GRMN2403 German Studies 3

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the GRMNB German Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit uses the discussion and analysis of recent German cultural productions such as advertisements, film, literature and music as the basis for language acquisition. Class discussion focuses mainly on the examination of contemporary film as well as of other visual art and German language culture, on their links to current sociopolitical issues and their connections to wider cultural phenomena. This research-intensive part of the unit covers a broad range of theoretical, cultural and historical issues. The language component fosters and deepens the knowledge of contemporary German language usage and reinforces grammatical structures by utilising materials from the lecture. The unit consolidates and improves the language ability of learners of German at an intermediate level with a research-intensive approach. It also aims to further develop cultural and linguistic awareness and to improve their communication skills and knowledge of and about language, in the target language as well as in English.

Students gain an increased level of competency in all four macroskills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to Level A2 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 macroskills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to Level A2 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 assignment; 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:
GRMN1402 German Beginners 2
Incompatibility:
GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
Contact hours
interactive lectures: 2 hours per week (over 12 weeks); language classes: 1 hour per week (over 12 weeks)
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  • 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.
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.