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GM2012   Modern German Literature and Culture 2

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

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.

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 (x 11 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 83

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 coordinator: Dr A T Cusack
Module teaching staff: Team taught