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> Level 1
GM 1049
BACKGROUND TO GERMAN BEGINNERS 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course may only be taken in conjunction with German for Beginners 1 (GM 1054) or otherwise by permission of Head of School.

This course is intended for beginners, wishing to proceed with German Studies beyond level 1. It provides an introduction to cultural, historical and social aspects of 20th-century Germany through the study of a selection of texts, socio-historical documents and films. In addition to formal lectures and tutorials, students are expected to follow a programme of directed reading.

1 one-hour lecture per week plus 1 two-hour tutorial every fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) consisting of one in-class exercise (50%) and one essay of 1,200 words (50%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

1 essay plus 1 in-class exercise.

A CAS mark plus written and verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Written assignments are routinely returned on an individual basis.

GM 1050
GERMAN LANGUAGE 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Normally SCE H in German or equivalent.

Note(s): May NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 1054.

The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, aural language and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning. The course consists of lectures on aspects of German grammar as well as tutorials in which students practice their oral skils and tutorials in which students complete written German language work, which is supplemented by homework exercises.

1 one-hour lecture and 2 one-hour tutorials per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 2 in-class tests (70%): oral/aural continuous assessment (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Regular homework exercises.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

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%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Both essays also provide the opportunity for formative assessment. Further formative assessment is provided in small-group work and group and individual presentations in the tutorials.

All essays are handed back individually, on a one-to-one basis, by the course tutor. The above assessments are given CAS marks, and extensive written feedback is also given on each piece of work. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

GM 1054
GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr. G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course may not be taken by students who qualify for German Language 1 (GM 1050).

This course provides an intensive introduction to the German language for students with little or no previous knowledge of German, or with qualifications below the entry requirement for GM 1050. It concentrates on the four basic language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension. Students attend formal language classes for the introduction of German grammar, and a weekly tutorial in smaller groups, focusing on spoken German. Students are also required to pursue an intensive course of private study and to submit regular written work. The course may be taken alone as a pure language course, or in combination with GM 1049 - Background to German Beginners, and can lead on to a Honours degree in German.

3 one-hour language classes plus 1 one-hour language practial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and 3 continuous assessment exercises (10% each).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Regular formative assessments of different aspects of written German language. Continuous formative feedback on spoken German.

Written and/or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both grammar classes and oral classes.

GM 1549
BACKGROUND TO GERMAN BEGINNERS 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): None

Note(s): This course may only be taken in conjunction with German for Beginners 2 (GM 1554) or otherwise by permission of Head of School.

This course is intended for beginners, wishing to proceed with German Studies beyond level 1. It provides an introduction to selected German Short Stories from the 20th-century, with a particular focus on relating these to their cultural, historical and social context.

1 one-hour literature seminar plus 1 one-hour language tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and one essay of ca 1000 words (50%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

One essay, preparation for classes and contribution to tutorials.

A CAS mark plus written and verbal feedback is given on the essay. Written assignments are routinely returned on an individual basis. Informal feedback on participation and performance is also given in the tutorials.

GM 1550
GERMAN LANGUAGE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Normally SCE H in German or equivalent. Students will, however, be allocated to the appropriate level 1 German language course on the basis of a diagnostic test taken at the beginning of the academic year.

Note(s): May NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 1554.

The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus respectively on written language, aural language and oral language. In addition students will complete a structured programme of self learning. The course consists of lectures on aspects of German grammar as well as tutorials in which students practice their oral skils and tutorials in which students complete written German language work, which is supplemented by homework exercises.

1 one-hour lecture and 2 one-hour tutorials per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment assignment (20%); 1 two-hour examination (50%); oral continuous assessment (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Regular homework exercises.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

GM 1552
MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Ward

Pre-requisite(s): SCE H in German or equivalent. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1549 and/or GM 2543.

Note(s):

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 continue developing 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 1550.

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

1st Attempt: Two 1,500 word essays (50% each) (100%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Both essays also provide the opportunity for formative assessment. Further formative assessment is provided in small-group work and group and individual presentations in the tutorials.

All essays are handed back individually, on a one-to-one basis, by the course tutor. The above assessments are given CAS marks, and extensive written feedback is also given on each piece of work. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

GM 1554
GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): German for Beginners 1 (GM 1054), or equivalent.

Note(s): This course may not be taken by students who qualify for German Language 2 (GM 1550).

Building on the work done in German for Beginners 1, this course will develop greater receptive and productive German language skills, enabling students to understand authentic spoken and written German and to express themselves in speech and writing with a reasonable degree of accuracy. Students attend formal language classes for the study of German grammar, and a weekly tutorial in smaller groups, focusing on spoken German. Students are also required to pursue an intensive course of private study and to submit regular written work. The course may be taken alone as a pure language course, or in combination with GM1549 - Background to German Beginners 2, and can lead on to a Honours degree in German.

3 one-hour language classes plus 1 one-hour language practical per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) plus continuous assessment exercises (10%), plus one in-class test (10%), plus an oral examination (10%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Regular formative assessments of different aspects of written German language. Continuous formative feedback on spoken German.

Written and /or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both grammar classes and oral classes.

 

> Level 2
GM 2040
GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 1054. Not available to native speakers of German. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1050 or GM 2042.

The course consists of language classes leading to advanced communicative competence in German and it will include the analysis of contemporary texts drawn from a variety of contexts. The intention of the course is to extend and reinforce students' command of German grammar, vocabulary and syntactic structures, and to introduce various styles of written and spoken German. The teaching is in both English and German.

1 one-hour lecture and 3 one-hour tutorials per week.

In-course assessment: 2 in-class tests (70%); oral/aural continuous assessment (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Regular non-assessed homework exercises.?

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

GM 2042
GERMAN LANGUAGE 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): GM 1550 or (for Accelerated Degree entry only) 'A' level at grade B or Advanced Higher at Grade A in German. Or by permission of Head of School.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be taken in the same half-session as GM 2040.

Building on work done in GM 1550, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive and productive. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the development of both sets of skills. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 weekly one-hour translation class.

1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (100%) consisting of three unseen language exercises based on the language class (50%), one unseen language exercise based on the material covered in the translation class (25%), oral component (25%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment is given in class and on various homework exercises.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

GM 2043
MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 1052 or GM 1552.

The course consists of the study of selected aspects of 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. The texts and lectures complement those of GM 2543. This course may be taken on its own or together with GM 2040 or GM 2042.

The course consists of lectures and tutorials in which students generate and discuss ideas about the texts and the frameworks within which they are studied.

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

1st attempt: Two 2,000 word essays (50% each) (100%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Both essays also provide the opportunity for formative assessment. Further formative assessment is provided in small-group work and group and individual presentations in the tutorials.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and extensive written feedback is also given on each piece of work. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials, and is offered optionally on one-to one basis, with the course tutor.

GM 2540
GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 1

Note(s): Not available to native speakers of German. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1550, GM 2542.

Building on GERMAN LANGUAGE (ADVANCED INTRODUCTORY) 1, the course consists of language classes leading to advanced communicative competence in German and it will include the analysis of contemporary texts drawn from a variety of contexts. The intention of the course is to extend and reinforce further students' command of German grammar, vocabulary and syntactic structures, and to introduce various styles of written and spoken German. The course fosters a sound grasp of German grammar and reinforces students' vocabulary and prepares intending Honours students for their period of residence abroad. The teaching is in both English and German.

1 one-hour lecture and 3 one-hour tutorials per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 2 assignments (20%); 1 two-hour examination (50%); 1 oral/aural examination (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Two continuous assessment tests.
Regular homework exercises.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

GM 2542
GERMAN LANGUAGE 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): GM 2042

Co-requisite(s): May not be taken in the same half-session as GM 2540

Building on work done in GM 2042, the course will develop further language skills, both receptive and productive. Classes on grammatical and linguistic analysis will contribute to the further development of both sets of skills. In addition students will complete a structured self learning programme of aural study and grammatical reinforcement study.

1 weekly one-hour written language and grammar class; 1 weekly one-hour oral practice class; 1 weekly one-hour translation class.

1st Attempt: 1 in-class tests (20%), 1 oral/aural examination (30%), 1 two-hour examination (50%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment is given through in-class exercises and homework.

Written or verbal feedback is given on any written produced by the student. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; aural classes; and reading comprehension/composition classes.

GM 2543
MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 2042 or GM 2043.

Note(s): May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1552.

Building on Modern German Culture 3, this 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. A further lecture series provides an introduction to a pre-twentieth century text, normally Goethe's Faust (Part One).

The course consists of lectures on as well as tutorials in which students generate and discuss ideas about the texts and their contexts.

2 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2,000 word essay (30%); one two-hour examination (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The continuous assessment essay also provides an opportunity for formative assessment. Further formative assessment is provided in the small-group work and group and individual presentations conducted in class.

The above continuous assessment exercise is awarded a CAS mark, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in respect of group work and presentations in class.

 

> Level 3
GM 3042
NATIONAL SOCIALISM A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 4042 (National Socialism B) or with HI 3049 / HI 3549. This course will be available in 2012/13 and in alternative sessions thereafter.

Tutorials are conducted in the German language.

The course will deal with the rise to power of the NSDAP as well as the various ingredients (intellectual, historical, economic) which go to make up the National Socialist Weltanschauung. The course will include the study of relevant documents in the original language. Adolf Hitler will be examined as the central figure of the epoch together with other major figures (Goebbels, G?ring, etc) associated with the Party. Major areas such as anti-Semitism, resistance, concentration camps and the Holocaust will also be considered.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Non-assessed homework and preparation for work in class.

Written feedback on assignments.

GM 3043
GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 4043 (German Expressionism B). This course will be available in 2012/13 and in alternative sessions thereafter.

The course will introduce students to a critical appreciation of the characteristically German phenomenon of Expressionism as it is embodied in both German art and literature. Students will come to an understanding of the main characteristics of a movement which contained a surprising mixture of both political and religious aspects. The course will outline foreign influences on, and parallels to, German Expressionism in both visual art and literature. Groups such as Die Br?cke and Der blaue Reiter as well as individual German Expressionists such as Emil Nolde will be studied in depth. The study of Expressionism in art will lead to an examination of the literary genre as represented in both poetry and drama. Students will be introduced to the work of major German Expressionist writers such as Gottfried Benn, Carl Sternheim, Georg Kaiser, Ernst Toller and the early Brecht. Students will be encouraged to study one or two artists or writers or films of their own choice in greater depth.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Unmarked assignments.

Written comments on assignments.

GM 3047
FILM AND TEXT A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year 3 German Studies students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with Level 4 course Film and Text B. The course will be available in alternate sessions.

The course will introduce students to the distinguishing characteristics of the New German Cinema (of West Germany) and of DEFA (East Germany) with particular reference to film adaptations of canonic literary works. Students will analyse the narrative devices at the disposal of the writer in comparison t those of the film director. The topics, which concerned the film makers of the 1960s and 1970s, include an early examination of the Holocaust, forging a new identity on both sides of the post-war German division, and the role of the individual in contemporary society.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment essay 2,000 words (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Discussion in class.

All essays and presentations are discussed individually within no more than 2 weeks of submission. All assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

GM 3050
GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY 5
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 2040 and 2540; or GM 2043 and 2543; or GM 2042 and 2542; or GM 2043 and 2543; or by permission of the Head of School.

This module is available as a sustained study course.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session and is not available to candidates for Honours in German. It is advisable for non-honours students intending to take this course to have spent some time in a German-speaking country.

German translation class, a composition class and an oral class?

1 one-hour seminar and 1 one-hour tutorial per week and 4 seminars per session.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): The overall CAS mark is arrived at as follows: Written work (70%), composed of translation (four equally weighted in-class tests) and composition (two homework assessment exercises and one in-class test), and (30%) oral component, consisting in turn of one exit examination and oral continuous assessment (the latter consisting in turn of attendance, participation and quality of contributions).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Non-assessed language assignments.

Written and oral feedback. ?CAS marks on summative assessment.?

GM 3060 / GM 3560
TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN GERMAN CULTURE SINCE 1770 A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 3 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4514 Travel and Tourism B.

This course aims to introduce students to selected historical, sociological, cultural and theoretical aspects of travelling and tourism in a German-speaking context, using a wide range of cultural and historical material. The course will predominantly focus on the effects of modernity and modernization on the experience and organisation of travel and tourism.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%), and one 3,000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars, including short written responses to texts read.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Written feedback will be offered on short written responses. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 3061 / GM 3561
VIENNA 1900 A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 3 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4009 / GM 4509 Vienna 1900 B.

'To the age, its art. To art, its freedom': this was the motto of the Viennese Secession, a revolutionary artistic movement spearheaded by Gustav Klimt in the late nineteenth century. In his film Klimt (2006), Raoul Ruiz brings to life one of the richest and most contradictory epochs in the last century. Ruiz's film provides the point of departure for a critical cultural history of Vienna around 1900 - the birthplace of modernism - that explores the work of writers such as Altenberg, Kraus, Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal, artists such as Schiele and Klimt, and architects such as Wagner and Loos.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 1,500 - 2,000 word essay (30%), and one 3,000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 3062 / GM 3562
WOZU KUNST? ART AND ACTIVISM IN THE GERMAN-SPEAKING COUNTRIES A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 3 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4554 Wozu Kunst Art and Activism in the German-Speaking Countries B, FS 35KA The Politicisation of the Aesthetic: Film, Visual Culture and Social Change A, FS 45KA (The Politicisation of the Aesthetic: Film, Visual Culture and Social Change B).

This course sets out to examine what might be called, following Walter Benjamin, the ?politicisation of the aesthetic?. Drawing on contemporary theoretical works and a series of case studies, this course offers a critical analysis of socially and politically engaged art at key points over the past century, comparing and contrasting avant-garde conceptions of engaged art (eg Brecht, Dada) with the activist art of the 1960s and 1970s (eg Joseph Beuys, Valie Export, Fluxus) and the current practice of socially-engaged art exemplified by collectives such as 'Wochenklausur'. Themes to be covered may include urban interventions and regeneration, feminism, revolutionary art, community art, art and the environment, anti-globalisation and anti-war protest.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 1,500 - 2,000 word essay (30%), and one 3,000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 3063 / GM 3563
FILMING GERMAN HISTORY A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4053 Filming German History B.

This course examines the limits and possibilities of representing history on film in the German context. The course will focus on key episodes from Edgar Reitz's Heimat trilogy on film and screenplay, comparing the representation of key phenomena of twentieth-century German history (National Socialism, the Economic Miracle, Terrorism, and German Unification) with their treatment by other major German filmmakers (Kluge, Fassbinder, Becker) on film and screenplay.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%), and one 3,000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars, including short written responses to texts read.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Written feedback will be offered on short written responses. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 3064 / GM 3564
BERLIN, CITY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 3 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4039 (Berlin, City of the Twentieth Century B).

This course investigates the ways in which writers, artists, critics and architects have represented and responded to Berlin in periods of socio-political crisis and transition throughout the twentieth century. Following an initial study of theories of the city and the use, experience and representation of urban space, it explores how the metropolitan environment was constructed and contested in a number of different periods: the Weimar Republic, the period of division and the era around the Wende. The course will involve the analysis of a range of source materials including urban theory, literature, cultural criticism, film, art and architecture.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: One 2,500-3,000 word essay (50%), and 1 two-hour written examination (50%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 3065
ALLUSION AND FUSION IN GERMAN LITERATURE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year 3 German Studies students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with Level 4 course Allusion and Fusion in German Literature B. The course will be available alternate sessions.

The course will analyse the relationship between and the impact of Goethe's Werther and Buechner's Lenz on their respective contemporary societies. Both protagonists suffer from a conflict between the unfolding of the individual on the one hand, and the expectations of society on the other, and both gained iconic status in German literature. The course will then move on to examine the ways in which these texts continued to be relevant to readers in the 20th century. Both text were repeatedly reworked by modern authors particularly in East Germany, most prominently by Ulrich Plenzdorf and Volker Braun. Students will examine the reasons for the lasting appeal of the original texts and gain an understanding of the various ways the reworkings functioned in face of communist censorship.

1 two-hour seminar per week

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment: essay 2000 words (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Discussion in class.

All essays and presentations are discussed individually within no more than 2 weeks of submission. All assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

GM 3066
GERMAN LANGUAGE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES 3
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above. Available only to Honours candidates in European Studies.

Note(s): This course runs over the full session. This course is not available as part of a graduating curriculum with German Language for European Studies 1 or 2.

Regular submission of written assignments by correspondence.

Correspondence course. Students work independently with appropriate guidance.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 4 written language exercises (equally weighted) 100%.

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Correspondence course only.

All work returned with detailed corrections and comments.

GM 3067 / GM 3567
GERMAN LANGUAGE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES 1/ GERMAN LANGUAGE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 or above. Available only to Honours candidates in European Studies.

Note(s): May be taken either in the first (GERMAN LANGUAGE ?FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES 1/) or second (?GERMAN LANGUAGE ?FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES 2) semester. These courses are not available as part of a graduating curriculum with German Language for European Studies 3.

Regular submission of written assignments by correspondence.

Correspondence course. Students work independently with appropriate guidance.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 4 written language exercises (equally weighted) 100%.

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Correspondence course only.

All work returned with detailed corrections and comments.

GM 3069
GERMAN JUNIOR HONOURS LANGUAGE STUDY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Level 3 German Honours candidates or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

This course will concentrate on the production and analysis of oral/aural texts, the translation of written German and on oral fluency and accuracy.

1 one-hour seminar and 1 one-hour tutorial per week and 6 additional tutorials per session.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 4 written language exercises (70%); oral language work (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Unmarked language exercises.

Written comments on assignments.

GM 3070
GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY - LEVEL 3 (FIRST SEMESTER)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 2040 and GM 2540; or GM 2043 and GM 2543; or GM 2042 and GM 2542; or GM 2043 and GM 2543; or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session and is not available to candidates for Honours in German. It is advisable for non-honours students intending to take this course to have spent some time in a German-speaking country. Available as sustained study.

Translation class concentrating on aspects of German grammar, vocabulary building, translation form and into German. Oral class in which spoken German is refined. Composition class in which German language essay writing skills fostered.

2 one-hour tutorials per week (translation and oral class), with an additional 4 tutorials per term (composition).

1st Attempt: In-class assessment. 2 in-class tests (50%), composition work (20%), oral language work (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Non-assessed assignments.

In written form. Work also discussed with tutor.

GM 3071
GERMAN SPECIALISED STUDY A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

This course enables students to study in greater detail selected aspects arising from particular Honours courses.
In the specialised study course, students will select one of a range of options chosen in consultation with the School to complement the remainder of their Honours programme. These options may consist of: the further study of a single author, the further study of a specific area of literature such as Expressionist drama or the literature of the GDR; or the study of a particular aspect of German history, German thought, German linguistics or other subject matters covered in the student's Honours programme.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: one 2,000 - 2,500 word essay (30%), 1 two-hour examination(70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Presentation of arguments and textual analysis in class.

In oral form.

GM 3074
LOVE, MARRIAGE AND ADULTERY IN GERMAN LITERATURE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year 3 German Studies students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with the Level 4 course Love, Marriage and Adultery in German Literature B. The course will be available in alternate sessions.

The course will examine the discussion of love, marriage and adultery in German and Austrian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural and economic context of love relationships and the ways in which the dominant value systems of society are reflected, criticised or subverted over the period. Particular issues to be addressed will include: the significance of reputation and honour, the generation conflict, strategies in self-preservation and surrender and questions of gender and identity. The course will study texts by authors such as Goethe, Fontane, Arthur Schnitzler, Christa Wolf and Sigrid Damm.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%):
continuous assessment:: essay 2,000 words (30%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Discussion in class.

All essays and presentations are discussed individually within no more than 2 weeks of submission.

All assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

GM 3519
GERMAN DRAMA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 4519 (German Drama in the Twentieth Century B). This course will be available in 2011/12 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course provides an introduction to German drama in the 20th century, including Expressionist drama, Epic Theatre and post-1945 drama in the German-speaking countries. Selected works by writers such as Toller, Brecht, Frisch, Drrenmatt, Kroetz and Hein will be examined. The plays will be analysed within their socio-political context.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment; one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%), one 2,500 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will articulate initial ideas in group discussions in class.

Oral feedback on formative tasks.

GM 3525
LEVEL 3 GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY (MODE B)
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): GM 2540 or GM 2543. Available only to level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Co-requisite(s): GM 3048. May be taken only by mode B Junior Honours candidates in German, studying at a University in a German-speaking country.

Required field work: Regular submission of written material by correspondence.

Correspondence course.
There will be briefing and instructions for assignments before the student leaves Aberdeen.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: written language word (100%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Formative assessment takes place in GM 3048, from whence this module follows.

See 'Formative Assessment' above.

GM 3568
GERMAN SPECIALISED STUDY B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

This course enables students to study in greater detail selected aspects arising from particular Honours courses.
In the specialised study course, students will select one of a range of options chosen in consultation with the School to complement the remainder of their Honours programme. These options may consist of: the further study of a single author, the further study of a specific area of literature such as Expressionist drama or the literature of the GDR; or the study of a particular aspect of German history, German thought, German linguistics or other subject matters covered in the student's Honours programme.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment; one 2000 - 2500 word essay (30%), one 3000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Presentation of arguments and textual analysis in class.

In oral form.

 

> Level 4

PLEASE NOTE: Resit: (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

GM 4009 / GM 4509
VIENNA 1900 B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 3061 / GM 3561 Vienna 1900 A.

'To the age, its art. To art, its freedom': this was the motto of the Viennese Secession, a revolutionary artistic movement spearheaded by Gustav Klimt in the late nineteenth century. In his film Klimt (2006), Raoul Ruiz brings to life one of the richest and most contradictory epochs in the last century. Ruiz's film provides the point of departure for a critical cultural history of Vienna around 1900 - the birthplace of modernism - that explores the work of writers such as Altenberg, Kraus, Schnitzler and Hofmannsthal, artists such as Schiele and Klimt, and architects such as Wagner and Loos.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 20 minute oral presentation (30%), and one 3,000 word essay (70%).

Resit: For honours students only: candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new essay.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Written feedback and one-to-one discussion on performance in the oral presentation, which will be made available to the students before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on the presentation and the essay in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 4021 / GM 4521
TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN GERMAN CULTURE SINCE 1770 B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S. Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM3514 Travel and Tourism A

This course aims to introduce students to selected historical, sociological, cultural and theoretical aspects of travelling and tourism in a German-speaking context, using a wide range of cultural and historical material. The course will predominantly focus on the effects of modernity and modernization on the experience and organisation of travel and tourism.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

In-course assessment: one twenty-minute paper (30%), and one 3000 word essay (70%).

1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Presentations.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their presentations on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Written feedback will be offered on presentations. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 4022
GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): GM 3048. Available only to level 4 German students or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

This course builds on GM 3048 and aims to further refine the language skills acquired in GM 3048. GM 4022 will concentrate on the production and analysis of oral/aural tests, the translation of written German, and on oral fluency and accuracy.

1 one-hour seminar and 1 one-hour tutorial per week and 6 tutorials per session.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: language work (20%) and German Honours examination (80%).

GM 4023
GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to level 4 German Single Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

Building on GM 3069, this course will concentrate on the production and analysis of written texts, the translation of written German and on fluency and accuracy.

1 one-hour seminar and 1 one-hour tutorial per week and 4 seminars per session.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: language work (20%) and German Honours examination (80%).

GM 4024
SENIOR HONOURS - GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Junior Honours - German Language Studies. Available only to level 4 German Honours students or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

This course builds on GM 3048 and aims to further refine the language skills acquired in GM 3048. The course will concentrate on the production and analysis of oral/aural tests, the translation of written German, and on oral fluency and accuracy.

1 one-hour language class and 1 one-hour oral class per week. plus fortnightly one-hour composition seminars. This course runs over the whole session.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: regular written language exercises (20%); 1 two-hour examination (80%).

GM 4036
THE PORTRAYAL OF LOVE, MARRIAGE AND ADULTERY IN GERMAN LITERATURE AND FILM B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to German Senior Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 3036 (The Portrayal of Love, Marriage and Adultery in German Literature and Film A). This course will be available in alternate sessions.

The course will examine the discussion of love, marriage and adultery in German and Austrian literature and film of the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural and economic context of love relationships and the ways in which the dominant value systems of society are reflected, criticised or subverted over the period. Particular issues to be addressed will include: the significance of reputation and honour, the generation conflict, strategies in self-preservation and surrender and questions of gender and identity. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the topic by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week and 2 one-hour tutorials per half-session.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%).

GM 4041
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Level 4 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 3041 (Theory and Practice of Translation A). This course will be available in 2011/12 and alternate sessions thereafter.

This course will focus on the history and theory of translation and will include practical work on literary and non-literary texts. The course will examine theoretical approaches to translation and the practical techniques applied by translators. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the topic by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week and 2 one-hour tutorials per semester.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment: translation and commentary work (30%).

GM 4042
NATIONAL SOCIALISM B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Level 4 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 3042 (National Socialism B) or with HI 3049 / HI 3549. This course will be available in 2012/13 and in alternative sessions thereafter. Tutorials are conducted in the German language.

The course will deal with the rise to power of the NSDAP as well as the various ingredients (intellectual, historical, economic) which go to make up the National Socialist Weltanschauung. The course will include the study of relevant documents in the original language. Adolf Hitler will be examined as the central figure of the epoch together with other major figures (Goebbels, G'ring, etc.) associated with the Party. Major areas such as anti-Semitism, resistance, concentration camps and the Holocaust will also be considered.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment: one 2,000-2,500 word essay (30%).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Non-assessed homework and preparation for work in class.

Written feedback on assignments.

GM 4047
FILM AND TEXT B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year 4 German Studies students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating Curriculum with Level 3 course Film and Text A. The course will be available in alternate sessions.

The course will introduce students to the distinguishing characteristics of the New German Cinema (of West Germany) and of DEFA (East Germany) with particular reference to film adaptations of canonic literary works. Students will analyse the narrative devices at the disposal of the writer in comparison t those of the film director. The topics, which concerned the film makers of the 1960s and 1970s, include an early examination of the Holocaust, forging a new identity on both sides of the post-war German division, and the role of the individual in contemporary society.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment, essay 2,000 words (30%).

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

GM 4048 / GM 4548
BERLIN, CITY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 3039 (Berlin, City of the Twentieth Century).

This course investigates the ways in which writers, artists, critics and architects have represented and responded to Berlin in periods of socio-political crisis and transition throughout the twentieth century. Following an initial study of theories of the city and the use, experience and representation of urban space, it explores how the metropolitan environment was constructed and contested in a number of different periods: the Weimar Republic, the period of division and the era around the Wende. The course will involve the analysis of a range of source materials including urban theory, literature, cultural criticism, film, art and architecture.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: One 20 minute oral presentation and 2,000 word essay (50%), 1 two-hour written examination (50%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on oral presentation, which will be available before the essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on the essay in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 4052
GERMAN DISSERTATION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): May only be taken by Joint Honours candidates in German.

Co-requisite(s): The course must be substituted for a completed Honours module.

The dissertation topic is chosen from an area of study after consultation with the Head of School. The area of study is related to an Honours course offered by German which the student has attended. Initial guidance will be provided on an individual basis by members of staff.

Minimum of six one-to-one contact hours with supervisor.

1st Attempt: 8,000 word dissertation (100%).

Resit: Dissertation rewrite (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback in discussion with supervisor.

Feedback in discussion with supervisor.

GM 4054
GERMAN LEVEL 4 ORAL EXAMINATION
CREDIT POINTS 0

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Level 4 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Co-requisite(s): Can only be taken as part of GM 4022.

Note(s): This course is run over the full session.

This element of course GM 4022 is conducted in German and develops students' listening and speaking skills on topical issues and academic topics, extends their vocabulary, improves grammatical accuracy and refines their spoken German skills. The final oral examination also holistically tests students' ability to speak in the target language with knowledge and understanding about what they have learnt in studying the German programme over the course of their degree.

1 one-hour tutorial (to be arranged) per week, taken in conjunction with the other elements of GM 4022.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (20%), Oral examination (80%).

Resit: Oral examination (100%).

GM 4057
ALLUSION AND FUSION B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G M Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year for 4 German Honours students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 3057, Allusion and Fusion A. The course will be available in alternate sessions.

The course will analyse the relationship between and the impact of Goethe’s Werther and Büchner’s Lenz on their respective contemporary societies. Both protagonists suffer from a conflict between the unfolding of the individual on the one hand, and the expectations of society on the other, and both gained iconic status in German literature. The course will then move on to examine the ways in which these texts continued to be relevant to readers in the 20th century. Both text were repeatedly reworked by modern authors particularly in East Germany, most prominently by Ulrich Plenzdorf and Volker Braun. Students will examine the reasons for the lasting appeal of the original texts and gain an understanding of the various ways the reworkings functioned in face of communist censorship.

4 one-hour lectures and 8 two-hour seminars over the 12 week period.

1st attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%) and in-class assessment (30%).

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

GM 4060
GERMAN SPECIALISED STUDY C
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to level 4 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

This course enables students to study in greater detail selected aspects arising from particular Honours courses.In the specialised study course, students will select one of a range of options chosen in consultation with the School to complement the remainder of their Honours programme. These options may consist of: the further study of a single author, the further study of a specific area of literature such as Expressionist drama or the literature of the GDR; or the study of a particular aspect of German history, German thought, German linguistics or other subject matters covered in the student's Honours programme.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%), one 2500 - 3000 word essay (30%).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Presentation of arguments and textual analysis in class.

In oral form.

GM 4063 / GM 4563
FILMING GERMAN HISTORY B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S. Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM3053 Filming German history A

This course examines the limits and possibilities of representing history on film in the German context. The course will focus on key episodes from Edgar Reitz's Heimat trilogy on film and screenplay, comparing the representation of key phenomena of twentieth-century German history (National Socialism, the Economic Miracle, Terrorism, and German Unification) with their treatment by other major German filmmakers (Kluge, Fassbinder, Becker) on film and screenplay.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one twenty-minute paper (30%); and one 4000 word essay (70%).

Resit: normally not available

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Presentations

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their presentations on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Written feedback will be offered on presentations. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis..

GM 4065
ALLUSION AND FUSION IN GERMAN LITERATURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to Programme Year 4 German Studies students, or by permission of Head of School.

Note(s): The course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with Level 3 course Allusion and Fusion A. The course will be available alternate sessions.

The course will analyse the relationship between and the impact of Goethe's Werther and Buechner's Lenz on their respective contemporary societies. Both protagonists suffer from a conflict between the unfolding of the individual on the one hand, and the expectations of society on the other, and both gained iconic status in German literature. The course will then move on to examine the ways in which these texts continued to be relevant to readers in the 20th century. Both text were repeatedly reworked by modern authors particularly in East Germany, most prominently by Ulrich Plenzdorf and Volker Braun. Students will examine the reasons for the lasting appeal of the original texts and gain an understanding of the various ways the reworkings functioned in face of communist censorship.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment; essay 2,500-3,000 words (30%).

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

GM 4069
GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN EXILE LITERATURE B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 3059 (German and Austrian Exile Literature B). This course will be available in 2013/14 and alternate sessions thereafter.

The course will examine the phenomenon of German and Austrian literary and political exile with particular reference to the period 1933-45. An introduction to the economic, personal and psychological situation of refugees from Nazi Germany and Austria will facilitate an understanding of selected literary works by writers such as Bruno Adler, Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, Erich Fried, Theodor Kramer, Robert Lucas, Robert Neumann, Anna Seghers, Hilde Spiel, Thomas Mann, Martina Wied and others. The course will provide an in-depth analysis and comparison of the treatment of major exile themes such as National Socialism, language, remigration and the concept of home.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%) and essay 2000-2500 words (30%)

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Preparation of literary texts, discussion in class. Students are given the opportunity to articulate arguments in respect of the topics dealt with and thereby measure their own understanding and progress.?

Oral and written feedback.

GM 4070 / GM 4570
WOZU KUNST ART AND ACTIVISM IN THE GERMAN SPEAKING COUNTRIES B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J. Stewart

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM3554 Wozu Kunst Art and Activism in the German-Speaking Countries A; FS35KA The Politicisation of the Aesthetic: Film, Visual Culture and Social Change A; FS45KA, The Politicisation of the Aesthetic: Film, Visual Culture and Social Change B

This course sets out to examine what might be called, following Walter Benjamin, the 'politicisation of the aesthetic'. Drawing on contemporary theoretical works and a series of case studies, this course offers a critical analysis of socially and politically engaged art at key points over the past century, comparing and contrasting avant-garde conceptions of engaged art (e.g. Brecht, Dada) with the activist art of the 1960s and 1970s (e.g. Joseph Beuys, Valie Export, Fluxus) and the current practice of socially-engaged art exemplified by collectives such as 'Wochenklausur'. Themes to be covered may include urban interventions and regeneration, feminism, revolutionary art, community art, art and the environment, anti-globalisation and anti-war protest.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 20 minute oral presentation (30%); and one 3000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due. Contributions to seminars.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their performance on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 4072 / GM 4572
NECESSARY FICTION B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S. Ward

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Level 4 or at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Co-requisite(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 4572 Necessary Fiction B.

This course examines the limits and possibilities of literary fiction, using German narrative prose fiction since the end of the Second World War as an apposite case study. Introducing course participants to relevant theoretical models of literary production and reception from the period (eg. Socialist Realism, reader reception, literary anthropology, trauma theory), the course studies a series of major works from this period (by authors such as Wolfgang Koeppen, G?nter Grass, Christa Wolf, W G Sebald) to illuminate what is at stake when we consider the role of literature as a medium of response to complex historical experience and social change.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: 1 twenty-minute paper (30%); and one 4,000 word essay (70%).

Resit: Normally not available.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Feedback on performance on the first essay, which will be returned before the second essay is due.

Formal feedback will be provided on both essays in the form of written comments provided on a template. Students will also be encouraged to discuss their presentations on a one-to-one basis with the course co-ordinator. Written feedback will be offered on presentations. Informal feedback on contributions to seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.

GM 4504
GERMAN SPECIALISED STUDY D
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to candidates for Senior Honours in German.

This course enables students to study in greater detail selected aspects arising from particular Honours courses.In the specialised study course, students will select one of a range of options chosen in consultation with the School to complement the remainder of their Honours programme. These options may consist of: the further study of a single author, the further study of a specific area of literature such as Expressionist drama or the literature of the GDR; or the study of a particular aspect of German history, German thought, German linguistics or other subject matters covered in the student's Honours programme.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2500 word essay (30%); and one 4000 word essay (70%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Presentation of arguments and textual analysis in class.

In oral form.

GM 4516
IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): Available to German Senior Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GM 3516 (Images of Childhood A). This course will be available in alternate sessions.

This course will analyse the portrayal of childhood in the German-speaking countries during the 20th century. The source materials drawn on will include literature, autobiography, film and the expressive arts. Questions such as the child’s perception of the historical process, the right to childhood, and the process of socialisation are examined in detail. Particular issues to be addressed include: the utopia of childhood, Locke's and Rousseau's theory of education, children's literature and the portrayal of children in the visual arts. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the topic by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2,500 word essay (30%), one 4,000 word essay (70%).

GM 4519
GERMAN DRAMA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Lawrie

Pre-requisite(s): Available to level 3 German Honours students or by permission of the Head of School.

Note(s): This course may not be included in a graduating curriculum with GM 3519 (German Drama in the Twentieth Century A). This course will be available in 2011/12 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

This course provides an introduction to German drama in the 20th century, including Expressionist drama, Epic Theatre and post-1945 drama in the German-speaking countries. Selected works by writers such as Toller, Brecht, Frisch, D?rrenmatt, Kroetz and Hein will be examined. The plays will be analysed within their socio-political context.

1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 2500 word essay (30%); one 4000 word essay (70%).

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

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will articulate initial ideas in group discussions in class.

Oral feedback on formative tasks.

GM 4558
DISSERTATION SINGLE HONOURS - GERMAN
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G Sharman

Pre-requisite(s): May only be taken by Single Honours candidates in German

The dissertation topic is chosen from an area of study after consultation with the specialist tutor and needs to be approved by the programme coordinator. The area of study is related to one of the courses offered as part of the German Honours Programme, which the student has attended. Guidance will be provided on an individual basis by members of staff.

Directed self-study and one-to-one meetings with the supervisor (normally three meetings)

1st Attempt: Dissertation is to be written in German. Word limit: 8000 word dissertation (100%).

Resit: Dissertation (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The dissertation will be double marked internally and forwarded to the external examiner, as appropriate.