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GM2012 Modern German Literature and Culture 2

SCOTCAT credits:10
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module presents key texts, authors and ideas from 1900 to the present day. This remarkable century has encompassed some of the most turbulent and innovative times in Modern German history, witnessing the development of an extraordinarily rich literary and cinematic culture. Works of literature and cinematic art in this period emerge in the context of unprecedented shocks and traumas, ranging from the two World Wars and the Nazi era, to the legacy of German division and eventual reunification. Students will engage with representative works of literature and cinema from this period. These will be 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 (x 11 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 11 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 83

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 A Cusack
Module teaching staff:Team taught