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PL30644: German national option G12: Protest und Widerstand

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 33%, EX 67%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Examination (EX 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide an overview of protest and oppositional movements in Germany since the Second World War, focusing in particular on the phenomenon of 'New Social Movements' in the Federal Republic since the 1960s.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit will be able to:
* show an understanding of the role of social movements and protest groups in the democratic process in Germany
* explore the relationship between identity and political activism
* undertake detailed analysis of different oppositional strategies and forms of activism in the light of relevant theory.

Skills:
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication in the target language, teamwork and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit.

Content:
Topics examined will include the außerparlamentarische Opposition of the mid to late 1960s, the emergence of left-wing terrorism in the 1970s, the Women's Movement, the Green Movement, Bürgerinitiativen, the New Peace Movement, and the Gay and Lesbian Movement, as well as opposition in the GDR and more recent anti-globalisation protests. The unit is taught in German.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30644 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB12 : BA(Hons) German and Politics with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB05 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB06 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Italian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB07 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Russian) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AYB23 : BA(Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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