|Module Title||THE LANGUAGE OF GERMAN POLITICS|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 German.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||15 lectures / seminars / tutorials|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Translation and essay||60%|
|Continuous assessment||2 translations + 1 essay of 1000 words in German||40%|
This course involves translation from German political sources (theoretical and topical), and aims to familiarise students with (1) a special register of the language and (2) the significant political issues in contemporary political life in Germany.
Students are requested to read the current periodicals and newspapers held in the Department and to make use of the satellite tv in the language laboratory.
It is also recommended that they register with a German-language news service such as German News. For more information see the following websites:
By the end of this module students will have acquired a basic knowledge of the special register of the language and the main political issues in contemporary political life in Germany. They will be able to translate political texts, both theoretical and topical, from German into English with a high degree of fluency, recognising the special requirements of such translations, and will be familiar with various aspects of German political life.
** Essential Reading
Sontheimer, Kurt; Bleek, Wilhelm. (1999) Grundzuge des politischen Systems der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. (Munich: Piper)