2nd degree (Master)
Cont. German Studies:politics, Soc.&Cult
Prof. Gisela Dachs
Coordinator Office Hours:
Monday, 17.00 – 18.00 or by prior arrangement
Prof Gisela Dachs
The course teaches views of the contemporary challenges European countries are faced with by examining various national and international debates about major topics of common concern such as migration, demography, media credibility, security, human rights etc.
The course aims to transmit national as well as international perceptions within Europe and in Israel as well as their discussions within various frameworks.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
• To orient themselves within major “European” discourses about current affairs.
• To assess the similarities and differences between views from Israel and from the Old Continent.
• To have knowledge about various European approaches, such as between East and West.
• To read, analyze and discuss media content from different national frameworks
• To have a reflective view on European societies through the critical discussion of their collective perceptions.
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
The teaching combines theoretical and practical approaches.
the full syllabus will appear at the beginning of the semester
the required reading is written next to each class, in some cases there is also "further reading" which is not compulsory.
All the reading material which is not available online will be posted a week in advance on the Moodle.
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 20 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 70 %
Assignments 10 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %
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Regular attendance of and participation in class discussions is essential to success in this course. Absences must be cleared with the instructor in advance barring emergencies so appropriate make-up work can be assigned.
Requirements and Grading:
1. Exercise (not graded): Provide an example of European news that caught your attention and discuss it.
Oral presentation (in couples), based on one or two articles of the syllabus (30 percent of the grade) Duration: 15 minutes max.
3. Final assignment. A home-take exam (given by email at the end of the semester with questions related to the course) that will have to be handed in until an priory agreed upon date (70 percent of the grade).