Major Overview

Description

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.

This major is available to students assessed by the discipline as near 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.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Courses

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

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Students studying in Crawley are not required to complete GRMN2812 German Studies 12 as Bridging unit is level 2 core unit.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 GRMN1405 German Studies 5
Prerequisites:
approval of convener
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN1105 German Advanced I
S2 GRMN1406 German Studies 6
Prerequisites:
GRMN1405 German Studies 5
or
GRMN1105 German Advanced I
or
the consent of the convener
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN1106 German Advanced II

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 GRMN2812 German Studies 12
Prerequisites:
GRMN1104 German Intermediate II
or
GRMN1404 German Studies 4
or
GRMN1402 German Studies 2
or
GRMN1102 German Beginners II
or
GRMN2203 German Intermediate I
or
GRMN1406 German Studies 6
or
the consent of the convener
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2213 German Youth on Stage
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Take one pair (GRMN2407 & GRMN2408 or GRMN2409 & GRMN2410).

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A GRMN2407 German Studies 7
Prerequisites:
GRMN1406 German Studies 6
or
GRMN1106 German Advanced II
or
GRMN2409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2410 German Studies 10
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2207 German Advanced III
N/A GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Prerequisites:
GRMN2407 German Studies 7
or
GRMN2207 German Advanced III
or
GRMN2409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2410 German Studies 10
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2208 German Advanced IV
S1 GRMN2409 German Studies 9
Prerequisites:
GRMN1406 German Studies 6 
or
 GRMN1106 German Advanced II
or
GRMN2407 German Studies 7
or
GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2209 German Advanced Language I, GRMN3309 German Advanced Language I
S2 GRMN2410 German Studies 10
Prerequisites:
GRMN2409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2209 German Advanced Language I
or
GRMN3309 German Advanced Language I, GRMN2407 German Studies 7
or
GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2210 German Advanced Language II, GRMN3310 German Advanced Language II

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2213 German Youth on Stage
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Take GRMN3407 & GRMN3408 if GRMN2409 & GRMN2410 were taken at Level 2, or GRMN3409 & GRMN3410 if GRMN2407 & GRMN2408 were taken at Level 2.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A GRMN3407 German Studies 7
Prerequisites:
GRMN2406 German Studies 6 
or
 GRMN2206 German Advanced II 
or
 GRMN2409 German Studies 9 
or
 GRMN2209 German Advanced Language I, GRMN2410 German Studies 10
or
GRMN3410 German Studies 10
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2207 German Advanced III, GRMN3307 German Advanced III
N/A GRMN3408 German Studies 8
Prerequisites:
GRMN3407 German Studies 7
or
GRMN2207 German Advanced III
or
GRMN3307 German Advanced III
or
GRMN2409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2410 German Studies 10
or
GRMN3409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN3410 German Studies 10
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2208 German Advanced IV, GRMN3308 German Advanced IV
S1 GRMN3409 German Studies 9
Prerequisites:
GRMN2406 German Studies 6
or
GRMN2408 German Studies 8
or
GRMN2206 German Advanced II
or
GRMN2208 German Advanced IV
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 GRMN3410 German Studies 10
Prerequisites:
GRMN3409 German Studies 9
or
GRMN2209 German Advanced Language I
or
GRMN3309 German Advanced Language I, GRMN2407 German Studies 7
or
GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Substitute units

Degree-specific major units
Substitute units—take units if applicable:

Students can substitute GRMN2801 Stuttgart Program (12 points) for two units at level 2; GRMN2814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices (6 points) for one unit at level 2; GRMN3802 Stuttgart Program (12 points) for two units at level three; GRMN3814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices (6 points) for one unit at level 3.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
SS, OS GRMN2814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices
Prerequisites:
GRMN1403 German Studies 3
or
GRMN2403 German Studies 3
or
GRMN1405 German Studies 5
or
by consent of convenor
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NS GRMN3802 Stuttgart Program
Prerequisites:
GRMN1404 German Studies 4; GRMN2404 German Studies 4
OR
GRMN1406 German Studies 6; GRMN2406 German Studies 6; GRMN3406 German Studies 6
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
SS, OS GRMN3814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices
Prerequisites:
GRMN1404/2404 German Studies 4
or
GRMN 1405/2405/3405 German Studies 5
or
GRMN1406/2406/3406 German Studies 6
or
by consent of convener
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil