German minor

The minor in German is for students with no or little prior knowledge of the language. Over four semesters, students develop functional levels of competency in speaking, writing, listening to and reading German, corresponding to Level A2/B1 of the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

A German minor will complement any major, providing students with demonstrable employability skills such as communication, intercultural and teamwork skills. It will open doors and provide a wider range of opportunities. Research also shows that learning a language makes you cognitively more flexible, better at multitasking, and teaches you different ways of thinking.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate competence in the four macro skills of German language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—commensurate with Levels A2/B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages; (2) communicate confidently and successfully in many situations involving German cultural conventions; (3) interpret German language texts—written, audio, visual—at an intermediate level in the light of German culture, history and society; and (4) move effectively between German-speaking and English-speaking cultures.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 GRMN1401 German Beginners 1
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
WACE German: GER2A/2B
or
higher, GRMN1101 German Beginners I
S2 GRMN1402 German Beginners 2
Prerequisites:
GRMN1401 German Beginners 1
or
equivalent, with the consent of the convener
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN1102 German Beginners II
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Prerequisites:
GRMN1402 German Beginners 2
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
S2 GRMN2404 German Studies 4
Prerequisites:
GRMN2403 German Studies 3
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2204 German Intermediate II