German and Russian

Intermediate German

Intermediate German
Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Geared toward "high-intermediate" level language learner.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGerm 202 and/or a score of "Intermediate" or lower on the 300-Level German Placement Test.
 RecommendedGerm 101, 102, 201, 202.
 NoteCounts as an elective towards the German major or minor.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining GERM 301
Course Outcomes: 

Increasing Vocabulary

The specific objectives of the course are:

  • to greatly increase the vocabulary base by learning a multitude of expressions and applying them regularly in conversation

Becoming More Fluent

  • to become more fluent speakers by practicing conversation in every class period and for at least one hour outside of class each week

Fluently reading of Authentic Literary Texts and Newspaper a

  • to practice reading authentic literary texts and newspaper articles fluently. We will read one complete drama, one complete novel, a dozen short stories and articles, and several dozen poems.

Pronouncing German Correctly

  • to pronounce German correctly

German History and Culture

  • to deepen the understanding of German history and culture

Applying Grammar Correctly

  • to become proficient by applying grammar correctly

Increasing Understanding of Spoken German

  • to increase understanding of spoken German by listening to the instructor and other students, and by listening to news broadcasts, films, DVDs, etc. for at least one hour a week.

Idioms, Vocabulary, and Learned Expressions

  • to incorporate idioms, appropriate vocabulary and other learned expressions and grammar principles in oral presentations and written reports.