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GM2014   Weimar Republic:1918-1933

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lecture (9.00 am Tue), Practical (9.00 am, day tbc)

From the revolutions at the end of the First World War, to the fragile Weimar democracy, to the rise and fall of the Third Reich, the period from the Great War to the end of the Second World War is without question one of the most significant for the history and culture of German speaking countries and how they are seen today. Against this turbulent and violent backdrop, German literature and culture produced some of its most lasting legacies: from Expressionist poetry to the novel of classical modernism in Thomas Mann, Kafka, and Hermann Hesse. This module offers an introduction to the literature and culture of the period: lectures offer a broad survey while tutorials focus on set texts.

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 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 78

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr C Lawson
Module teaching staff: Dr Dora Osbourne, Dr Andrew Cusack