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GRN2010 - German Studies 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Christiane Weller


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is for students with little or no knowledge of the language. This unit consists of two components. Component 1: Language. A communicatively oriented German language course designed for all-round development in the language. Component 2: This component will familiarise students with the history, culture and the socio-economic conditions of the German-speaking countries from 1450 to 1945.


Component 1: On completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have acquired a basic German vocabulary of about 2000 words; be able to engage in basic German conversations, eg introducing oneself and others, asking about someone's nationality, job, age, ordering meals in a restaurant, giving directions, describing things etc.; have acquired a practical knowledge of three of the four grammatical cases of German, of the present and perfect tenses and of the basic sentence forms (statement, question, imperative), including use of modal verbs; be able to write letters and simple descriptions of holidays etc. Component 2: On completion of this subject and its sequel in semester 2, students should have gained a basic understanding and first insight into basics of German history from the late 18th century to the present day.


Examinations (3 hours): 75%
Regular short homework exercises: 25%

Contact hours

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


Students enrolled in Arts courses are prohibited from taking this unit. GRN1010