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GER 101: Beginning German I (3 Credits)
Overview

This course introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and w riting skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures.

Prerequisite: Functional fluency in English

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Objectives
 

If you complete this course and do well, you will be able to:

  1. Speak, listen, read, and write through a variety of strategies.
  2. Communicate about yourself and your immediate environment using sentences with basic grammatical structures.
  3. Identify the geography, customs, and culture of German-speaking countries.
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Materials
 

Other materials: Access code to MyGermanLab and a decent headset with microphones for speaking assignments and online (virtual) meetings.

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Grading
 

Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)

Assignment
Percentage of Grade
Textbook Exercises
25%
MyGermanLab Exercises
5%
Speaking Exercises
10%
Writing Exercises
10%
Discussion
10%
Exams
40%
Total
100%

Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least several exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Grading Scale
A
900-1000
90-100
B
800-899
80-89
C
700-799
70-79
D
600-699
60-69
F
0-599
0-59
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Exams
 

There are 4 exams in this course.

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