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German Studies

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

German has more than 100 million native speakers and is the third most popular foreign language world-wide. Knowledge of German opens up the rich culture of German-speaking Europe as well as its history, philosophy, literature, music and scientific traditions. The German Studies Program has a proud history of more than half a century at the University of Melbourne and provides students with the opportunity to complete part of their studies overseas through scholarships and exchange programs.

Intended learning outcomes

See program objectives

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation is only available part-time and normally takes 2 - 3 years to complete. This specialisation is not available to international students.

Please note: German language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence of units from German 1 through to German 10. Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the German Studies Program, based on the results of the online placement test. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/german/german-placement-test

The following description of the entry points below is indicative only:

  • German Studies 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no background in the German language.
  • German Studies 3 entry point: usually for students who have undertaken four or five years of secondary school German or who have obtained a low VCE German score.
  • German Studies 5 entry point: usually for VCE German students.
  • German Studies 7 entry point: usually for native speakers or near-native speakers of German, or for candidates who have spent a number of years in a German speaking country.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

German Studies 1 Entry Point

  • eight compulsory subjects (100 points)

German Studies 3 Entry Point

  • eight compulsory subjects (100 points)

German Studies 5 Entry Point

  • eight compulsory subjects (100 points)

German Studies 7 Entry Point

  • eight compulsory subjects (100 points)

Total 100 points

Please note: Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the German Program, based on results of a placement test. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/language-placement-testing

Subject Options

Compulsory Subjects

German Studies 1 Entry Point

8 compulsory subjects (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM10004 German 1
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
GERM10005 German 2
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20004 German 3
Semester 1
12.5
GERM20005 German 4
Semester 2
12.5
GERM30005 German 5
Semester 1
12.5
GERM30006 German 6
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40003 Seminar in Languages 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40004 Seminar in Languages 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

German Studies 3 Entry Point

8 compulsory subjects (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM10001 German 3
Semester 1
12.5
GERM10002 German 4
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20007 German 5
Semester 1
12.5
GERM20008 German 6
Semester 2
12.5
GERM30021 German 7
Semester 1
12.5
GERM30022 German 8
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40003 Seminar in Languages 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40004 Seminar in Languages 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

German Studies 5 Entry Point

8 compulsory subjects (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM10006 German 5
Semester 1
12.5
GERM10007 German 6
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20001 German 7
Semester 1
12.5
GERM20002 German 8
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20003 German Cultural Studies B
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GERM30003 German 9
Semester 1
12.5
LANG40003 Seminar in Languages 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40004 Seminar in Languages 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

German Studies 7 Entry Point

8 compulsory subjects (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM10008 German 7
Semester 1
12.5
GERM10009 German 8
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20003 German Cultural Studies B
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GERM20009 German 9
Semester 1
12.5
GERM20010 German 10
Semester 2
12.5
GERM30002 German Cultural Studies C
Semester 1
12.5
LANG40003 Seminar in Languages 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
LANG40004 Seminar in Languages 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll

Last updated: 26 June 2019