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GM1549: BACKGROUND TO GERMAN BEGINNERS 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:43


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Claudia Sein

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GM1543 Modern German Culture 2 (Studied)
  • GM1546 Background to German Beginners 2 (Studied)
  • GM1552 Modern German Culture 2 (Studied)
  • GM1556 Modern German Culture 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

This course may only be taken in conjunction with German for Beginners 2 (GM 1554) or otherwise by permission of the Head of School.
Prescribed text:  D. Constantine (ed.), German Short Stories 2 (Penguin) 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with German
  • BSc Mathematics with German
  • German Joint
  • German Major
  • German Minor
  • MA German Studies
  • MA German with Music Studies
  • MA German-Hispanic Studies
  • MA German-History
  • MA German-International Relations
  • MA German-Language & Linguistics
  • MA German-Legal Studies
  • MA German-Philosophy
  • MA German-Politics
  • Master Of Arts In German-Spanish & Latin American Studies

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: One in-class exercise (50%); one essay 1500 words (50%)

Resit:  Essay 1500 words (100%).

 

Formative Assessment

Preparation for classes and contribution to tutorials.

Feedback

A CGS 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.

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