• 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 Gabriele Schmidt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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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. On successful completion, students will linguistically have a sufficient range of language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints and develop arguments without much searching for words, using some complex sentence forms to do so.
  2. Students will be able to express themselves confidently, clearly and politely in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and person(s) concerned.
  3. Students will be able to read literary texts and understand German films in the context of German-speaking cultures and will be able to analyse and critique them.
  4. Students will have an understanding of 20th century history of the German-speaking countries including concepts such as ‘Vergangenheitsbewältigung’. They will be able to relate those concepts to their own cultural background.
  5. Students will be able to conduct a small research project on a topic related to the German language and culture and to write a report on their project.

Indicative Assessment

  • 3 written assignments (each 10%)
    All written assignments will be marked on language and content.
    Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • One mid-semester test (15%):
    listening and reading comprehension,
    grammar and vocabulary
    Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 3
  • One research project related to the German language and culture (15%)
    Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • One oral presentation (15%)
    Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Final examination (25%):
    listening and reading comprehension,
    grammar and vocabulary, and written communication
    Learning outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Graduate students may attend joint lectures with undergraduates but can expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work tailored to their interests such as a research project on German language and culture.

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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 enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM6505 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 GERM2106



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:
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.

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

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8269 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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