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GERM 102 - German II

4 Credit: (4 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [GERM 101 ]

This continuation of GERM 101  is designed to give students an intermdiate understanding of the German language, stressing oral and written expression, aural comprehension, and its cultural context. 
OFFERED: odd-year spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Engage in Intermediate German language skills (speak, read, and write).

  1. Engage in conversations to express certain requests, ask for favors, and make suggestions.
  2. Express abilities, preferences, obligations, intentions, wishes, and desires using modal verbs (to be able to - können, to like - mögen, to have to - müssen, to be allowed to - dürfen, etc.) and their proper sentence structure.
  3. Articulate past events using verb forms of the present perfect (in German: “conversational past”); be familiar with past participle forms of verbs.
  4. Recall and recite fundamental measurements and features of the metric system.

Goal 2:  Extract meaning and knowledge from authentic German language texts, media presentations, and oral communication with individuals from other cultures.

  1. Recognize similarities between one’s own and another language and culture and use this knowledge to strengthen an understanding of both.
  2. Identify simple and main-subordinate sentence structures using subordinating conjunctions if/whether - ob and that - daß.
  3. Convey German pronunciation and free speaking skills.
  4. Employ prepositions accompanied by the Accusative (direct object case).
  5. Formulate logical sentences giving reasons by using subordinate clauses containing because - weil as a subordinating conjunction.
  6. Express personal feelings, friendship and affection in German.

Goal 3:  Recognize and demonstrate the ways in which language reflects culture through texts, writing, discussion, and projects.

  1. Recognize the distinctives of German culture.
  2. Demonstrate facility in cultural interpretation.

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