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GM 1552

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Ward

Pre-requisite(s): SCE H in German or equivalent. May not be taken in the same half-session together with GM 1549 and/or GM 2543.


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

1 one-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial  per week.

1st Attempt: Two 1,500 word essays (50% each) (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).