- Code GERM3008
- 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 (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.
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:
- 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.
- Use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate referencing in German
- Read and analyse longer literary texts, e.g. novels, and relate them to German-speaking culture.
- Understand current affairs in the German-speaking societies, and to analyse and critique them
- 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.
- Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 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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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
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of GERM3007.
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