Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
We have 1 upcoming course
(Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)
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- Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
- 20 weekly meetings
- Helga Eckart
- Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
- £294.00 (Concessionary Fee £235.00)
Please note: This course has started but may still have places available. Call us on: (029) 2087 0000 to find out about late availability.
In this course we will focus on the portrait of Vienna as the cultural centre of Austrian literature. The metropolis as a starting point for the Austrian identity will help to reflect upon the past and present everyday life. Through a selection of contemporary literary works we will discuss historical events in Austria and their impact on the capital; the perception of Vienna in the literary scene and socio-cultural peculiarities of Vienna from the fall of the monarchy till today.
- 1.Arthur Schnitzler, Leutnant Gustl, gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/5342/1
- 2.Eva Menasse, Vienna, Kiepenhauer & Witsch, 2007
- 3.Robert Schindler, Gebürtig, Suhrkamp 1994
- 4.H C Artmann, Im Schatten der Burenwurst, Residenzverlag 2003
- 5.Josef Haslinger, Opernball, Fischer 1997
Who is this course for?
This course is for advanced students of German who like reading books and like to discuss aspects of literature.
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.