- Code GERM6051
- 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 Cultural Studies, European Languages, European Studies, Literature
This course will examine key themes in German literary and cultural studies. Through the study of widely acclaimed texts and novels, students will gain a critical appreciation of significant currents in German culture and society, and their broader historical context. Students will develop specialist vocabulary and skills enabling them to discuss these texts and authors using sophisticated oral and written German.
Each iteration of this course will be based around particular modules or themes, which may include the following:
- Living beside the Berlin wall
- Dance and performance studies
- Film and media
- Intergenerational trauma and dealing with the past
- Crossing borders: Cultures of migration and refuge
- "Der Krimi": German crime narratives
- The German historical novel
- Jewish German culture
- Stories relating to a particular region or city in the German speaking world, e.g. Berlin, Austria, the former eastern territories
- Gender in German culture
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate critical engagement with and reflect upon key themes, texts, and authors in contemporary German literary and cultural studies;
- analyse and undertake in-depth research on literary texts and authors using appropriate databases and discipline-specific methods;
- demonstrate an advanced level of spoken German, including highly-developed skills in formal class presentations; and
- demonstrate an advanced level of written German, including in German academic writing and analysis that integrates current discipline-based research.
- Word essay in German (2500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,4]
- Word class paper or in-class test in German (1500 words) (25) [LO 1,2,4]
- A 20-minute recorded oral class presentation in German (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- Class participation, including online activities (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Oral Exam (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars
b) 12 hours of film screenings and/or peer-to-peer, online and tutorial activities
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
To enrol in this course you are assumed to have knowledge of German equivalent to completion of Advanced German 1 GERM3007, or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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