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German 4 (GERM20005)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeGERM20005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations.

Students will engage with authentic texts that deal with past and present themes of increasing complexity and that are of significance in German-speaking Europe. Feature and documentary film, opinion writing, pop songs and interviews are some of the genres students will encounter and that will provide the inspiration for personal expression of a moderate level of sophistication. The acquisition of advanced linguistic structures such as the subjunctive and passive will enable students to begin to express with more complexity their own experiences, wishes and views. They will begin to understand written German at a more formal level (such as newspaper reports). Students will make first attempts to deploy these structures in written form and verbal utterances that engage with personal and political themes such as coming of age, the GDR past and racism and immigration. On completion of the subject students should have attained a moderate level of complexity in speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing of German.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to read more sophisticated texts and to practice and augment accurate writing skills;
  • be able to use a wider range of vocabulary about people and places including language about historical and contemporary themes;
  • be able to use more complex grammatical structures including a greater range of tenses and cases and modes;
  • be able to comprehend more complex spoken German and express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
  • be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet; develop analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
  • have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange; apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity; engage with contemporary and historical themes in the German national consciousness;
  • have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts;
  • have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
  • have developed the ability to reflect on their language learning process and on linguistic and cultural differences of the target language and cultures.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet;
  • have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange;
  • have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
  • have developed analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
  • have developed the ability to reflect on their language learning process and on linguistic and cultural differences of the target language and cultures;
  • have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts;
  • be able to apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
GERM10001 German 3
Semester 1
12.5
GERM20004 German 3
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
GERM10002 German 4
Semester 2
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Three reflective learning journals (total of 750 words) during semester [10%]
  • Written work during semester (1000 words) [35%]
  • Oral presentation during semester (equivalent to 250 words) [5%]
  • 2 hour final exam during exam period (2000 words) [50%]

Hurdle Requirement: Completion of two listening tests. Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without prior approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorStefan Siemsen
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 2 x 1-hour seminars per week.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

The prerequisite for entry to this subject is:

  • completion of German 3.

Otherwise, any student enrolling in German at The University of Melbourne for the first time is required to take the online German Placement Test regardless of their background in German. The results of the Placement Test are binding and enrolment can only be changed in consultation with the relevant subject coordinator.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Essential German Grammar (latest ed.) M. Surrell, K. Kohl, C. Kaiser & G. Loftus. Routledge.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Language Placement Test required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 16 August 2019