- Code GERM6508
- 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, European Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Katie Sutton
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second 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 develop a critical argument in 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 critical study of topical issues in contemporary German-speaking societies. The latter includes a research project on Switzerland. Furthermore, it provides students with learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Express themselves clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what they want to say.
- Use German for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German.
- Read and analyse longer literary texts in German and relate them to German-speaking culture.
- Understand current affairs in the German-speaking societies and analyse and critique them.
- Conduct a research project in German (This includes developing research questions, finding relevant literature about the chosen topic, and structuring and writing a longer research essay.)
- Use some generic skills, e.g. critical thinking, written and oral communication, research skills, teamwork.
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]
One 1800-word research project (25%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6]
One 1500-word literary analysis (20%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
One group project (5%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 5, 6]
One 15-minute in-class research presentation (15%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
One 2.5-hour final examination (20%) [Learning Outcomes addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
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3.5 contact hours per week plus approximately 6.5 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
To be announced. Check the Wattle site or contact the Course Convenor for further details.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the intermediate level.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7234||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|