Undergraduate Course: Goethe and Schiller (ELCG10032)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is designed to introduce students to a selection of key literary and theoretical texts written by Goethe and Schiller.
The course has a programme of two seminar hours per week. Students are expected to have read the set primary texts before the start of course and to have done some general preparatory reading in relation to Goethe and Schiller. On this course students will gain knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relating to common themes in the selected texts: freedom, autonomy and heroism. Weekly class preparation involves preparing notes on selected passages in the primary texts, on the seminar themes and recommended secondary sources for discussion and debate in class. Key discussion questions for each week are provided in advance. Students are also encouraged to meet and discuss the course materials in small independent learning groups outside of class time in preparation for active discussions in class. Students prepare one presentation, preferably using power point, on one of the seminar topics. The presentation is formative and will be useful preparation for the coursework essay and exam. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes through participation in the interactive discussions, the assessed written coursework (essay of 2,300 words), and the written examination (one essay in response to a single topic or text in a 90 minute exam). The coursework and exam essay have an equal weighting of 50% of the final mark. Both are assessed according to the academic assessment criteria set out by DELC and in the University's common marking scheme. Students are also required to submit their coursework essay on Turnitin via the LEARN webpage.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Honours entry. Non-honours and Visiting Students should be enrolled on the SCQF Level 9 course variant. Advanced knowledge of spoken and written German and the ability to study German literature in the original language is recommended. Ideally, prior experience of university-level German literature courses.
|Additional Costs|| Primary texts (Reclam)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
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 by coursework and exam. There are two components:
- Coursework essay (2,300 words; 50%)
- Exam of 1 hour and 30 minutes (1 essay) (50%)
||Students will receive a grade and written feedback on their coursework essay with the option of verbal feedback on request.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and a good understanding of the selected primary and secondary material related to the subject, and of a range of sources relating to historical and cultural contexts and theoretical and conceptual frameworks.
- Select, evaluate and apply relevant theoretical and methodological approaches in their critical evaluation of literary texts and to demonstrate knowledge of relevant technical terminology and research methods.
- Construct clear, structured, coherent and complex arguments, supported by relevant evidence, ideas and examples that demonstrate an in-depth and contextualised understanding of the problems and themes of enquiry.
- Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills, and present their analysis and ideas with a high level of clarity both orally and in written form using a range of sources.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others.
|Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen (1773)|
Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther (1787)
Goethe, Faust I (1808)
Schiller, Die Räuber (1781)
Other short theoretical texts and secondary reading are outlined in the course handbook and on Learn.
Reclam versions of the primary texts are preferred.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By the end of the course, students will have further developed their skills in the areas of independent and guided learning, research and enquiry, personal and intellectual autonomy, communication, and personal effectiveness. For further specification of these skills see the university's graduate and employability skills framework at www.employability.ed.ac.uk/documents/GAFramework+Interpretation.pdf
|Keywords||DELC Goethe & Schiller
|Course organiser||Dr Eleoma Bodammer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3627
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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