German Honours Language

Subject 126-485 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: A 2.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 7.5 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 37.5 points of second/third year subjects and the language prerequisite for this subject.
Corequisites: None
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:


Assoc Prof Alison Lewis


Alison Lewis
Subject Overview: This subject consists of intensive language instruction which is particularly directed towards developing students' skills in writing academic German. Problems of German grammar occurring at a superior level of the language will be explored alongside a discussion of the technical aspects of scholarly writing in German. This subject is particularly useful for students who are preparing theses or longer essays in German.
  • gain an understanding of writing conventions when preparing scholarly work in German;
  • gain superior level language skills in the German language and the capacity to apply them accurately when writing academic German.
Assessment: A 1000-word class paper 30% (due during the semester), and an essay of 4000 words 70% (due at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have acquired skills in research, critical thinking and contextualising information;
  • also have developed skills in communicating knowledge intelligibly through oral presentations and essays in German.
Notes: Formerly available as 126-034. Students who have completed 126-034 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: German

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