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GERMAN LANGUAGE FOR HISTORIANS


Teaching Staff: Avgeri Aggeliki
Course Code: ΞΓΡ04
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 4
ECTS: 3

Short Description:

The module focuses on processing intertemporal historical texts and references, on enriching and systematic studying of historical terminology and on penetrating knowledge of German language grammar and syntax.

 


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The module German Language for Historians aims to familiarizing students with the specific terminology of their science in German and penetrating grammatical and syntactical structures which appear in scientific texts. Successfully completing this module, the students will be able to deeply comprehend scientific texts and references of various historical periods from Antiquity to Modern Age and correctly use the appropriate terminology.


Syllabus:

Week #1: Passive voice (present and preterite tenses), passive voice without any subject. Historical texts: Αncient Athens, 5th century b.C.

Week #2: Passive voice (perfect, past perfect and future tenses). Historical texts: ancient democracy and other forms of government.

Week #3: Passive voice with modal verbs, alternatives of passive with modal factor. Historical texts: Byzantium.

Week #4: Zustandspassiv. Historical texts: Middle Ages.

Week #5: Historical texts: The Enlightenment.

Week #6: Historical texts: 18th-19th centuries: Philosophy of I. Kant, W. von Humoldt etc.

Week #7: Historical texts: 1st World War: Germany.

Week #8: Historical texts: The Weimar Republic.

Week #9: Historical texts: 2nd World War – German reunification.

Week #10: Oral presentation of the essays.

Week #11: Oral presentation of the essays.

Week #12: Oral presentation of the essays.

Week #13: Oral presentation of the essays.

 


Suggested Bibliography:

Studio d B1, Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Kurs- und Übungsbuch, εκδ. Cornelsen, Magnet B1, Deutsch für junge Lerner, εκδ. Klett, Delfin, zweibändige Ausgabe, Teil 2, εκδ. Hueber, Γερμανική Γραμματική και Συντακτικό, Σπ. Κουκίδης, εκδ. Praxis.


Teaching Methods:

Use of communicative approach and of audio-visual equipment.


Evaluation Methods:

Written essay (3000 words) and oral presentation in the class.


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