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BA Hons German Studies and Geography


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: LR72 Duration/Length: 4 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr AM Folkard
Total Credit Points: 390 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 30 Credit Points Year 4: 120

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • PartI
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 2)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 2 modules from the following group:
  • The student must take 2 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 3)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 4)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 3 modules from the following group:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    The German and Geography Programme combines modules from two cognate disciplines to provide a broadly-based integrated programme of study focused on the analysis of economy, society, culture and language.

     

    German

    Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

     

    This programme aims:

     

    To contribute to students' knowledge, understanding and skills in their use of the German language

     

    To build students' knowledge and understanding of linguistic structures of German

     

    To develop students' awareness of aspects of the cultures, communities and societies where German is spoken

     

    To develop students' awareness of the history of Germany and its relationship with the German-speaking world

     

    To develop students' intercultural awareness and understanding.

     

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

     

    This degree scheme aims to provide students with a range of specific and transferable skills. The degree scheme provides students with the opportunity to acquire practical, social, cognitive and linguistic skills, as well as knowledge, interests and attitudes that will enable them to move into employment. These skills include:

     

    -  improving self-management (planning, motivation, initiative, self-reliance, adaptability and ability to work independently)

     

    - developing team working skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

     

    - developing an appetite for learning (reflective, adaptive and collaborative)

     

    - improving interpersonal skills of listening, negotiating and presentation

     

    - Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, in professional contexts

     

    - Learning to transfer linguistic and analytical skills to non-academic spheres of employment in the UK and abroad

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Although using modules available to all students in the two departments, this degree is distinctive in that it utilises a restricted range of relevant year two and year three courses, entails a year abroad acquiring language skills and requires students to undertake a project that is focused on an approved topic that integrates material from Geography and German.

     

    German

    Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

     

    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:

     

    Follow a serious debate or speech in German in the spoken media and communicate the gist of it; construct sophisticated arguments without a script; express cogent opinions on their own society, that of Germany, and global issues, and articulate arguments and/or analyses in German

     

    Translate advanced passages of German into an appropriate form

     

    Demonstrate sufficient awareness of aspects of the culture of German- speaking cultures to be able to make connections between language, history, society and culture

     

    Demonstrate self awareness and sensitivity to diversity in people and cultures, and be more able to apply knowledge of German-speaking cultures in a professional context

     

    Reappraise their knowledge of British history and culture in light of experience of German culture

     

    The learning outcomes of the year abroad in a German speaking country are that students will be able to:

     

    Demonstrate enhanced levels of proficiency in German and their independence, self-awareness and capacity for decision making

     

    Depending on the nature of the placement(s), demonstrate the capacity for independent study and/or to acquire professional skills, including for many students the special responsibility of language teaching

     

    Demonstrate insight into cultural difference and knowledge of history, culture and outlook of German-speaking countries

     

     

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

     

    On successful completion of this scheme of study, students will be able to:

     

    Demonstrate skills of planning and working independently

     

    Demonstrate team working skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

     

    Demonstrate interpersonal skills

     

    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a range of different contexts

     

    Transfer linguistic and critical/analytical skills to non-academic spheres of employment in the UK and abroad

     

    Handle unfamiliar situations

     

    Demonstrate effective I.T skills

     

    Geography

     

    -           Synthesising and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources

    -           Interpreting textual, cartographic, and numerical data

    -           Assessing the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and policies in geography

    -         Analysing, problem-solving and decision making

    -         Developing a reasoned argument and intellectual integrity

    -         Planning, executing and reporting on fieldwork and geographical research in the human and physical realms, and an ability to use the technical skills needed for this

    -         Carrying out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

    -         Appreciating the ethical issues in geographical debates, as a citizen and researcher

    -           Work independently or as part of a team

    -           Use relevant Information Technology

    -           Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

    -           Design and prepare project proposals

    -           An ability to learn new, diverse and complex material

    -           Take responsibility for, and reflect on one's learning, at university and later in life

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