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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 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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.
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
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.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. engage with their acquired knowledge about specific areas of German literature and film.
  3. analyse critically texts of a variety of genres and to use a variety of methodologies to do so.
  4. convey complex information in written and oral form.
  5. work effectively both independently and as part of a group.
Reading List
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, ( and search under 'German 2'.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information The Wednesday Ex 1A Additional Language Class is ONLY for those students who enter German 2 from German 1A.
KeywordsDELC German 2
Course organiserDr Maria Euchner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3527
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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