Graphic Communication (MPhys)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
MPhys

How long you will study
4 years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

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About Graphic Communication at University of Reading

This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the politics and culture of Germany together with an appreciation of many of the methodological and institutional issues relating to comparative government, political philosophy and international relations. You will also acquire a high level of competence in German language, and you will spend the third year studying or working in Germany or Austria.

In particular you will obtain:
-knowledge and understanding of a range of topics in the politics, history and culture of Germany (and Austria)
-a high level of competence in understanding, speaking and writing German
-knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different societies are governed
-familiarity with a range of methodological, normative and institutional issues relevant to the understanding of politics
-familiarity with contemporary German or Austrian society and politics through spending the third year abroad

Year 1
German Language
Icons of Modern Germany
International Relations and Strategic Studies
Modern Politics

Year 2
German Language
Study of Politics
Comparative Government and Politics

Optional Modules
including:
Works by Brecht or D├╝rrenmatt 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

Year 3
Year Abroad

The choice of one of the following:
- studying at a German or Austrian University
-working as a Teaching Assistant at a German or Austrian school
- on a work placement with a German or Austrian firm

Final Year
Choice of German language modules
Advanced German Translation
Structure and Composition

Optional Modules
including:
Migration and minorities in Germany
Nineteenth century Vienna
Trends in modern German language
Unification and the integration of the GDR
Germany in the age of revolution
Cinema of the Weimar Republic
Modern German narratives
African government & politics
British foreign & defence policy
Feminism & political theory
Foreign policy analysis
Introduction to critical security studies
Modern ideologies
Politics & international relations in the Middle East
Politics of the international economy
UK Politics since 1960
US foreign & defence policy since 1950
War, peace & international ethics

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