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  • Objectives
    This is a four-year dual honours BA in German and History. The two subjects are a natural study combination, given the extraordinary impact of Germany on European and world history in the last two centuries. This course offer the opportunity to develop your language skills while you investigate the past.
  • Practical experience
    The third year is spent abroad, usually as a student at a university, as a language assistant in a school, or on a work placement approved by the department
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit -International Baccalaureate - 30-32 points -Core Requirements - Grade B in GCE A Level German, plus Grade B in GCE A Level History
  • Academic Title
    BA German and History
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Typical First Year Modules

    -Paths from Antiquity to Modernity 
    -German Studies - Aufbaukurs
    -German Studies - Basiskurs
    -History of the United States of America 1776-2004 
    -Pagans, Christians and Heretics in Medieval Europe 
    -The Disenchantment of the European World 
    -The Making of the Twentieth Century 
    -The Transformation of Britain, 1800 to the Present 

    Typical Second Year Modules

    -Historians and History 
    -German Language (Continuation) 
    -German Language (Foundation)
    -A Fragile Freedom Won: The African American Experience 1865-1955 
    -Cold War America 
    -Colonising America: Europeans and the New World, 1450-1763 
    -Contesting Power: Social and Political Thought in History 
    -Decolonisation: Britain's Retreat from Empire 
    -Disease, Medicine and Health Care in Early Modern Europe 
    -Dutch Advanced 
    -Fascism 1918-1945  
    -France 1870-1940: Nation Building from Revolution to Military Collapse 
    -From World War to Cold War: Europe 1945-1968 
    -Frontiers and Failures: Lost Nations of the Eightenth-Century 
    -Gender and Sexuality on Modern Britain, 1850 to the Present 
    -Gender, Culture and Society in Britain 1650-1850  
    -Gender, Culture and Society: Britain 1689 - 1837
    -German Culture and Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present Day 
    -Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 
    -Imperialism and Resistance in South Asia, c.1885-1947
    -Introduction to German Linguistics
    -Media and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain 
    -Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur 
    -Poor Law to Welfare State: Social Change in Britain since 1800
    -Sacred Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean 
    -Sacred Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean
    -Southern Africa in the Wider World, 1850-1919 
    -Spain, 1917-1982 
    -The Carolingians and the Birth of Europe 
    -The European Reformation 
    -The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West
    -The International History of the State 
    -The Origins of the American Civil War, 1848-1861 
    -The Origins of the Second World War: The Failure of Collective Security 1919-1939
    -The Struggle for England's Soul: Politics, Religion and Cultural Conflict 1560-1640
    -Tolerance and Dissent in Europe (12th - 16th Centuries)
    -Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain 
    -Aspects of Modern German Drama 
    -Dutch Beginners A 
    -Dutch Beginners B  
    -Freud's Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies 
    -German Film and Society 
    -History and Dialectology of the German Language
    -Images of Women in German Literature 
    -Language and Literature in the German Middle Ages  
    -Maternalism and Militarism: 1871-1918 
    -Medien und Oeffentlichkeit 
    -Oesterreich Heute 
    -Politik und Gesellschaft in Deutschland  

    Typical Third Year Modules
    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad 
    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad 
    -German Year Abroad (Project)
    -German Year Abroad (Project)  

    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    -The Uses of History 
    -German Language Part 1  
    -German Language Part 2 

    Also available:

     - BA German and Linguistics
     - BA German and Management )
     - BA German and Music
     - BA German and Philosophy
     - BA German and Politics
     - BA German and Russian
     - BA German with Czech
     - BA German with Dutch
     - BA German with Polish
     - BA Germanic Studies with Japanese

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