GRMN202 Intermediate German II
Department of Language & Literature: German
Course Number and TitleGRMN202 Intermediate German II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesGRMN201 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents to 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 multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents further constructions not studied in GRMN201. The course 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.
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
Subjunctive – present and past
Subjunctive – wishes, polite requests, and questions
Würde + infinitive
Haben and sein in past time subjunctive
Genitive case review
Passive case review
Vocabulary and social contexts
Talking about dreams about the future, careers, and family obligations
Current trends in language usage, slang, and idioms
Expressing wishes, regrets, and polite requests and questions
Asking for and giving advice
Women in 20th/21st century
Current socio-political situation
Cultural aspects of various regions
Pop-culture and entertainment
Fairy tales – cultural-historical aspects and influences
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