Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment:
3 contact hours/week, 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 102 hours.
German 6 or German Language and Culture 1B or equivalent.
Subject Code(s): GERM10007or GERM20008 or GERM30006
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
GERM10008 or GERM20001 German 7.
Students who have completed GERM20001 German Language and Culture 2A and GERM30005 German Post-Intermediate 3A are also not eligible to enrol in the subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
This subject aims to consolidate and expand students' proficiency in both written and spoken language and to develop cultural literacy in German by engaging with broad themes relevant to modern German-speaking societies such as: communications media and consumer culture. It builds on the development of communicative skills in informal settings and expands students’ competence in using more formal registers of contemporary German, demonstrating the differences between colloquial, formal and specialised registers where appropriate, and furthering skills in a greater variety of formal and informal contexts. Students will develop more advanced reading and listening skills through working with newspaper and magazine articles, listening to interviews and watching film and television clips. They will produce more complex texts of different types (eg. expository and argumentative essays, evaluative reviews and summaries) and consolidate their discussing and debating skills in relation to contemporary and historical issues. Students will also gain a more advanced understanding of grammar and the use of idiomatic expressions and sentence structures. Students will begin to gain proficiency in using specialized terminology and developing analytical skills in relation to specialist texts that will begin to prepare them to undertake studies at a German-speaking university.
At the end of this subject students will be able to:
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the end of this subject students will have:
Download PDF version.