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This subject offers students the opportunity to engage with recent as well as historical debates and research findings in the field of German Studies. In particular it focuses on aspects of German in a global world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerational or transhistorical perspectives. Examples of topics that may be covered are German-speaking communities outside Germany; multicultural Germany; patterns of German migration and emigration; Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the European and international stage; German speakers in Australia, past and present; intergenerational legacies from the Nazi and communist eras.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completeion of this subject, students should:
- have developed an in-depth knowledge of several contemporary or historical topics in the German-speaking world involving transnational, cross-cultural, intergenerational or transhistorical perspectives;
- be able to engage intellectually with cultural, social and linguistic issues facing the German language and German-speakers in a global world;
- be able to demonstrate an ability to process and communicate information effectively about the place of German in global contexts;
- be able to demonstrate a deep appreciation of the value of cultural diversity and of other cultures.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed effective public speaking and written communication skills;
- have acquired advanced critical thinking and analytical skills;
- have acquired a deep understanding of knowledge contexts and histories;
- have developed effective time management and planning skills.
Last updated: 21 November 2023