SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2020 2:24:54 AMGERM 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

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 Scheduled06 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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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.


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)

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:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Speak, read and write in comprehensible German
2.  Understand, ask and answer simple spoken questions in German,
     using proper pronunciation and intonation
3.  Recognize and follow basic instructions and directions in German
4.  Make simple oral and written statements and requests in German about
    present and  past events
5.  Communicate basic impressions about differences between the American
     and Germanic cultures

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate proper pronunciation of written German 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 and extract general meaning from simplified passages on everyday topics, including
    cultural topics from authentic German texts
5. Apply orally and in writing basic rules of syntax
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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I. Themes and Related Vocabulary
    A. Greetings, introductions, clothing, colors, numbers 1-1,000,000, ordinal numbers
    B. Classroom objects, descriptions of things and people, parts of the body
    C. Family structure, heritage, national origin, countries and languages
    D. Days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather, German holidays
     E. Vacation and pastimes, school and university life, sports and daily routines
    F. Possessions, gifts, hobbies, talents, plans and obligations
    G. Physical and emotional states
    H. Information about demographics, customs, general history and geography
          of the German-speaking countries and regions
II. Grammatical Structures
    A. Nouns, pronouns and articles
    B. Formal Sie vs. informal du and ihr
     C. Polite commands
    D. Simple Present Tense of verbs
    E. The verbs haben and sein
    F. Stem-changing verbs
    G. Separable prefix verbs
    H. Expressing likes and dislikes: gern and nicht gern
    I. Telling time
    J. Possessive and descriptive adjectives
    K. Word order in statements and questions
    L. The Nominative and Accusative cases
    M. Accusative prepositions durch, für, gegen, ohne, um
    N. Expressing wishes through möchten
    O. The six modal verbs: können, wollen, mögen, müssen, sollen, dürfen
    P. Dependent clauses
     Q. Talking about the past: the Perfect Tense
     R. Prepositions of time um, am, im
    S. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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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 (5 - 10), tests (3 - 4), and final exam
7. Writing brief compositions/giving short oral reports
8. Group projects; interviews
9. In-class dictations and written translations

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 and translations
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%
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
10 - 20%
Computer-based language activities

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Kontakte: A Communicative Approach (text, workbook and lab manual). 8th ed. Tschirner, Erwin and Nikolai, Brigitte and Terrell. McGraw Hill. 2016

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