GRMN201 Intermediate German I
Department of Language & Literature: German
- I. Course Number and Title
- GRMN201 Intermediate German I
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- GRMN111 (C or better) or equivalent or permission of the Department of Language & Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as reviewing vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
This course meets the Arts/Humanities and Diversity General Education requirements.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents constructions not studied in the Elementary sequence and provides material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition. This course continues to place emphasis on knowledge and appreciation of the culture of German-speaking countries.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write increasingly complex sentences in German; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the German-speaking countries [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
Genitive case: interrogative pronoun wessen and adjective endings
Comparative and superlative
Infinitive expressions with zu
Special verb-preposition combinations
Past perfect tense
Vocabulary and social topics:
Finding a place to live and discussing the pros and cons of locations
Living space and living arrangements
Expressing feelings and emotions
Describing people, places, and things
Talking about travel and vacation plans
Means of transportation
The Brothers Grimm
Fairy tales -- cultural-historical aspects and influences
German inventions shaping the modern world
German automobile industry
Cycling in Germany
Focused presentation of a German-speaking country or region
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use text, workbook, and multimedia resources of second-year proficiency-based German program. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015