- Code GERM6052
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject German
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, European Languages, Philosophy, European Studies, Literature
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
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 will 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, using sophisticated grammatical structures, the philosophical and historical analysis of issues as undertaken by Marx, Nietzsche and Freud;
- demonstrate a sound understanding of the role these thinkers had in shaping the history of ideas in German-language thought;
- evaluate, at an advanced level, the distinct epistemological programs developed in each thinker’s work; and
- develop arguments that are clearly structured, that provide strong evidence for their claims and that engage in detail with nuances of the issues at stake in the simplest language possible.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 3000 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4
Class paper or in-class test, 1000 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4
Recorded oral presentation, 20 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: 18 hours of lecture/seminars and 18 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeTo enrol in this course you are assumed to have knowledge of German equivalent to completion of GERM6507 German Studies Advanced 1, or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.
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