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GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

CODE 65291
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 12 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/13
LANGUAGE German
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
MODULES This unit is composed by:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

German literature comprises the written works of the German-speaking peoples. The study of “German literature and culture” should not only provide a concise historical survey of German literature, but also give an understanding of the cultural developments of German-speaking countries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to examine literary texts produced in German-speaking countries in their aesthetic value and as powerful instruments to understand the culture of these countries.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course you should have:

- Acquired an understanding of German history and culture

- Developed an ability to read and analyse fictional texts

- Developed an ability to understand social, historical and political factors that have influenced the German culture

TEACHING METHODS

36 hours frontal lecture in German, reading texts in German

Lessons in German, readings in German.

Attendance is not obligatory, but heartily recommended

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS (President)

NICOLETTA DACREMA

RAMONA PELLEGRINO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

From the 16th of october on

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

An exam, the length of which varies according to the programme, held by the professor responsible for the course, during which the level of the student’s knowledge will be assessed according to the following criteria:

a) ability to read, translate and comment on and contextualise critically excerpts from texts examined during the course, plus other supplementary texts read and prepared autonomously, see the list which can be downloaded from the professor’s website, the course on aulaweb and can also be consulted on the notice board outside the professor’s office;

b) ability to respond in Italian and German to questions on topics covered during the course and on supplementary texts prepared for the examination, as well as possibly developing an autonomous critical discourse.