• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is an advanced German Studies course. Students will be exposed to academic papers in German, as well as historical and cultural texts. The course content will vary from year to year depending on the lecturer. In any given year, the course will provide intensive and advanced study of a topic or topics in an area of German Studies.

The first topic to be offered in 2012 is "The German Language Today"

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Analyse from a linguistic, as well as a sociological and political perspective, the way the German language functions.
2. Reflect on and discuss the interaction of linguistic structures with social structures and with political diversity and interests.
3. Transfer such knowledge to other languages and language communities and thus deepen their general understanding of how languages and language communities develop, including their own.
4. Select and combine materials on a topic currently relevant to this aspect of German Studies, and present them in a
coherent fashion.

Students will also have the opportunity to

5. develop some generic skills, e.g. critical thinking, written and oral communication, research skills, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

1) an in-class, 10-15 minutes' oral presentation (20%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5];

2) a 2-hour, end-of-course test (40%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3];

3) a 1500-1800-word paper/project (40%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

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

For the duration of the 7 weeks in 2012, the workload will be 5 hours of lectures and seminars per week, with the expectation of a further 10 hours per week (including the teaching break) of independent study (reading of, application of, and online access to, relevant materials).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM2106 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

A reading brick.

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.

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