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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 2019-20 (ELCG08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course consists of selected texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries studied in one two-hour Literature/Culture Seminar per week.
Course description Building on work done in German 1B, the literary/cultural course for German 2 consists of selected texts from the nineteenth and twentieth 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) on one of the topics covered during the semester, which may be written in German. They also write an examination essay on another of the topics studied.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
  2. analyse critically texts from different genres and contexts, and use different methodologies to do so.
  3. convey complex information in written and oral form.
  4. work effectively independently.
  5. develop an argument and support it with evidence.
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.
KeywordsGerman literature,German culture,genres,texts,contexts
Course organiserDr Frauke Matthes
Tel: (0131 6)51 1483
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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