German & Music with a year abroad

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BA

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Full Time

| UCAS code: RW23
Currently, students study the following core modules. If there are options available the current choices are also shown. King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department(s) for further advice.

YEAR 1

You should take the core modules outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music. Native German speakers also choose one optional German module. (This is because their German language module is worth 15 credits, rather than the 30-credit core language module taken by non-native speakers.)



YEAR 1 CORE

German

Texts and Contexts: an introduction to German literature and culture (compulsory)
AND
German Language Core Module I (non-native speakers only)
OR
Translation from and into German I (native speakers only)



YEAR 1 OPTIONS
German (for native German speakers only)
Milestones of German History
One Hundred Years on German Cinema
Medieval Germany: Language, Literature and Society
German Politics and Society
 
Music
Musical Performance
Musical Analysis
Techniques of Composition (harmony & counterpoint)
Issues & Topics in Music History
Music and Globalisation since 1900
Aural Training
Writing about Music

YEAR 2

You should take the core module outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music and two or three options in German (depending on whether you are a non-native or native German speaker).



YEAR 2 CORE

German

German Core Language Module II (non-native speakers)
OR
Translation from and into German II (native speakers)



YEAR 2 OPTIONS
German
  • The Beginnings of the Arthurian Tradition in Germany
  • Women in the early modern period: representations and responses
  • German Realist fiction in the nineteenth century
  • History into literature
  • Modernism and the Avant-garde
  • A year in the life of German-language film
  • Politics and popular culture in Germany after 1870
  • Germany since 1945: politics, society, economics
  • 18th-century German thought: the education of humanity

Music

  • Musical Performance 
  • Musical Analysis 
  • Techniques of Composition (fugue & nineteenth-century Lieder) 
  • Free Composition 
History of Music modules - in any one academic session, several of the following will be offered:
  • Introduction to Medieval Music I & II 
  • Western Music & Race
  • Keyboard Music from JS Bach to Beethoven 
  • Wagner 
  • The Symphony from Berlioz to Mahler 
  • Narrative & Lyricism in 19th-century Song 
  • Musical Modernism and New Media since 1945 
  • Music & Worship in England 1470-1605 
  • Performance Practice 
  • Early Renaissance Music, 1420-1520 
  • The Jazz Tradition: Fact or Fiction?
  • Italian Opera in the 19th Century


YEAR 3

This is normally spent in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland, either as a student at one of our Erasmus partner institutions, as a language teaching assistant, or on an approved work placement. We have links with universities in Munich, Frankfurt (Main), Berlin and Vienna under the European Erasmus-Socrates scheme.



YEAR 4

You should take the core module outlined plus modules totalling 60 credits in Music and up to three optional modules in German.



YEAR 4 CORE

German

German Language Core Module III (non-native speakers)
OR
Translation from and into German III (native speakers)



YEAR 4 OPTIONS
German:
  • Religion, sex and politics: German literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Goethe: from Sturm und Drang to Classicism
  • Heinrich Heine
  • Kafka
  • Aspects of post-1945 German fiction
  • The Third Reich in the post-war German novel
  • Brechtian cinema and political modernism
  • Power and everyday life in the GDR
  • German reunification: culture and politics
  • Politics and everyday life in twentieth-century Germany
  • Death and the Afterlife in Medieval and Modern German Literature
  • Writing in Tongues: Multilingual Literature in the German Context
  • Contemporary German Politics
  • Dissertation

     


Music
  • Advanced Performance Studies (by audition) (45 credits)
  • Advanced Free Composition (admission by portfolio) (45 credits)
  • Techniques of Composition III (30 credits)
  • Musical Performance III 
  • Dissertation (30 credits)

History of music modules - in any one academic session, several of the following will be on offer:
  • Sacred Continental Polyphony between Josquin & Monteverdi 
  • Music & Society in France 1789-1870 
  • Mozart in Vienna 
  • Performance Practice on Record 
  • The Beethoven Myth
  • Opera and Reason
  • Origins of Twentieth Century Music 
  • Debussy 
  • Introduction to Twentieth-century Opera 
  • The Philosophy & Psychology of Musical Perception 
  • Musical Quality & Musical Taste 
  • The Broadway Musical from Showboat to West Side Story

Student studying