SRJC Course Outlines

9/23/2023 11:29:58 PMGERM 4 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

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 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 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

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:11/26/2019
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.  Converse with near-native proficiency in German at moderate speed
2.  Comprehend German spoken by native speakers on a broad range of cultural topics
3.  Express personal opinions in German on a wide variety of topics
4.  Interpret orally and in writing the contents of news items and pieces of literature

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Compose  German essays 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 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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I. 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
II. 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
III. 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
IV. German Spoken at a Natural Speed by Native Speakers
V.  Cultural Issues of the Main German-Speaking Countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
VI. 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
2. Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Complete exercises in textbook/workbook
4. Essays in German
5. Chapter tests (1-3), quizzes (5-8), and final exam covering reading, writing and speaking in
6. Reading short fiction and articles of cultural interest in German
7. Reading responses
8. Active participation in class discussions and group work
9. Communicative activities (online activities, in class discussion, and/or 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
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Active participation in class discussions and group work

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STATIONEN: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe. 3rd ed. Augustyn, Prisca and Euba, Nikolaus. Cengage. 2015 (classic)


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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