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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of English and American Studies

B.A. Englisch

The Bachelor degree course in "Englisch" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin encompasses a curriculum that can be completed in six semesters. The program conveys expertise in the fields of English language and grammar, English and American literature, English and American culture, English linguistics, and (if elected) teaching of English as a foreign language.

The Bachelor in "Englisch" qualifies for various Master degree courses as well as Master of Education degree courses. Professional opportunities include the fields of international organizations, cultural management, adult education, publishing, journalism and public relations.

The Bachelor in "Englisch" can be studied as a major (Kernfach) or as a minor (Zweitfach). It can be studied with or without a teacher training component (mit oder ohne Lehramtsoption).


Modules in the program (StO 2014) (Major)

topics credits / hours
Introduction to Linguistics 5 LP / 4 SWS
Introduction to Literature 7 LP / 4 SWS
Introduction to Culture 7 LP / 4 SWS
Literary History 10 LP / 8 SWS
Linguistics: History and Variation of English 6 LP / 4 SWS
Linguistics: Grammar 7 LP / 4 SWS
Advanced Language Studies 8 LP / 6 SWS
Research Methodology and Research Skills 8 LP / 6 SWS
Focus Module Linguistics I, Cognitive Linguistics (elective) 11 LP / 4 SWS
Focus Module Linguistics II, Language in Context (elective) 11 LP / 4 SWS
Focus Module English Literature and Culture (elective) 11 LP / 4 SWS
Focus Module American Literature and Culture (elective) 11 LP / 4 SWS
Bachelorarbeit 10 LP


With teacher training option
topics credits / hours
Fachdidaktik 7 LP / 4 SWS
Studienanteile Bildungswissenschaften und Sprachbildung 16 LP


Without teacher training option
topics credits / hours
Praxismodul 10 LP
Überfachlicher Wahlpflichtbereich (electives from other disciplines) 20 LP