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GM3075 Thomas Mann - Doktor Faustus

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module affords students the chance to study a major novel of post-war Germany, Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus, and through this novel to gain a larger knowledge of Mann's work as a whole. In a series of seminars students will be guided through their reading of the work. These reading seminars will be interspersed with lectures and seminars on key themes in Mann's oeuvre and life, from music to his political development. In addition to the main text, students will examine other genres (essays, letters) and gain broader insights into the historical situation of post-war Germany.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Single and Joint Honours German

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the German Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 seminars and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 30
  • Guided independent study: 120

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M White
Module teaching staff:Dr M White