Academic Catalog

German (GER)

GER 101  Elementary German I  

The basic principles of pronunciation and grammar of the German language are covered and vocabulary dealing with everyday situations is emphasized. Listening and speaking skills are developed through laboratory practice and increased use of German in the classroom. NOTE: Prerequisites: Fewer than two years of high school German.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Recognize the essential differences between the German and English pronunciation systems.
Understand in oral and written form first-level content words and grammatical principles.
Read aloud in German with due attention to principles of good pronunciation including word stress and intonation patterns.
Produce appropriate pattern and sentence transformation.
Write in dictation form with a reasonable degree of accuracy from materials that have been studied.
Recall familiar facts of German culture from reading assignments.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours

GER 102  Elementary German II  

This course stresses progress in the speaking, writing and reading skills begun in GER 101 and promotes understanding of German culture. The mandatory use of laboratory tapes further develops listening and speaking skills. NOTE: Prerequisites: GER 101 or two years of high school German or 1 semester of college German.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Respond in German to a representative number of daily situations.
Produce with more accuracy the phonetic sounds of the language.
Read familiar prose aloud in a manner acceptable to the fluent speaker.
Carry out familiar requests made in German.
Demonstrate increased command of vocabulary and elements of grammar.
Briefly express ideas on a given topic.
Recall familiar facts of German civilizations from reading assignments.

Prerequisites: GER 101.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours