Undergraduate Course: The Third Reich in Literature and Testimony (ELCG10025)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will read German-language texts from the Nazi period by victims and perpetrators, exiles and 'inner emigrants', exploring the ways in which writers positioned themselves, or were forced to position themselves, in relation to the regime. Students will assess the different ways in which these texts have been interpreted in the post-war world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Honours entry.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is assessed on coursework only. There are three coursework elements:
Reflective paper (800 words; 20%)
Coursework essay (3000 words; 70%)
Course participation (10%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of approaches to testimonial and literary writing arising from the Third Reich and the Holocaust.
- Read and analyse texts using theories of witnessing, autobiography and memory in historical context, and show a clear appreciation of the features of texts by victims and perpetrators.
- Produce clear, complex reports, articles and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
- Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
- Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Third Reich
|Course organiser||Prof Peter Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 3632
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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