SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:03:14 PMGERM 1 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  GERM 1Title:  ELEMENTARY GERMAN-I  
Full Title:  Elementary German-Part I
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Fluent speech with accurate pronunciation, correct oral and written grammatical and idiomatic sentence structure, and essays illustrating control of linguistic and cultural principles.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100. Not open to students with 2 years of high school German or one semester of college German with grade of "A" or "B" or equivalent within past 3 years.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fluent speech with accurate pronunciation, with correct oral & written grammatical & idiomatic sentence structure & essays illustrating control of linguistic & cultural principles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100. Not open to students with 2 years of high school German or one semester of college German with grade of "A" or "B" or equivalent within past 3 years.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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VOCABULARY - The students will:
1.  Memorize and express.
2.  Be able to translate, produce activly and passivly such contexts
   as greetings, alphabet classroom related items and activivities,
   family members, clothes, days, months, weather, clock times,
   numbers, basic foods, colors, and cognates.
COMPREHENSION - The students will:
1.  Recognize and understand basic classroom instructions and simple
   declarative sentences which host the vocabulary listed above, and
   which are limited in their verbal usages to the present tense.
2.  Short, coherent paragraphs or ancedotes using high frequency or
   cognate vocabulary, or brief stories should also be understandable.
3.  Items for aural comprehension should be presented at deliberate
   speed and with clear (but not distortedly so) pronunciation.
SPEAKING - The students will:
1.  Answer, identify and interpret simple, direct yes/no and content
   questions in a simple way, but will show less skill in formulating
   such questions.
2.  Require subordination, but should be able to express such practical
   items as where he/she lives, how old he/she is, his/her name, the
   date, his/her date of birth, and describe, say a family member or
   a familiar place.
3.  Students' ability to speak will be to a large degree a function
   of the questions asded of him/her.
4.  Answer questions on readings.
READINGS - The students will:
1.  Read with full comprehension short passages which deal with everyday
   topics or dialogues concerning daily life.
2.  Items selected for reading could be heavy laden with cognates and
   not involve heavily subordinated or lengthy sentences.
3.  Literary passages or readings in which the element of personal style
   are involved are not appropriate nor are readings which are heavily
   culture laden.
4.  Depending upon their difficulty, newspaper items or editorials might
   be used.
5.  Readings should confine themselves essentially to the present
   indicative tense.
WRITING - The students will:
   Of all the skills, this one will probably end up being the least
   well developed.
1.  Write, with minimum errors in spelling and accentuation, whatever
   he is able to say.
2.  Brief declarative paragraphs may also be within the grasp of the
   student, as long as they are confined to the present tense, deal
   with a highly familiar topic, use only the vocabulary the student
   controls actively, and do not involve subordination.
3.  Student might practice such writing by attempting short letters or
   descriptions of persons, places, or things.
PRONUNCIATION - The students will:
1.  Have been grounded in the basics of German pronunciation, in letter/
   sound correspondence, but will be lacking in the "fine tuning" of
   pronunciation which will come only with more study, exposure, and
2.  Realize that some sounds of German, e.g., do not exist in English,
   and that others, e.g., are somewhat differently pronounced in
   German and English.
3.  Pronunciation is not to be stressed to the point which it "cows"
   the student into thinking that he pronounces badly and is therefore,
   afraid to say anything.
4.  Always be understandable to a native, but may still have an
   "Aus/ander" acent.
5.  Stress words correctly the majority of the time.
GRAMMAR - Students should control the following grammatical items in
         a more-or-less active fashion:
1.  Subject pronouns.
2.  Present tense of basic verbs (weak and strong).
3.  Yes/no and content question form.
4.  Telling time.
5.  Weather expression.
6.  Possessive and demons, adjs.
7.  Prepositions, acc. dative.
8.  Affirmative words and their negative counterparts.
9.  Direct object pronouns.
     A. actively with a simple conjugated verb.
     B. passively with dependent infinitives and -ndo.
10. Contrast.

Topics and Scope
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SCOPE: Scope is what is covered in German 1 is at a significantly
accelerated pace to a course teaching the same materials as in high
school. This covers in a semester what is covered in two semesters at
the high school level. This range also corresponds to about half of
our college level representative text.
in some form the content listed below.
1.  Self-identification, personal information.
2.  Nationalities, occupations.
3.  Monetary denominations, banking.
4.  Basic classroom objects, colors, numbers 1-1,000,000.
5.  Buying, clothing, shopping.
6.  Telling time, calendar, dates, holidays, celebrations.
7.  Weather, seasons.
8.  Family members.
9.  Simple greetings and courtesy expressions, giving directions,
   expressing and interpretating feelings, emotions, and body language.
10. Health and body.
11. House and home.
12. Food and drink.
13. Travel and transportation, simple geopgraphical information.
14. Job search.
15. Alphabet, cognates, pronunciation, interrogatives.
16. Office and shop designations, simple labels.
17. Adapted readings (1000 word vocabulary level), unadapted readings
   of an appropriate nature, such as bus or movie schedules.
18. Dialogues.
Grammar: Students will be expected to recognize and use:
1.  Various simple tenses of the most frequent regular and irregular
   verbs; present, future, and verb compliments.
2.  Various types of questions (yes/no and wh-), long and short answers,
   and simple commonds.
3.  Pronouns: personal, indefinite, possessive, direct, indirect,
   simple subordinators and coordinators.
4.  Auxiliaries BE/DO and their negatives, simple modals.
5.  Nouns: common proper, singular, plural and gender, direct and indirect
   objects, negation, simple clause markers and noun clauses, articles,
   indefinite and possessive determiners, demonstratives, frequency
   adverbs and time expressions, propositions of time and place,
   contractions, has to, needs to, wants to, comparison of adjectives.

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In preparation for 50 minute lecture class, students are required to
1.  Intensively studied from 5-10 pages from class text.
2.  Completed from 5-10 pages from workbook, and prepared 5-10 pages
   of written tasks from class text, and reviewed 5-20 pages of class
   text for projected exams.
3.  Listened and completed 30-50 minutes of language lab material.
4.  Spent 25-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary and
In preparation for 50 minute lecture class students are recommended
to have:
1.  Worked 10-15 minutes cooperatively with a classmate or a German
   speaking friend.
2.  Worked f10-50 minutes with a tutor or other German langauge
3.  Listened or viewed 10-50 minutes of German langauge media (videos,
   TV, slides, magazines, newspaper, dictionaries, etc.)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, IN-CLASS DICTATIONS, INTERVWS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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KONTAKTE by Terrell, Gentschmer, Nikolai and Tschirner.
Workbook to KONTAKTE.
Lab Manual to KONTAKTE.
These are colledge level texts where material covered is about twice
as much as high school.

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