Cultural history of the countries of the region till 1918: Germany 3224-D1HISNIE
The course focuses on cultural history of Germany in the context of political and social development from ancient times till 1918, including topics such as mutual influence of cultures, national and state ideologies, social movements, changes in mentality and discussion about the sense of national history.
Merovingians i Carolingians – Franks or Germans?
Ottonians – idea of Roman Empire
Empire and papacy – the place of Germany in European christianity
Frederick Barbarossa and knightly culture
Medieval German urban culture
Teutonic knights – crusade, culture, society
Thirty Yeras War as a religious conflict
Prussia of Frederick the Great – culture in the service of army
Herder, Fichte and the origins of German nationalism
1848 – nationalism, liberalism, radicalism and absolutism
Bismarck’s Germany – militarism, unification and welfare state
Wilhelminian Imperialism – emancipation or domination?
Germany in Great War – civilising mission?
After courses student:
1) knows and understands German history from Ancient times till 1918.
2) knows and understands on basic level national and religious, social, political and economic development in Germany from Ancient times till 1918.
3) looks up, analyses, evaluates, selects and utilizes information about German history from Ancient times till 1918.
4) in reference to acquired theoretical and practical knowledge is able to use it in typical statements about German history from Ancient times till 1918 with consideration of global context, to formulate them logically, in reference to opinions of other participants of communicative situation.
5) is able to critical assessment, continuous training and complement of acquired knowledge.
6) is able to participate in cultural life and make use of his different forms.
Condition of admission to examinations is compulsory attendance in the courses (according to Principles of studies at Faculty of Applied Linguistics).
Courses will consist of discussion about scheduled literature or material presented by tutor in form of presentation. Active participation in discussion means that student contributes to discussion during at least 50% classes.
Student will also write one paper (3-6 pages) or presentation about topic delimited by tutor.
Oral examination will contain two questions about material presented during course.
Final assessment depends on:
Active and factual participation in discussion during course (20%).
Written paper or presentation about topic delimited by tutor (20%).
Oral examination containing two questions (60%).
(comprehensive answer to one question = 30%, partial answer to one question = 15%).
0%-49% - 2
50%-60% - 3
61%-70% - 3+
71%-80% - 4
81%-90% - 4+
91%-100% - 5
Additional knowledge - 5+
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