GRMN2409 German Studies 9

Credit
6 points
Offering

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
Not available in 2021UWA (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 option in the GRMNA German Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
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 as well as speaking German, and reading and writing German corresponding to 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) gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to as well as speaking German, and reading and writing German corresponding to 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.
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 GRMN2407 German Studies 7 or GRMN2408 German Studies 8
Incompatibility:
GRMN2209 German Advanced Language I, GRMN3309 German Advanced Language I
Contact hours
seminars: up to 2 hours per week (over 12 weeks); language classes: up to 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. 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.