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GER 102: Beginning German II (5 Credits)
Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Lecture 5 hours per w eek.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

Students learn to function in the language w ithin a limited context of vocabulary and structures. The course includes a general introduction to culture.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Functional fluency in English.

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Objectives
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. understand simple spoken German within the limited context presented to beginners
  2. speak simple German with correct pronunciation at normal conversational speed
  3. read the German the student has already learned to comprehend and speak (Introduction to reading selections in rearrangements and recombination of words and expressions already encountered.)
  4. write accurately what he/she has learned to understand, say, and read

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

The student will learn the structure of the German language in a prescribed sequence beginning with the simplest structures and working toward the more complex. Students learn correct German pronunciation.

  1. Personal Identification
  2. Education
  3. House and Home
  4. Earning a Living
  5. Services
  6. Leisure
  7. Family Life
  8. Public and Private Services
  9. Community/Neighborhood
  10. Shopping
  11. Physical Environment
  12. Travel
  13. Meal taking/Food/Drink
  14. Current Events
  15. Health and Welfare
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Materials
 

Required:

  • Access code to MyGermanLab (comes with eText)
  • Decent headsets 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
90-100
B
80-89
C
70-79
D
60-69
F
0-59
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Exams
 

There are 4 proctored exams in this course.

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