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ATS3105

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

German Studies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Christiane Weller

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will examine Austrian and German literature at the turn of the century and will focus on the intellectual life of the urban centres, cultural criticism, the nascent youth movement and new conceptualizations of corporality and the workings of the psyche.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject students should have acquired detailed knowledge of the main features of Austrian and German literary and cultural life in the period and a good grasp of key texts reflecting the social, political, intellectual and historical developments of the time. Students should be capable of informed discussion of the literature in its context making use of relevant theoretical concepts. They will be able to present the results of their own research in form of a class paper and a written essay.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 80%
Exam: 20%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

German proficient 2 or equivalent