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GRMN3009: German Language and Society

This unit enhances your language skills while enabling you to study contemporary German society. Using materials drawn from contemporary print and (audio-)visual media, you will expand your capacity for written and spoken expression by engaging with key social and cultural issues in the contemporary German-speaking world.

Code GRMN3009
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6
GRMN3008 or GRMN2616 or GRMN1322

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. express yourself on a range of topics, expressing a point of view and give the advantages and disadvantages of various possibilities
  • LO2. acquire a broader knowledge of the German language as a tool of communication, thereby achieving a higher degree of competence in your progress towards the command of the German language
  • LO3. revise, practise and extend your grammatical and vocabulary knowledge
  • LO4. comprehend progressively more sophisticated and complex German texts
  • LO5. have an awareness of the problems associated with the learning of a foreign language and applied a problem-solving approach to deal with these difficulties
  • LO6. organise and communicate in German your own creative, imaginative and critical thinking
  • LO7. function productively in a team-group environment and independently within specific guidelines
  • LO8. gain a more solid basis for further study of the German language and its culture.

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