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GRN1060

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Axel Fliethmann

Synopsis

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 the cultural and social history of the German-speaking world through lectures and selected readings, along with an introduction into the basics of text analysis.

Objectives

The aim of component 1 of this subject is to further 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 also have further gained:

  1. an overview of some basic aspects of German social and cultural history in its European context;
  2. the ability to recognise and analyse a variety of texts in accordance with the categories of their historical origin and context;
  3. reading skills necessary to understand intermediate German;
  4. basic orientation about essay-writing and academic discussion of aspects of German culture on an advanced level.

Assessment

As for GRN1050

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Heinz Kreutz

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar (culture) and one 3-hour tutorial (language) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

German studies

Prerequisites

GRN1050 or equivalent

Prohibitions

GRN1020, GRN1040, GRN1080, GRN1100, GRN2040, GRN2060, GRN3060