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  • You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
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GRMN2814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices

6 points
(see Summer Timetable)
Summer teaching periodOnlineOnline timetabled
Offshore teaching periodJapanFace to face
Summer teaching periodOnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
  • Substitute unit for any one Level 2 units (6 points) for the German Studies major
This unit introduces students to the concept of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (dealing with the past), which, with regard to the legacy of World War Two and military history, is dealt with in seemingly diametrically opposite ways in Germany, Australia and Japan. For the study of contemporary Japanese culture (in English and German) students will engage in two weeks of intensive enquiry-based research, supported by ten lectures delivered by English-speaking and German-speaking experts from Tokyo University, Chuo University and UWA, as well as Waseda University, Hiroshima Peace Institute and Hosei University.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate intermediate levels of linguistic proficiency in written and spoken German; (2) use initiative and develop the ability to work independently and/or in groups; and (3) develop an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) written assignment; and (3) oral examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alexandra Ludewig or contact the Convenor of German Studies
Unit rules
GRMN1403 German Studies 3 or GRMN2403 German Studies 3 or GRMN1405 German Studies 5 or by consent of convenor
Contact hours
150 hours of student engagement
If travel restrictions allow, this unit will be offered face to face within Japan in Winter – more information to follow if confirmed

NCP Grant - available for students who meet the required eligibility criteria set by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For further information contact the Convenor of German Studies or Professor Alexandra Ludewig: [email protected].
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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.