Allgemeine Informationen zum Zwei-Fach-Bachelor finden Sie hier.

Die Module des Faches Anglistik und Amerikanistik (Koblenz) finden Sie in der Prüfungsordnung:

  • als Basisfach auf den Seiten 29 und 30 der Fassung vom 30. Juli 2021 (Lesefassung).
  • als Wahlfach 1 (nicht mit dem Basisfach Anglistik kombinierbar) auf Seite 54 ebendort,
  • als Wahlfach 2 (nur mit dem Basisfach Anglistik kombinierbar) auf Seite 55 ebendort.

Studienberater für den 2-Fach-Bachelor im Fach Anglistik und Amerikanistik ist Herr Dr. Skinner.

Why study Anglistik und Amerikanistik in Koblenz?

Studying English and American language, literature, and culture offers knowledge and tasks that help students develop a range of competencies which are highly useful on the current job market. Many higher-level professions, for example in human resources, communication, marketing, event management, or the media, require such competencies in order to retrieve, manage, and communicate information, negotiate meanings, and creatively solve problems:

  • linguistic competencies,
  • intercultural communicative competencies,
  • socio-emotive competencies,
  • cognitive competencies, and
  • critical media literacy.

In addition to such essential general competencies, students will have the opportunity to acquire excellent language skills and an expertise in the area of Anglophone cultures, such as Great Britain, the United States as well as on one further area, such as South Africa or India.

Literary and cultural studies explore all types of media as reflections of and reflections on society and culture. Literature, material and visual culture as well as socio-cultural practices, realized in stories, graphic novels, photography, and film, offer multiple perspectives on cultures and societies, including politics and the economy. Acquiring media literacy and intercultural communicative competency is dependent upon extensive reading and viewing, active participation in class as well as producing expository and, in part, creative texts, such as diagrams, argumentative essays, or rewritings of fictional texts.

Linguistics aims at enabling an in-depth understanding of language, for example, how language acquisition works, how language varieties developed and which differences exist between them concerning pronunciation, vocabulary, semantics, grammatical structures and on a pragmatic level, how grammar and culture-specific metaphors and metonymies generate meaning, or how gender can impact communication. Various specialized seminars offer insights into specific linguistic fields, as, for example, sociolinguistics (examining the relation between language and society), psycholinguistics (examining the relation between language and the brain/mind), and cultural linguistics (examining the relation between language and culture/s). Further topics include, but are not limited to, bi- and multilingualism, the language of emotion, language and ideology, or intercultural communication.

Linguistic knowledge is not only indispensable when interpreting English messages and discourses but also when formulating oral or written audience- and goal-oriented messages. It can even help to prevent a multitude of misunderstandings, especially of an intercultural kind.

All courses are taught in English to maximize opportunities to expand your language skills. Specific courses in language practice hone your skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Heightened awareness of language can help you to advance your comprehension of and participation in a variety of intercultural communicative situations. If need be, you can get help at any point of your writing process. The Koblenz Writing Center at our institute is a service provided to all students studying English at this university. You can work one-on-one with one of the tutors, even online. They are more than willing to help you improve your writing skills. For more information check their website:

Our courses provide ample opportunities for participation and co-operation, for example, in team work and peer teaching. In addition to these considerable opportunities to develop socio-emotive, cognitive, creative problem-solving, and intercultural communicative competencies in Anglophone contexts, the study program includes various possibilities for studying abroad and collecting work experience, both of which will improve your chances on the job market.

Furthermore, the Kompetenzzentrum für Studium und Beruf (KSB) offers various courses on professional orientation, integration, participation and qualification. During the “Career Day”, offered once a year, numerous companies from the area introduce themselves and their expectations of future employees.