GRMN2407 German Studies 7

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the GRMNA German Studies major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit integrates speaking, reading and writing, aural comprehension, grammar and syntax with materials drawn from German literary, social and cultural history. Students are introduced to central issues in German literature and society from the Baroque period to the Romantic periods through the study and discussion of selected texts in lectures and seminar-style classes. Students develop an appreciation for the intricacies of the German language used in older texts. The cultural studies seminar focuses on reading, understanding and discussion of German history, literature and culture. The language class focuses on academic reading and essay writing skills as well as advanced communication skills in German. The unit leads to GRMN2408 German Studies 8 where the focus is on the period from Romanticism to Modernity.

Students gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to proficiency Levels B2/C1 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen).

Students develop an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and of language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies and increased awareness of how languages work in general.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to proficiency Levels B2/C1 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen) and (2) develop an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class and online tests; (2) written assignments; and (3) oral tasks. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Dale Adams
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GRMN1406 German Studies 6
or
GRMN1106 German Advanced II
or
GRMN2409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2410 German Studies 10
Incompatibility:
GRMN2207 German Advanced III
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week (over 13 weeks); language classes: 1 hour per week (over 13 weeks)
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.