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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

German Studies programs are designed for students wishing to specialise in German language, linguistics, literature and their relation to culture and society, and also for those seeking a broader outlook within the humanities and social sciences. At every level, students are required to engage in studies of German language and culture, practical language study and fundamental training in German culture and history as well as German linguistics. Optional units, offered at second and third-year levels, offer opportunities for diversification and specialisation in the fields of German literature and culture, media studies and German linguistics. These options are offered from level two (for linguistics) and three onwards.

The compulsory units are organised in streams, catering for different levels of language ability; from introductory (entry point 1) to proficient (entry point 3). Depending on the units taken at first-year level, the sequences may lead either to an introductory minor or major or to an advanced minor or major. Students may also undertake further studies at honours, masters and doctorate level in German linguistics, literature and cultural studies. Students should contact the coordinator for further advice.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The German Studies coordinator retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the coordinator.

Non-arts students

In some non-arts courses students are able to take arts electives and count them towards their course. Students who decide that they want to study a language as part of their non-Arts course should discuss with their home faculty:

  • whether they are allowed to include language units as part of their course
  • check with their home faculty how many units/credit points they can study and at what year-level
  • how to select the appropriate language units in which to enrol.

Language study abroad program

The German studies program has ten active exchange agreements with German universities and cultural institutions. Students are encouraged to consider study abroad as part of a major sequence and/or an honours degree in German Studies, linguistics or comparative literature and cultural studies. Funding may be available through Monash Abroad and the German Government. For detailed information contact the German studies program http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/german/index.php.

Students must obtain written approval from the German studies program before enrolling.

Note: Depending on the teaching institution, German study abroad units may be HECS-HELP liable or only available on a fee-paying basis.

Units

First-year sequence

A sequence is normally a first semester first-year level unit which is followed by a second semester first-year level unit in the same discipline.

Minor sequence

Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:

  • 24 points of compulsory language units
  • (for Proficient entry level students only) 18 points of compulsory language units plus one second-year level elective chosen from units listed below.

Major sequence

Students complete a standard major consisting of six compulsory language units as listed below and also including two electives chosen from units that can be counted towards the discipline.

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

Students wishing to undertake German studies have the option of starting in one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Study Abroad units can be taken in place of any compulsory units with the permission of the program. In exceptional circumstances accelerated levels may be possible, with the permission of the program.

German major, entry point 1

For students with no knowledge of German or who have previously studied German at a junior secondary level only.

  • ATS1091 German introductory 1
  • ATS1092 German introductory 2
  • ATS2093 German intermediate 1
  • ATS2094 German intermediate 2
  • ATS3095 German proficient 1
  • ATS3096 German proficient 2
  • two third year level elective from the list of electives below

German major, entry point 2

For students with some prior knowledge of German, but generally not to VCE level. In some circumstances, and with permission of the German studies coordinator, students with a pass standard in German at Year 12 may also enter at this level.

  • ATS2093 German intermediate 1
  • ATS2094 German intermediate 2
  • ATS3095 German proficient 1
  • ATS3096 German proficient 2
  • ATS3097 German advanced 1
  • ATS3098 German advanced 2
  • two third year level electives from the list of electives below

German major, entry point 3

This stream assumes that students have reached a pass standard in German at Year 12 level or its equivalent.

  • ATS2095 German proficient 1
  • ATS2096 German proficient 2
  • ATS3097 German advanced 1
  • ATS3098 German advanced 2
  • ATS3099 German advanced 3
  • ATS3100 German advanced 4
  • two third year level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

  • ATS2102 German language study program I
  • ATS2103 German language study abroad program II
  • ATS3109 German language study abroad program III
  • ATS3110 German language study abroad program IV

Elective units

  • ATS2101/ATS3101 Second language acquisition and attrition from a German language perspective
  • ATS2684/ATS3684 Intergenerational language learning
  • ATS3102 German dialects and dialectology
  • ATS3103 Language and society: Sociolinguistics from a German language perspective
  • ATS3104 The contemporary German novel
  • ATS3105 On the brink of modernity (Germany and Europe 1890-1920)
  • ATS3106 German travel writing from the 18th to the 20th century
  • ATS3107 German romanticism: Literature, aesthetics, philosophy
  • ATS3108 Introduction to the study of media culture from a German language perspectice
  • ATS3817 Literary theory and critical practice

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing