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GRN1070 - German Studies 7

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Christiane Weller


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Component 1: This unit consists of a variety of learning activities associated with a variety of discourse forms dealing with a range of topics including Germany after unification, commitment, the future (wishes, dreams, happiness). 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.


Component 1: German language. On successful completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have consolidated and extended their competence in German. Students should acquire an extended range of vocabulary in the topic areas studied, to consolidate and improve their knowledge of grammatical aspects studied, increase their ability to apply this vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in discussion of, reporting on and writing in various modes about the topic areas studied. 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 (45 mins): 15%
Exam (1 hour): 20%
4 homework exercise: 20%
Oral assessment: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x lecture and 2 x tutorials) per week


Excellent VCE score or equivalent


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