6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
This unit will explore German literature in the Age of Goethe, focussing on key issues such as national identity and the construction of the self within the framework of political and social change. It will encourage a close critical reading of texts produced mainly between 1770 and 1830, examining modes of narratives in the light of contemporary theory.
Upon successful completion of this subject students should have developed an in-depth understanding of key examples of German literature in the Age of Goethe and completed detailed analyses of each of the novels in their socio-historical context. Students will be able to engage in informed discussions about the literature of the period in its context and to employ relevant theoretical concepts. They will be able to present the results of their own research in form of a class paper and a written essay.
Within semester assessment: 80% + Exam: 20%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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