Old High German Language and Literature

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 12999

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None.

Other pre-requisites German at level B2.2 or above/A level German at grade A or B

Module description

The module will seek to introduce students to the main linguistic features (e.g. umlaut in OHG, OHG dialectology) and literary works (e.g. Das Hildebrandslied) of the Old High German period (circa 750-1100 AD).

Teaching and learning methods

Two one-hour classes per week. The module is assessed either by an essay of 2500 words or by a translation and commentary exercise (all students have a free choice whether to submit an essay or a translation/commentary).