• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gabriele Schmidt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes the study of modern German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

The course introduces students to contemporary literature, film and culture in the German language and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary German-speaking societies. Furthermore, it provides students with learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe unpredictable situations in German.
  2. Explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable precision in German.
  3. Express thoughts in German on abstract or cultural topics represented in German-speaking literature or film.
  4. Read literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them.
  6. Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

This course has continuous assessment to provide students with regular feedback on their learning progress.

Proposed are:

  • One 2-hour in-class mid-semester test (15%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 6].
  • Three outside-class written assignments, each 300 words (each 15%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].
  • One in-class oral presentation (15%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6] (Presentations will be recorded for assessment and feedback).
  • One 2.5-hour final examination (25%) [Learning outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6].

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

3.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 6.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM2104 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Motyl-Mudretzkyj, Irene and Michaela Späinghaus (2011): "Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World". Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1063 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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