German Intermediate Cultural Studies

Subject 126-008 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three one-hour seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 126-005 German Intermediate Language & Culture A
Corequisites: 126-007 German Intermediate Language & Culture B
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Heather Benbow
Subject Overview:

This subject consists of two 1-hour special studies units and a 1-hour language seminar. Students will be introduced to important cultural, literary and linguistic aspects of the German language. Students will be given the opportunity to develop topics of interest within these general areas and will be introduced to a variety of specialist terminology. The objectives of the special studies units vary according to the units chosen. In the language seminar students will learn the skills to read and interpret more complex texts in German and will reflect on these texts at a sophisticated level in both written and spoken German. Students should achieve the level of competency required for admittance into 126-021 German Post-Intermediate 3A.

Assessment: For the special studies units, two 1-hour written exams (during examinations period) or written work totalling 2000 words 75% (during semester). For the language seminar, a twenty-minute seminar presentation 10% (during semester) and written work totalling 1000 words 15% (during semester).
Prescribed Texts: Depending on the special studies units chosen, readers will be available from the book shop.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:
  • have further developed their speaking and listening skills;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member and have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (German)

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