SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 5:45:43 AMGERM 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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Discipline and Nbr:  GERM 2Title:  ELEMENTARY GERMAN-2  
Full Title:  Elementary German-Part 2
Last Reviewed:10/14/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled017 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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Elementary German grammar and development of all language skills continued in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

GERM 1 OR two years of high school German or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:GERM 1 OR two years of high school German or equivalent
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


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1992
 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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Evidence increased mastery of near native-like pronunciation of German orthography
2. Formulate, orally and in writing, statements and questions and interpret responses of other
     speakers, using appropriate German vocabulary and basic idiomatic terms related to
    common personal and general topics
3. Generate longer utterances and sustain connected discourse with some degree of
    spontaneity, referring to past, present, and future endeavors
4. Read and discuss simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and extract specific
    information from authentic German texts, including newspaper and magazine articles
5. Control with relative ease: correct usage of subject, direct object and indirect
     object nouns and pronouns; present, simple past, perfect and future tenses of
     all regular and most irregular verbs;  comparative and superlative forms; adjectives
    and adverbs and their correct placement in sentences
6. Generate, orally and in writing, two-clause sentences with appropriate conjunctions
7. Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to German
    spoken at native-like speed
8. Respond with increased oral complexity and in culturally appropriate ways
    to frequently occurring situations, such as interactions in stores, using public
     transportation, dining in restaurants and during gatherings with family, neighbors and friends

Topics and Scope
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A. Themes and related communicative tasks include:
1.  Discussing professions, work and home life, and the activities related to these spheres
2.  Analyzing and discussing the German education system versus American paths of schooling
3.  Describing childhood and youth, contrasting the unique differences hereto between
     American and German customs and experiences
4.  Communicating the way things used to be, how they are now, and how they
     might be in the future
5.  Debating living arrangements and neighborhood structures in Germany compared to the US
6.  Reading and musing about German food, cooking and dining habits, both at home
     and in restaurants
7.  Describing and discussing favorite German travel destinations and comparing the  German
     vacation system to that of the US
8.  Explaining and debating Germany's and the EU's public transportation system
9.  Reading and translating classic German fairy tales, such as Rotkäppchen, Hänsel und Gretel
     and Rumpelstilzchen
10. Conveying and discussing historical German events, such as the building of the Berlin Wall
      and the German reunification of 1990
B. Grammatical elements include:
1.   Usage of interrogatives wer, wem, wen according to the German case system
2.   Forming sentences containing both direct and indirect object nouns and pronouns
3.   Dative verbs, prepositions and pronouns
4.   Location versus destination: the two-way prepositions
5.   Learning and honing the role of the Simple Past in oral and written narration, such as in
      stories, fables or newspaper articles
6.   Past Tense of the verbs to have, haben, and to be, sein, and their importance for
      conversational German
7.   Word order time before place
8.   The da-compound and wo-compound
9.   Relative clauses
10. Adjectives and their endings according to case, number and gender
11. The comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
12. The Simple Past Tense of regular and irregular verbs
13. Writing paragraphs and short letters using the Simple Past Tense
14. Talking about the future: the Present Tense and the Future Tense
15. Traditional and very contemporary idioms and utterances, such as "geil"
      or "Das ist ja der Hammer"

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Assignments may include:
1.  Studying lessons from the textbook
2.  Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations
3.  Completing exercises in textbook, workbook and worksheets
4.  Computer-based language activities
5.  Reviewing for quizzes and tests
6.  Quizzes and tests
7.  Writing compositions and reports
8.  Oral reports
9.  Group activities and 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
10 - 20%
Textbook exercises, compositions, reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group activities and projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Oral reports, group projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes and tests: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay exams
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), 6th ed. Terrell,
Tschirner and  Nikolai. McGraw Hill, 2009.
Instructor prepared materials

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