SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2023 5:43:15 PMGERM 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  GERM 3Title:  INTERMED GERMAN-1  
Full Title:  Intermediate 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 Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Review of first year linguistic and cultural principles. Speaking, reading, and writing with discussion and analytical essays and term papers for idiomatic use of language to show review of control of linguistic principles.

Three years of high school German or GERM 2.

Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Review of first-year linguistic & cultural principles. Speaking, reading & writing with discussion & analytical essays & term papers for idiomatic use of language to show review of control of linguistic principles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Three years of high school German or GERM 2.
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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SPEAKING - The students will:
1.  Sustain a logical dialogue with one another or with a native speaker
   for 2-5 minutes or more on general subjects, and be able to narrate
   or describe thought in present, past, and future time.
2.  Be clearly understood by a native speaker or be able to use simple
   argument and persuasion.
3.  Give instructions and informal reports.
4.  Use language for warning, refusing, complaining, complimenting,
   agreeing, disagreeing, advising and requesting assistance, affection.
5.  Use discussion strategies.
6.  Pronunciation: produce most common reduced forms and inflectional
   endings, correctly use most intonation patterns and word stress,
   self-monitor for pronunciation and oral grammar, and demonstration
   an understanding of register.
LISTENING - This skill should be further developed at this level so
that the student can understand topics of general interest.
The students will:
1.  Have had sufficient experience with interrogative expressions to be
   able to ask for clarifications of statements with ease.
2.  Be able to understand most of the materials read aloud at normal
   speed from such things as newspaper articles, magazine articles and
3.  Examples of other typical skills are: understand majority of
   conversational speech including many common idioms and phrasal verbs,
4.  Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details relating to
   everyday topics.
5.  Understand some abstract topics when presented in a familiar context.
6.  Understand descriptions and narrations of factual material and
   non-technical prose.
7.  Discuss cultural and contemporary issues.
8.  Understand the use of register.
9.  Infer meaning from context.
10. Acquire new vocabulary from context, pronunciation.
11. Understand most common reduced forms, inflectional endings,
   and stress and intonation patterns in statements and questions.
READINGS - The students will:
1.  Interpret, summarize and appraise with some ease newspapers, general
   articles of non-technical nature, and short pieces of annotated
   imaginative prose, verse and dialogue with only occasional reference
   to a dictionary.
2.  Be able to: read technical charts and graphs, begin to read critically
   distinguishing fact from opinion, and reading skills of summarizing,
   paraphrasing and evaluating, write outlines that reflect author's
   main idea and supporting arguments, use a German learner's dictionary
3.  Be able to choose the appropriate definition.
4.  Use context to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words and reduce
   dependence on dictionary.
5.  Demonstrate knowledge of word families, prefixes, suffices, stems.
WRITING - This skill is further encouraged from the one/two level.
The students will:
1.  Be able to produce short imaginative pieces to controlled term
   paper, and write accurately such things as letters, biographical
   sketches, descriptive paragraphs and the like.
2.  A natave speaker should have little difficulty in discerning the
   meaning of the written piece.
3.  Produce written communication appropriate to audience and purpose.
4.  Write a focused thesis with a controlling idea.
5.  Support with details and specifics.
6.  Organize logical introduction, body, and conclusion.
7.  Recognize and avoid sentence fragments and run-ons.
8.  Use basic coordination and subordination in sentences.
9.  Build cohesion with links between sentences such as synonyms, pronouns
   transitions, and paragraph transitions such as repetition of ideas,
   introductory adverbs and key words.
10. Recognize and eliminate irrelevant ideas.
11. Paraphrase, write social and formal letters.
12. Write accurate, cohesive summaries.
13. Incorporate dialogue in composition.
14. Begin to use stylistic devices such as simile, imagery, and metaphor.
MINIMUM MATERIALS TO BE STUDIES: Since the three level is the last third
of the presentation of all the major components of German grammar,
particular attention is given to assuring that the student is thoroughly
grounded in all aspects of the grammatical structures and major
idiomatic expressions. Students are introduced to all genres in their
original form: prose, verse and dialogue.
GRAMMAR - Specific points to be covered thoroughly in German 3:
1.  preterite/imperfect.
2.  future tense.
3.  conditional (relate to subjunctive wenn clauses).
4.  present and past perfect tenses.
5.  subjunctive.
6.  Possessive adjectives/possessive pronouns.
7.  past subjunctive.

Topics and Scope
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SCOPE: Scope of what is covered in German 3 is at a signigicantly
accelerated pace compared to a course teaching the same materials in
a high school. This third semester course covers in a semester what is
covered in the third year at the high school level.
1.  Conversations; one way communications, directions, narratives,
   academic lectures, descriptions, radio and TV broadcasts,
   announcements, instructions.
2.  Content widens to include: additional social and academic topics;
   current events, media, politics, cultural and moral issues, history,
   health, medicine, general science, economics, education, leisure,
   domestic and world issues.
3.  Geography, technology, humor, literature, ideologies, jobs,
   professions, the arts.
4.  Adapted and unadapted text including: newspaper articles, academic
   texts, instructions, directions, routine reports, non-technical
5.  Short stories, poetry, and drama.
GRAMMAR: Although possible introduced earlier, the following grammar
points will need review, reinforcement, and expansion.
1.  The tense system.
2.  Advanced modal auxiliaries.
3.  The passive (advanced forms) and passive constructions.
4.  Gerunds and infinitives.
5.  Dependent versus independent clauses: noun, adverb, adjective, wish,
6.  Adjective clauses, noun clauses.
7.  Conditionals using if, using wish.
8.  The following points should be introduced: transitive versus
   intransitive verbs, past modals.

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In preparation for the 50 minute lecture class, students are expected
to have:
1.  Studied, prepared and reviewed 5 pages from class text.
2.  Completed 10 pages from required readings.
3.  Listened to and reacted to about 30 minutes of language lab material.
4.  Spent 15 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary, phrases,
   and cultural material.
5.  Prepared 1 page of assigned essay or term paper.
In preparation for the 50 minute lecture class, students are recommended
to have:
1.  Worked 10-50 minutes cooperatively with a fellow German student or
   another German-speaking person.
2.  Listen to or view 10-50 minutes of German media other than that
   provided by the SRJC language lab.
3.  Established a pattern of reading German language newspapers,
   magazines and books as available at the SRJC Library, or within
   the Santa Rosa community.

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
50 - 60%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers
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
5 - 10%
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, Sprachkurs Deutsch #3.

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