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GM2543: MODERN GERMAN CULTURE 4 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course consists of the study of selected aspects of modern German culture and involves the close analysis of German texts. The latter are normally 20th-century 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

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • GM2043 Modern German Culture 3 (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


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 modern 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

May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1552.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with German
  • German Joint
  • German Major
  • MA German Studies
  • MA German Studies (Mode B)

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.


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.

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