SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 8:18:14 AMGERM 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

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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Speaking, reading and writing in German with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review and expansion of German 1-3

Four years of high school German or GERM 3

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 and expansion of German 1-3.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Four years of high school German or GERM 3
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 on topics of general interest on a wide range of personal
      and societal issues
2.  Converse extemporaneously on a wide range of personal and everyday societal issues  
      with few grammatical errors
3.  Comprehend German spoken naturally on a wide range of cultural topics
4.  Summarize, analyze and interpret most German-language short fiction and non-technical
      non-fiction orally and in writing with minimal use of a dictionary
5.  Formulate utterances in German with the ability to employ all pronouns, prepositions
      and conjunctions, as well as the correct usage of all regular and irregular verbs in
     tenses and moods
6.  Produce and employ with relative ease all regular and irregular verb conjugations and
      nouns and pronouns in the nominative, genitive, dative and accusative cases
7.  Produce original interpretations of texts

Topics and Scope
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1.  German vocabulary and idiomatic expressions on the following topics:
      a.  Travel and Tourism
      b.  Holidays, customs and traditions
      c.  German education system
      d.  Technology and Industry
      e.  Professions
      f.  Arts and entertainment
      g.  Politics
2.  Short fiction and non-fiction reading selections:
      a.  Cultural and literary pieces from the textbook
      b.  Selections from German-language magazines and newspapers
      c. Poetry and short stories
3.  Complex German sentences and other linguistic structures involving:
       a.  Tenses, moods and cases (present, past, present perfect, past perfect, future
            tense, present and past subjunctive, present and past passive voice, dependent
           and independent clauses, infinitive clauses, direct and indirect questions)
      b.  Conjunctions and prepositions associated with assigned cases, tenses and moods
4.  German spoken at a natural speed by native speakers
5.  Cultural issues of the main German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
6.  Critical thinking skills:
      a.  Simple argumentation in German
      b.  Contrasting and comparing
      c.  Persuasion
      d.  Reaching conclusions and agreement

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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/workbook (averaging 10 exercises per week)
4.  Complete online activities and/or movies and text-integrated videos
     (averaging 2 hours per week)
5.  Reading short fiction and articles of cultural interest in German (averaging 7 pages per week)
6.  Chapter tests and final exam covering reading, writing and speaking in German
7.  Reading responses (15 minutes per week)
8.  Essays in German (300 - 500 words per week)
9.  Active participation in in-class discussions and group work

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
30 - 40%
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
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of language lab hours/online assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STATIONEN: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe, by Prisca Augustyn and Nikolaus Euba, copyright 2008, Thomson Heinle.

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