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

Undergraduate Course: German Language Paper 2 (ELCG10017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 course in analytical writing in semester 1 and literary translation from German into English in semester 2.
Course description The analytical writing element of the course teaches students to engage critically with German scholarly sources and to structure and sustain, in German, an argument relating to political, cultural, or social issues in an academic context. The course will develop students writing style and vocabulary in German and their competence in academic German grammar and syntax. In the second semester, students will practise translating literary extracts with a view to developing cultural awareness and linguistic sensitivity, as well as good translating skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: German 2 (ELCG08006)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Honours in German
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, 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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) S1: Academic Writing in German (50%)

Summative commentary: 400 words (10%), submitted week 5
Summative commentary: 1000 words (40%), submitted week 12

S2: Thinking Translation (50%)

Researched project: 800 words translation + 400 commentary (50%), submitted week 12



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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 written pieces in German on academic subjects, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, sources, 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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC German 4 LP2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8980
Email: jenny.watson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Craig Adams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: craig.adams@ed.ac.uk
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