|| GE31010 |
|| THE LANGUAGE OF GERMAN POLITICS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Karina Lindeiner-Strasky |
|| Semester 2 |
|| (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 German. |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 15 lectures / seminars / tutorials |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Translation and essay||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: 2 translations + 1 essay of 1000 words in German||40%|
|Supplementary Exam|| 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted||100%|
By the end of this module students will have acquired a basic stock of German political vocabulary and be able to understand their English equivalents. They will be able to translate political texts 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.
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.
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:
** Essential Reading
Sontheimer, Kurt; Bleek, Wilhelm (1999) Grundzuege des politischen Systems der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
This module is at CQFW Level 6