GER 102: German II

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
Prerequisite: GER 101 or two years high school German.
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 further study of elementary German grammar which develops understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills. Includes German culture. 90 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • engage in conversation about such topics as school activities, personal interests, and autobiographical information
  • pronounce German well enough to be intelligible to native speakers
  • understand the essential points of a simple narrative or an explanation delivered at slow to moderate speed
  • read and comprehend factual information of low difficulty
  • write several paragraphs of reasonably coherent and correct prose on a familiar topic
  • handle routine social situations in German cultures, showing an understanding of common rules of how individuals behave towards one another

Major Course Content

  1. Vocabulary
    1. Nouns and verbs
    2. Prepositions
    3. Ordinal numbers
    4. Idiomatic expressions
  2. Grammar
    1. Past tenses
    2. Coordinating and sub coordinating conjunctions
    3. Possessive pronouns
    4. Interrogative pronouns
    5. Relative pronouns
    6. Future tense
    7. Perfect tense
    8. Negative and affirmative pronouns
    9. Direct and indirect object pronouns
    10. Use of verb "to know"
    11. Stress pronouns
    12. Reflexive verbs
    13. Imperative forms
    14. Adverbs
    15. Comparative and superlative forms
  3. Speaking Skills
    1. Pronunciation drills
    2. Simple conversations-questions and answers
    3. Dialogues
    4. Interviews
    5. Role playing
    6. Oral presentations
    7. Singing
  4. Listening Skills (understanding keywords and idea of level appropriate written materials)
    1. Cassette tapes, CD's, records
    2. CD-ROMs
    3. Videos
  5. Reading Skills
    1. Dialogue
    2. Short cultural highlights of Germany and other German speaking countries
    3. Short stories
    4. Reading German songs
  6. Writing Skills
    1. Complex sentence structure
    2. Paragraphs
    3. Compositions
    4. Short stories
    5. Culture
    6. History
    7. Geography
    8. Customs
    9. Verbal and non-verbal behavior
    10. Fine arts

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Short novels and essays

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will need to write a research paper on a cultural topic and then present it to the class.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will need to read a magazine article and write an essay commenting on it. Students will conduct a series or on line oral and listening comprehension exercises.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities

IGETC Area 6: Languages other than English