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German with Italian

This degree combines the in-depth study of German language, history, culture and society with Italian. You can learn Italian from beginner’s, intermediate or advanced level. In your first two years you will take Italian language, but in your final year you are able to choose between language and taking an option on Italian society, history or culture.

You will spend a year abroad either at a university or working as a language assistant in a country where German is spoken. We encourage and support students who then go on to spend a period of residence in Italy.

In your final year, you can choose from a wide range of German optional modules on topics reflecting staff research specialisms, from business and society to political cinema, and from identity in the 18th century to contemporary migrant writing.

The below course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availability.

Year One

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 1 
  The Changing Face of Germany in Film and Text
  Passion and Power: The Makings of Modern German Culture
  Italian for Beginners Or Modern Italian Language 1 (Intermediate) Or Modern Italian Language 1 (Advanced)

Year Two/Three

Core Modules
  Modern German Language II
  German Culture in the Age of Revolution
  Modern Italian Language ll or Modern Italian Language lll
Optional Modules

Year 2 German Studies modules (15-30 credits)

Year 2 SMLC module (0-15 credits)

Year Two/Three - Spent Abroad

Year Four

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 3
  Modern Italian Language lll or Modern Italian Language lV or optional module(s) in Italian Studies (30 credits)
  The Writer and Imperial Germany 1871-1918
Optional Modules

Year 4 German Studies modules (15-30 credits)

Approved outside option (0-15 credits)

Course Structure

Dr Jim Jordan

German Studies