• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Manuel Clemens
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes the study of modern German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

The course introduces students to contemporary literature, film and culture in the German language 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:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Describe unpredictable situations in German.
  2. Explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable precision in German.
  3. Express thoughts in German on abstract or cultural topics represented in German-speaking literature or film.
  4. Read literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them.
  6. Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class tests, 1 hour each (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6]
Three written assignments, 350 words each (45%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Oral in-class presentation, 8 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Final examination, 2.5 hours (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

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Workload

130 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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed GERM2104 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 GERM6505.

Prescribed Texts

Motyl-Mudretzkyj, Irene and Michaela Späinghaus (2011): "Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World". Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level.

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
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
2024 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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