GRN1050 - German studies 5
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Axel Fliethmann
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
1: A communicative course designed to further speaking and reading skills in German. The emphasis is on learning to use German correctly in discussing a variety of topics.
2: An examination of modern German culture in a socio-historical context through the study of selected texts. This component will familiarise students with the key elements and main stages of the cultural history of the German-speaking region in this period.
The aim of component 1 of this subject together with its sequel in semester 2 is to enhance their ability to recognise and analyse different types of texts in terms of their internal structures and their functions in the contexts in which they were produced and received; to develop their German language skills in the areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing; to acquire skills in researching, both individually and collaboratively, and in presenting the results of their research and reflection in both written and verbal form. After completion of component 2 students should have gained:
- a basic understanding of the main periods, styles, genres, intellectual preoccupations and socio-historical trends in modern German literature;
- the ability to recognise and analyse a variety of texts in accordance with the categories of genre, style and epoch;
- reading skills necessary to understand intermediate German;
- basic essay-writing skills and an ability to engage in informed discussion of German culture, using appropriate terminology and applying the range of language skills pertinent to component 1.
Test and Oral assessment: 25%
One 2-hour seminar (culture) and one 3-hour tutorial (language) per week
VCE German or equivalent