TYSK2401 - Germany and Europe


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 50/100 1 semesters
Oral examination 50/100 20 minutes E

Course content

The course will provide students with an understanding of how German culture, history and politics have influenced and have been influenced by Germany’s neighbouring states in Europe. Emphasis will be on the construction of the nation state, seen from various European perspectives and on the impact of WWII on political and cultural developments in Europe since 1945. The course seeks to study general trends in European cultural history, but focuses on German history, culture and politics after 1945.

Learning outcome

The candidate
-has knowledge of the historical and cultural interaction between Germany and other European national states
-has knowledge of connections between the European nation building processes

The candidate
-is able to formulate and discuss historical, cultural and political issues, both orally and written
-is able to utilise sources and secondary literature in accordance with bibliographical norms

The candidate
-has acquired a deeper understanding of the historical, cultural and political interaction between Germany and other European states
-is able to discuss key aspects of German and European political and cultural development
-is able to discuss Germany's impact and role in Europe after 1945.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group instruction based on active student participation, oral presentation and writing of assignments.

Copulsory assignment:
- 1 written assignment / project outline
- 2 oral presentations

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment
  • Oral presentation
  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

- Term paper
- Oral examination, approximately 20 minutes

The written assignment counts as 50% and the oral examination counts as 50% of the final grade. Only the final grade will be listed on official diplomas and transcripts of records from NTNU.
Both the written assignment and the oral examination must receive the grade E or better in order for the student to receive a passing grade. If a student fails one or both parts of the exam, they must retake both parts of the exam. If a student resits a passed exam, they must retake both parts of the exam. The exam must be answered in German.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFTYSK208 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 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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