SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2023 12:23:18 AMGERM 2 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course

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 DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

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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Continuation of German 1.  Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in German.  Introduction to the culture of German-speaking countries.

Two years of high school German or GERM 1 or equivalent.

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.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Two years of high school German or GERM 1 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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of German vocabulary related to
   common personal, commercial, cultural and political topics;
2.  Formulate in German questions and declarative sentences and
   improvise brief paragraph length statements on commonplace topics;
3.  Read and discuss simplified passages on a range of cultural topics
   and read for general meaning authentic German texts;
4.  Write with minimal errors of spelling what he/she is able to say in
5.  Pronounce familiar German words with great accuracy and correctly
   sound out unfamiliar ones;
6.  Control with relative ease the following: present, perfect, imperfect
   and future tenses (werden), prepositions, nominative, dative and
   subjunctive cases, question pronouns, word order of complex sentences,
   comparative and superlative, relative clauses, adjectives;
7.  Produce compound and complex sentences using the most common
8.  Identify the main idea when listening to German spoken at a natural
9.  Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
10. Complete "real world" tasks such as comprehend or produce texts in
   ads, announcements, instructions, phone conversations, interviews,

Topics and Scope
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1.  German vocabulary related to nearly all the most common personal and
   social topics
2.  German conversational formulas and the most common idioms
3.  Improvising paragraph-length personal statements
4.  Reading and analyzing shorter German texts
5.  Grammatical terminology
6.  Creating terminology
7.  Listening to German spoken at a natural speed
8.  Continuation of introduction to German culture.

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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.  Working in language lab and writing reports
5.  Reviewing for quizzes and tests
6.  Quizzes and tests
7.  Writing compositions
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%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab 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%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
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%
Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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KONTAKTE (text, workbook, and lab manual), Terrell, Tschirner and
  Nikolai, 5th ed., McGraw Hill, 2003.

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