Der deutsche Gegenwartsroman
Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
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This course will explore social, cultural and political changes which resulted in the formation of the new Germany. Through a selection of literary works we will discuss post-war German life; political rebuilding; contemporary world presented in literary movements (die Moderne; Post-Moderne), Unification and post-unification; pop-literature and migration literature.
- Wolfgang Koeppen, Das Treibhaus, Suhrkamp , Frankfurt am Main 1972
- Christoph Hein, Landnahme, Surhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2004
- Christian Kracht, Faserland, dtv, München 2002
- Martin Mosebach, Was davor geschah, dtv, München, 2012
- Osman Engin, Dütschlünd Dütschlünd übür üllüs, Dietz Verlag, Berlin 1994 (extracts)
- Osman Engin, Don Osman. Neue heimtürkische Geschichten, dtv, München 2005
Who is this course for?
This course is for advanced students of German who like reading books and like to discuss aspects of literature in a social and political context. The course is held in German.
Learning and Teaching
This course will be taught in German and students will consolidate both their active and passive linguistic skills. Students are expected to read the books form the Reading list and all activities will be based on prior reading.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.