Courses - Faculty of Arts


German

Stage I

GERMAN 101
15 Points

GERMAN 101G
15 Points

German Language Introductory 1

Written and oral use of German for students with no previous knowledge of the language or with fewer than 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 German.

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

GERMAN 102
15 Points

German Language Introductory 2

Written and oral use of German. Assumes that students have passed GERMAN 101 or have at least 16 credits in NCEA Level 2 German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 101 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

GERMAN 178
15 Points

German Study Abroad I

Course of at least 3 weeks in length and 60 taught hours on German language and/or culture to be taken at an approved academic institution in a German-speaking country.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage II

GERMAN 200
15 Points

German Language Intermediate 1

Written and oral use of German. Assumes that students have passed GERMAN 102 or have achieved in all standards entered for German NCEA Level 3 or gained grade average 50 or above, or have acquired language competence through a stay or exchange in a German-speaking country.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 102 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: GERMAN 104. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

GERMAN 201
15 Points

German Language Intermediate 2

Written and oral use of German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 104 or 200

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

GERMAN 210
15 Points

20th Century German Literature

Literary criticism of aspects of twentieth century drama, prose and/or poetry.

Prerequisite: 45 points in German

GERMAN 211
15 Points

Contemporary Literature

Literary criticism of selected works of contemporary German literature.

Prerequisite: 45 points in German

Restriction: GERMAN 303

GERMAN 212
15 Points

Special Study in German

A topic arranged and approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 213
15 Points

Introduction to German Linguistics

Introduction to the linguistic side of Modern German, examining some of its different varieties (spoken vs written, sociolects etc) and some recent changes the language has undergone in its structure.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 102

Restriction: GERMAN 313

GERMAN 214
15 Points

Teaching German as a foreign language

Provides an overview of teaching and learning German as a second or heritage language. Students gain a solid understanding of German teaching and learning, including concepts and theories behind second language learning, individual differences, learning needs, approaches to strengthen learner autonomy as well as methods and principles of teaching German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 314

GERMAN 230
15 Points

German Cinema from Murnau to Riefenstahl

A close analysis of film from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich as seen against the political and social upheavals of the time with an emphasis on the role of gender and the portrayal of gender in film.

Prerequisite: Any 30 points passed in BA courses

Restriction: GERMAN 331

GERMAN 231
15 Points

Modern Germany on Screen

Examines key issues and developments in German society through the medium of film. Surveying the years between 1945 and the present, films will focus on the reconstruction of Germany after WWII, the division and reunification of Germany as well as on current issues around immigration, identity and diversity in the German speaking world.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA courses

Restriction: GERMAN 130

GERMAN 250
15 Points

The Holocaust in Literature and Film

With a focus on German texts and films pertaining to World War II and the Holocaust, the course charts the development of the ideas and the language of genocide, and the representation of the Holocaust in literature and films.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA courses

Restriction: GERMAN 350

GERMAN 277
15 Points

German Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 278
15 Points

German Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 277 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 290
15 Points

Special Topic

GERMAN 291
15 Points

The German Connection with New Zealand

A study of the German connection with New Zealand, with special reference to the arts and sciences, German-speaking settlements in the nineteenth century, and German and Austrian refugees in the twentieth century.

Prerequisite: 45 points in German

Restriction: GERMAN 391

Stage III

GERMAN 301
15 Points

German Language Advanced 1

Enables students to understand the main ideas of a wide range of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics and to increase fluency both in oral and written communication. Brings students from proficiency level B1 to B2.1. The course is taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201 or 203

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

GERMAN 302
15 Points

German Language Advanced 2

German language acquisition at an advanced level. Advances students from B2.1 level to B2.2 level, i.e., completes the B2 proficiency stage in all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course is taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301

GERMAN 303
15 Points

Contemporary German Literature

A study of post-1990 German literary texts as well as their social and political environment. Topics include: literary responses to a newly developing national identity, literary reconstructions of life in the GDR, literary representations of a united Germany by immigrants, Jewish identity in a united Germany. Authors considered include Jens Sparschuh, Monika Maron, Barbara Honigmann, Stefan Heym and others.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

Restriction: GERMAN 211

GERMAN 305
15 Points

Translation

The theory, practice and critical evaluation of translation, principally of texts translated from German into English. Not intended for students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301

GERMAN 306
15 Points

Language Acquisition C1

Offers language tuition in the German language on the C1 level of the European Reference Framework for language acquisition courses.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 302

Restriction: GERMAN 701, 703

GERMAN 310
15 Points

Classicism, Romanticism, Realism

Literary criticism of selected major works of German literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Prerequisite: 45 points above Stage I in German

GERMAN 312
15 Points

Directed Reading and Research

Supervised research projects.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 313
15 Points

Introduction to German Linguistics

Introduction to the linguistic side of Modern German, examining some of its different varieties (spoken vs written, sociolects etc) and some recent changes the language has undergone in its structure.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

Restriction: GERMAN 213

GERMAN 314
15 Points

Teaching German as a Foreign Language

Provides an overview of teaching and learning German as a second or heritage language. Students gain a solid understanding of German teaching and learning, including concepts and theories behind second language learning, individual differences, learning needs, approaches to strengthen learner autonomy as well as methods and principles of teaching German.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 214

GERMAN 320
15 Points

20th Century German Literature

Examines key literary works of prose, poetry and drama against the backdrop of major cultural, social and political shifts in Germany during the twentieth century. Two World Wars, the Weimar Republic, a divided and reunited Germany will be a special focus of the texts examined in this course.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

Restriction: GERMAN 210

GERMAN 331
15 Points

German Cinema from Murnau to Riefenstahl

A close analysis of film from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich as seen against the political and social upheavals of the time with an emphasis on the role of gender and the portrayal of gender in film.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in German above Stage I

Restriction: GERMAN 230

GERMAN 350
15 Points

The Holocaust in Literature and Film

With a focus on German texts and films pertaining to World War II and the Holocaust, the course charts the development of the ideas and the language of genocide, and the representation of the Holocaust in literature and films.

Prerequisite: 30 points in German at Stage II or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: GERMAN 250

GERMAN 360
15 Points

Advanced German Linguistics

Focuses on the linguistic fields of German sociolinguistics and German applied linguistics and deepens the understanding of the current linguistic situation in the German speaking area.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 760, 761

GERMAN 377
15 Points

German Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 378
15 Points

German Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 377 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 391
15 Points

The German Connection with New Zealand

A study of the German connection with New Zealand, with special reference to the arts and sciences, German-speaking settlements in the nineteenth century, and German and Austrian refugees in the twentieth century.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

Restriction: GERMAN 291

GERMAN 392
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

GERMAN 393
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

GERMAN 394
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: GERMAN 201

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

GERMAN 703
15 Points

German Language C1.1

Offers language tuition in the German language on the C1 level of the European Reference Framework for language acquisition courses with a focus on the students’ reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 302

Restriction: GERMAN 701

GERMAN 707
30 Points

German Language C1

Offers language tuition in the German language on the full C1 level of the European Reference Framework for language acquisition courses.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 302 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 306, 703, 777, 778

GERMAN 710
15 Points

Topics in German Literature and Culture Studies

Topics related to German literature and culture studies.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 713

GERMAN 713
30 Points

Issues in German Literature and Culture Studies

In-depth analysis of topics related to German literature and culture studies.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 710

GERMAN 721
15 Points

Special Topic in Germanic Studies

An academic topic arranged and approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

GERMAN 728
15 Points

Special Topic

GERMAN 729
15 Points

Special Topic in Germanic Studies

An academic topic arranged and approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

GERMAN 730
15 Points

Special Topic

GERMAN 731
30 Points

Special Topic

GERMAN 732
30 Points

Special Topic

GERMAN 733
15 Points

Topics in German Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Topics related to German linguistics and applied linguistics.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 734

GERMAN 734
30 Points

Issues in German Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

In-depth analysis of topics in German linguistics and applied linguistics.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 301 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 733

GERMAN 735
15 Points

Special Topic in German Linguistics

An academic topic arranged and approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

GERMAN 741
30 Points

GERMAN 741A
15 Points

GERMAN 741B
15 Points

German Translation Project

Having learned to translate a wide variety of text categories, registers and genres, the student will focus on one major translation project. The project will include: client involvement to establish a brief, research, documentation, production and reflection.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 740

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 741 A and B, or GERMAN 741

GERMAN 750
15 Points

Special Study

Supervised research essays on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 751
30 Points

Special Study

Supervised research essays on a topic or topics approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

GERMAN 760
15 Points

Advanced German Linguistics

Focuses on the linguistic fields of German sociolinguistics and German applied linguistics and deepens the understanding of the current linguistic situation in the German speaking area.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 302 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 360, 761

GERMAN 761
30 Points

Advanced German Linguistics

Focuses on the linguistic fields of German sociolinguistics and German applied linguistics and deepens the understanding of the current linguistic situation in the German speaking area.

Prerequisite: GERMAN 302 or equivalent

Restriction: GERMAN 360, 760

GERMAN 777
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is German. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

Restriction: GERMAN 707

GERMAN 778
15 Points

Study Abroad

Formal study in an approved overseas university where the language of instruction is German. Supplementary study at the University of Auckland may be required as part of this course. The final grade will be determined by formal assessment of student achievement by the Academic Head or nominee. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

Restriction: GERMAN 707

GERMAN 780
30 Points

GERMAN 780A
15 Points

GERMAN 780B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 780 A and B, or GERMAN 780

GERMAN 792
45 Points

GERMAN 792A
22.5 Points

GERMAN 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

A dissertation with a suggested maximum of 15,000 words.

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 792 A and B, or GERMAN 792

GERMAN 793A
45 Points

GERMAN 793B
45 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in German with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 793 A and B

GERMAN 796A
60 Points

GERMAN 796B
60 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in German with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 796 A and B

GERMAN 797A
60 Points

GERMAN 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in German with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in GERMAN 797 A and B

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