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GERM141 Excursions

An overview of key periods in German culture, short stories and film from some of Germany’s best known contemporary film-makers.

GERM 141 introduces students to the German-speaking world from an intercultural perspective. It goes beyond facts and figures of German culture and engages students in exploring the values and belief systems on which German society is based. Take this paper and find out more about German culture, cultural differences and how your own cultural biases shape your understanding of the world.

Paper title Excursions
Paper code GERM141
Subject German
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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GERM 112
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Suitable for all students. No German language required.
Teaching staff
Dr Antonie Alm
Paper Structure
The paper offers a series of modules on German culture and on the values and belief systems on which it is built.
Teaching Arrangements
Students will attend two lectures and one tutorial a week and be involved in project work. Classes will be conducted in English and students with a knowledge of German will be able to apply their language skills.
MacGregor, Neil (2014) Germany: Memories of a Nation. London: Allen Lane
Course outline
View the course outline for GERM 141
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of GERM 141 students will have gained:
  • An understanding of key aspects of German culture and society
  • An understanding of intercultural competence
  • An increased awareness of their own culture.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41