The introductory meetings for Students of German will take place
at the following times and venues:
- 1st Year Wednesday 19th September 2012 12 p.m. in Theatre 1, Arts Building North Campus (TH1). At this compulsory meeting you will receive information on the structure and content of the courses, an introduction to the procedure for the coming year and a confirmation of the timetable.
- 2nd Year Tuesday 18th September 2012 1 p.m. in Auxilia Lecture Theatre 1 North Campus. At this compulsory meeting you will receive information on the structure and content of the courses, an introduction to the procedure for the coming year and a confirmation of the timetable. The Second year programme consists of a range of courses in language, literature / culture and other fields. These courses take the form of both compulsory and optional modules. BA Hons German: 15 ECTS credits per semester. Compulsory modules: GN 210/220 (language), GN 211/221 (literature), GN 212/222 (textarbeit) & 2 Options per semester. BA European Studies: 12.5 ECTS credits per semester. Compulsory modules: GN 210/220 (language), GN 211/221 (literature) & 2 Options per semester.
BA Finance: 10 ECTS credits per semester. Compulsory modules: GN 210/220 (language) & 2 Options per semester (may include GN 212/222).
- 3rd / 4th Year Tuesday 18th September 2011 2 p.m. in Classhall C, Arts Building North Campus. At this meeting you will receive essential information and a reminder of procedure. The timetable will also be confirmed. Your third/fourth your programme consists of compulsory Core Modules and elective Option Modules. The exact balance of the two elements depends on your overall degree programme. The requirements are broadly as follows: BA Hons German/BA European Studies: 15 ECTS credits per semester. Compulsory modules: GN 310/320 (language), GN 311/321 (literature), GN 312A/321A (translation) & 1 Option per semester.
BA Finance: 10 ECTS credits per semester. Compulsory modules: GN 310/320 (language) & 2 Options per semester (may include GN 312A/322A)
- MA 2012-2013 Wednesday 19th September 2012 2.00 p.m. in Seminar Room 34 , Arts Building, North Campus.
- Socrates Students (only)
- Check Departments notice boards in the Arts Building for updates and changes.
Attendance is compulsory, as vital information will be given as to the structure and contents of courses.
The Department of German has approximately 120 students currently enrolled, with four full-time staff and one Austrian Lektor/Lektorin (supported by the Austrian Cultural Institute). There are also several part-time staff, many of whom are German native speakers.
The aim of the Department is to put its students in firm possession of a high standard of German language competence, to introduce them to German, Swiss and Austrian history, writing and thought in a comprehensive way, and to foster productive engagement with a culture that is not the students’ native culture.
The Department ensures that small class sizes and friendly student-staff relations create a productive learning atmosphere. The Department offers a full range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students can take German as an Arts subject or study for the BA in German and Historical Studies. At postgraduate level, there is a choice of a taught MA (Mode II), MA by research (Mode I) and PhD.
The Department has SOCRATES links at undergraduate and post-graduate level with the universities of Braunschweig, Wuppertal, Tübingen, Vienna, Berlin, Aachen, Munich, Innsbruck and other universities. The Department also frequently hosts guest lectures by German, Austrian and Swiss specialists in various aspects of linguistics, literature and civilisation. Members of the department are active in Irish and international associations for specialist research and organise research conferences on topics related to their areas of interest.