- Code GERM2020
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, International Relations, European Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
The primary focus will be the Federal Republic of Germany present and past, but the course will also include the former German Democratic Republic, Austria and Switzerland. The German situation today will be approached via discussion of major social, political and cultural issues. At the same time, changes in everyday lifestyles, traditions and values (ecology, peace, the women's movement) will not be neglected.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse and critique German-speaking societies via written and visual texts.
- have an understanding of current affairs in German-speaking societies, and of world events from a European perspective, and
- combine this acquired ‘insider' perspective with their own as informed outsiders. In using target-language materials, this course provides an invaluable complement to European Studies and IR.
- Students will also have the opportunity to develop generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
- A 10-15 minutes' oral presentation in class (25%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
- A 1500 word essay (40%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
- An in-class test (25%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
- Class participation (10%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
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Workload2.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 7.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsRenate Luscher, Landeskunde Deutschland: Von der Wende bis heute (2011).
A reading brick.
Preliminary ReadingAny brief historical overview (in German) of Germany from 1945 on.
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