UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GRMN1406 German Studies 6

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the GRMNA German Studies major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit follows on from GRMN1405 German Studies 5 and leads to GRMN2407 German Studies 7. It integrates speaking, reading and writing, aural comprehension, grammar and syntax, with materials drawn from German literary, social and cultural history. Utilising methods from visual history and German cultural studies, and focusing on the analysis of historical images and the study as well as discussion of selected texts, students are introduced to central issues in twentieth-century German speaking societies. All classes are conducted in German only. The workshop focuses on further reading, understanding and discussion of German history, literature and culture through the study of films and texts.

Students will gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to proficiency Levels B1/B2 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen).
Students will 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 B1/B2 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 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) Professor Alexandra Ludewig
Unit rules
Prerequisites: GRMN1405 German Studies 5 or GRMN1105 German Advanced I or the consent of the convener
Incompatibility: GRMN1106 German Advanced II
Contact hours Interactive lectures: 2 hours per week (over 13 weeks); language classes: 1 hour per week (over 13 weeks).
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/GRMN1406/SEM-2/2017

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