placement during their first-stage studies.

Study abroad

It is compulsory for student majors to complete a six month course of studies abroad. Students studying two foreign languages can complete in one of their two subjects an optional 4 month period abroad (can be divided in max. 4 parts)
School-internships abroad will be credited.
It is recommended that students undertake the semester abroad in their 3rd semester.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Spanisch B1

Proof admission requirements

Sprachnachweis über Abitur
Die Universität Bremen akzeptiert für den Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz B1 folgende im Abiturzeugnis ausgewiesene Mindestvoraussetzungen.

  • Beim Abitur mit 12 Schuljahren (G8): mind. 6 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 11. Klasse.
  • Beim Abitur mit 13 Schuljahren (G9): mind. 7 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 12. Klasse.

Sind die Mindestvoraussetzungen nicht erfüllt, ist der Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz über Sprachtest bzw. Sprachzertifikat zu erbringen. Der Nachweis über Leistungen aus dem Abitur wird nur für die Bewerbung an der Universität Bremen anerkannt.
Sind im Abiturzeugnis für eine Fremdsprache zwei Sprachniveaus angegeben, wird das niedrigere Sprachniveau anerkannt.

Sprachnachweis über Zertifikat
Eine Übersicht über den Nachweis von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen über Zertifikate entnehmen Sie bitte der Homepage des FZHB.

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.01. for summer semester
  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

SoSe and WiSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • Spanish

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Jana Wachsmuth
Building: GW2, Office: B 3260
E-Mail: jana.wachsmuth(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-68039

Sprechzeiten: Di. und Do. 12.00 bis 14.00 Uhr

Faculty secretariat

Katrin Mutz
E-Mail: kmutz(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Dr. Marcus Callies
Building: GW2
E-Mail: callies(at)uni-bremen.de

Examination’s Board secretariat

Geschäftsstelle Lehramt Zentrales Prüfungsamt
Building: ZB
E-Mail: zpa-fb12(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-61218 / 218-61205 / 218-61204

Status

03.03.2020