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  • Objectives
    The course aims to improve your written and oral proficiency and your presentation in German and communication skills, as well as extending your academic knowledge. At the same time you will study Economics, giving you a solid grounding in modern economic theory, incorporating the issues underlying current debates on economic policy, and the quantitative and analytical skills essential for economists. The third year of this course is spent abroad, usually as a student at a university, as a language assistant in a school, or on a work placement approved by the department. We also have a number of places on summer courses in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Practical experience
    Germanic Studies, one Year Abroad
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB -BTEC National Diploma - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB -Scottish Highers - AABB -Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB -International Baccalaureate - 30-32 points -Core Requirements - Grade B in GCE A Level German and Grade B in GCSE Maths. Economics not essential.
  • Academic Title
    BA German and Economics
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    Typical First Year Modules

    -Economic Analysis and Policy 1 
    -Economic Analysis and Policy 2  
    -Statistical Methods for Economics 
    -German Studies - Aufbaukurs 
    -German Studies - Basiskurs 
    -Mathematical Methods for Economics 1 
    -Mathematical Methods for Economics 2  

    Typical Second Year Modules

    -Macroeconomic Principles 
    -Microecnomic Principles  
    -German Language (Continuation)  
    -German Language (Foundation)  
    -Applied Economics 
    -Dutch Advanced  
    -Economics of the European Union
    -Further Mathematical Methods for Economics  
    -German Culture and Ideas from the Enlightenment to the Present Day  
    -Introduction to German Linguistics 
    -Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur  
    -The Economics of Education 
    -The Economics of Well Being 
    -Aspects of Modern German Drama  
    -Dutch Beginners A 
    -Dutch Beginners B 
    -Freud's Theory in Literary and Cultural Studies 
    -German Film and Society  
    -History and Dialectology of the German Language
    -Images of Women in German Literature 
    -Maternalism and Militarism: 1871-1918 
    -Medien und Oeffentlichkeit 
    -Oesterreich Heute  
    -Politik und Gesellschaft in Deutschland 

    Typical Third Year Modules

    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad  
    -Germanic Studies Year Abroad 
    -German Year Abroad (Project)  
    -German Year Abroad (Project) 


    Typical Fourth Year Modules
    -German Language Part 1 
    -German Language Part 2
    -Advanced Economic Analysis 
    -Deutsche Literatur und Gesellschaft im 19. Jahrhundert
    -Development Economics  
    -Dutch Language and Culture for Specialists  
    -Environmental and Resource Economics 
    -Fordjupningskurs i svensk sprakfardighet och kultur (Further Advanced Swedish) 
    -Geschichte und Gesellschaft der DDR 
    -Health Economics  
    -Industrial Organisation
    -International Trade
    -Labour Economics  
    -Mathematical Economics  
    -Modern Finance  
    -Modern German Political Culture and the Legacy of the National Socialist Past 
    -Modern German Thought 
    -Nederlands Voor Gevorderden 
    -Nederlandse Taalvaardigheid en Cultuur
    -Public Sector Economics  
    -Syntax und Diskurs im Gesprochenen Deutsch 
    -The International Economy
    -The Language and Society of Luxembourg 
    -Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama 
    -Swedish Advanced A 
    -Swedish Advanced B

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