GRMN251 Intermediate German IV
Department of Language & Literature: German
- I. Course Number and Title
- GRMN251 Intermediate German IV
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- 2250 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- GRMN250 (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, and preparing oral presentations. Active participation is essential for the successful completion of this course.
The texts chosen for this course vary from year-to-year.
This course meets the Arts/Humanities and Diversity General Education Goals.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course, conducted in German, continues from GRMN250 and emphasizes greater proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students study more complex language structures, read, view, and discuss current German media, read more difficult literary texts, and critically examine German cultures.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- refine and expand their mastery of the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- advance their communicative competence and provide elaborate responses to more challenging conversational topics;
- analyze more difficult authentic German texts, both literary and factual;
- demonstrate advanced mastery of written German; and
- explain various aspects of life in the German-speaking countries [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
Review of advanced grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive mood and the passive voice
Vocabulary and social topics:
Vocabulary will vary depending on the specific current events and literary texts discussed
Discussion and writing strategies
German-language prose, poetry, drama, music, and film
Current political, social and cultural issues in the German-speaking countries
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 conversations, dialogues, 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 third-year proficiency-based German program. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; New Core 8/2015