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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (German)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * engage in sophisticated discourse in German; * enhance their reading comprehension of the language and their written and spoken command of German; * enhance the ability to discuss, analyse and evaluate complex ideas in German; * become acquainted with recent critical theory and methodology.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (German)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * five elective subjects (62.5 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    126-508  German Thesis
    Research on a selected topic to be approved by the Head of the German section, in consultation with the thesis supervisor.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    126-409  Mastering the Past: Legacy of the Stasi     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-417  Yiddish and German: The Uneasy Relatives     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-464  German Humour
    This subject considers the questions: What do Germans consider funny? How does the concept of humour change over time on a European and on a German scale? Are there things like humorous universals that are being laughed at in all cultures? Students w...     Semester 1     12.50

    126-467  German Poetry Today: Serious to Slam     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-469  In the Shadow of the Holocaust     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-472  Modernity and the Metropolis     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-473  Heinrich von Kleist's Prose Fiction     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-477  A Tale of Three Generations
    This subject will examine how the legacy of two German dictatorships and a failed revolution in 1968 is figured in the stories of the children. It will cover the narratives of the children of Nazi perpetrators and East German functionaries, as well a...     Semester 1     12.50

    126-485  German Honours Language
    This subject consists of intensive language instruction which is particularly directed towards developing students' skills in writing academic German. Problems of German grammar occurring at a superior level of the language will be explored alon...     Semester 2     12.50

    126-488  Jews in German Culture     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    126-410  German 4: Research Project
    The subject enables students to complete a 5000-word research project in German or English on a topic to be approved by their supervisor and by the subject co-ordinator. The subject's aim is to train students in carrying out a substantial piece ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

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