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GM1556: MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

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


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gundula-Maria Sharman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • GM1550 German Language 2 (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GM1049 Background to German for Beginners 1 (Studied)
  • GM1543 Modern German Culture 2 (Studied)
  • GM1546 Background to German Beginners 2 (Studied)
  • GM1549 Background to German for Beginners 2 (Studied)
  • GM1552 Modern German Culture 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course consists of the study of selected aspects of modern German culture, involving the close analysis of a modern German text, 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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Mathematics with German
  • German Minor

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


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.


All essays are handed back individually, on a one-to-one basis, by the course tutor. 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.

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