SRJC Course Outlines

1/19/2021 11:42:53 PMGERM 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 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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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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

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. Not recommended for students who have successfully completed 2 years of high school German or equivalent within the past 3 years.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
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:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Evidence proper pronunciation of German orthography, including letters and diacritical
    marks unique to the German language
2. Formulate, orally and in writing, short sentences and questions and interpret
     responses of other speakers, using elementary German vocabulary related to
    everyday topics, such as self, family, school, work, and home life.
3. Write and speak in German, with a minimum of grammatical, vocabulary, spelling
    and subject-verb errors, on a range of everyday topics, including school, leisure time,
     needs, wants, likes and dislikes.
4. Read for general meaning simplified passages on everyday topics, including
    cultural topics from authentic German texts
5. Master with relative ease: basic word order in sentences; dependent and
     independent clauses; subject and object pronouns; question and
     answer formations; affirmations
      and negations; present tense and conversational past (Perfect Tense)
6. Respond to common social scenarios in culturally appropriate ways, including the
      employment of greetings, personal introductions and polite expressions
7. Describe and comment on general social, cultural and historic aspects of
      the Germanic regions

Topics and Scope
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A. Themes and related vocabulary:
 
1.  Greetings, introductions, clothing, colors, numbers 1-1, 000,000, ordinal numbers
2.  Classroom objects, descriptions of things and people, parts of the body
3.  Family structure, heritage, national origin, countries and languages
4.  Days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather, German holidays
5.  Vacation and pastimes, school and university life, sports and daily routines
6.  Possessions, gifts, hobbies, talents, plans and obligations
7.  Physical and emotional states
8.  Information about demographics, customs, general history and geography
      of the German-speaking countries and regions
 
B. Grammatical structures:
 
1.  Nouns, pronouns and articles
2.  Formal Sie vs. informal du and ihr
3.  Polite commands
4.  Simple Present Tense of verbs
5.  The verbs haben and sein
6.  Stem-changing verbs
7.  Separable prefix verbs
8.  Expressing likes and dislikes: gern and nicht gern
9.  Telling time
10. Possessive and descriptive adjectives
11. Word order in statements and questions
12. The Nominative and Accusative cases
13. Accusative prepositions durch, für, gegen, ohne, um
14. Expressing wishes through möchten
15. The six modal verbs: können, wollen, mögen, müssen, sollen, dürfen
16. Dependent clauses
17. Talking about the past: the Perfect Tense
18. Prepositions of time um, am, im
19. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech

Assignments:
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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 week).
3.  Completing exercises in the textbook and workbook or worksheets
     (averaging 10 exercises per week).
4.  Completing computer-based language activities.
5.  Reviewing for quizzes and tests.
6.  Quizzes and tests (one to two per week).
7.  Writing brief compositions/giving short oral reports.
8.  Group projects; interviews.
9.  In-class dictations.

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%
Compositions; 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; oral reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Group projects; oral reports
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and exams: 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%
Computer-based language activities.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Kontakte: A Communicative Approach (text, workbook and lab manual), Terrell, Tschirner, 6th ed., McGraw Hill, 2009.
Instructor prepared materials

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