• 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 Katie Sutton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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 write a university essay (Hausarbeit) in German and how to give a class presentation with academic content (Referat).The course introduces students to German literature of the 1990s and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary German-speaking societies. The latter includes a research project on Switzerland. Furthermore, the course 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. Select an appropriate formulation from a broad range of language to express him/herself clearly, without having to restrict what he/she wants to say.
  2. Use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German
  3. Read and analyse longer literary texts, e.g. novels, and relate them to German-speaking culture.
  4. Understand current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them
  5. Conduct a small research project in German. This includes developing research questions, finding relevant literature about the chosen topic, and structuring and writing a research essay.
  6. Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

Essay, 700 words (15%)  [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6]
Research project, 1000 words (20%)  [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6]
In-class mid-semester test, 2 hours (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6]
Group Project, involving compilation of class magazine (5%) [Learning Outcomes 5, 6]
In-class oral presentation, 15 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Final examination, 2.5 hours (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Online listening and reading comprehension quizzes, 20 min/week (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 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 GERM3007 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 GERM6508.

Prescribed Texts

TBA

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of GERM3007.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7110 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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