- Code GERM6507
- 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:
On successful completion, the student can express him/herself clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what he/she wants to say. The student will also be able to use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German.
Furthermore, the student will be able to read and analyse literary texts and relate them to German-speaking culture. He/she will also have an understanding of current affairs in the German-speaking societies and will be able to analyse and critique them.
Indicative AssessmentIn-class mid-semester test, 2 hours (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Two written assignments, 1,200 words each (20% each for a total of 40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Oral presentation (recorded for feedback), 20 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
Prescribed TextsTo be announced
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