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GRN1070

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

1: This unit consists of a variety of learning activities associated with a variety of discourse forms dealing with a range of topics including Germany after unification, commitment, the future (wishes, dreams, happiness).
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

  1. German language. On successful completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have consolidated and extended their competence in German. Students should acquire an extended range of vocabulary in the topic areas studied, to consolidate and improve their knowledge of grammatical aspects studied, increase their ability to apply this vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in discussion of, reporting on and writing in various modes about the topic areas studied. After completion of component 2 students should also have gained:
  2. an overview of some basic aspects of German social and cultural history in its European context;
  3. the ability to recognise and analyse a variety of texts in accordance with the categories of their historical origin and context;
  4. reading skills necessary to understand intermediate German;
  5. basic orientation about essay-writing and academic discussion of aspects of German culture on an advanced level.

Assessment

Written work
exercises: 55%
Exam: 20%
Test and Oral assessment: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

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

Excellent VCE score or equivalent

Prohibitions

GRN1010, GRN1030, GRN1050, GRN1090, GRN2030, GRN2050, GRN2070, GRN3070