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GM4084   German Monsters

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module examines the history of German fiction about monsters, with a focus on three key periods in German culture: the Middle Ages, Romanticism and Expressionism. It will enable students to use monstrosity, the uncanny, the undecidable and trauma as theoretical concepts; to determine the cultural functions of monsters; to explore the tensions that they embody; and to identify and reflect on changing and recurring fears and patterns in text and film over time.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Entry to Honours German

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 132

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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


Module teaching staff: TBC