German Curriculum 2017/18

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The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics offers two different entry routes into studying German as part of a joint major in the BA International Modern languages or the BA degree, or as a minor in the BCommInternational degree: Students who have studied German for the Irish Leaving Certificate, or have reached an equivalent standard (at least A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference) elsewhere should enter the Non-Beginners stream. At stage 1, the level 1 module German Language Ia and GER 10020 German Language Ib cater for this cohort. Both modules can also be chosen as electives by students from other programmes. Students with no prior knowledge of German should enter the Beginners stream and should register for GER 10100 German Beginners A and GER 10110 German Beginners B. If you are not sure about your level and which stream would be right for you, please contact the Head of Subject or the coordinator of one of the level 1 language modules for advice, even if you have been automatically allocated a place in one of the language modules.

 



In the course of BA Stage One (First Year), students must accumulate 60 credits overall in order to progress to BA Stage Two. Within this broad requirement, subjects set their own progression requirements.

To pursue German at Stage Two as a joint major, students must meet two requirements:

German Non-Beginners

(1) having passed GER 10020 (German language I b, semester 2), AND

(2) having passed at least one more German module, for a total of at least 10 credits in German at Stage One. This means having passed any of the following three modules: semester 1 language module (GER10010, German language I a), semester 1 module GER 10060 (Introduction to German Linguistics) or the semester 2 module GER 10030 (Introduction to German Literature).

German Beginners

Having passed a minimum of 10 credits from level 1 German modules, to include GER 10100 German Beginners A AND GER 10110 German Beginners B

Students who wish to progress to stage 2 of their BCommInternational programme with German must pass their language modules in both semesters.

According to UCD regulations students must have earned a minimum of 110 credits before they are allowed to progress from stage 2. As part of this, students must pass their level 2 language modules (GER 20060 and GER 20070 OR GER 20180) before being allowed to progress from stage 2 German and/or register for any level 3 language modules.

Many students spend the third year of their programme abroad through the Erasmus+ programme. For International Modern Languages Students and for BCommInternational students this is an integral part of their programme. BA students can apply for an Erasmus place during semester 1 of stage 2 and are encouraged to do so. Before they can take up an allocated place, progression rules above apply.

Stage Two (Second Year)

Credit requirements according to programme:

BA Joint Major: Students must register for a minimum of 25 credits in German (level 2). This must include 10 credits from language modules and the core literature module GER 20110 19th century literature.

BA International Languages Joint Major: Students must register for a minimum of 20 credits in German (level 2). This must include 10 credits from language modules and the core literature module GER 20110 19th century literature.

(BAIML student who take 20 credits at stage 2 must take a minimum of 25 credits in German (level 3) in their Final Year)

BcommInternational: Students must register for a minimum of 25 credits in level 2 German modules. This must include language modules GER 20060 and GER 20070 OR GER 20180, as well as GER 20200 (Auf Deutsch Handeln).

Available modules

At stage 2, students are still attending language modules according to the stream which they entered in first year. Students who completed GER 10020 must register for GER 20060 German Language II a and GER 20070 German Language II b. Students who completed GER 10100 and GER 10110 must register for GER 20180 Intensive German for Ex-Beginners, which is a 10-credit year-long module.

Semester One

GER 20060 German Language II a (Dr Siobhán Donovan) - Download information sheet

GER 20180 Intensive German Ex-Beginners (Dr Sabine Krobb)

GER 20190 Grimms’ tales and adaptation (Dr Sabine Krobb)

GER 20160 German enlightenment (Dr Siobhán Donovan) Download information sheet

Semester Two

GER 20070 German Language II b (Siobhán Donovan)

GER 20180 Intensive German Ex-Beginners (Dr Sabine Krobb) (contd)

GER 20110 19th century German Literature (Dr Jeanne Riou)

GER 20130 Translation English/German (Intermediate) (Dr Heidi Zojer)

GER 20230 Intercultural Encounters I: Turkish-German Poetry from ‘70s to Today (Dr Joseph Twist)

GER 20200 Auf Deutsch Handeln (Ms Sandra Weber)

Stage Three/Four(Final Year)

For BA students their final year is their third year in UCD (stage 3). For students who are registered as BA International Modern Languages students or BCommInternational students, and Arts students who have spent a year abroad through the Erasmus+ programme, their final year is the fourth year of their programme (stage 4)

Credit requirements according to programme:

BA Joint Major: Students must register for a minimum of 25 credits in level 3 German modules. This must include both language modules and the core literature module GER 30150 German Modernism

BA International Languages Joint Major: Students must register for a minimum of 20 credits in level 3 German modules. This must include both language modules and the the core literature module GER 30150 German modernism.

(BAIML students who are have take 20 credits in level 2 German modules at stage 2 must take a minimum of 25 credits in level 3German modules in their Final Year)

BCommInternational: Students must register for a minimum of 20 credits in level 3 German modules. This must include both language modules.

Available modules

Semester One

GER 30080 German Language III a (Jeanne Riou)

GER 30150 German Modernism (Sabine Krobb)

GER 30160 Contemporary Prose (Gillian Pye)

GER 30210 Transcultural Encounters 2: Islam in Contemporary Germany (Joseph Twist)

Semester Two

GER 30090 German language III b (Dr Jeanne Riou)

GER 30130 Translation German/English (Advance) (Dr Siobhán Donovan)

GER 30190 Youth and Cruelty in Modernism (Dr Jeanne Riou)

GER 30200 Research in German (Dr Gillian Pye)

After graduating from any of the programme with German in the School, students have the option of embarking on postgraduate studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Student who obtained an undergraduate degree elsewhere can also apply.

Available Modules

Semester 1

SLL 40230 Cultural Theory (Dr Jeanne Riou)

GER 40040 Translation Studies: Theoretical Approaches (Dr Sabine Krobb)

GER 40080 German Literature and 19th-/20th-century opera: Translation/transformation from page to opera (Dr Siobhán Donovan)

Semester 2

GER 40230 Vienna 1900 (Dr Jeanne Riou)

GER 40250 Gegenwartsprosa (Dr Gillian Pye)