TYSK3600 - Modern German linguistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 14 days A

Course content

The course deals with a limited area in modern German linguistics. It addresses empirical as well as theoretical and methologial questions, preferably seen from a contrastive point of view. Through work with the theme of preference the students will also become familiar with empirical/corpus based work, e.g. use of electronical corpora. By working with the semester assignment, the students will get the opportunity to concentrate on a specific topic within the chosen field.

Learning outcome

The candidate
-has extensive theoretical and empirical knowledge about a selected academic field within modern German linguistics
-has extensive knowledge about the methods used in this discipline
-has knowledge about contrastively important differences between German and Norwegian in this selected field of study

The candidate
-is expected to be able to use and reflect independently on theoretical and methodological approaches within a limited academic field
-is expected to be able to present, analyze and compare different presentations, theories and methods within the discipline
-is expected to be able to use an accurate linguistic conceptual system in German
-is expected to be able to look up relevant sources and bibliographies, and use these critically to structure and formulate academic reasoning in German within the discipline
-is expected to be able to reflect on (i.e. present, discuss, analyze) contrastively important differences between Norwegian and German within the discipline

The candidate
-is expected to be able to plan and carry through an independent, limited research project under supervision in German
-is expected to be able to use a scientific conceptual system when working with a complex theme
-is expected to be able to present and relate to academic problems, analyzes and conclusions in modern German linguistics while using adequate academic language, both orally and in writing
-is expected to be able to use his/her knowledge in new areas in order to carry out advanced tasks and projects

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and exercises. Part of the teaching is web based (e.g. via Adobe Connect). It is therefore vital that the students have access to the Internet as well as computers with web camera and microphone. It is presupposed that the students come prepared to the lectures and that they participate actively and on a regular basis. In order to be able to sit the exam, participation in at least 50 % of the lectures (webinars) is compulsory.

Compulsory assignment:
- Minimum 50% attendance on lectures/webinars
- A short written summary in German of approx. 600 words, of a text on the reading list.
- Approved paper of about 2000 words written in German.

Compulsory assignments

  • Minimum 50% attendance at the online classes
  • A summary of the reading list (aprox. 600 words). The summary has to be written in German.
  • A written assignment of aprox. 2000 words. The assignment has to be written in German.

Further on evaluation

Home examination (14 days). The paper should be approximately 4000 words, not counting the index, the formulation of the thesis theme and literature list. The home examination must be written 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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
German (MTYSK)
Language Studies with Teacher Education (MLSPRÅK)

Course materials

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German Language
  • German
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A 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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