German thought has had a profound impact on philosophy, culture and science, with many of the most influential European thinkers emerging from the German-speaking world, such as Leibnitz, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Wittgenstein, Arendt, Husserl, and Heidegger. The study of German at Edinburgh covers not only the language, but also a broad range of literary and cultural topics. These include film, theatre, translation, politics and gender, Germany and Islam, East German studies, Brecht, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, German Romanticism, Goethe and Schiller, and medieval studies. The oral language practicals cover a wide range of stimulating up-to-date cultural and political topics. Through intensive study of German language and culture, this programme will enable you to read and appreciate the German source texts in the original language, and with an excellent understanding of the cultural context. You will be taught by world-leading specialists in all these areas. You will benefit from access to extensive and constantly updated study resources, including audio-visual and web-based resources and rich library holdings.