- Code GERM3020
- 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, International Relations, European Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
The primary focus will be the Federal Republic of Germany present and past, but the course will also include the former German Democratic Republic, Austria and Switzerland. The German situation today will be approached via discussion of major social, political and cultural issues. At the same time, changes in everyday lifestyles, traditions and values (ecology, peace, the women's movement) will not be neglected.In using target- language materials, this course provides an invaluable complement to European Studies and IR.
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:
- analyse and critique German-speaking societies via written and visual texts
- have an understanding of current affairs in German-speaking societies, and of world events from a European perspective
- combine this acquired ‘insider' perspective with their own as an informed outsider
- conduct a small research project related to the course topics
- further develop generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork.
Indicative AssessmentOral research project presentation in class, 10-15 min (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Essay, 1800-2000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
In-class test, 50 min (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Culturally informed and linguistically engaged participation in seminars (readings and quizzes) (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsRenate Luscher, Landeskunde Deutschland: Von der Wende bis heute (latest edition).
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