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GM2043: MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 3 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Learn more about modern German history and culture while also extending your skills in reading German texts. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Tara Beaney

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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Course Description

This course is part of the series of Modern German Culture courses which involve the study of selected aspects of modern German culture. In Modern German Culture 3 students will be introduced to pre-20th century German history, thereby complementing their study of pre-20th century literature in GM2543, and providing a broader understanding of modern Germany. While reading about and discussing German history, as well as analysing German texts and cultural artefacts, students will be invited to reflect on issues of continued relevance to today's society. Teaching will consist of lectures as well as tutorials in which students generate and discuss ideas about the study material and its contexts.

This course may be taken on its own, or together with GM2040 or GM2042.

Further Information & Notes

Prescribed book: Neil MacGregor, Germany: Memories of a Nation (Penguin)

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

Resit:  Essay 1500 words (100%).


Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is provided in small-group work and group and individual presentations in the tutorials.


The above assessments are given CGS 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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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