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Syllabus Whats going on? German Press and News - 32327
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Last update 21-09-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: german, russian & east european studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: German

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Kristina Reiss

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 - 12
Room 4702

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Kristina Reiss

Course/Module description:
Participants will read and discuss articles from “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, FAZ&eq; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Spiegel”, “Bild” etc. as examples of different leading German Press in order to gain a diverse multiperspective picture of current political and sociocultural facts of Germany.

Course/Module aims:
They will extend and improve their German vocabulary and sensibility for "language of media" while exploring contemporary German life: politics, culture, society, music, youth culture.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
develop and use German language skills

development of language awareness regarding press & media

Attendance requirements(%):
Regular attendance and active participation required


Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Interactive methods: Creative Writing Methods
Reading and writing

Course/Module Content:
Reading and analysing of articles of German Press:
from “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, FAZ&eq; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Spiegel”, “Bild” etc.

Required Reading:
Different Articles (level B1 – C1)

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 50 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 30 %
Project work 10 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 10 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.