University of Technology Sydney

97606 German Literature

8cp; 2 x 1.5hpw, tutorials; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97604 German Language and Culture 4 OR 97605 German Today OR 97607 German Film OR 97608 German Popular Music


This subject involves in-depth study of German literature and related texts. Students are provided with a variety of support material that assists them in understanding, interpreting and discussing German literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, and expressing themselves in written and oral form in German. This subject covers a variety of genres and epochs starting with samples from the German romanticism, realism, naturalism, fin de siècle and extending to more contemporary German literature including samples from FRG, GDR, Switzerland, Austria and current transnational tendencies. Students contextualise German literature as a reflection of German cultures and German-speaking societies. They are given various opportunities and platforms to further advance their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in German.

Students take active part in developing subject content and learning activities to practise and consolidate their language skills. By the end of the session students are expected to be able to express themselves effectively and spontaneously on a variety of topics explored in class.

This subject corresponds to Level B1+ (independent user) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe).

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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