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German Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)

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  • Objectives
    -make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research. -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.
  • Academic Title
    German Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
  • Course description
    Course description

    The MA German Studies pathway is a modular course, with a free choice of course units from those offered within German. This pathway comprises the prescribed core course units in Research Methods and Critical Theory I and II (60 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and optional course units to a total of 60 credits.

    Areas of specialist study include: German Literature of the Classical and Romantic Period; Twentieth-Century and Contemporary German Studies; Culture and Dictatorship; Women's Writing; Diaspora and Migration; German-Jewish Studies; Holocaust Studies; Film Studies; Language and Totalitarianism; Architecture and Politics. Specialist study on any of these areas can be arranged by consent of the tutor.

    Module details

    Compulsory course units include: Critical Theory and Research Methods. Optional course units available typically include:

    -Turkish Women's Writing in German: Emine Sevgi Özdamar
    -Jewish Culture in the German-Speaking Context
    -Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1871-1918
    -Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1918-1933
    -German Romanticism
    -Holocaust Representations in Visual Culture
    -National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
    -German Literature and Ideas in the 18th Century
    -Language and Totalitarianism in Germany 1933-1989
    -Cultural Politics and Artistic Practice in Relation to the Third Reich
    -Cultural Politics and Artistic Practice in Relation to the GDR
    -German Women's Writing of the Classical and Romantic Period
    -New German Identities: Turkish-German Culture
    -70202 Goethe
    -Language and Identity in the German-Speaking Countries
    -Contemporary Women's Writing in German
    -Wilhelmine Germany
    -Key in Modern European History
    -European Liberalisms
    -Scholars and Experts in Nazi Europe
    -Language Evolution
    -Language Change
    -Time, Language and the Other in Modern Jewish Philosophy

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