SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 11:45:24 PMGERM 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Speaking, reading and writing in German with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review of first-year linguistic and cultural content.

Three years of high school German OR GERM 2

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Speaking, reading and writing in German with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review of first-year linguistic and cultural content.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Three years of high school German OR GERM 2
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 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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Compose a German essay of approximately 500 words on topics of general interest covering a
     broad range of personal and societal issues
2.  Converse extemporaneously on a wide range of personal topics with few
    grammatical errors
3.  Comprehend German spoken naturally on a wide range of everyday and
     cultural topics
4.  Comprehend the general meaning of most German short fiction and non-fiction
     with some use of a dictionary
5.  Discuss, interpret and answer questions of fiction and non-fiction selections
     orally and in writing
6.  Produce and employ with relative fluency most regular and irregular verb conjugations,
    subject and object pronouns, present, past, future and subjunctive verb forms
7.  Produce and employ with relative fluency most everyday German vocabulary
     and common idioms
8.  Demonstrate correct pronunciation of familiar German words as well as most
     unfamiliar ones

Topics and Scope
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A.  Vocabulary, idioms, sentence structure, and other linguistic elements of German relating
      to various topics, including:
    1.   Vacation and travel, animal life
     2.   Physical and medical conditions, health and well-being, German health care system
    3.   Family life, marriage and partnership
     4.   Monetary affairs and banking, Germany's multicultural society, art and literature
B.  Specific elements of grammar include:
    1.   Prepositions to talk about places
    2.   Review of formal and informal imperative
    3.   Prepositions for giving directions
    4.   The subjunctive form of modal verbs
    5.   The passive voice
    6.   Accusative and Dative reflexive pronouns
    7.   Word order of accusative and dative objects
    8.   Indirect questions
    9.   Word order in dependent and independent clauses
   10.  The genitive case
   11.  Genitive prepositions
   12.  Expressing possibilities: "würde", "hätte" and "wäre"
   13.  Causality and purpose: "weil", "damit", "um" and "zu"
   14.  Review of nominative, genitive, dative and accusative cases
   15.  Review of nominative, dative and accusative pronouns and their usage

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1.  Read and study one or two lessons from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week)
2.  Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week)
3.  Complete exercises in textbook and/or workbook (averaging 10 exercises per week)
4.  Complete online activities and/or movies and cultural videos
    (averaging 2 hours per week)
5.  Review for in-class participatory assignments and/or quizzes and tests
    (averaging 1 hour per week)
6.  Spoken and written answers to questions on readings (15 minutes per week)
7.  Short compositions of 150 - 400 words (30 minutes per week)
8.  Oral participation, listening comprehension exercises, and group activities
9.  Chapter tests and final exam that cover reading, writing and speaking in German

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, workbook exercises, essays
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%
Communicative activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, dictation and translation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Completion of language lab hours/online assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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KONTAKTE: A Communicative Approach, 6th ed., by Tschirner, Nikolai, Terrell (textbook and workbook combo), McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Instructor prepared materials

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