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Undergraduate Course: German Language Paper 2 (ELCG10017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryGerman Language Paper 2 is a weekly class in translation from German into English in semester one and in essay writing in German semester two.
Course description This course is divided into two parts. In the first semester, the students develop essay writing skills, producing short texts in German on a variety of subjects, concentrating on appropriate style and vocabulary, and on the use of complex grammatical structures. In the second semester, the students practice literary translation, and are introduced to the methods of professional literary translators; you will practise analysing texts for aspects of language, narrative and cultural specificity that are relevant for translation, and will further develop the translation skills acquired in the preceding years of the degree programme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: German 2 (ELCG08006)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Honours in German
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A practice examination will take place at the end of each semester. Formal assessment of German Language Paper 2 will be at the May examination only.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)German Language Paper 2 Class Examination1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of German vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in writing, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of the culture of the German-speaking countries.
  2. Produce clear, complex essays in German on current topics, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  3. Engage successfully and creatively with the theory and practice of literary translation from German to English, producing excellent literary English in an appropriate style and register, and showing an appreciation of issues of cultural difference.
  4. Engage with complex, challenging texts in German, showing an ability to read for style, register, content, narrative perspective, and other features of literary narrative..
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
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KeywordsDELC German 4 LP2
Course organiser Michael Wood
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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