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GRN1050 - German Studies 5

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Christiane Weller


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Component 1: A communicative course designed to further speaking and reading skills in German. The emphasis is on learning to use German correctly in discussing a variety of topics. 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.


The aim of component 1 of this subject together with its sequel in semester 2 is to enhance their ability to recognise and analyse different types of texts in terms of their internal structures and their functions in the contexts in which they were produced and received; to develop their German language skills in the areas of reading, listening, speaking and writing; to acquire skills in researching, both individually and collaboratively, and in presenting the results of their research and reflection in both written and verbal form. 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 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 on an advanced level.


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

Contact hours

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


VCE German or equivalent


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