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GM 1052
MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): SCE H in German or equivalent. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1049 or GM 2043.

The course consists of the study of selected aspects of modern German culture, involving the close analysis of two modern German texts, together with lectures introducing students to the social, political and cultural context in which the texts were written. The aim of the course is to develop students’ vocabulary and knowledge of German and their stylistic awareness, to provide students with the ability to analyse literary works, including film adaptations, and to apply all these skills to the study of modern texts selected for their literary importance and relevance to modern German society. This course may be taken on its own or together with GM 1050.

1 one-hour lecture  and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: two 1,500 word essays (50% each) (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).