TYSK1401 - German Literature and Culture 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course gives an introduction to modern German culture based on a selection of post-World War II literary works, non-fictional prose, film and/or other popular cultural expressions. As a result of their work with the selected curriculum, students will be enabled to identify and reflect on different modes of narration and to strenghten their proficiency in German.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has knowledge of central literary and cultural issues related to the period from 1945 to the present
  • has knowledge of the stylistic characteristics of the course material


The candidate

  • is able to summarize a content, identify stylistic aspects and narrative structures, formulate their own interpretations and justify them in both oral and written German
  • is able to categorise the course materiel according to genre
  • is able to ascertain correlations between literary texts and their cultural and historical context


The candidate

  • is able to reflect on thematical and cultural issues in contemporary German literature and culture based on the course materials

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group sessions and written assignments.

Compulsory assignments:

- 1 essay/written assignment of approx. 800 words

- 1 oral presentation of draft for the portfolio text(s)

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 essay/written assignment of approx. 800 words
  • 1 oral presentation of draft for the portfolio texts

Further on evaluation

The portfolio texts must be written in German.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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