- Class Number 2126
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Katie Sutton
- Dr Manuel Clemens
- Dr Wesley Lim
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
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.
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.
The Friday "workshops" will be team-taught by our three members of academic staff in the German program, in areas of research interest ranging from the Enlightenment philosophy, Sturm and Drang movements and Bildungsroman of the 18 and 19th centuries, through to the epics of Romanticism, Expressionism and Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the dynamic culture of Germany's Weimar Republic, and the periods of National Socialism and the divided German states of the post war era. These workshops will give students a broad introduction to German literary and cultural history and provide a basis for further study in German thematic courses, Honours, exchange or in higher degree programs.
You are required to purchase the textbook "Rückenwind" (Kursbuch, Fabouda Verlag, 2018), which is available from the Harry Hartog Bookstore in the Kambri precinct. This text will also be used in semester 2 for GERM3008 Advanced German 2. All other texts and learning resources will be available on Wattle. Additional recommended resources will be made available in the Chifley Reserve Collection.
- A dictionary is recommended.
- Recommended Grammar: Übungsgrammatik für Fortgeschrittene: Deutsch als Fremdsprache by Karin Hall & Barbara Scheiner. Ismaning: Max Hueber, 2001. (Chifley Reserve Collection)
The German Studies Program has its own homepage: http://slll.cass.anu.edu.au/students/future/disciplines/german-language-and-cultureGERM6507 - German Studies-Advanced 1 . The homepage and its linked websites provide information on courses, academic staff, scholarships, exchange opportunities, the German-speaking community in Canberra, and links to relevant sites such as the “Goethe Institut” and German-speaking newspapers.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to the whole class
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Language students are reminded that it is prohibited to have assignments proof-read by other persons, e.g. native speakers, prior to submission. Such assistance falls under the definition of “cheating” and will be reported. If you need assistance please contact one of the teaching staff.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Einführung Thema 1: Freundschaft Workshop (Freitag 10-11.30 Uhr): Literatur-/ Zeitgeschichte - Von den Germanen bis zur Revolution (Dr. Manuel Clemens)|
|2||Thema 1: Freundschaft Workshop: Von den Germanen bis zur Revolution (Dr. Manuel Clemens)|
|3||Thema 2: Weg damit? Obsoleszenz Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Workshop: Von den Germanen bis zur Revolution (Dr. Manuel Clemens)||Thema 1. Hausarbeit|
|4||Thema 2: Weg damit? Obsoleszenz Workshop: Von den Germanen bis zur Revolution (Dr. Manuel Clemens)|
|5||Thema 3: Stress Workshop: Romantik, Moderne, Weimarer Republik (Dr. Wesley Lim)||1. Hausarbeit fällig|
|6||Zwischentest (Teil 1: Dienstag, Teil 2: Donnerstag) Workshop: Romantik, Moderne, Weimarer Republik (Dr. Wesley Lim)||Dienstag: Zwischentest (Lese- und Hörverständnis) Donnerstag: Zwischentest (Grammatik)|
|7||Thema 3: Stress Donnerstag: Kein Unterricht (Feiertag) Workshop: Romantik, Moderne, Weimarer Republik (Dr. Wesley Lim)||Referate/Präsentationen|
|8||Thema 4: Denken und Lernen Workshop: Romantik, Moderne, Weimarer Republik (Dr. Wesley Lim)||Referate/Präsentationen|
|9||Thema 4: Denken und Lernen Workshop: Krieg und geteiltes Deutschland (Dr. Katie Sutton)|
|10||Thema 5: Beruf und Moral Workshop: Krieg und geteiltes Deutschland (Dr. Katie Sutton)||Thema 2. Hausarbeit|
|11||Thema 6: Geschwister Workshop: Krieg und geteiltes Deutschland (Dr. Katie Sutton)|
|12||Test (Teil 1: Dienstag, Teil 2: Donnerstag) Abschlussworkshop: Krieg und geteiltes Deutschland (Dr. Katie Sutton)||Dienstag/Donnerstag: Test Zweite HA fällig Anfang der Prüfungszeit|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Written assignment 1 (Textinterpretation): 1,200 words||15 %||29/03/2019||12/04/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Written assignment 2: 1,200 words||15 %||06/06/2019||20/06/2019||1, 2, 4, 5|
|20 minute in-class group oral presentation (recorded for assessment and feedback)||15 %||26/04/2019||10/05/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|2-hour in-class midsemester test (listening and reading comprehension, grammar)||20 %||02/04/2019||23/04/2019||1, 2, 5|
|2-hour final test (listening and reading comprehension, grammar, written communication)||20 %||29/05/2019||28/06/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Participation and quizzes (online listening and reading comprehension quizzes and in-class participation)||15 %||01/01/2029||01/01/2029||3, 4|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Written assignment 1 (Textinterpretation): 1,200 words
Estimated return date: within two weeks of due date
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5
Written assignment 2: 1,200 words
Estimated return date: within two weeks of due date
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
20 minute in-class group oral presentation (recorded for assessment and feedback)
To pass this course, students are required to participate in an in-class oral presentation.
The oral presentation will be marked on language, content and presentation.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5
2-hour in-class midsemester test (listening and reading comprehension, grammar)
- listening and reading comprehension, grammar
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2-hour final test (listening and reading comprehension, grammar, written communication)
Details of Task:
to pass this course, students are required to sit the final test.
- listening and reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary, written communication
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
Participation and quizzes (online listening and reading comprehension quizzes and in-class participation)
Students are expected to attend regularly and participate actively. In addition to a small participation grade (10%), there will be ten listening/reading comprehension quizzes, which are to be completed throughout the semester on Wattle (5%). These are based on texts that will be likewise be posted on Wattle.
Students should complete the relevant quiz before the specified deadline, these will be automatically graded. Where no quiz is available, students should submit their notes to the course coordinator at the end of semester.
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Dr Katie Sutton
Dr Manuel Clemens
Dr Wesley Lim