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GM2543: MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 4 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course consists of the study of selected aspects of German culture and involves the close analysis of German texts. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gundula-Maria Sharman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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Course Description

Building on Modern German Culture 3, this course consists of the study of selected aspects of modern German culture, involving the close analysis of German texts, together with lectures introducing students to the social, political and cultural context in which the texts were written.

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

Further Information & Notes

Presribed books: 

  • W. Goethe, Faust I (Reclam) 
  • W. Goethe, Faust 1, translation by David Luke in World Classics (OUP) - recommended


May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1556.

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 continuous assessment exercise is awarded a CGS 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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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