Applied German 3: Language and Culture in Context

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Credits

30

Module code

PG30002

The Language Studies strand will continue to develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Advanced grammar and language awareness
  • Critical reading and analysis of short literary texts
  • Listening, note-taking, and contextualised summary (current affairs topics)
  • Summary of English texts in the target language
  • Advanced oral presentation skills (cultural topics)
  • Advanced skills of argument and debate in the foreign language (current affairs topics)

The Cultural Studies strand will cover:

  • Topic areas include the arts (literature, poetry, film, painting) and contemporary social, political and cultural issues (eg. immigration, xenophobia, non-traditional families, gender issues, etc.).
  • Analysis and comparison of the vision of society presented through German-language films of the 20th and 21stCentury, with particular regard to the representation of history and of the social, cultural and ethical issues surrounding migration.