Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 8 hours
Seminars / Tutorials 14 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment 2 essays of 1500 words  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2-hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3-hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able:
1. to demonstrate knowledge of the major debates in German society and culture during the Weimar Republic, and show understanding of their underlying causes.
2. to analyse carefully and evaluate texts, films and other documents of the period within the framework of their historical context.
3. to be able to carry out independent research
4. to express themselves clearly, coherently and in a logical fashion, both orally and in writing.

Brief description

This module will introduce level 2 students to representative texts and ideas from a key period in German history, and thus deepen their understanding of modern German culture, ideas and literature. They will explore: the radicalisation of politics and the deep divisions between Left and Right in the Weimar Republic, and their impact on culture; the relationship between literature and film; socialist and workers' culture; the fascist response to the First World War; the theme of madness as a metaphor for the profound social alienation felt by many in the Weimar Republic.


This module is at CQFW Level 5