History of the Department
The Department of German Language and Literature was established in 2017, after the study programme of Bachelor studies of German language and literature was adopted by the Decision of the Teaching and Scientific Council of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis No. 397/1-7-01 of 23 November 2016, and the Decision of the Senate of the University of Nis No. 8/16-01-001/17-020 of 6 February 2017 (and amended in November 2018).
The Bachelor studies of German language and literature were successfully accredited on 1 November 2018, by the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education, as the thirteenth study programme of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis, and were created as a reflection of the need for education of German language teachers and translators, who are both highly required in this region of the country. The realization of this study programme began on 9 November 2018, when the first generation of students attended the official admission ceremony.
Nikoleta Momcilovic, PhD, Marina Djukic Mirzayantz, PhD, Jan Krasni, PhD, Nevenka Jankovic and Katarina Stamenkovic, MA in the field of German linguistics and teaching methodology and Maja Antic, PhD in the field of German literature and culture, as well as professors of the University of Belgrade, participated in the establishment of the Department. The first head of the Department of German Language and Literature is Nikoleta Momcilovic, PhD, and the secretary is Nevenka Jankovic.
Today, the Department members are as follows: four assistant professors (Nikoleta Momcilovic, PhD, Marina Djukic Mirzayantz, PhD, Maja Antic, PhD and Dobrila Begenisic, PhD), one foreign language instructor (Nevenka Jankovic), one foreign lecturer (Maria Markovic, MA) and two teaching assistants (Branka Ognjanovic, MA and Katarina Stamenkovic, MA).
Three professors from the University of Belgrade (Annette Djurovic, PhD, Branislav Ivanovic, PhD, Aleksandra Lazic Gavrilovic, PhD) and one from the University of Kragujevac (Marija Stanojevic Veselinovic, PhD) are also employed.
Accredited study programmes
The accredited study programme of the Bachelor Academic Studies of German Language and Literature lasts for four years (eight semesters) and it covers 48 subjects (including professional practice – methodology of teaching German as a foreign language practice). Their point value is 240 ECTS, according to the European credit transfer system. All the subjects are one-semester subjects, and the curriculum is modern and designed in accordance with the standards required for the accreditation of the study programme. It contains a set of diverse subjects from the domain of the German language, literature and culture, as well as a large number of elective subjects. After completing the Bachelor studies, the student acquires the academic title of Bachelor with Honours in Philology (for German language and literature).
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