Within the framework just outlined, the knowledge to be achieved, and the expected results, are:
1) the in-depth knowledge of the cultural, literary and historical phenomena that are the subject of the course; the development of the necessary skills to understand them (to study and critically understand the content of the lessons, the texts in the program, critical literature in German and English, and any thematic insights) [knowledge and understanding];
2) the ability to apply the knowledge acquired and duly understood (e.g. to be able to present a topic orally, to be able to write and discuss - also in preparation for the master thesis - a short thesis in German, to be able to analyze and comment on a text in Italian or German) [applying knowledge and understanding];
3) the development of independent judgement (e.g. learning to express and justify one's own opinion in a class discussion or as part of a written exercise; being able to identify within the programme points that are difficult to understand and to ask the teacher for an account; being able to propose, on the occasion, an interpretation, a judgement, a thesis as the result of personal critical work) [making judgements];
4) the development of communication skills (e.g. being able to intervene in a class discussion, to ask questions to the teacher, to share one's work with one's classmates, to be able to synthesize and present - orally and in writing - the knowledge acquired) [communication skills];
5) the development of an effective method to consolidate the acquired knowledge and make it usable in the long term [learning skills].
6) Knowledge of some central moments in Nietzsche's thought and its influence on modern literature. Knowledge of some canonical texts of modernity, influenced by Nietzsche's thought. Development of analytical skills in lyrical, narrative, and philosophical texts.
Particular attention will be paid in the course to achieving a level of linguistic knowledge that consolidates the level C 2 (http://www.memorbalia.it/descrittori/dalframeworkeuropeo.pdf
), at least in oral comprehension, reading and writing skills. The reading and linguistic, stylistic and rhetorical commentary of German texts is an integral and fundamental part of the lessons. Through the chosen texts, language lessons and class discussions, the course pursues the objective of increasing and consolidating the type of linguistic knowledge that only reading (and analysis-comment-discussion in language) can give.
The expected learning outcomes are therefore a significant improvement in language knowledge and skills at level C 2.
The exams are designed - of course - to verify the students' acquisition of the contents and methods just described.