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GERM 202

Second-Year German

German and Russian College of Humanities

Course Description

Culminating course for Languages of Learning requirement emphasizing culture and literature. Continued writing, grammar, listening, and speaking.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Summer

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 10: A, B, C, D, E, T, I (Standard grade rule with a T option)

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

5

Fixed

1

Other Prerequisites

C grade or better in Germ 201 or equivalent

Note

Prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level courses. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Writing

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate command of level-appropriate writing, including sophisticated sentences modeled on authentic German sentences. Their writing will incorporate sentences with one or more subordinate clause, as well as accurate use of punctuation and capitalization. 

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Integrated Language Learning

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate level-appropriate (Intermediate/Bi or higher) proficiency in all of the 8 basic language modalities: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Culture, and Pronunciation.

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Grammar

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate understanding and mastery of a wide range of grammatical structures and constructions, especially those principles presented in the designated units of the online course materials.

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Vocabulary

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate words, phrases, and idiomatic constructions into their own speaking and writing. These new vocabulary items will be drawn from films studied in this course. 

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Speaking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to converse in German about everyday topics, abstract ideas about familiar topics, personal opinions, simple interpretation of text, and current events. Students will complete presentations in class.

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Pronunciation

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate enough pronunciation accuracy that native Germans who are not used to foreign speakers can understand them easily.

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Listening

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate aural comprehension of authentic spoken German about general or everyday topics, social conversation, as well as literary German with average complexity.

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Reading

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate their ability to read, comprehend and analyze authentic written German, including a level-appropriate longer text such as a filmscript and explore grammar principles and idiomatic language in the texts.

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Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a level-appropriate knowledge of the culture and traditions of German-speaking countries, including an in-depth understanding of the significant events and issues that shaped German-speaking cultures as presented in the five films selected for this course.  Students will be able to discuss, analyze and write intelligently about these events and issues in the German language.