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GERM242 Passages 1

German society and culture 1. From Romanticism to Cyberculture and the links between them.

Explore in greater depth the cultural production of the German-speaking countries of Europe and discover why these cultures greatly influence European and international literature, cinema, music, art and political and philosophical thinking. Gain an understanding of German, Austrian or Swiss culture and society at defining moments of cultural change from a range of perspectives.

Paper title Passages 1
Paper code GERM242
Subject German
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
GERM 141 or GERM 112
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Taught in German. Suitable for students whose German is at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GERM 231) or above.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Cecilia Novero
Paper Structure
Passages 1 presents, in modular form, a series of different approaches to German culture, in German. Themes and module topics will also vary accordingly.

Alternates with Passages 2.
Teaching Arrangements
Three lecture hours per week.
Textbooks
Readings available through Blackboard
Any additional texts to be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Through participation in the lectures, readings, discussions, presentations and written assignments in Passages 1, students will gain:
  • An understanding of German culture and society at defining moments of cultural change through a range of perspectives, aesthetic forms and text-types
  • Competence in discerning and articulating formal and aesthetic practices used in selected examples of German literary and film texts
  • An understanding of these texts as documents that reflect the changes occurring in German social, political and cultural life and that often challenge their society and its self-identity
  • Insight into the work of writers and artists though the medium of a major work and an ability to discuss the texts presented in relationship to their social, cultural and historical context

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard