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German Studies

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) program in German comprises advanced coursework and an individual research program designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in one specific field of German Studies (such as German linguistics, German literary studies or German cultural studies). After successfully completing the program, students will have gained considerable practical skills such as research skills, report writing, presentation and communication skills, language skills and international and cultural awareness.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in German Studies should:

  • engage in sophisticated discourse in German;
  • enhance their reading comprehension of the language and their written and spoken command of German;
  • enhance the ability to discuss, analyse and evaluate complex ideas in German; and
  • become acquainted with recent critical theory and methodology.

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
  • thesis of 12,000 words written in German or 15,000 words in English (50 points)
  • elective subjects (37.5 points)

Total 100 points


Please note:

  • Students must enrol in the thesis GERM40016 German Thesis Part 1 and GERM40017 German Thesis Part 2 over two consecutive semesters
  • Students must discuss the choice of electives with the coordinator or German convenor before enrolling in the subjects.

Subject Options

Compulsory Subject

12.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM40010 German Honours Language
Semester 1
12.5

Thesis Subject

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GERM40016 German Thesis Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
GERM40017 German Thesis Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Elective Subjects

37.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
EURO40001 Introduction to European Critical Theory
Semester 2
12.5
EURO40002 Seminars in Languages and Linguistics A
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
EURO40003 Seminars in Languages and Linguistics B
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GERM40002 German 4: Research Project
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT40007 Special Research Topics
Semester 1
12.5

Links

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

Last updated: 4 October 2019