History with German (BA)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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3 - 4 years

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About History with German at University of Reading

A degree in History and German aims to produce graduates who are competent or fluent communicators in written and spoken German and have a sound knowledge of a range of aspects of German culture and society. In History, students will engage with a broad chronological range but are also able to specialise in particular periods and topics of British, European and American history which provide both points of comparison and contrast with their studies of German history and culture.

Year 1
Approaches to History
Landmarks in History
Directed Study in History
German Language
Icons of Modern Germany

Year 2
German Language

Optional Modules
Themes and Issues in History
Three Periods & Skills such as:
Making of Early Modern Britain 1450-1640
Europe of the Old Regime 1500-1800
Central Europe 1740-1919
Social History of the USA 1815-1945
Imperial Britain 1815-1982
Works by Brecht or Dürrenmatt or Schlink
East German Cinema
The language of political debate
Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
War, hell and family
Goethe and the 'Sturm und Drang'
Frederick the Great

Final Year
Advanced German Translation
Structure composition

Optional Modules
Migration and minorities in Germany
Nineteenth century Vienna
Trends in modern German language
Culture & Society of the Weimar Republic
Unification and the integration of the GDR
Germany in the age of revolution
Cinema of the Weimar Republic
Modern German women writers
Medieval Magic & Origins of the Witch Craze
Hundred Years War
French Revolution
Nuremberg Trial
Intelligence Service & British Politics 1911-85
Special Subjects
One Special Subject, such as:
Ritual, Myth & Magic
Slavery & Slave Culture in Antebellum USA
Britain at War 1939-45
The New Deal

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