German Culture and Society 1849-1914 (GRMN2642)


This unit offers an introduction to German culture and society in the second half of the 19th century and examines the process of the founding of the German nation state and its struggle to find its place in Europe. Through analysing literary texts and discussing cultural, social and political conditions from 1849 to1914 it will build an understanding of how nationalism and imperialism lead Germany ultimately into World War I.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x2500wd learning journal (40%), 1x1500wd Class presentation (25%), 1x2hr written exam (35%).

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12 Junior credit points of German

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