University of Technology Sydney

976421 Contemporary Germany

8cp; 3hpw. To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): ((976001 Foundations in International Studies AND 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): CBK90005 Country Choice combined Degrees with BA IntStud) OR ((64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09089 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Bachelor of Laws (Honours) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09091 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Laws (Honours) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09093-C09096, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Bachelor of International Studies OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10383, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10276 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10277 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of International Studies)) OR 99218c Intercultural Communication )
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Anti-requisite(s): 979514 Contemporary Germany

Undergraduate

Description

This subject, which combines lecture-based, independent and collaborative learning, is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of contemporary German history, politics, society and culture in national, continental and global contexts. Students develop critical thinking skills relevant to the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. The subject also provides students with skills to identify major contemporary issues that shape present-day German society, and introduces theoretical and methodological frameworks for students to engage in intercultural research. Students are encouraged to develop critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills. These frameworks and skills are crucial to the In-country Studies subjects, for which this subject is a prerequisite.

In weeks 2 and 12 students follow an umbrella program shared by all contemporary European society subjects, which introduces them to general issues relating to contemporary Europe: definitions of Europe, internal divisions within Europe, and Europe in crisis. From week 3 - 11, they pursue a separate program, focusing on contemporary Germany. Insights are gained into German history, politics and culture since the Second World War, including East and West Germany and the post-unification period. Topics cover the contested nature of German identity and memory of Germany's past, social movements and terrorism, economic development, immigration and Germany's international role, as well as language issues; German popular culture is dealt with throughout the subject.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Access conditions

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