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 equivalent
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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
    2. recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
    3. demonstrate ability to write increasingly complex sentences in German; and
    4. explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the German-speaking countries [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Grammatical topics:

    Subjunctive -- present and past
    Subjunctive -- wishes, polite requests, and questions
    Narrative past review
    W├╝rde + infinitive
    Haben and sein in past time subjunctive
    Reflexive verbs
    Future tense
    Relative pronouns

    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

  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. take quizzes and tests;
    2. complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
    3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
    4. 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.

  4. 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