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Module Title LC German Core II – Beginners: Nation, Populism, and Conflict
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 29756
Module Lead Dietmar Wozniak
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Co-requisites LC German Core I – Beginners: Democracy, Diversity, and Dynamism - (09 29755)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Seminar-70 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module presents a fusion of linguistic competencies and content analysis to allow students to continue developing a depth and breadth of subject expertise within German studies and explaining the significance and relevance of that knowledge. In place of the traditional separation between language and content in Modern Languages curricula, and through the interrelation of comprehension, speaking, and writing, students on the module will develop their understanding and expertise within German language in conjunction with a consistent focus on cultural awareness and analysis. The module will build on students’ knowledge of key cultural concerns; social, political, and historical phenomena; and linguistic skills relating to the German-speaking world within and across global contexts and disciplines. Students will also continue developing skills sets in critical thinking and research that will allow them to engage with and interrogate pressing socio-political issues and cultural phenomena from local and global perspectives. Students will have regular opportunities to use technology to understand language and culture, derived where possible from teaching and research projects based in the Department of Modern Languages.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Evaluate further key cultural movements, historical periods and socio-political events of the German world and their significance within and across global contexts.
  • Make appropriate use of up-to-date technology - derived from research and pedagogy that are current in German - to analyse and understand key aspects of German language and culture from a variety of critical perspectives.
  • Continue to make use of academic methods and concepts fundamental to the advanced understanding of languages and cultures across different multiple periods and disciplines, and begin to apply this understanding to connections and conflicts between peoples in history and the contemporary period.
  • Show evidence of independent learning, reflective learning, critical thinking and the ability to perform appropriate research tasks in order critically to examine diverse local and global phenomena relating to languages and cultures.
  • Show evidence of working towards use of the German language to A2 level of the CEFR for languages
Assessment 29756-01 : Critical Exercise in German (300 words) : Coursework (30%)
29756-02 : Oral-Aural Exercise : Class Test (30%)
29756-03 : Exam (2 hours) : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (40%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Critical exercise (300 words of writing (or equivalent) and a language exercise) in German (30%) to be submitted at the end of semester 2

Oral-aural exercise (30%)

2-hour Summer examination (40%)
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