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German Cultural Studies A (GERM20006)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeGERM20006
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject consists of a 1-hour research skills tutorial and a 2-hour cultural studies seminar. Students will acquire fundamental research skills needed to complete a German major including the use of the library, online research resources and relevant bibliographical software. Students will learn to synthesise information from a range of scholarly sources. In the seminar, students will begin to engage with important cultural and linguistic aspects of German and acquire a broader genre literacy. Students will also engage with key cultural organisations and undertake site visits and interviews with employees of these organisations. They will become aware of some of the formal properties of discourse in German on cultural and historical issues. In their written and spoken German they will begin the transition to higher-level output such as the presentation of different points of view, and will be introduced to academic genres such as the analytical essay and the literature review (in English). This subject will equip German major students from the German 1 entry point with the language and research skills needed for admittance into German Cultural Studies B with its greater emphasis on cultural, historical and social themes and their related linguistic forms.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have been introduced to a variety of specialized terminology, linguistic forms and genres that pertain to such issues;
  • have become familiar with a range of academic genres and their associated linguistic properties;
  • have practiced producing certain academic genres that are common within German cultural studies; have practiced the use of these genres;
  • have been introduced to important cultural, literary and historical issues of the German language countries;
  • have attained the research skills required to find and synthesise up-to-date scholarship on cultural topics in German cultural studies;
  • have achieved the level of competency required for admittance into German Cultural Studies B;
  • have been introduced to important cultural, literary and historical issues of the German language countries;
  • have learned to reflect in a less formal register, on the personal impact of public issues;
  • have developed practical research skills;
  • have learned to reflect in a less formal register, on the personal impact of public issues.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed practical research skills;
  • have become familiar with a range of academic genres and their associated linguistic properties;
  • have practiced the use of these genres;
  • have learned to reflect in a less formal register, on the personal impact of public issues.

Last updated: 16 August 2019