NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
GER 201 - INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. German is used in the classroom. Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of Intermediate German is to enable the student to become more proficient in speaking and understanding German in a greater variety of situations. He/she learns the more complex structures of the German language. He/she learns to read and write without recourse to translations.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

The prerequisite for this course is GER 102 - "Beginning German II" or equivalent.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

    1. maintain and perfect oral competence
    2. develop reading and writing skills
    3. increase knowledge of German structure
    4. expand vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions
    5. provide opportunities for conversations in German
    6. develop cultural awareness
    7. read authentic literary texts
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
    1. Social issues
    2. Political events
    3. Further development in these areas:
    1. everyday situations
    2. family
    3. student
    4. cross cultural comparisons
    5. use of leisure time
OPTIONAL TOPICS

Literary texts

Revised 8/96


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