German Society and Literature

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    German Society and Literature

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture, Literature, Sociology

  • Language Level


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces you to ideas and movements that have played a decisive part in the evolution of modern German society to the present day. The module is delivered through German/English. To practise basic techniques of textual analysis through discussion of short literary pieces and film representative of the ideas/periods covered. To extend your reading skills and vocabulary in a variety of registers and text types in German

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Discuss political and cultural factors which have shaped the development of Germany from Nazi dictatorship to democracy up to the present day
    2. Relate a selection of German literary texts and films of cultural & political significance to the historical context in which they were written
    3. Recognize and command linguistic usage in German in intermediate and advanced texts

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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