Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Das Selbstverstaendnis Der Deutschen
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 German.

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Oral Examination:  80%
Semester Assessment Two oral presentations on a group basis  Continuous Assessment:  20%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should have extended their knowledge of modern German by having focused on German reactions to certain major events of the period under discussion, and by having participated actively in structured language work. This should have improved their skills in the register of academic discourse. The outcome: enhanced knowledge, oral fluency at a high level, developed presentation skills.

Brief description

This oral course, conducted through the medium of German, examines the way in which Germans see themselves and their own experience, in the context of political and social development from 1945 to the present day. The two sections of the module will concentrate on: (i) "Die Mauer im Kopf" nach der Vereinigung; (ii) Frauen in Deutschland.

Students are advised to read as many of the Recommended Background texts as is feasible, during the intercalary year.


This module is at CQFW Level 6