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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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, Literatures, 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. Elective 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, master's and doctorate level in German linguistics, literature and cultural studies. Students should contact the coordinator for further advice.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • analyse the structure and understand the context of authentic, formal and complex language
  • read and translate or interpret a range of German for social and professional use
  • have a sophisticated and detailed awareness of a range of important themes in German culture and literature, including familiarity with the historical context
  • demonstrate knowledge of theoretical frameworks for the analysis and interpretation of literary and other cultural texts, and apply research, analytic and interpretive skills from a scholarly perspective and for a specified audience.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The German studies program convenor 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 program convenor.

Non-arts students

Students who want to study German as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year-level of language units for which they are permitted 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 and/or an honours degree in German studies, linguistics or comparative literature and cultural studies. Funding may be available through Monash AbroadMonash Abroad (http://monash.edu.au/study-abroad/) and the German Government. For detailed information contact the German studies programGerman studies program (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/german/).

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

Units

Students taking German studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. Students who wish to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking language study abroad units or because their language acquisition results allow this, must consult with the program convenor before enrolling.

Minor in German studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in German studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

  • at least 18 points of language units, following the appropriate entry point guidelines.

Major in German studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students will little or no knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in German studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 units), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3102 German dialects and dialectology
  • ATS3104 German literature in the Age of Goethe
  • ATS3105 On the brink of modernity
  • ATS3108 Media studies from a German studies perspective

(d.) at least one language unit (6 points), chosen from:

(e.) additional elective units chosen from the list of electives below (12 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Note: Students can take the remaining capstone and language units as electives.

Major in German studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate

For students with some prior knowledge of the language

Prior knowledge is 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, depending on the results of a language placement test.

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in German studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3102 German dialects and dialectology
  • ATS3104 German literature in the Age of Goethe
  • ATS3105 On the brink of modernity
  • ATS3108 Media studies from a German studies perspective

(c.) four language units (24 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Note: Students can take the remaining capstone units as electives.

Major in German studies: Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students with a pass standard in German at Year 12 level or equivalent

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in German studies from entry point 3 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3102 German dialects and dialectology
  • ATS3104 German literature in the Age of Goethe
  • ATS3105 On the brink of modernity
  • ATS3108 Media studies from a German studies perspective

(c.) four language units (24 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed. Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Note: Students can take the remaining capstone units as electives.

Elective units

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the German studies Study Abroad webpageGerman studies Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/german/study-abroad/).

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts