DESCRIPTION This unit will provide students with a knowledge of representative major German plays from the period of enlightenment to the end of the Second World War providing insight into the way these plays relate interculturally to the wider European context. The tensions of the Vormärz (1814-1848) are reflected in plays by Lessing and Büchner. Plays by Gerhart Hauptmann highlight the late, but rapid industrialization of Germany during the Empire. The period of unrest during the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazism are themes in the plays by Bertholt Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt and Max Frisch. The unit will be taught in German and develop the students' skill in reading German.
ASSESSMENT: Two essays of approx. 1,500 words each in either English or German (40%) and one two-hour written examination (60%).
TEACHING PATTERN: Two contact hours per week
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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