Images of Germany: The Youth Scene

Course code GRMN1092Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course examines cultural aspects of the German speaking countries which reflect the experiences of children and adolescents (i.e. Jugendkultur) in the twentieth century. A variety of text types are studied, such as film, children's books, popular history.

Not available in 2014

ObjectivesStudents will be able to:
1. Analyse the themes and techniques of film narrative.
2. Recognise linguistic features of German youth language.
3. Analyse the form and content of German children's books.
4. Compare and contrast the youth cultures of the German speaking countries with Australian youth culture.
5. Present their views on the above matters coherently in speech and writing.
ContentThe course aims to provide an insight into German youth culture, with particular emphasis on the contemporary scene. Students will
* Engage in close reading various texts and text types, including film and children's books
* Engage in wide reading of other text types, such as popular histories, articles interviews.
* Engage in practical criticism of these texts
* Express opinions about and give personal responses to texts
* Relate phenomena in foreign cultures to the Australian cultural scene
Replacing Course(s)New course, replacing no existing courses.
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay 25%
Essays / Written Assignments4 Regular Assignments 60%
Other: (please specify)Oral Presentation 15%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term