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GER1116 : Deutschland zwischen 1871 und 1945 - Part 1

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML: to introduce students to German history in the period 1871-1933 and to develop their comprehension of spoken German as well as writing in German.

This module is for Exchange students studying at Newcastle University for Semester 1 only.

Outline Of Syllabus

The following items will be covered:
•       Die Reichsgründung
•       Industrialisierung
•       Die Arbeiterbewegung
•       Der Erste Weltkrieg
•       Die Weimarer Republik
•       Der Aufstieg der Nationalsozialisten

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Present-in-Person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Present-in-Person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study821:0082:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER1016Deutschland zwischen 1871 und 1945
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures are used to impart facts, set out problems, and suggest solutions, as well as to allow students to practice their listening comprehension and widen their vocabulary. In particular they will outline the main developments, give insights into the major factors affecting German history, and give an indication of the problems which can be encountered in the use of the sources. The seminars will allow students to focus in detail on specific aspects of the module, to work in groups and to give presentations in German, so deepening their knowledge and understanding as well as practising key skills.

In their reflections on the 2020/2021 teaching, students highlighted the fact that being able to listen to the recording of the live lectures on Canvas as often as they wanted was very useful with regard to their learning, understanding and assignment/exam preparation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M1002000 word essay in English.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay1MA shorter practice essay to prepare students for the final assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Essay (in English):
The essay tests the students’ knowledge of content discussed in the first semester and asks them to demonstrate their understanding of particular aspects of the module, as well as demonstrating analysing skills like analysing of historical paintings, political speeches, political cartoons, statistics and photographs as historical source.

Reading Lists