GRMN202 Intermediate German II
Department of Language & Literature: German
- I. Course Number and Title
- GRMN202 Intermediate German II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- GRMN201 (C or better) 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 GRMN201 and provides additional material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition. It continues to emphasize knowledge and appreciation of the cultural backgrounds 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
Subjunctive -- present and past
Subjunctive -- wishes, polite requests, and questions
Narrative past review
Würde + infinitive
Haben and sein in past time subjunctive
Vocabulary and social topics:
The daily routine
Health and well-being
Asking for and giving directions
Talking about dreams about the future, careers, and family obligations
Expressing wishes, regrets, and polite requests and questions
Asking for and giving advice
Cultural contexts:Health resorts and spas
Pedestrian zones and urban structure in Europe
Current socio-political situation
Cultural aspects of various regions
Pop-culture and entertainment
The world of business
The German social security system
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, audio program, 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