|Module title||Cultural Studies of the German language speaking area|
|Module lecturer||dr Marta Janachowska-Budych|
|Faculty||Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures|
Module aim (aims)
- Ordering and broadening the knowledge of students on selected topics from the area of language and socio-cultural history of the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)
- Sensitizing the students to the differences, including those linguistic ones, between the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)
- Developing the skill of appropriate and critical use of German-language media and other information sources
- Developing the skill of project work in small teams
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Knowledge of German at minimum B1 level according to CEFR
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
Summary and test
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.