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GM2011 Modern German Literature and Culture 1

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:9.00 am Mon.

This module presents key texts, authors and ideas from 1700 to 1900. These remarkable two hundred years see the rise of modern German literature in the Enlightenment, the classical masterpieces of Goethe and Schiller, the flourishing of Romanticism, and the emergence of critical Realism under the Second Empire. Students will engage with these periods through a selection of significant texts studied in depth in the tutorials, while lectures provide broader literary historical contexts.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving German. 40 credits in 2000-level German is compulsory for all German degrees, and 60 credits are strongly recommended for most degrees. See programme requirements for specific combinations which are allowed.

UG Pre-requisite(s):GM1002 or GM1004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture (x10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x10 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 80

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:1-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M White
Module teaching staff:Team taught