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This subject consists of advanced study of an aspect of German cultural studies, broadly defined. Students will study topics such as the literature, media, culture or history of German-speaking societies. The topics will be taught by subject matter experts in German and will vary from semester-to-semester. The subject aims to provide a deep understanding of German-speaking societies in the modern era, via specific topics. Students will develop an understanding of the topic, its contemporary or enduring relevance, as well as mastery of language structures and vocabulary needed to understand, analyse and discuss the topic in German.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key ideas and texts in German cultural studies and be able to critically reflect on and confidently make use of such ideas and texts
- Gain an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the topics under discussion and their enduring relevance for contemporary German-speaking societies
- Gain a critical appreciation of the subject matter including reading primary and secondary literature in both German and English
- Acquire the linguistic structures and vocabulary appropriate to the topic sufficient to contribute to seminar discussion, class presentations and writing on topics at length in German.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- Be able to synthesise complex information in order to present summaries in verbal and written communication
- Have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for reading, class preparation and assessment
- Have developed specific language structures and vocabulary specific to the topic
- Be able to utilise online tools to improve their comprehension and expression in German, while understanding how to manage academic integrity within the online environment.
Last updated: 21 November 2023