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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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Curricula of German Studies courses   core competencies   German Studies   Central Eastern Europe   labor market   demographic change   historical change


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


The article addresses the development of curricula for German study programs in Central Eastern Europe Countries over the past 70 years, from the post-war period to the present. These are shaped by social framework conditions and historical factors, such as the end of the war in 1945, the years directly following, membership of the so-called communist Eastern Bloc, and membership in the EU in 2004 and 2007. The political change of 1989/1990 marked one of the most important milestones; a period began in which western languages and the German language flourished in German departments; only with demographic change has enrollment dropped rapidly since the turn of the millennium. Already in the first decade of the reunification, German institutes “lose” their graduates in fields of jobs that are not oriented towards the humanities, with international companies with business contacts in German-speaking countries taking first place. Today, the majority of universities and German studies institutes are reacting to the pragmatic demands of the labor market and are modifying the range of courses, even if this is at the expense of traditional curricular content.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław