• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject German
  • Areas of interest European Languages, European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katie Sutton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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With an emphasis on academic German, this course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. Students will learn and practise how to write a university essay in German and how to give a class presentation with an academic content.

The course introduces students to post-war German literature 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:

On successful completion, the student can express him/herself clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what he/she wants to say. The student will also be able to use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German.

Furthermore, the student will be able to read and analyse literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture. He/she will also have an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies and will be able to analyse and critique them.

Indicative Assessment

Graduate students may attend joint classes with undergraduates but can expect more rigorous asessment and additional assignment work, tailored to their interests.

This course has continuous assessment to provide students with regular feedback on their learning progress. Proposed are: one in-class mid-semester tests (15%), three written assignments (45%), one oral examination (15%), and one final examination (25%).

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 GERM6506 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. Incompatible with GERM3007.

Prescribed Texts

To be announced

Specialisations

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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2218 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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