SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2023 5:37:57 AMGERM 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  GERM 4Title:  INTERMED GERMAN-2  
Full Title:  Intermediate German-Part 2
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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Research compositions, analytical essays, readings and critical discussions of modern and classical foreign language literature and culture.

Four years of high school German or GERM 3.

Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Research compositions, analytical essays, essays, readings & critical discussions of modern & classical foreign language literature & culture.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Four years of high school German or GERM 3.
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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LISTENING - The students will:
1.  Understand virtually all face to face conversation in standard
   German delivered with normal clarity and speed.
2.  Demonstrate familiarity with many idiomatic expressions and verbs.
3.  Respond appropriately, verbally and non-verbally, to various levels
   of politeness, formality and register, including academic.
4.  Identify and comprehend main ideas and most supporting details in
   lectures and discussions.
5.  Recognize verbal and nonverbal signals of organization and importance
   in lectures.
6.  Understand new vocabulary in context using guessing strategies.
SPEAKING - The students will:
1.  Use German for a variety of purposes: describing, narrating, arguing,
   and persuading.
2.  Self monitor and peer evaluate for effective speech in formal as
   well as informal interactions.
3.  Use nonverbal communication appropriately: speak fluently on genral
   topics of current interest in German culture, maintain a conversation
   and use idiomatic expressions.
4.  Demonstrate awareness of levels of politeness, formality and register,
   use discussion and conversational strategies effectively.
5.  Use intonation, pitch and pause to enhance or emphasize the message.
READING - The students will:
1.  Skim for main ideas, scan for information.
2.  Differentiate between main idea and supporting points.
3.  Take notes, summarize and paraphrase for various purposes.
4.  Read for inference, assumption and presupposition.
5.  Read critically, identify author's point of view, tone, purpose.
6.  Recognize bias when it exists.
7.  Demonstrate significant library research skills.
8.  Analyze rhetorical patterns, discourse cues and structural pointers
   to follow the development of the author's ideas.
9.  Vary speed and methods according to type of material and purpose
   for reading.
10. Use German dictionary effectively.
11. Guess word meaning by analyzing prefixes, suffixes and roots.
12. Infer meaning of unknown vocabulary by using contextual clues.
13. Evaluate the relevance of textual material to particular arguments.
14. Understand the organization of books, journals, newspapers and
COMPOSITION - The students will:
1.  Revise for organization, style and content.
2.  Master the five-paragraph essay to include thesis statement and
   adequate paragraph development.
3.  Develop and logically support a main idea in an expository essay.
4.  Consider audience and intention.
5.  Support a focus statement with original ideas and information from
   text, synthesize.
6.  Employ essay examination skill by: synthesizing relevant information
   from reading ad lectures, write a short research paper summarizing
   journal articles and other sources, paraphrasing, synthesizing
   information from a minimum of three sources, documenting sources,
   and using a variety of clause patterns and subordination.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Technical reports.
2.  Recorded and live lecturers.
3.  Announcements, instructions.
4.  Telephone communications, radio and television broadcasts, movies
   and plays.
5.  Face to face conversations, practical, social, cultural, abstract
   and professional topics.
6.  Special fields of competence.
7.  Particular fields of interest.
8.  Academic content areas as determined by student, text and teacher.
9.  Expanded use of literary schemes such as poetry, short novel and
10. Adapted and unadapted text as appropriate including academic
   materials, newspaper articles, editorials and commentaries,
   technical reports, short stories and poetry.
1.  Grammar content is determined by student, text, and teacher.
2.  Grammar content is more individual and specific in nature rather
   than group structured.

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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 5 pages from required readings.
3.  Listened to and reacted to about 30-50 minutes of language lab
4.  Spend 15-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary phrases
   and cultural material.
5.  Prepared 1-5 pages of assigned essay or term paper.
In preparation for the lecture class, students are recommended to have:
1.  Worked 10-50 minutes cooperatively with a fellow German student
   or another German-speaking person.
2.  Worked as a German tutor for the SRJC Tutorial Service.
3.  Listen to or view 10-15 minutes of German media other than that
   provided by the SRJC Language lab.
4.  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, 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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Sprachkurs Deutsch #3.

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