UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GRMN3813 German Studies 13

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the GRMNB German Studies; GRMNI German Studies; GRMNA German Studies; GRMNP German Studies major sequences
  • 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 3 elective
Content This unit is mainly intended for students wishing to major in German. It allows students to explore and perform texts and plays written for stage. While the theoretical part of the workshops surveys the history and evolution of theatre in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the practical part focuses on youthful interpretations of drama and culminates in a series of public performances. Every semester, the practical focus is on a different playwright, era and performance style.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) engage with the theory and practice of drama and its production; (2) familiarise themselves in great detail with one German language theatre text; (3) organise, advertise, rehearse and perform their own theatre project; and (4) reflect on their teamwork and personal progress as well as develop a sense of responsibility and ownership. Students gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German, corresponding to proficiency levels ranging from B1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen). Students demonstrate their knowledge of performance in theory and practice, and develop an increased awareness of intercultural understandings, as well as memorising and communication strategies.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written assignment; (2) oral and online tasks; and (3) participation. 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: 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
Contact hours 2 set hours per week over 10 weeks plus additional rehearsal times tba.
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/GRMN3813/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/GRMN3813/SEM-2/2017

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