INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS WITH GERMANY
RAPPORTI INTERCULTURALI DELLA GERMANIA
"The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Germany today"
“I 500 anni della Riforma protestante e la Germania di oggi"
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|Luca Renzi||On appointment|
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Course partially taught in a foreign language
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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The course is aimed at acquiring, through an overview on the history and culture of Germany of 16th and 17th century and today, the basic knowledge of German culture, especially so contrastive and intercultural. It will focus on the fundamental event of the Protestant Reformation in 1517 by Martin Luther, of which in 2017 marks the fifth centenary and which impregnates the subsequent history of Germany, from the Thirty Years War to the language unification up to the political one and the social, economical and historical events conducted by the Reformation itself. The further methodology and specialized texts start to a more analytical understanding of contemporary German culture.
In the first part the text by Miegge on Luther will be critically analyzed, furthermore it will be illustrated the significance of the Reformation in German history and its many consequences. Some aspects of the political and social system of contemporary Germany on the basis of the text of von Schilling will then be examined.
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
- Understanding and critical skills to analyze aspects, historical and cultural events, placing them within a cultural overview of the historical development and their sociological and social repercussions.
- Skills of applying knowledge and understanding: the student will have the cultural and literary skills to the description and analysis of German culture.
- Making judgments: the student will have, through a broad spectrum of readings and references, critical skills that enable him to analyze and evaluate texts and cultural topics and matter autonomous opinions on socio-cultural issues concerning various historical periods.
- Communication skills: ability to come to understand and communicate and convey reality and different ages and use a specific language.
- The acquisition capacity of methodological tools and bibliographical and critical skills to further develop their area of knowledge for the next levels of studies.
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
Frontal lessons and seminars
Attendance of at least two-thirds of the lessons
- Course books
M. Miegge, Martin Lutero (1483-1546). La Riforma protestante e la nascita delle società moderne. Torino 2013
K. von Schilling, Das politisch-soziale System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Ein Landeskunde-Kompendium. Köln 2006, Teil 1: Demokratisches Selbstverständnis, politische Institutionen und Rechtssystem
Oral examination. Attending students may use a term paper, to be carried out in groups, according to the criteria described by the teacher, which will integrate the final grade. Non-attending students are required to follow the syllabus as provided by the handbook.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
There are no requirements, unless the observance of the program handbook
- Course books
Same as attending students
Part of the course will be taught in German. The students can request to sit the final exam in German with an alternative bibliography.
Teil des Kurses wird auf Deutsch gehalten werden. Die StudentInnen können auf Nachfrage die Prüfung in deutscher Sprache mit einer Alternativbibliografie halten.
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