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GM2011   The Age of Goethe

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon.

The lifespan of Germany's greatest poet, Goethe (1749-1832) is simultaneously one of the most eventful and productive in its cultural history: it sees the rise of modern German literature in figures like Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hölderlin, and the Romantic poets, while in philosophy, Kant, Fichte and Hegel dominate the world of ideas. These revolutions in thought are mirrored in significant revolutions and developments in history: the rise of Prussia and the impact of the French Revolution. The module introduces students to the period: lectures provide the literary and cultural background, while tutorials concentrate on significant and representative works.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GM1002 or pass GM1004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture (x10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught