SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 1:01:27 AMGERM 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  GERM 1Title:  ELEMENTARY GERMAN-1  
Full Title:  Elementary German-Part 1
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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Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Not recommended for students who have successfully completed 2 years of high school German or equivalent within the past 3 years.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 1A.
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of German vocabulary related to
   usual everyday topics.
2.  Formulate in German simple questions and declarative sentences and
   reply directly to questions on everyday topics.
3.  Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural
   topics and select specific information from authentic German texts.
4.  Write what they are able to say in German with minimal spelling
5.  Accurately pronounce German phonemes.
6.  Control with relative ease: subject pronouns; present tense of
   regular verbs and the verbs sein and haben and modals as well as
   selected irregular verbs and separable prefix verbs; negation;
   articles; yes-no basic inquiries; forms; possessive adjectives;
   nominative and accusative cases.
7.  Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
8.  Complete "real world" tasks, such as producing ads, basic phone
   conversations, peer interviews, or notes, incorporating appropriate
   German cultural components.

Topics and Scope
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1.  German vocabulary of everyday topics.
2.  German idiomatic expressions of ordinary conversation.
3.  Asking and answering questions in German.
4.  Reading and interpreting common authentic publications written in
5.  Spelling and sound/word correspondence in German.
6.  Grammatical terminology and identification of parts of speech.
7.  Basic German sentence construction.
8.  German verb conjugation.
9.  Introduction to social, cultural and historical aspects of the
   German-speaking world.

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Assignments for German 1 may include:
1.  Studying lessons(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per
3.  Completing exercises in the textbook and workbook or worksheets
   (averaging 10 exercises per week).
4.  Working in the language laboratory and writing reports (averaging
   2 hours per week).
5.  Reviewing for quizzes and tests.
6.  Quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7.  Writing brief compositions/giving short oral reports.
8.  Group projects

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
20 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, In-class dictations, interviews
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group projects
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
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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KONTAKTE (text, workbook and lab manual), Terrell, Tschirner, 5th ed.,
  McGraw Hill, 2003.

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