- Code GERM3007
- 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 Contemporary Europe, Sustainability Science , Sustainable Development
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Wesley Lim
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2024
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With an emphasis on developing competency in academic German, including critical analysis, this course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and of oral and written communication. Students will learn and practise how to write a formal essay in German (Hausarbeit) and how to give a research-based class presentation (Referral). The course introduces students to a range of 20th and 21st-century German literature and engages students in the study of issues affecting 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:
- demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of, and critical engagement with, various aspects of modern German-speaking societies;
- express themselves clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what they want to say in German;
- use the language for academic purposes, e.g. essay writing with appropriate research and referencing;
- read and analyse literary and other texts and understand them in their social and historical context; and
- demonstrate advanced critical thinking in understanding, synthesising and interpreting complex cultural topics and communicating their own views and arguments in appropriate discursive and argumentative registers.
- Two In-class tests (2 hours each) (40) [LO 2,3,5]
- Two written assignments (800-1000 words each) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Oral presentation (Referat), 15 min (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,4]
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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, online and tutorial activities, and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
All readings will be available on Wattle.
Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the ANU German Intermediate level.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3622||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|