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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - German

Undergraduate Course: German 2 (ELCG08006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - German Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe language component of German 2 consists of one grammar lecture per week in semester 1, one seminar per week in both semesters (translation and grammar), and one tutorial per week in both semesters (practical and text production). The literary/cultural component for German 2 consists of selected texts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries studied in one two-hour seminar per week.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: German 1A (ELCG08001) OR German 1B (ELCG08002)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information You will be able to sign up for all tutorials on Learn.
The Wednesday Ex-1A Language tutorial is ONLY for those students who enter German 2 from German 1A.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 108, Summative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 278 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 38 %, Coursework 56 %, Practical Exam 6 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)German 2 Class Exam1:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 2 - Literature1:30
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 1 - Language2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 1 - Language2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Paper 2 - Literature1:30
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- To further develop all aspects of language skills in reading, writing and speaking German in preparation for the student living and studying/working in a German speaking country on their year abroad.
-To build on progress made in the first year literary part of the course, deepening students' knowledge of German literary culture and practising analytical skills to bridge the gap into the more specialised Honours options.
-To further encourage grammatical and syntactical accuracy and (in the case of spoken German) a degree of fluency.
-To provide opportunities for independent study and to promote the effective use of reference resources and authentic language materials
- To encourage consistency in application and quality of work through assessment of coursework as well as examinations.
Assessment Information
1) Practical/Text Production expressed as percentage - 25% for each of the two Written Assignments, 25% for oral contribution in class/written assignments and 25% for the oral examination.

2) Grammar/Translation class: The mark for this part of the course will be gained from the Class Exam (50%) and the degree exam (50%), expressed as a percentage.

3) The final mark for German 2 will be reached by adding the marks from the language component (200) to the marks awarded to the two literature classwork essays and the two examination essays (200) and dividing by 4.
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Additional Information
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Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsDELC German 2
Course organiserDr Frauke Matthes
Tel: (0131 6)51 1483
Course secretaryMrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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