GRMN201 Intermediate German I
Department of Language & Literature: German
Course Number and TitleGRMN201 Intermediate German I
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesGRMN111 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents constructions not studied in the Elementary sequence. It 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.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- 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.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
Verbs: stellen, legen, and hängen
Genitive case: interrogative pronoun wessen and adjective endings
Relative clauses and relative pronouns
Special verb-preposition combinations
Vocabulary and social contexts
Finding a place to live and discussing the pros and cons of locations
Ordering meals in restaurants
Expressing feelings and emotions
Describing people, places, and things
Newspapers and magazines
The Grimm brothers
The Berlin Wall
The European Union
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- 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.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some German-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use text, workbook, and multimedia resources of second-year proficiency-based German program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011