GRMN3409 German Studies 9
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the GRMNI German Studies; GRMNA German Studies major sequences
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
- Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
- Level 3 elective
- This unit integrates advanced German speaking, reading, writing and aural comprehension skills with materials drawn from German literary, social and cultural history. Students are introduced to central issues in German literature and society from the Romantic periods to Modernity through the study and discussion of selected texts. The unit focuses on developing academic reading and essay writing skills as well as advanced communication skills in German. Students will explore some of the greatest works of German literature and engage with some of Germany's most valuable contributions to intellectual history.
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.
- 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 B2/C1 and upwards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen) and (2) develop an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and a greater sensitivity to modern German perspectives on world events.
- 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
- GRMN2406 German Studies 6
GRMN2408 German Studies 8
GRMN2206 German Advanced II
GRMN2208 German Advanced IV
- Contact hours
- Seminar: up to 2 hours per week (over 12 weeks); Language Class up to 1 hour per week (over 10 weeks)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.