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This subject consists of sustained study of an aspect of German cultural studies, broadly defined. Students will study topics such as the literature, media, culture or history of German-speaking societies. The topics will be taught by subject matter experts in German and will vary from semester-to-semester. The subject aims to provide a broad understanding of German-speaking societies in the modern era, using specific topics. Students will develop an understanding of the topic, its contemporary or enduring relevance, as well as an appreciation of language structures and vocabulary needed to understand, analyse and discuss the topic in German.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Gain a deep insight into a specific topic in German Studies such as literature, cultural studies or cultural history
- Gain a broad understanding of the themes, concepts or methods involved in studying the topic
- Gain a critical appreciation of the subject matter including reading primary and secondary literature in both German and English
- Acquire the linguistic structures and vocabulary appropriate to the topic sufficient to contribute to seminar discussion and class presentations.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- Be able to synthesise complex information in order to present summaries in verbal and written communication
- Have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for reading, class preparation and assessment
- Be able to utilise online tools to improve their comprehension and expression in German, while understanding how to manage academic integrity within the online environment.
Last updated: 22 November 2023