Department of German Studies-Academic Programmes

Department of German Studies-Academic Programmes

Department offers an M.A. (5 years integrated) in German for those who have completed senior secondary examination. Students have an option to seek an exit with a B.A. (hons.) degree after successful completion of 3 years of study. Apart from this, candidates with a fair knowledge of German language, literature and culture can also seek admission through university’s entrance examination for lateral entry at the 4th year level for an M.A. in German. For professionals, students from other streams and language enthusiasts Department offer one year Certificate Course in German. Other than these three degree courses department offers an elective course “Structure and Functioning of the European Union” which is spread over two semesters for its own as well students from other departments of the School of Languages.

We have an updated and need based syllabi which are not only practically but also academically very helpful and suitable for students. Following is the list of courses that are offered across the five years of B.A. and M.A.:

Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 101 Everyday German Language and Culture – I 3
SLG – 102 Standard German Grammar – I 3
SLG – 103 Textual Comprehension and Recitation – I 3
SLG – 104 German through Audio-Visual Aids – I 3
SLG – 105 India and Germany (in English) – I 3
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 106 Everyday German Language and Culture – II 3
SLG – 107 Standard German Grammar – II 3
SLG – 108 Textual Comprehension and Recitation – II 3
SLG – 109 German through Audio-Visual Aids – II 3
SLG – 110 India and Germany (in English) – II 3
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 201 Advanced Structural Study of German – I 3
SLG – 202 Written Expression (Aufsatzkurs) – I / Oral & Written Communication – I 3
SLG – 203 Contemporary German Speaking Countries/Germany in Europe – I 3
SLG – 204 Introduction to the Study of Literature – I 3
SLG – 205 Cultural History of Europe – I 3
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 206 Advanced Structural Study of German – II 3
SLG – 207 Written Expression (Aufsatzkurs) – II / Oral & Written Communication – II 3
SLG – 208 Contemporary German Speaking Countries/German in Europe – II 3
SLG – 209 Introduction to the Study of Literature – II 3
SLG – 210 Cultural History of Europe – II 3
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 305 History of German Literature – II 3
SLG – 306 German Linguistics – II 3
SLG – 307 Introduction to Translation – II 3
SLG – 308 Social and Cultural History of German Speaking Countries – II 3
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 401 Introduction to Theory of Literature – I 4
SLG – 402 Theory and Practice of Translation – I 4
SLG – 403 Specialized Study of Literature – I (Critical Study of a genre) 4
SLG – 404 German History through Films and/or Texts 4
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 405 Introduction to Theory of Literature – II 4
SLG – 406 Theory and Practice of Translation – II 4
SLG – 407 Specialized Study of Literature – II (Critical Study of a genre) 4
SLG – 408 Writing Techniques/Writing a Research Paper 4
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 501 Introduction to Philosophy – I 4
SLG – 502 Interpretation – I 4
SLG – 503 Texts of German Literature – I 4
SLG – 504 Dissertation (Preparation of Research Proposal/Plan) 4
Course No Course Title Credit
SLG – 505 Introduction to Philosophy – II 4
SLG – 506 Interpretation – II 4
SLG – 507 Texts of German Literature – II 4
SLG – 508 Dissertation (Final Writing) 4