UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Lauren Schillaci

The German Studies major at UWA has excellent breadth and depth, with topics ranging from historical literature to current affairs. The teachers helped me achieve so much and inspired me to pursue further studies. Travelling to Stuttgart on a short-term exchange program and being able to immerse myself in German society while honing my language skills was one of the highlights of my degree!

GRMNB German Studies major

German Studies is the study of the German language and its various cultures. It teaches students high levels of competency in the German language through speaking, writing, listening and reading. This major offers a wide perspective on German society as it considers the culture and history of German-speaking people, not only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but across the globe. Social history and culture are studied from the many centuries of German literary tradition—prose, poetry and drama, music, film and advertising. We offer this major at all levels, from beginners through to native speakers.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) show competence in the German language in the four macroskills of language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages; (2) interact confidently and successfully in situations involving German cultural conventions; (3) interpret German language texts—written, audio, visual—in the light of German culture and society; and (4) move with accuracy and skill between the English and German languages and cultures.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

GRMNB German Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

GRMNB German Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 GRMN1401 German Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE German: GER2A/2B or higher, GRMN1101 German Beginners I
S2, SS GRMN1402 German Studies 2 Prerequisites: GRMN1401 German Studies 1 or equivalent, with the consent of the convener
Incompatibility: GRMN1102 German Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 GRMN2002 German Studies 3B Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2 or GRMN1102 German Beginners II
Co-requisites: GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Incompatibility: GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
S1 GRMN2403 German Studies 3 Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2
Incompatibility: GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
S2 GRMN2404 German Studies 4 Prerequisites: GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Incompatibility: GRMN2204 German Intermediate II

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 GRMN3405 German Studies 5 Prerequisites: GRMN2404 German Studies 4 or GRMN2204 German Intermediate II
Incompatibility: GRMN3305 German Advanced I
S2 GRMN3406 German Studies 6 Prerequisites: GRMN3405 German Studies 5 or GRMN3305 German Advanced I
Incompatibility: GRMN3306 German Advanced II
S1, S2 GRMN3813 German Studies 13 Prerequisites: one of GRMN2204 German Intermediate II, GRMN2205 German Advanced I, GRMN2207 German Advanced III, GRMN2208 German Advanced IV, GRMN3307 German Advanced III, GRMN3308 German Advanced IV, GRMN2404 German Studies 4, GRMN2405 German Studies 5, GRMN2406 German Studies 6, GRMN2407 German Studies 7, GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Incompatibility: GRMN2213 German Youth on Stage

Substitute units

Students can substitute GRMN2801 (12 points) for any two units; GRMN3802 (12 points) for any two units; GRMN2803 (24 points) for any four units; GRMN3804 (24 points) for any four units.

Substitute units—take units if applicable:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
NS GRMN2801 Stuttgart Program Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2 OR GRMN1404 German Studies 4/GRMN2404 German Studies 4 OR GRMN1406 German Studies 6/GRMN2406 German Studies 6/GRMN3406 German Studies 6
NS GRMN3802 Stuttgart Program Prerequisites: GRMN1404 German Studies 4/2404 German Studies 4 OR GRMN1406 German Studies 6/2406 German Studies 6/3406 German Studies 6

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the GRMNB German Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-GRMNB (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the GRMNB German Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-GRMNB-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

GRMNB German Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

GRMNB German Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The GRMNB German Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 GRMN1401 German Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE German: GER2A/2B or higher, GRMN1101 German Beginners I
S2, SS GRMN1402 German Studies 2 Prerequisites: GRMN1401 German Studies 1 or equivalent, with the consent of the convener
Incompatibility: GRMN1102 German Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 GRMN2002 German Studies 3B Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2 or GRMN1102 German Beginners II
Co-requisites: GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Incompatibility: GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
S1 GRMN2403 German Studies 3 Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2
Incompatibility: GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
S2 GRMN2404 German Studies 4 Prerequisites: GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Incompatibility: GRMN2204 German Intermediate II

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 GRMN3405 German Studies 5 Prerequisites: GRMN2404 German Studies 4 or GRMN2204 German Intermediate II
Incompatibility: GRMN3305 German Advanced I
S2 GRMN3406 German Studies 6 Prerequisites: GRMN3405 German Studies 5 or GRMN3305 German Advanced I
Incompatibility: GRMN3306 German Advanced II
S1, S2 GRMN3813 German Studies 13 Prerequisites: one of GRMN2204 German Intermediate II, GRMN2205 German Advanced I, GRMN2207 German Advanced III, GRMN2208 German Advanced IV, GRMN3307 German Advanced III, GRMN3308 German Advanced IV, GRMN2404 German Studies 4, GRMN2405 German Studies 5, GRMN2406 German Studies 6, GRMN2407 German Studies 7, GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Incompatibility: GRMN2213 German Youth on Stage

Substitute units

Students can substitute GRMN2801 (12 points) for any two units; GRMN3802 (12 points) for any two units; GRMN2803 (24 points) for any four units; GRMN3804 (24 points) for any four units.

Substitute units—take units if applicable:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
NS GRMN2801 Stuttgart Program Prerequisites: GRMN1402 German Studies 2 OR GRMN1404 German Studies 4/GRMN2404 German Studies 4 OR GRMN1406 German Studies 6/GRMN2406 German Studies 6/GRMN3406 German Studies 6
NS GRMN3802 Stuttgart Program Prerequisites: GRMN1404 German Studies 4/2404 German Studies 4 OR GRMN1406 German Studies 6/2406 German Studies 6/3406 German Studies 6

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how GRMNB German Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-GRMNB (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

GRMNB German Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.