Undergraduate Course: German 2 (ELCG08006)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The language component of German 2 consists of one Applied Grammar Seminar per week in both semesters, one Translation/Text Production Seminar in both semesters, and one Oral Language Practical in both semesters. The literary/cultural component for German 2 consists of selected texts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries studied in one two-hour Literature/Culture Seminar per week, in both semesters.
The German 2 course consists of two equally weighted sections, one devoted to language acquisition and the other to literary/cultural studies. The language teaching in the second year is designed to fulfil two aims: to consolidate the progress made in the first year, for students from both German 1A and 1B, and to prepare students so that they will be able to take full advantage of the time they will spend abroad. The second year concentrates on consolidating grammar, expanding vocabulary and further developing skills of written and oral self-expression. There will be some learning by heart, (with particular attention paid to strong verbs), but teaching will also concentrate on bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Entry 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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 108,
Summative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is assessed on the basis of 50% coursework and 50% written degree examinations. The weighting of the individual components is detailed below:
Coursework (50% of overall course mark)
a) Language (25% of coursework mark)
- Class exam
- 3 x strong verb exercises, formative only.
b) Oral Language Practical (OLP) (25% of coursework mark)
- 1 x Listening comprehension test per semester, formative.
- 1 x individual presentation, semester 1, formative only.
- 1 x video group project, semester 2, formative only.
- Participation in class - semester 1 (37.5% of OLP mark)
- Participation in class - semester 2 (37.5% of OLP mark)
- Oral Language Practical assessment (25% of OLP mark)
c) Literature (50% of coursework mark)
- Literature Essay 1 (50% of Literature mark)
- Literature Essay 2 (50% of Literature mark)
Degree Examinations (50% of overall course mark)
a) 1.5 hour Literature examination - (50% of Degree Exam mark)
b) 3 hour Language examination - (50% of Degree Exam mark)
- written feedback on class exam and general feedback on class exam in class
- written feedback on oral language practical (oral contribution and presentations)
- written feedback on language assignments (translation/text production)
- written feedback on degree exam
- written feedback on coursework essays (semesters 1 and 2)
- written feedback on degree exam essays
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||German 2 Class Exam||1:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2 - Literature||1:30|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1 - Language||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 1 - Language||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Paper 2 - Literature||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- apply more aspects of their language skills in reading, writing and speaking German in more complex ways than in German 1A or 1B in preparation for their year abroad.
- engage with their acquired knowledge about specific areas of German literature and film.
- analyse critically texts of a variety of genres and to use a variety of methodologies to do so.
- convey complex information in written and oral form.
- work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
|The best way to access the reading list/bibliography is via Learn: click on 'Resource List' on the left hand menu on the homepage for German 2, from where there is a link that takes you directly to the resource list. |
Alternatively, you can go to the generic website for resource lists, (http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk/index.html) and search under 'German 2'.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The Wednesday Ex 1A Additional Language Class is ONLY for those students who enter German 2 from German 1A.
|Keywords||DELC German 2
||Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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