Seminar on German Culture
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Course title in Estonian
Seminar saksa kultuurist
Course title in English
Seminar on German Culture
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Maris Saagpakk (saksa keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Introduce important developments in society and culture in German speaking countries, develop critical reading of theoretical sources and the basics of independent research.
Brief description of the course
Selected aspects of German culture are analyzed. Newer cultural developments in German-speaking countries, events of the newer history. The students deepen the ability to use sociocultural competence in the analysis of contemporary trends. Newer cultural theories (Post-structuralism, new historizism etc.) The seminar seeks to analyze various significant issues and their impact on society and culture in German speaking countries. The discussions are supplemented by the reading of theoretical literature, and the use of audio and video materials.
Independent work
As a precondition of the exam active participation in the seminars and handing in written tasks is required. As preparation for the seminars reading of theoretical materials as well as practical tasks are required, the tasks will include both individual and group work.
Preparing for oral presentation.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student will aquire deeper knowledge about the newer developments in German speaking countries.
Assessment methods
Oral presentation. Written test.
Dotsent Maris Saagpakk
Replacement literature
Kursust ei saa asendada asenduskirjandusega.