GER 101: German I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 5
Lecture Hours : 90
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
District General Education: C2. Humanities
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

A course in elementary German grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation which focuses on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple German and serves as an introduction to the geography, history, and culture of the German speaking world. 90 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • ask and answer questions and maintain a simple conversation in areas of immediate need and on very familiar topics
  • pronounce German well enough to be intelligible to native speakers
  • understand, with some repetition, simple questions and statements
  • read and understand the information presented in a simple paragraph
  • write a short paragraph on a familiar topic using standard German grammar
  • respond appropriately to everyday situations in German culture such as greetings, leave-takings, buying food, and asking questions

Major Course Content

  1. Vocabulary
    1. Nouns
    2. Verbs
    3. Numbers
    4. Pronouns
    5. Adjectives
  2. Grammar
    1. Declension of nouns, extensive practice in the use of noun declension
    2. Subject/verb agreement
    3. Present and future tenses of regular and irregular verbs
    4. Prepositions
    5. Pronouns
    6. Comparative and superlative constructions
    7. Imperative forms
    8. Partitives
  3. Listening skills (understanding key words and ideas of level-appropriate materials)
    1. Videos
    2. Cassette tapes, CD's, and records
    3. CD ROM materials
  4. Speaking Skills
    1. Sound/symbol correspondence
    2. Pronunciation of German words and phrases
    3. Role playing
  5. Reading Skills (understanding key words and ideas of level-appropriate written materials)
    1. Realia
    2. History and culture
    3. Dialogues
    4. Short stories
    5. Poetry
  6. Writing Skills
    1. Words, phrases, and sentences
    2. Short paragraphs and letters
    3. Dictations
    4. Culture
    5. History
    6. Geography
    7. Verbal and non-verbal behavior
    8. Gastronomy
    9. Holiday and celebrations

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Magazine articles and level appropriate short stories.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Write a short research paper on a cultural topic and then present the paper to the class.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Write an essay describing themselves and their family members. Complete a series of on line oral and listening comprehension exercises.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 6: Languages other than English