General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Cultural Studies of the German language speaking area
Language German
Module lecturer dr Marta Janachowska-Budych
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 09-KNOJ-PIE-11


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Knowledge of German at minimum B1 level according to CEFR


Week 1: Introduction     

Week 2 - Week 6: Socio-cultural development of the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg): selected topics    

Week 7: - Week 8: Linguistic variety of the German speaking countries and German dialects

Week 9 - Week 14: Selected socio-cultural trends in the German speaking countries and their media representations

Week 15: Summary and test

Reading list

Guido Knopp "Die Sternstunden der Deutschen", Piper 2013.

Renate Luscher "Landeskunde Deutschland", Verlag fuer Deutsch 2019.

Selected items on German, Austrian and Swiss remembrance sites – details in class.