Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


At course completion, you will:

- be familiar with the main events of recent German history
- have deepened their knowledge of technology, business, or arts in different eras
- be able to discuss and write about these themes

Credits: 3 - 6

Schedule: 05.09.2024 - 28.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hans-Joachim Schulze

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2-2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment:


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    German cultural knowledge from the viewpoints of technology, business and arts in the Weimar Republic, during national socialism, in the era of two Germanies, during the reunification, and after. The course has different emphases depending on the group.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular and active participation in class. Self-study and preparation for contact lessons (30%), oral exam and presentations (35%), written exercises (35%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - 3 cr: contact hours 24 h, other workload of student 57 h

    - 6 cr: in addition to the above, 4 more hours of contact lessons and 77 hours of independent study


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material on MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: German

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 No teaching


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