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ATS1091

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitGerman Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof Franz-Josef Deiters

Notes

Previously coded GRN1010

Synopsis

This unit is for students with little or no knowledge of the language. This unit consists of two components. Component 1: Language. A communicatively oriented German language course designed for all-round development in the language. Component 2: This component will familiarise students with the history, culture and the socio-economic conditions of the German-speaking countries.

Outcomes

1: On completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have acquired a basic German vocabulary of about 2000 words; be able to engage in basic German conversations, e.g. introducing oneself and others, asking about someone's nationality, job, age, ordering meals in a restaurant, giving directions, describing things etc.; have acquired a practical knowledge of three of the four grammatical cases of German, of the present and perfect tenses and of the basic sentence forms (statement, question, imperative), including use of modal verbs; be able to write letters and simple descriptions of holidays etc.
2: On completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have gained a basic understanding and first insight into basics of modern German history, culture and literature.

Assessment

Examinations (3 hours): 75%
Regular short homework exercises: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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

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