Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
701 03 Ostrava
The Department of German Studies provides teaching for the Bachelor degree programmes of German for Business (on-site and combined form) and German Language and Literature (major/minor type study). The Master's degree graduate programme of German Language and Literature is provided as standard and major/minor type study. The German Language and Literature programme can also be studied as part of German Language Teaching for Secondary Schools and German Language Teaching for Primary Schools.
Graduates of the Master's degree programme can proceed to pass ‘post-Master’s’ examinations at the Department of German Studies and are then awarded the PhDr. (post-Master’s) degree, or to take the on-site or combined form of the doctoral degree programme and acquire the Ph.D. degree.
The Department provides a number of courses as a part of lifelong education programmes. These lifelong education programmes also include German for Business (combined form of study) and the extended German Language and Literature programme.
The research activities of the Department focus on the history of the German language (in particular the early Modern German period) and comparative Czech/German studies. Other interests include the theory and practice of translation and interpreting, ideological vocabulary and its reflection in translation. The Department of German Studies also researches German literature written in the Silesian part of the Czech Republic (German authors writing in the Silesian part of the Czech Republic, the cultural history of chateaux and mansions in Silesia) and Swiss women's literature. Research in the field of didactics is related to issues of the reception and production of text and the integration of drama pedagogy methods into German teaching.