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GRMN 2610

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Composition And Conversation
Prerequisite(s)  GRMN 2002 or permission of the department chair
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course offers intensive training in accurate expression in both the spoken and the written language based on grammar review and vocabulary acquisition.

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the quarter, the student should be able to:
A. Read German texts of moderate difficulty and answer content questions on the material.
B. Use both orally and in writing German vocabulary dealing with the following topics: landscape and weather, city and traffic, housing, eating and shopping, holidays and celebrations, free time, vacation, family, school, university life.
C. Discuss in German with a classmate or with the instructor questions related to the above topics. Use vocabulary learned in association with the topic.
D. Write brief essays in German related to the above mentioned topics with few grammatical errors and utilizing the vocabulary acquired.

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
1. Reading selections and vocabulary related to the following topics: landscape and weather, city and traffic, housing, eating and shopping, holidays, celebrations, free time, vacation, family, school, university life.
2. Oral and written exercises which provide practice in the use of the vocabulary and grammatical structures treated.
3. Audio taped material based on reading selections. These materials used to develop listening comprehension skills.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. The course grade will be computed based upon 60% for exams, 30% for the final examination, and 10% for participation. The 60% may consist of three 20% exams, four 15% exams, or six 10% exams. The 10% participation can be awarded for completion of homework assignments or for oral participation as specified by the instructor.
B. The Foreign Languages Department will ensure course content integrity through use of common final exams for all sections of German taught in the college. These final exams will be developed by the department if no publishers exams are available for this purpose.
C. Use of Assessment Findings: The Department Head for foreign languages will require that the scores on the college-wide final exams be submitted to him. A record of these scores will be maintained from quarter to quarter to discern if there are notable patterns of student performance, either positive or negative, which would indicate that a problem exists, or that there is exceptionally effective teaching and student learning going on. These results will be the subject of professional development discussions about implications for instructional improvement and curriculum changes.

Revised 05/01

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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