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010108 UE Academic German for Theologians (2016S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

It is strongly recommended to by a copy of Herbert Vorgrimler, Neues Theologisches Wörterbuch (Herder) which will be used during the Seminar.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.03. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 08.03. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 15.03. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 05.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 12.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 19.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 26.04. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar serves Master and Ph.D. Students in Theology and Religious Sciences whose mother language is not German. According to the individual situations of the participants, both reading academic texts in German will be trained. The seminar starts with an anlysis of shorter texts and analyses their structure and the way in which arguments are applied, and explains the theological terms used in the text. In this way, the seminar will offer the opportunity to enrich one's theological vocabulary in German. According to the level of German of the participants, it is also possible to include writing academic texts as part of the classes.

Assessment and permitted materials

- weekly preparation for classes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Aquisition of tools to analyse German theological texts
- Increase knowledge of German theological terms
- Ability to apply German theologcial terms in writing

Examination topics

- Comparison of theological articles in German and other languages
- reading texts and analysing their structure
- Summarizing German theological texts
- Discussion and explanation of theological terms in German
- Writing short academic texts

Reading list

Herbert Vorgrimler, Neues Theologisches Wörterbuch, Neuauflage Freiburg (Herder) 2008.
Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, hg. v. W. Kasper u.a., 11 Bde., 3. Auflage Freiburg 1993-2001.
Oertner, Monika/ Saint John, Ilona/ Thelen, Gabriele: Wissenschaftlich schreiben: ein Praxisbuch für Schreibtrainer und Studierende. Paderborn: Fink 2014.
Der kleine Duden 4. Deutsche Grammatik, 4., vollständige überarbeitete Auflage von Ursula und Rudolf Hoberg, Mannheim/Zürich 2009.

Association in the course directory

Die LV ist als Unterstützungsangebot für Studierende mit nicht-deutscher Muttersprache angelegt und soll mit Deutsch als Wissenschaftssprache vertraut machen.

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