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GRMN2642: German Culture and Society 1789-1918

This unit offers an introduction to the German-speaking world in the 'long' nineteenth century. By discussing the cultural, social and political changes that took place from the French Revolution to the end of the First World War, the unit will explore how the twin dynamics of nationalism and revolution shaped the emergence of modern German culture and society.

Code GRMN2642
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level in German language

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an ability to understand the main points of clear standard language, to communicate in a range of registers and to express themselves with more complexity.
  • LO2. Demonstrate broader knowledge of German societies and the skills to critically assess German texts, images and practices in relation to their cultural, historical, political and linguistic context and defend their own arguments.
  • LO3. Demonstrate intercultural competence and the ability to critically reflect on their own society and heritage.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an ability to think critically and exercise ethical judgments
  • LO5. Exhibit developing information and digital literacy.

Unit outlines

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