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GRN1030 - German Studies 3

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Christiane Weller


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Component 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. Component 2: An examination of the cultural and social history of the German-speaking world from the period 1450 to 1945 through lectures and selected readings, along with an introduction into the basics of text analysis.


Upon successful completion of component 1 of this subject together with its sequel in semester 2, 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 also have gained

  1. an overview of some basic aspects of German social and cultural history in its European context;
  2. the ability to recognise and analyse a variety of simple texts in accordance with the categories of their historical origin and context;
  3. reading skills necessary to understand intermediate German;
  4. basic orientation about essay-writing and academic discussion of aspects of German culture.


Essay (1000 words): 20%
Class paper: 15%
Test (45 min): 15%
Exam (1 hour): 20%
Four homework exercises: 20%
Oral assessment: 10%

Contact hours

4 hours (1 x lecture and 3 x tutorials) per week


For students with some knowledge of German not extending to post-VCE level.


GRN1010, GRN1050, GRN1070, GRN1090, GRN2030