GRMN4814 Australian-Japanese-German Traditions and Practices

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
  • Honours option in German Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content
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 travel to Japan for two weeks of intensive enquiry-based research. While in-country, students attend ten lectures delivered by English-speaking and German-speaking experts from Chuo University and UWA, as well as Waseda University, Hiroshima Peace Institute and Hosei University.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced linguistic facility in written and spoken German; (2) show initiative and develop the ability to work both independently and in groups at an advanced level; and (3) acquire an enhanced intercultural understanding and language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies.
Assessment
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Alexandra Ludewig or contact the Convenor of German Studies
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Honours in German Studies
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Overseas field trip (estimated cost - $2,500 to be paid up front and then reimbursed by NCP funding).
Contact hours
150 hours of student engagement

Travel occurs in July.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-U-1E_2019]
Note
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: alexandra.ludewig@uwa.edu.au.
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