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GRMN2407 German Studies 7

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the GRMNA German Studies major sequence
  • 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) demonstrate 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) demonstrate an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests and quizzes; (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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
GRMN2207 German Advanced III
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week (over 12 weeks); language classes: 1 hour per week (over 10 weeks)
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.