units

ATS2094

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitGerman Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Franz-Josef Deiters

Notes

Previously coded GRN2040

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.

Outcomes

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)

Workload requirements

55 contact hours over the semester, including 22 (culture) and 33 language

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS2093 or equivalent