This is your core German language module (beginners’ pathway). In five weekly seminars you will be introduced to the German language and begin to develop a knowledge of vocabulary and core grammar, as well as oral and listening comprehension skills.
This is your core German language module in which you will develop your skills in writing, speaking and comprehending the German language. There will be three seminar hours per week alongside a fortnightly grammar lecture. You will focus on written German, oral practice and grammar, and study a range of texts and topics. The skills you will acquire include the writing of formal letters (letter of complaint, letter to the editor, etc.) and short essays, and presentation delivery in German.
This module will introduce you to key areas of interest in contemporary German Studies, including literary genres and styles, film, and important themes. It will also introduce you to basic library-based and bibliographical study skills. In weekly seminars you will learn how to analyse different kinds of texts and films, and be introduced to aspects of literary and film theory. You will study a variety of short texts and poems by major writers from the 18th century to the present day, a film by a major German filmmaker, and a recent novel on an historical theme.
The module presents key developments in German history through the lens of literature and the visual arts, in a lively and accessible way. You will gain an insight into German culture and history from the Middle Ages to the present, and acquire skills and knowledge that will serve you throughout your degree. By the end of the module you will be familiar with some of the key historical moments in German history, and with some of the ways these have had a political and cultural impact.
This module is designed to follow on from and to build on the knowledge and skills established in Intensive Beginners’ German 1. You will establish, through intensive practice and use of a range of learning materials, more advanced comprehension skills in written and spoken German. The emphasis throughout will be on everyday language and day-to-day situations.
This is your core German language module in which you will continue to develop your skills in writing, speaking and comprehending the German language. There will be three seminar hours per week alongside a fortnightly grammar lecture. You will focus on written German, oral practice and grammar. The module will again include an element of ‘German for business purposes’, dealing with business related text genres, such as business letterers and report writing.
The third year of this degree programme will be spent abroad, either studying or working or both. It is usually expected that students will spend at least 9 months overseas, in countries where the native langauges match the languages the student is studying. Students studying two langauges will be expected to divide their time between two relevant countries, i.e. one for each langauge. The School of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures will support students in finding a suitable study or work placement, but students are also expected to explore opportunities independently and the ultimate responsibility for securing such a placement lies with the student. Alternatively students may choose to enrol for courses at a partner university in the relevant country. This year forms an integral part of the degree programme; students on placement will be asked to complete assessed work which will be credited towards their degree, while in the case of those studying at a university, marks obtained for courses taken will be credited towards their degree. The same applies to the assessment of spoken language on return to Royal Holloway from the period of residence abroad.
This is your core German language module in which you will continue to develop your skills in writing, speaking and comprehending the German language. There will be three seminar hours per week. In your grammar class you will work on the effective use of written register and style, and the presenting of a convincing argument. Your oral German classes will include debates and presentations. You will also be introduced to advanced translation skills, focusing on a variety of functional, literary, journalistic, factual and academic texts.
In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.
Greek: Greek Literature
Greek: Roman Literature of the Republic
Greek: Individual and Community
Greek: Greek History and the City State
Greek: Key Themes in Roman History
Greek: Introduction to Greek Archaeology
Greek: Introduction to Roman Archaeology
Greek: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
German: Death, Desire, Decline - Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka
German: Love and Marriage in Major Novels by Theodor Fontane
German: Representations of Childhood and Youth in Modern German Culture
Greek: The Built Environment in Classical Antiquity
Greek: Pompeii and Herculaneum
Greek: Gender in Classical Antiquity
Greek: Greek History to 322 BC
Greek: Greek Law and Lawcourts
Greek: Augustus - Propaganda and Power
Greek: The Roman Republic - A Social and Economic History
Greek: The Rise of the Roman Empire - An Economic and Social History
Greek: Homer (in Translation)
Greek: Virgil (in Translation)
Greek: Ovid’s Metamorphoses - Art and Power in Augustan Rome
Greek: Virgil’s Aeneid - The Empire in the Literary Imagination
Greek: Aspects of Modern Greek Language and Culture
Greek: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
Greek: The Roman Empire from Augustus to Commodus
Greek: The Later Roman Empire
German: Doubles, Devils, and Deadly Spiders - 19th-Century German Gothic Literature
German: Narrative and Identity - The German Novel from the 18th to the 21st Century
German: Dream Factories - Recent German Film
Greek: Greek Erotic Poetry (in Greek)
Greek: Hadrian's Wall
Greek: Archaeology of Athens and Attica
Greek: Roman Oratory
Greek: Gender in Classical Antiquity
Greek: Alexander the Great
Greek: Greek Law and Lawcourts
Greek: Roman Army
Greek: The City from Augustus to Charlemagne
Greek: Religion and the Ancient Greeks
Greek: Greek Lyric, Eros and Social Order
Greek: Tacitus - The Making of History
Greek: The Philosophy of Aristotle
Greek: Philosophy Under the Roman Empire
Greek: Further Aspects of Modern Greek Language and Culture