Module Details

Module Code: GERM B8Z11
Full Title: German 8
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Colette Henry
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: To consolidate communicative and intercultural competences through the study of the politics of German-speaking countries and relevant documentary materials.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss political events and critique documentary material from German-speaking countries.
MLO2 Perform comprehension tasks based on advanced material of a specialised nature related to German, Austrian and Swiss political events and documentaries.
MLO3 Compare, contrast and critically comment, in written German, on aspects of German, Austrian, Swiss and Irish political events and documentary material.
MLO4 Critically analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts.
MLO5 Compare, contrast and critically comment on aspects of German, Austrian, Swiss and Irish politics and documentaries on a range of socio-political topics.
MLO6 Maximise the use of linguistic resources to communicate effectively in any situation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Grammatical Structures
Revision & consolidation of German grammatical structures.
Communicative Competencies
Analysis of German-language documentaries; analysis of the German & Austrian political environments based on authentic written and aural sources.
Intercultural Competencies
Contemporary German-language documentaries; contemporary German and Austrian politics.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
Final Examination30.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Listening Comprehension Test
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 1,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Intercultural Project
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Speaking Test
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact In-class contact Every Week 4.00 4
Directed Reading Non Contact As directed by lecturer Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Self-directed learning Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact In-class contact Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact As directed by lecturer Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact Self-directed learning Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Funk, Hermann et al.. (2015), Studio 21 B1, 1st. 2015, [ISBN: 9783065205993].
  • Gschossmann-Hendershot, Elke et al.. (2018), 6th. McGraw Hill, [ISBN: 9781260120998].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources