SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
Whether it is in authors like Goethe and Schiller, or works like Iphigenie, and Maria Stuart, or concepts like 'Bildung', the cultural legacy of the short period of 'Weimar Classicism in Germany and Europe is undeniable and omnipresent. This module assesses the scope of this literary achievement and what lay behind it. The focus of the module will be on the close analysis of a range dramatic and poetic texts (such as Tasso, Tell, and Hölderlin's odes) studied in their intellectual and biographical contexts. In reading the 'classics' of German literature, we will be asking, what makes a 'classic'? Why did Germany feel it had to have a classical age at the end of the eighteenth-century? And what is specific about German Classicism in the context of other European 'Classicisms'?
Weekly contact: 18 seminars of 1 hour, usually twice weekly.
Scheduled learning hours: 18
Guided independent study hours: 132
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%