- Code ENGL3052
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, European Languages, Philosophy, European Studies, Literature
This course will explore the work of three German writers who revolutionized modern philosophy, theology, psychology, aesthetics, social and political science, gender studies, historiography, literature and the arts. We will be reading and discussing a selection of key writings by Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Along with these we’ll examine a sampling of texts that were important for their work, and writings that later both reflected their influence and drew their ideas in new directions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically assess the philosophical and historical analysis of issues as undertaken by thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche and Freud;
- demonstrate a basic understanding of the role these thinkers had in shaping the history of ideas in modern European thought;
- evaluate the distinct epistemological programs developed in each thinker’s work
- develop arguments that are clearly structured, that provide evidence for their claims and that engage with nuances of the issues at stake in the simplest language possible.
Other InformationThis course will be co-taught with students of German, with the lectures/seminars held as shared teaching events, in English. All readings, discussion and assessment for this course will be in English.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 2500 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4
Class paper or in-class test, 1000 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4
Recorded oral class presentation, 15 mins (25%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
Class participation, including online activities (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 18 hours of lecture/seminars and 18 hours of tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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