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Tendenzen der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur nach 1989

Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course we will focus on contemporary German literature since 1989 and discuss how a new generation of writers deal with social and cultural issues of our time. We will investigate how current issues like living in a media society, the big brother state, the impact of terrorism etc., is reflected in the diverse voices of German post- modern writers. Literary work post 1989 is characterized by a variety of different forms and narrative patterns reflecting the underlying desire of a writer to invent and tell stories. We will look at samples of broader historical and geographical perspectives introduced into German literature, the resurgence of story- telling and explore the plurality of voices on issues of national importance.

Literature:

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.

Further Information

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.