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GM2012   Unification to the First World War

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module traces the literary and cultural history of Germany in the nineteenth century during the rise and fall of the Second Empire. After the failure of the 1848 revolution in Germany and Austria-Hungary, the period sees the military unification of Germany by Prussia, creating the first modern German state in 1871, and its subsequent demise in the First World War. Culturally, the period produces great variety: the subtle narratives of the Realists find their counterpoint in the bold music dramas of Wagner and the prophetical iconoclast Friedrich Nietzsche, and while the Naturalists seek uncompromising reality, a generation of poets around 1900 revel in decadent beauty.

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 teaching staff: Team taught