The BA (Hons) in German is a three-year degree course focusing on aspects of German literature, history, business,philosophy, theatre and film. German as a joint honours subject can also be combined withMusic and with Drama and Theatre Studies.
German can also be takenas a four-yearBA Internationalcourse in which you will spend Year 3 at one of UCC's partner universities in Germany. This degree also offers you the opportunity to study your secondsubject through German.
ABA Internationalqualifies you as a mediator between different cultures. Equipped withkey analytic and communicative skills, a wide range of job prospects will be open to you in thevarious fields of cultural contact in the EU and in other international institutions.
Intensive language work in small groups will give you an opportunityto consolidate and deepen your knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary andto become more confident in speaking German.
The literature and culture course isdesigned to acquaint students with a series of literary, artistic and filmic examples ofmodern German culture, representing and fueling cultural developments in Europe andworldwide. Modules include:
- Integrated Language Course
- Introduction to Literature
Years 2 and 3
Practical language work continues to play a major part in the formof translation, grammar, discussion and essay writing on topics that will focus yourattention on life and society in German-speaking countries and on contrasts andsimilarities between your environment and the German, Austrian or German-Swiss environment.
Modules in Year 2 include:
- Integrated Language Course
- German Literature from the 18th to 21st centuries
- Political and Social Culture since 1945
Optional modules include:
- German-Irish relations
- Preparation for the year abroad
- field trip to Berlin
- German national identity.
Modules in Year 3 include:
- Advanced Integrated Language Course
- German Film
- Berlin in Literature, Film, Theatre and Visual Art
- Teaching German as aForeign Language
- Love Poetry
Students will also develop advanced language skills, intercultural awareness, analytical andcritical skills in the areas of literature, culture and society.
If you are studying through the BA International, you will spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner institutions inGermany or Austria.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101 or CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: German
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 3/4 years (CK101/CK108)
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Students selecting Beginners' German must have obtained at least a grade H3 in another language in the Leaving Certificate examination, or equivalent. Students selecting Non-Beginners' German must have achieved at least a grade H4 in German. For Arts entry requirements, refer to CK101.
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essay, presentation, in-class test, learner diary, practical assignment and written and oral end-of-semester examinations.
Further Contact Information
German Department, UCC
+353 (0)21 490 2078