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GRMN 1001

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Elementary German I
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course introduces the student to spoken and written German, emphasizing the basic grammar and vocabulary of everyday speech. The four skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing - are developed simultaneously. Some aspects of everyday life in the German-speaking world are also introduced. This course is not open to native speakers, which includes anyone who used the language as his or her principal language of education.

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the course, after completion of the introduction and first four chapters of the text DEUTSCH: NA KLAR, forth edition students should be able to:

1. Introduce oneself and others
2. Give personal information (height, age, personal characteristics, major field of study)
3. Use common classroom expressions
4. Identify common classroom objects
5. Use the German words for furniture found in a house in a sentence.
6. Label and describe rooms in a house.
7. Count
8. Tell time
9. Describe family relationships
10. Say days and dates
11. Describe activities which the student likes and dislikes
12. Describe personal ownership
13. Describe daily routine
14. Give names for German holidays
15. Use appropriate holiday greetings and congratulatory expressions.

B. Understand basic German, spoken at moderate speed dealing with the specific topics enumerated above.
C. Engage in simple conversations in German in the contexts cited above.
D. Read non-technical German of moderate difficulty on various aspects of German culture as outlined below:
1. Basic cultural geography of German speaking countries.
2. Entertainment and cultural events in German speaking countries.
3. Housing in German speaking countries
4. Major festivals and holidays of German regions.
E. Acquire basic knowledge of German-speaking countries

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
A. The German alphabet, spelling, and pronunciation systems;
B. The present tense
C. The verbs “to be” and “to have”
D. Basic word order in simple present tense sentences
E. Verbs with vowel changes
F.  Possessive pronouns
G.  formation of ordinal numbers
H. Negations with both “nicht” and “kein”
I. Noun genders and plurals;
J. Cases: nominative, accusative
K. Prepositions which govern accusative case
L. Weak masculine nouns
M. Modal verbs
N. Word order in sentences with helping verbs
O.  Separable prefix verbs
P.  Commands

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be computed as follows:

Major Tests          50%
Homework and Quizzes    30%
Final Comprehensive Exam    20%

B. The department head for foreign languages will require that scores on the final exam, along with a copy of the final exam to be submitted to him. A record of these scores and a copy of the final exam will be kept and discussed among faculty to determine where possible improvement in instruction is needed.

Last Revised: Oct. 24, 2011
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