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LANG8018 - German Business and Arts

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Title:German Business and Arts
Long Title:German Business and Arts
Module Code:LANG8018
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: SHEREE BORGE
Module Description: This module focuses on the consolidation of a B2-B2+ level of German as described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This module focuses on skills tailored to the specific needs of the international business sector. It also imparts an advanced level of knowledge and appreciation of 20th and 21st century arts in the German-speaking regions, as well as enhancing the requisite academic analytical skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Translate a range of texts in the areas of international business, journalism, and current affairs in the German-speaking regions, from German into English and English into German.
LO2 Critically analyse and provide a detailed evaluation of a variety of cultural and media materials from the Twentieth and the Twenty First Century in Austria, Switzerland and Germany (film and media studies, visual art and short stories).
LO3 Research and examine specific aspects of contemporary Business culture in the German-speaking regions (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) in an effective and appropriate manner in an academic essay or project format.
LO4 Consolidate knowledge of advanced grammatical structures necessary to consistently produce a B2 - B2+ level of language structures.
LO5 Communicate orally to a high standard of competency (B2 - B2+), in topics of international business and trade, and/or culture and the arts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Advanced level of German (CEFR level B2) in speaking, reading and writing
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Translation/Writing Skills
Applied advanced practice (building on Semester 1 skillset) in the translation of varied texts (journalistic, current affairs, business and literary) from English to German and German to English.
Cultural Studies
Critically analyse and discuss key aspects of culture and media (film studies, short stories and visual art) in the German-speaking regions in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century. Evaluation of these in their socio-historical/geo-political contexts. Identification and application of suitable research methodologies to communicate the above in academic essay format.
Business Studies
Examine and critically evaluate topics of contemporary business culture in the German-speaking regions.
Grammar
Substantial reinforcement and practical application of complex grammatical elements relevant to a B2/B2+ level of the target language (direct and indirect report speech)
Oral/Presentation Skills
Enable students to develop communication skills of a sufficient standard to: deliver effective oral presentations in a professional manner; participate in group/class discussions as required; converse individually or in a paired context to enhance fluency.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Literary/cultural analysis project 1,2,4 30.0 Week 7
Other Written exam 1,2,4 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Business Presentation 1,3,4,5 30.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Speaking, listening, reading, writing, media studies, literature studies, politics and current affairs 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research and essay/project writing, independent revision of materials covered during class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Speaking, listening, reading, writing, media studies, literature studies, politics and current affairs 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research and essay/project writing, independent revision of materials covered during class 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Anne Buscha & Szilvia Szita 2012, B-Grammatik, Schubert [ISBN: 9783941323100]
  • Wiebke Strank 2010, Da fehlen mir die Worte, Chapters 3-7, Schubert [ISBN: 978-3-929526-]
  • Patrick Stevenson, The German-speaking world: A practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues, London ; Routledge, 1997. [ISBN: 0415129850]
  • Rafik Schami, 2011, Eine deutsche Leidenschaft namens Nudelsalat, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag [ISBN: 978-3423140034]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • D. Weers M. Perlmann-Balme S. Schwalb, 2013, Em Neu Abschlusskurs in Zwei Banden: Kurs- Und Arbeitsbuch Lektion 6-10 MIT Arbeitsbuch-Audio-CD, Band 2: Lektionen 6-10, Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG [ISBN: 978-3195516976]
  • Jamie Rankin, Larry D. Wells 2015, Handbuch Zur Deutschen Grammatik, Houghton Mifflin Company [ISBN: 0618013431]
  • Tzveta Sofronieva, Natascha Wodin, Mohammad Aref, Jefferson S. Chase, Zoran Drvenkar, Richard Duraj, Catalin Dorian Florescu, Radek Knapp, Nicol Ljubic, Selim Özdogan: 2003, "Feuer, Lebenslust!" Erzählungen deutscher Einwanderer, Verlag Klett-Cotta Stuttgart [ISBN: 978-3608935165]
  • Mary Fulbrook 2004, A concise history of Germany, CUP [ISBN: 978-0521540711]
  • Kafka, Franz & Mark Anderson & Susan Bernofsky 2015, The Metamorphosis (Norton Critical Editions), W. W. Norton [ISBN: 978-039392320]
  • Wladimir Kaminer, 2007, Ich bin kein Berliner, Goldman Verlag [ISBN: 978-3442542406]
  • Wladimir Kaminer 2000, Russendisko, Manhattan München [ISBN: 978-3442545193]
  • edited by Richard Newnham 1964, German short stories 1, Penguin Books Harmondsworth, Eng. [ISBN: 978-0140020403]
  • Franz Kafka, Heribert Kuhn, 1999, Die Verwandlung, Nr.13 Ed., Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek (SBB), Nr.13 [ISBN: 978-3518188132]
  • Franz Kafka, 2008, Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen, 6. Auflage Ed., Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek (SBB), Nr.36, [ISBN: 978-3518188361]
  • Kafka, F & Susan Bernofsky & Mark Anderson 2016, The Metamorphosis, W. W. Norton [ISBN: 9780393923209]
  • edited and translated by Ernst Zillekens 2003, Short Stories in German, Penguin London [ISBN: 9780140265422]
  • Paul Celan, John Felstiner (Translator) 2001, Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan, W. W. Norton & Co [ISBN: 9780393322248]
  • Intl Business Publications USA 2009, Doing Business and Investing in Austria Guide, International Business Publications USA [ISBN: 9781438712499]
  • Frederic Omer de Pryck 2013, Culture and Business Etiquette in Europe: Cultural customs and business practices in each of the 49 European countries, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781482602425]
  • Richard Newnham 1964, German short stories 1, Penguin Books Harmondsworth, Eng. [ISBN: 9780140020403]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 8 Group Elective 1

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