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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - German

Undergraduate Course: German 2 Literature and Culture (ELCG08007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course consists of selected texts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries studied in one two-hour Literature/Culture Seminar per week, in both semesters.
Course description Building on work done in German 1B, the literary/cultural course for German 2 consists of selected texts from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth/twenty-first centuries studied in one two-hour seminar per week. The individual sessions are taught by lecturers who specialise in these particular research areas. The literature groups are larger than the literature tutorials in German 1B and are designed to acquaint students with the type of teaching they will encounter in German-speaking universities. Students write one essay (circa 2,000 words) in each semester on one of the topics covered in that semester's work, one of which may be written in German.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: German 1A (ELCG08001) OR German 1B (ELCG08002)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: German 2 Language (ELCG08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser. Visiting Students should also take as a co-requisite German 2 Language (ELCG08008)
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Literature/Culture Coursework (50% of overall course mark):
Semester 1: 1 x literature/culture essay, (circa 2,000 words)
This represents 50% of the coursework mark.

Semester 2: 1 x literature/culture essay, (circa 2,000 words)
This represents 50% of the coursework mark.

Degree Examinations (50% of overall course mark):

1.5 hour Literature examination - (100% of Degree Exam mark)
Feedback Students will be provided with:

- written feedback on coursework essays (semesters 1 and 2)
- written feedback on degree exam essays
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. engage with their acquired knowledge about specific areas of German literature and film.
  2. analyse critically texts of a variety of genres and to use a variety of methodologies to do so.
  3. convey complex information in written and oral form.
  4. work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
Reading List
The best way to access the reading list/bibliography is via Learn: click on 'Resource List' on the left hand menu on the homepage for German 2, from where there is a link that takes you directly to the resource list.

Alternatively, you can go to the generic website for resource lists, ( and search under 'German 2'.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Graduates will be able to:

1. gather, select and apply information and concepts from a variety of primary and secondary sources
2. demonstrate acquisition of certain transferable skills, including ability to criticise, evaluate and interpret evidence, to consider a problem from a number of different perspectives, to accommodate ambiguity and advance reasonable conjectures, to argue cogently and effectively
3. present their ideas clearly and cogently in both oral and written form
4. work efficiently and effectively individually and as part of a group
KeywordsDELC,German 2,literature and culture
Course organiserProf Laura Bradley
Tel: (0131 6)50 3634
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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