SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 12:59:26 AMGERM 2 Course Outline as of Summer 2022

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 Scheduled08 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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Elementary German grammar and development of all language skills continued in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

GERM 1 OR two years of high school German or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Elementary German grammar and development of all language skills continued in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:GERM 1 OR two years of high school German 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: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Speak comprehensible German at moderate speed
2.  Comprehend, ask and answer spoken questions in German regarding
     most everyday topics, including simple directions and common informational questions
3.  Hold a simple conversation in German about everyday topics, including their lives
    and past experiences, employing common idiomatic expressions
4.  Read for general meaning
5.  Compose simple letters and paragraphs on everyday topics with a minimum
    of grammatical and spelling errors
6.  Communicate in German their impressions about differences between the
    American and Germanic cultures

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate near native-like pronunciation of written German.
2. Formulate, orally and in writing, statements and questions and interpret responses of other
     speakers, using appropriate German vocabulary and basic idiomatic terms related to
    common personal and general topics.
3. Generate longer utterances and sustain connected discourse with some degree of
    spontaneity, referring to past, present, and future endeavors.
4. Read and discuss simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and extract specific
    information from authentic German texts, including newspaper and magazine articles.
5. Apply, orally and in writing, basic rules of syntax with relative ease.
6. Generate, orally and in writing, accurate complex sentences.
7. Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to German
    spoken at native-like speed.
8. Respond with increased oral complexity and in culturally appropriate ways
    to frequently occurring situations, such as interactions in stores, using public
     transportation, dining in restaurants and during gatherings with family, neighbors and friends.

Topics and Scope
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I. Themes and related communicative tasks include:
    A. Discussing professions, work and home life, and related activities
    B. Comparing and contrasting the German and American systems of education
    C. Describing childhood and youth, contrasting the unique differences between
         American and German customs and experiences
    D. Communicating the way things used to be, how they are now, and how they
         might be in the future
    E. Debating living arrangements and neighborhood structures in Germany compared to the
    F. Reading and conversing about German food, cooking and dining habits, both at home
         and in restaurants
    G. Describing and discussing favorite German travel destinations and comparing the  German
         vacation system to that of the USA
    H. Explaining and debating Germany's and the European Union's public transportation
    I. Reading and discussing classic German fairy tales, such as Rotkäppchen, Hänsel und Gretel
         and Rumpelstilzchen
    J. Conveying and discussing historical events in Germany, such as the building of the Berlin
         Wall and the German reunification of 1990
II. Grammatical elements include:
    A. Usage of interrogatives wer, wem, wen according to the German case system
    B. Forming sentences containing both direct and indirect object nouns and pronouns
    C. Dative verbs, prepositions and pronouns
    D. Location versus destination: the two-way prepositions
    E. Learning and honing the role of the Simple Past in oral and written narration, such as in
         stories, fables or newspaper articles
     F. Past Tense of the verbs to have, haben, and to be, sein, and their importance for
         conversational German
    G. Word order time before place
    H. The da-compound and wo-compound
    I. Relative clauses
    J. Adjectives and their endings according to case, number and gender
    K. The comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
    L. The Simple Past Tense of regular and irregular verbs
    M. Writing paragraphs and short letters using the Simple Past Tense
    N. Talking about the future: the Present Tense and the Future Tense
    O. Traditional and very contemporary idioms and utterances, such as "geil"
         or "Das ist ja der Hammer"

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1. Studying lessons from the textbook
2. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations
3. Completing exercises in textbook, workbook and worksheets
4. Computer-based language activities
5. Reviewing for quizzes and tests
6. Quizzes (6-10), tests and final exam
7. Writing compositions and reports
8. Oral reports
9. Group activities and projects 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
10 - 20%
Textbook exercises, compositions, reports, and translations
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%
Oral reports
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, tests and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
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. McGraw Hill. 2017
Instructor prepared materials

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