Literature in German

7.5 credits

In this course the students develop their knowledge of German fiction, as well as German language and cultural history. The students read and discuss classic German literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The course also includes an introduction to literary terminology and methods.

Die Studierenden erwerben grundlegende Kenntnisse über die neuere und neueste deutschsprachige Literatur seit dem 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Die Studierenden erarbeiten sich grundlegende theoretisch-methodische Kenntnisse und Kompetenzen im Bereich Literaturwissenschaft und Literaturanalyse.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.