- Code GERM3106
- 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
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 with a focus on 20th century history of the German-speaking countries. Students will reflect on concepts such as 'Vergangenheitsbewältigung' and how they are dealt with in literature, film, museums, etc. The course encourages students to relate those contents to their own cultural background.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe unpredictable situations clearly;
- explain the main points in an idea or problem with reasonable precision;
- express viewpoints and develop arguments without much conspicuous searching for words, using some complex sentence forms to do so;
- read literary texts and understand German films in the context of German-speaking culture and to analyse and critique them;
- demonstrate an understanding of 20th century history of the German-speaking countries; and
- demonstrate generic skills, e.g, critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
- Two In-class tests (1 hour each) (30) [LO 2,3,5,6]
- Written assignments, 350 words each (30) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
- Oral examination (10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Oral presentation (10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including peer-to-peer and tutorial activities, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
N/A Minor Amendments Only
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of GERM2105.
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