Germanic Studies

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Germanic Studies

Honours

Honours in Germanic Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

GRMN4113 Theories and Methods in Germanic Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd review exercise (25%), 1x 1500wd research presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce you to a range of theories and methods relevant to pursuing research in Germanic Studies. It will provide you with the skills you need to complete an extended academic research project, introduce you to the conventions of academic research culture, and encourage you to reflect on the place of research within wider society.
GRMN4114 Research Fields in Germanic Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit enables you to pursue an original research question outside the scope of your thesis project in a relevant field within Germanic Studies: history of ideas, literature and film, or German-language pedagogy.
SLCS4500 SLC Honours Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
SLCS4501 SLC Honours Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Honours thesis units of study

GRMN4111 Germanic Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Germanic Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Germanic Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
GRMN4112 Germanic Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Assessment: 1x 18-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit enables you to complete an Honours thesis of 18,000-20,000 words. Continuing on from the Honours Thesis 1 unit, within this unit you will complete the body of the thesis.