In this course, students will read and watch German fiction from the 20th and 21st centuries. The course focuses on developing students' ability to examine a literary, oral or audio-visual text critically and to relate it to the historical, political and social context of its era. Language skills will also be enhanced through a detailed study of the texts as well as through producing a short piece of fiction in German.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): GRMN3502. Students who have successfully completed GRMN3502 are not eligible to enrol in GRMN3506.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Produce a piece (written or audio-visual) of fiction in German at an advanced level.
2. Apply advanced-level language skills to the comprehension of modern German texts.
3. Demonstrate an accurate comprehension of authentic German texts (written, oral and/or audio-visual).
4. Debate aspects of culture and society as portrayed in contemporary German fiction, with reference to their historical context.
5. Critically discuss literary/cinematic devices, such as form, style, symbolism, imagery and narrative perspective.
6. Analyse and interpret the set texts with reference to secondary literature.
This course covers the following topics:
- Reading, listening to or watching German literature, audio or audio-visual material.
- Analysing the fiction works in view of socio-historical and contemporary aspects in German-speaking countries.
- Producing a short piece of fiction (written or spoken) in German.
Students who have successfully completed GRMN3502 are not eligible to enrol in GRMN3506.
GRMN2502 or equivalent
Portfolio: Portfolio (50%)
Quiz: 2 x 10% quizzes (20%)
Project: Project (30%)
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
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