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. Assessment is done through:
Coursework essay (3000 words; 70% weighting), 1 bibliographical assignment: a detailed review of an academic book or peer-reviewed article related to the course materials but not related to the coursework essay (800 words): 20% weighting, 1 oral presentation (10% weighting). The coursework essay is the final assessment and will be submitted on the first day of revision week. Feedback will be given on the oral assessment and the bibliographical assignment and will feed forward into the coursework essay. All 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 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 2017/18, 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 only. There are the following components:
- Coursework essay (3000 words; 70% weighting)
- 1 bibliographical assignment: a detailed review of an academic book or peer-reviewed article related to the course materials but not related to the coursework essay (800 words): 20% weighting
- 1 oral presentation (10% weighting)
The coursework essay is the final assessment and will be submitted on the first day of revision week. Feedback will be given on the oral assessment and the bibliographical assignment and will feed forward into the coursework essay.
||Students will receive a grade and written feedback on their coursework essay with the option of verbal feedback on request.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the primary and secondary sources related to this course
- Independently analyse, interpret and respond critically to the primary and secondary sources related to this course
- Construct and present clear and coherent arguments in written form, supported by relevant evidence, ideas and examples, in relation to the key texts and themes of this course
- Summarize and critically review the content of published academic research on the key texts and themes of this course
- Orally present clear arguments and the results of research undertaken independently, in ways that demonstrate a critical evaluation of source materials and an understanding of the key texts and themes of the course
|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