This unit is an introduction to German for Theological and Biblical studies. It will introduce students to the morphology and syntax of the language, vocabulary and skills in translating selected passages.

Unit Code: AL8031Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Translate simple sentences from German theological/biblical literature to English


Translate short passages of German texts that have been studied, as well as simpler unknown German texts, and answer comprehension questions on these texts


Demonstrate a knowledge of German vocabulary, in particular of theological and biblical terminology


Demonstrate an understanding of German morphology and syntax


Use German dictionaries effectively


Lectures, quizzes, exercises


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Written Examination

One three hour exam at the end of the semester

0 60.0
Short Answer Tests

Weekly tests (equivalent to 1,500 words total)

1500 20.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Additional quizzes equivalent to 1500 words

1500 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 15 Oct, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-13 15:31:01 +1100