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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Writing (German)
Module Code GE485
School SALIS

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This know-how and skill based module focuses on formal, academic and creative writing in German. Students will develop competence in analysing as well as composing highly specialised formal texts related to business, current affairs and politics as well as short fictional texts such as short stories, poems, plays, movie scripts and excerpts from novels. Students are to achieve a high degree of fluency, accuracy and range of expression in written production in the target language and to develop the ability to communicate in writing with ease and confidence in a range of professional and social situations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Summarise and critically discuss short texts in German.
2. Assess the effectiveness and validity of arguments in written texts.
3. Produce short texts demonstrating a critical analysis of current topics and source texts.
4. Identify and reproduce structural elements of formal and informal German texts.
5. Recognize and reproduce key stylistic elements of formal and informal German texts.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

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