Module Details

Module Code: GERM B8Z10
Full Title: German 7
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 advance communicative and intercultural competences through the study of the history, literature and film of German-speaking countries.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss historical events and critique films and literature from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
MLO2 Perform comprehension tasks based on advanced material of a specialised nature related to the history, film and literature of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
MLO3 Compare, contrast and critically comment, in written German, on aspects of German, Austrian, Swiss and Irish history, film and literature.
MLO4 Respond appropriately to advanced texts of a specialised nature relating to the history, cinema and literature of German-speaking countries.
MLO5 Compare, contrast and critically comment on aspects of German, Austrian, Swiss and Irish society.
MLO6 Evaluate the usefulness of various language learning and communication strategies.
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 and Austrian films and series; analysis of German-language works of literature; analysis of historical events in German-speaking countries using authentic aural and written sources.
Intercultural Competencies
Contemporary German-language cinema; contemporary German-language literature; contemporary German and Austrian history.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Final Examination70.00%
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 5 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 7 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
Duration in minutes 0
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, Cornelsen, [ISBN: 9783065205993].
  • Gschossmann-Hendershot, Elke et al.. (2018), Schaum's Outline of German Grammar, 6th. McGraw Hill, [ISBN: 9781260120998].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources