GERM 101 - German I
4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours:
This course is specifically designed to give students an introductory understanding of the German language, stressing oral and written expression, aural comprehension, and its cultural context. It is suggested for students with no German background or up to one year of high school German.
OFFERED: even-year fall semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Engage in introductory German language skills (speak, read, and write).
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, and exchange opinions in German.
- Recognize familiar German words in the English language.
- Recognize common roots of English and German in the West-Germanic language family.
- Cite proper salutations and identify and introduce oneself in German.
Goal 2: Identify simple sentence structures in German.
- Recognize subject pronouns and their proper verb forms; conjugate German verbs in present tense.
- Recall common verbs, the infinitive form and stem in German.
- Recite German pronunciation and the German alphabet.
- Determine Nominative (subject case) and Accusative (direct object case) German noun cases.
- Recognize German noun gender and direct/indirect articles.
- Identify common household objects, clothing and food items in German.
- Identify family members and indicate possession and ownership in German.
- State personal preferences and likes and dislikes in German.
- Formulate yes/no questions and information questions.
- Identify days of week, months and seasons, and quote time in German.
Goal 3: Identify significant contributions of Germans to the arts, music, humanities, social sciences, history, and sciences in the United States.
- Discuss cultural aspects of the German-speaking world.
- Describe the impact of German culture on the world at large.
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