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GM2013 Mediaeval German Language and Literature

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

The module introduces students to Middle High German language and literature. Students will learn to read the mediaeval form of the language. They will also gain an overview of the flourishing German literature of the Middle Ages in its rich cultural context of chivalry, heroism and Christianity, focussing on key texts.

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

UG Pre-requisite(s):GM1002 or GM1004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks), optional surgery hours
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 81

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:1-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof B Bildhauer
Module teaching staff:Prof B Bildhauer