• 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, European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Wesley Lim
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes the study of modern German grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies.

The course introduces students to contemporary literature, film and culture in the German language 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. communicate in German with reasonable fluency, orally and in writing, in less controlled situations;
  2. demonstrate capacity to critically analyse diverse written and audiovisual texts and their social and cultural contexts;
  3. express opinions or arguments relating to contemporary issues in German-speaking societies; and communicate their views using appropriate discursive and argumentative registers; and
  4. demonstrate broad expertise in critical thinking in understanding, synthesising and interpreting increasingly complex or abstract cultural topics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two In-class tests (1 hour each) (30) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Two written assignments (350 words each) (35) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Reportagenprojekt (500 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including peer-to-peer and tutorial activities, and

b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed GERM2104, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: GERM2105, GERM3106, GERM3007, GERM3008.

Prescribed Texts

Content created by the instructor and provided as PDFs and links via Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an assumed language proficiency equivalent to the successful completion of the continuing level.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3448 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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