Germanic Studies

Germanic Studies

GRMN1111 Junior German 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prohibitions: HSC German Extension, German Continuers, German Beginners 70% or above Assessment: 1x300wd grammar and reading test (15%), 1x500wd grammar, reading and listening test (25%), 1x600wd listening/speaking test (10%), 1x2-hr exam (50%)
Practical language classes based on a communicative approach that aims to develop the following language skills: speaking and understanding basic conversational German, writing German of an everyday kind and reading simple German texts which will provide an insight into aspects of contemporary life in the German-speaking countries.
Textbooks
Funk, Hermann & Kuhn, Christina (2013): Studio d [21] A1. Berlin: Cornelsen.
GRMN1122 Junior German 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRMN1111 Assessment: 1x300wd grammar and reading test (15%), 1x500wd grammar, reading and listening test (25%), 1x600wd listening/speaking test (10%), 1x2-hr exam (50%)
Practical language classes based on a communicative approach. These classes will develop and extend the language skills acquired in Semester 1.
Textbooks
Funk et al, studio d A2. Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kurs-und Übungsbuch (Cornelsen)
GRMN1211 Junior German 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HSC German Beginners 70% or above or German Continuers below 70% Assessment: 1x500wd reading comprehension test (7%), 1x600wd listening and comprehension test (7%), 1x200wd writing test (7%), 1x150wd grammar test (14%), 1x600wd speaking test (7%), 10x100wd take-home exercises (7%), 1x25 minute vocabulary test (15%), 1x50minute reading comprehension test (15%), 1x2-hr exam (21%)
Practical language classes: 3 hours per week. These classes provide a systematic review of each of the four language skills and a coordinated program to develop and extend these skills. Text study class: 1 hour per week. This part of the unit of study is designed to develop students' reading and comprehension skills; it also provides an introduction to the skills of literary analysis.
Textbooks
Funk et al, studio d B1. Kurs- und Übungsbuch (Cornelsen) Funk et al, studio d B1. Teichert et al, Allerlei zum Lesen, 2nd edition (D.C. Heath and Company)
GRMN1222 Junior German 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRMN1211 Assessment: 1x800wd reading comprehension test (7%)1x800wd listening and comprehension test (7%), 1x200wd writing test (7%), 1x150wd grammar test (14%), 1x600wd speaking test (7%), 10x100wd take-home exercises (7%), 1x30 minute vocabulary test (15%), 1x50minute reading comprehension test (15%), 1x2-hr exam (21%)
Practical language classes: 3 hours per week. These classes provide a systematic review of each of the four language skills and a coordinated program to develop and extend these skills. Text study class: 1 hour per week. This part of the course is designed to further develop students' reading and comprehension skills; it also provides an introduction to the skills of literary analysis.
Textbooks
Funk et al, studio d B1. Kurs- und Übungsbuch (Cornelsen) Funk et al, studio d B1. Teichert et al, Allerlei zum Lesen, 2nd edition (D.C. Heath and Company)
GRMN1311 Junior German 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yixu Lu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: HSC German Extension or German Continuers 70% or above Assessment: 1x1500wd reading comprehension test (7%), 1x300wd writing test (7%), 1x1500wd oral presentation (7%), 2x150wd vocabulary / grammar tests (14%), 1x1500wd listening comprehension test (7%), 10x200wd take-home exercises (7%), 1x1500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x900wd tutorial paper (15%), 1x2-hr exam (21%)
Practical language classes: 3 hours per week. These classes provide a systematic review of each of the four language skills and a coordinated program to develop and extend these skills. Literature class: 1 hour per week. Discussion of a selection of literary texts to develop students' appreciation of these genres and introduce them to the skills of literary and film analysis.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2011): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/2. Berlin: Cornelsen. German Literature course pack to be purchased from the University Copy Centre
GRMN1322 Junior German 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jörn Hausner Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRMN1311 Assessment: 1x2000wd reading comprehension test (7%), 1x400wd writing test (14%), 1x1500wd speaking test (7%), 1x150wd vocabulary / grammar tests (7%), 1x2000wd aural comprehension test (7%), 10x200wd take-home exercises (7%), 1x1500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x900wd tutorial paper (15%), 1x2-hr exam (21%)
Practical language classes: 3 hours per week. These classes provide a systematic review of each of the four language skills and a coordinated program to develop and extend these skills. Literature class: 1 hour per week. Discussion of a variety of literary texts to develop students' appreciation of literature and introduce them to the skills of literary analysis. At the end of this unit students will be able to sit the TestDaF, the pre-requisite language examination for German universities.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2011): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/2. Berlin: Cornelsen. German poems to be provided by the Department
GRMN2611 Senior German 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN1122 Prohibitions: GRMN1211, GRMN1222, GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x500wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x600wd listening comprehension test (10%), 1x600wd speaking test (10%), 1x200wd writing test (10%), 1x150wd grammar test (20%), 10x100wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend the basic German knowledge gained in Junior German 1 and Junior German 2. Classes will practise both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills.
Textbooks
Funk et al, studio d B1. Kurs- und Übungsbuch (Cornelsen)
GRMN2612 Senior German 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2611 or GRMN2211 Prohibitions: GRMN1211, GRMN1222, GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x800wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x800wd listening comprehension test (10%), 1x600wd speaking test (10%), 1x200wd writing test (10%), 1x150wd grammar test (20%), 10x100wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend the basic German knowledge gained in Senior German 1. Classes will practise both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills.
Textbooks
Funk et al, studio d B1. Kurs- und Übungsbuch (Cornelsen)
GRMN2613 Senior German 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2612 or GRMN1222 or GRMN2222 Prohibitions: GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x1000wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x300wd writing test (15%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (15%), 2x150wd vocabulary / grammar tests (10%), 1x800wd listening comprehension test (10%), 10x150wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed. At the completion of this unit students will have reached the equivalent of the 'Zertifikat Deutsch'.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2010): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/1. Berlin: Cornelsen
GRMN2614 Senior German 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2613 or GRMN2311 Prohibitions: GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x1500wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x300wd writing test (15%), 1x1000wd speaking test (15%), 1x150wd vocabulary / grammar tests (10%), 1x1500wd listening comprehension test (10%), 10x150wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2010): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/1. Berlin: Cornelsen
GRMN2615 Senior German 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jörn Hausner Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2614 or GRMN2322 Prohibitions: GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x1500wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x300wd writing test (15%), 1x1500wd oral presentation (15%), 2x150wd vocabulary / grammar tests (10%), 1x1500wd listening comprehension test (10%), 10x200wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2011): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/2. Berlin: Cornelsen
GRMN2616 Senior German 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jörn Hausner Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2615 Prohibitions: GRMN1311, GRMN1322 Assessment: 1x2000wd reading comprehension test (10%), 1x400wd writing test (15%), 1x1500wd speaking test (15%), 1x150wd vocabulary / grammar test (10%), 1x2000wd aural comprehension test (10%), 10x200wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x2-hr exam (30%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed.
Textbooks
Kuhn, Christina et al. (2011): studio d - Die Mittelstufe B2/2. Berlin: Cornelsen
GRMN2617 Senior German 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jörn Hausner Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2616 or GRMN1322 Prohibitions: GRMN2351, GRMN2362 Assessment: 1x1500wd presentation (20%), 1x2200wd reading comprehension / grammar test (10%), 1x2200wd listening / grammar comprehension test (10%), 1x2500wd class test (20%), 1x2-hr exam (40%)
Using the most recent textbook materials which conform to both the European and International reference frameworks, as well as additional materials, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed. In this unit students will especially acquire a good foundation on the cultural conditions leading to understanding and using the German language.
Textbooks
Funk, Hermann & Kuhn, Christina (2013): Studio d - Die Mittelstufe C1. Berlin: Cornelsen
GRMN2618 Senior German 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jörn Hausner Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRMN2617 Prohibitions: GRMN2362 Assessment: 1x1500wd presentation (15%), 1x250wd text production test (15%), 1x2200wd listening / grammar comprehension test (10%), 1x2500wd class test (20%), 1x2-hr exam (40%)
Using current materials, this unit is designed to consolidate and extend students' command of the German language by practising both written, oral/aural and comprehension skills at a level higher than the level already completed. In this unit students will especially acquire a good foundation on the specific structure of the German language and its background.
Textbooks
To be provided by the Department
GRMN2631 Reading Comprehension and Text Study

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Lay Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (GRMN1111 and GRMN1122) or (GRMN1211 and GRMN1222) Prohibitions: GRMN1311, GRMN1322, GRMN2615, GRMN2616, GRMN2617, GRMN2618 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 3x1000wd class tests (30%), 1x1hr exam (30%)
This unit of study is particularly suitable for students who have completed Junior German 1 and 2. The emphasis will be on improving students' reading skills as a necessary prerequisite to literary analysis and interpretation.
Textbooks
Teichert et al, Allerlei zum Lesen, 2nd edition (D.C. Heath and Company)
GRMN2632 Early 20th Century German Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133 Prohibitions: GRMN2450 Assessment: 1xessay(3000wds) (50%), 1xwritten tutorial paper (1500wds) (25%), 1xclass presentation (1500wds) (25%)
This unit will provide students with an in-depth study of the major writers of German literature from the beginning of the 20th century through to about the end of World War II thereby giving students an appreciation of the variety of themes and narrative modes of that period. During this time, writers were confronted with massive cultural, social and political changes and we will examine how they dealt with these in their works.
Textbooks
Mann, Tonio Kröger. Mario und der Zauberer (Fischer Tb. 1381) Kafka, Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen (Fischer Tb. 19) Brecht, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (es 49)
GRMN2638 Gender & Sexuality in German Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133 Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x1500wd class presentation (25%)
This unit examines the works of some of the most important German and Austrian authors of the 'Jahrhundertwende' with regard to discourses on gender and sexuality at the turn of the century.
Textbooks
Wedekind, Frühlings Erwachen (Reclam UB 7951) Hauptmann, Und Pippa tanzt (Reclam UB 8322) Schnitzler, Fräulein Else (Fischer Tb. 9102)
GRMN2642 German Culture and Society 1849-1914

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yixu Lu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of German not including GRMN1133 Assessment: 1x2500wd learning journal (40%), 1x1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x2hr written exam (35%).
This unit offers an introduction to German culture and society in the second half of the 19th century and examines the process of the founding of the German nation state and its struggle to find its place in Europe. Through analysing literary texts and discussing cultural, social and political conditions from 1849 to1914 it will build an understanding of how nationalism and imperialism lead Germany ultimately into World War I.
Textbooks
Course pack to be purchased from the University Copy Centre.
GRMN2643 Teaching and Learning Methods in German

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tristan Ley Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of German Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd written tutorial paper (25%), 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (25%)
This unit surveys influential theories and approaches of language teaching and learning as well as methodologies and didactics of German as a foreign language. The theoretical foundation will be applied to the teaching of language and culture to help students develop a repertoire of teaching techniques and strategies. The assessment tasks are designed to give students the opportunity to apply new knowledge in teaching and learning methods through discussion, presentation and independent research.
Textbooks
Material supplied by the Department
GRMN3611 Contemporary German Fiction

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yixu Lu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points from Germanic Studies Prohibitions: GRMN2611, GRMN2635 Assessment: 1x3000wd research paper (50%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1500wds (25%)
This unit provides an overview of important currents in contemporary German fiction. Student will study a selection of highly acclaimed novels in depth and reflect on influential approaches in literary analysis. They will gain an insight into the diversity and originality of contemporary German literature and an understanding of the relationship between literary fiction and their historical and cultural contexts. The assessment tasks are designed to give students the opportunity to apply new knowledge and methodology through independent research.
GRMN3682 Foreign and Exotic in German Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 senior credit points in Germanic Studies Prohibitions: GRMN2682 Assessment: 1xoral presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 1x1500wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x3500wd research essay (55%)
The unit investigates questions of national identity and foreignness (Fremde) in modern literary texts in German. We will consider the construction as well as the deconstruction of belonging and 'being foreign', both by native authors and by so-called 'Auslaender' (foreigners, migrants) writing in German. Narratives critical concepts of a national identity which excludes, rejects and devalues the 'other', as well as narratives by authors 'embodying' the foreign and 'exotic', will be compared.
GRMN4011 German Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yixu Lu Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for two hours for one semester Prerequisites: 48 senior credit points of German Studies with a credit average or above, including completion of the major and 12 credit points of special Honours entry units (2680 level). Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Germanic Studies consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff 2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester. The thesis should be of 18000-20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent. The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%. The following seminars are on offer in 2014: 1. The Anatomy of Love in German Literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism (Assoc Prof Yixu Lu) 2. Film Adaptations of German Language Literature (Dr Andrea Bandhauer) For more information, contact Assoc Prof Yixu Lu, Honours coordinator.
GRMN4012 German Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Yixu Lu Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: GRMN4011
Refer to GRMN4011
GRMN4013 German Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: GRMN4012
Refer to GRMN4011
GRMN4014 German Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrea Bandhauer Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: GRMN4013
Refer to GRMN4011