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GM3094: IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD A (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

“Don't you find it odd," she continued, "that when you're a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you're older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” (E Hawke) . What is the essence of childhood? What is 'innocence'? What shaped me to become the person that I am?  Let's take a closer look at that we have all experienced - but know so little about. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gundula Sharman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Either European Studies (EU) (Studied) or German (GM) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will analyse the portrayal of childhood in the German speaking countries during the first half of the 20th century. The source materials drawn on will include literature, autobiography, film and the expressive arts. Questions such as the child's perception of the historical process, the right to childhood, and the process of socialisation are examined in detail. Particular issues to be addressed include: the utopia of childhood, adolescence in the Third Reich, and children and the Holocaust. The course will examine the works by authors such as G. Grass, Anne Frank, Ilse Aichinger, and painters such as Max Lieberman and Paula Moderson-Becker as well as various films.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback

All assignments receive CGS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

All assignments receive CGS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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