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
ALM427 Interpretation of Texts I Compulsory 4 7 3
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course ist to analyze and interprete literary texts in terms of content, form and linguistic characteristics.
Learning Outcomes
1 The student has general knowledge of the interaction between cultures in literature.
2 The student is able to distinguish stylistic differences.
3 The student is able to analyse a literary text.
4 The student has knowledge of the characteristics of detective novels as a text.
5 The student has knowledge of the characteristics of short stories as a text.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Style diversity, types of literary texts, short stories and detective novel as a type of text, interculturality in literary texts is the course content.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Definition and content of the course
2 Explanation of the concept of style
3 Analysis of different styles of expression by using examples
4 Short story as a type of literary text
5 Analysis and interpretation of a short story
6 Analysis and interpretation of a short story
7 Interaction between cultures in literary texts
8 Midterm
9 Interaction between cultures in literary texts
10 Detective novel as a type of literary text
11 Characteristics of a detective novel
12 Analysis of the novel "Kismet"
13 Analysis of the novel "Kismet"
14 Analysis of the novel "Kismet"
15 Analysis of the novel "Kismet"
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
notes
Gelfert, H.-D. (1993): Wie interpretiert man eine Novelle und eine Kurzgeschichte? Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun.
Schneider, J. (2006): Einführung in die Roman-Analyse. 2. unveränderte Auflage. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
Vogt, J. (2008): Apekte erzählender Prosa. 10. Auflage. W. Fink Verlag.
Bellmann, W. (Hrsg.) (2003): Klassische deutsche Kurzgeschichten. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun.
Bellmann, W./Hummel, C. (Hrsg.) (2005): Deutsche Kurzprosa der Gegenwart. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun.
Graf von Nayhauss, H.-C. (Hrsg.) (1982): Arbeitstexte für den Unterricht. Kürzestgeschichten. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun.
Sandig, B. (1978): Stilistik. Berlin und New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Sowinski, B. (1999): Stilistik. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler Verlag.
Kiesel, H. (2004): Geschichte der literarischen Moderne. Sprache-Ästhetik-Dichtung im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert. München: C.H. Beck Verlag.
Arjouni, J. (2001): Kismet. Ein Kayankaya-Roman. Zürich: Diogenes Verlag.
Nusser, P. (2003): Der Kriminalroman. 3., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Description method and discussion are used as learning activities and teaching methods in this course.
Assessment
AssessmentQuantityWeight
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Total100
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
Total100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Total100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 2 14 28
Pre Class Self Study 2 14 28
Post Class Self Study 1 14 14
Midterm Preparation 1 6 6
Final Preparation 1 6 6
Total 7 54 82
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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