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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
GRMN201 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students 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.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This 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.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
      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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I
      Cultural Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.

      Category III
      International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Grammatical topics

    Subjunctive " present and past
    Subjunctive " wishes, polite requests, and questions
    Narrative past
    Würde + infinitive
    Haben and sein in past time subjunctive
    Genitive case review
    Genitive prepositions
    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

    Cultural Contexts
    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
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students
      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.

    3. Core (if applicable)
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
    4. 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.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section 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