- Code GERM3007
- 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
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:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Express themselves clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what they want to say in German.
- Use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German.
- Read and analyse literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies and analyse and critique them.
- Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
Indicative AssessmentIn-class mid-semester test, 2 hours (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Two written assignments, 900 words each (20% each for a total of 40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Oral presentation (recorded for feedback), 15 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Final examination, 2.5 hours (25%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5]
Participation exercises (online quizzes) (5%) [Leaning outcomes 3, 4, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3.5 hours of class per week, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
All readings will be available on Wattle.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the intermediate level.
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