SRJC Course Outlines

9/24/2023 1:22:46 AMGERM 3 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

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 DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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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

Approval and Dates
Version:06Course Created/Approved: 8/1/1981
Version Created:2/2/2022Course Last Modified:7/12/2023
Submitter:Jessica PardoeCourse Last Full Review:11/25/2019
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:11/25/2019
Version Status Date:2/14/2022Semester Last Taught:Spring 2023
Version Term Effective:Summer 2022Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Speak near-native sounding German at moderate speed
2.  Comprehend German spoken by native speakers on most common topics
3.  Narrate, describe and persuade both orally and in writing using the past,
     present, and future tense
4.  Ask and answer informational questions in German on a broad variety of topics
5.  Read, comprehend and explain German news items and literary pieces with
    use of a dictionary

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Compose German essays 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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I. Vocabulary, Idioms, Sentence Structure, and other Linguistic Elements of German relating
      to Various Topics, including:
    A. Vacation and travel, animal life
     B. Physical and medical conditions, health and well-being, German health care system
    C. Family life, marriage and partnership
     D. Monetary affairs and banking, Germany's multicultural society, art and literature
II. Specific Elements of Grammar include:
    A. Prepositions to talk about places
    B. Review of formal and informal imperative
    C. Prepositions for giving directions
    D. The subjunctive form of modal verbs
    E. The passive voice
    F. Accusative and Dative reflexive pronouns
    G. Word order of accusative and dative objects
    H. Indirect questions
    I.  Word order in dependent and independent clauses
    J. The genitive case
    K. Genitive prepositions
    L. Expressing possibilities: "würde", "hätte" and "wäre"
    M. Causality and purpose: "weil", "damit", "um" and "zu"
    N. Review of nominative, genitive, dative and accusative cases
    O. 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
2. Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Complete exercises in textbook and/or workbook
4. Review for in-class participatory assignments and/or quizzes and tests
5. Short essays of 150 - 400 words
6. Chapter tests (1-3), quizzes (5-8), and final exam that cover reading, writing and speaking in
7. Spoken and written answers to questions on readings
8. Oral participation, listening comprehension exercises, and group activities

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 (oral participation, listening comprehension, group activities, and spoken answers to questions)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral participation and listening comprehension exercises

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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KONTAKTE: A Communicative Approach (textbook and workbook combo). 8th ed. Tschirner, Erwin and Nikolai, Brigitte and Terrell, Tracy. McGraw-Hill. 2017
STATIONEN: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. 3rd ed. Augustyn, Prisca and Euba, Nikolaus. Cengage. 2015 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:UUser Generated Text
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:YPrerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:WLANGWorld Languages
 Division:71Language Arts & Academic Foundations
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Major Applicable Course
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
 Audit allowed:YAuditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:1101Modern and Classical Languages
Disciplines:Foreign Languages
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YEither online or hybrid, as determined by instructor
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
Partially Online
Online with flexible in-person activities
 Credit for Prior Learning:NAgency Exam
NIndustry Credentials
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YLiberal Arts and Sciences Courses
 SAM classification:ENon-Occupational
 TOP code:1103.00German
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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