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GRN2080

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 Christiane Weller

Synopsis

1: A communicatively oriented German language course. Specifically, students will work through a range of topics including the world of fairy tales, education, work, crime, personal relationships, migration and the environment.
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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of component 1 of this subject students should have further developed their communicative competence in German. Students should improve their accuracy and fluency in spoken and written German, particularly in relation to the production of longer texts. At the end of both semesters students should be familiar with all of the basic grammatical concepts in German. After completion of component 2 students should have further gained:

  1. a basic understanding of the main periods, styles, genres, intellectual preoccupations and socio-historical trends in modern German literature;
  2. the ability to recognise and analyse a variety of texts in accordance with the categories of genre, style and epoch;
  3. reading skills necessary to understand intermediate German;
  4. 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.

Assessment

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

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

GRN2070 or equivalent

Prohibitions

GRN1080, GRN1100, GRN2040, GRN2060, GRN2100, GRN3060, GRN3080