German Language and Culture 3A

Subject 126-019 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour language class and a 2-hour language seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: At least 25 points of second year German or equivalent.
Corequisites: .
Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr Leo Kretzenbacher
Subject Overview:

This subject is a comprehensive study of both the formal structures and the functional varieties of contemporary German in a wide range of text and discourse forms. Students should develop a refined use of idiomatic and conversational forms and the capacity to use them freely; a level of proficiency in complex written structures and the capacity to command their use freely and confidently. Students should also cultivate the ability to interpret messages independently at all levels of language use, including those occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms.

Assessment: A 2-hour written language exam 50% (during the examination period), a 20-minute oral test 25% (at the end of semester) and written work totalling 1000 words 25% (due during the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Em Neu Hauptkurs B2 Kursbuch/Textbook (Hueber), (latest edn) Em Neu Hauptkurs B2 Arbeitsbuch/Workbook (Hueber), (latest ed)
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have refined their skills in written communication on complex topics;

  • be able to deliver oral presentations with ease and confidence;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member;

  • have developed skills in cross-cultural analysis.


Students who have completed 126-019 German 3B may not enrol in this subject.

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

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