First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ALM109 Introduction to Literature I Compulsory 1 1 3
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the basic terminology of science of literature.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1 To learn the types of poems
2 Students will learn about lyric poetry.
3 Students will be able to distinguish between three literary genres.
4 Students will prepare for the lessons in the following year.
5 Students will learn the basic concepts of literature
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Course Contents
The aim of the first semester is to answer the question "What is literature ?", to give informations about literary speech and poetry, to explain the term of lyric and analyse some texts.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 What is German philology ?
2 History of German philology
3 What is literature ?
4 Literature and language, art of language
5 Didactic and literature. Aims of the literature.
6 The relation between content and form
7 Differences between 3 genres
8 Midterm
9 Lyric poetry and his fundamental characteristics. What is accenting ?
10 Verse. Different examples.
11 About poem
12 Examples of poem (Jambus, Trochäus, Daktylus, Anapäst)
13 Alexandriner, Hexameter, Pentameter, Distichon)
14 Rhyme and some examples.
15 Examples for interpretation of poems.
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
2. Wolfgang Kayser, Kleine deutsche Versschule
3. Wolfgang Kayser , Das sprachliche Kunstwerk
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Learning activities and teaching methods are to realize series of lectures.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 3 14 42
Pre Class Self Study 1 14 14
Midterm Preparation 1 14 14
Final Preparation 1 14 14
Total 6 56 84
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