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GRMN3011: Twentieth-Century German Culture

Twentieth-century Germany was pulled between democracy and dictatorship. After WW1, the Weimar Republic saw a flourishing of democracy, but political and economic problems led to its collapse. The Third Reich was the darkest period in the German-speaking world, but after 1945, Nazis were rehabilitated in the west and dictatorship continued in the east. In this unit, we examine the dynamics of dictatorship and democracy in the German-speaking world by analysing cultural artefacts produced in German. Students will enhance their German language skills with in-depth exercises that engage the major developments of twentieth-century Germany.

Code GRMN3011
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Germanic Studies

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

  • LO1. understand the historical factors that have formed German society and culture today
  • LO2. demonstrate this understanding of the relevance of historical factors by application to German cultural products
  • LO3. demonstrate greater skill in comprehending sophisticated and complex German texts
  • LO4. demonstrate an ability to develop, plan, and write an independent research essay
  • LO5. demonstrate a critical approach to source material in both English and German

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