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GM3075   Thomas Mann - Doktor Faustus

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 seminars and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


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