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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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HU 410G - German I

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course teaches the basics of the German language: grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Elements of German culture are also covered through reading material. Grades are determined by class participation, homework exercises, quizzes, and a comprehensive final exam. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Pronounce the standard High German correctly, especially in reading aloud
  • Converse in some everyday situations, using simple grammar
  • Understand elementary passages in German and translate these into English accurate in both grammar and meaning
  • Convert selected easy English passages into German, using the vocabulary and grammar from the course, spelling and punctuating appropriately
  • Know generally the geography of Germany and cultural features presented

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Oral reading, pronunciation and associated spelling (8 classes)
  • Oral composition including everyday expressions (2 classes)
  • Listening practice (3 classes)
  • Vocabulary (5 classes)
  • Sentence structure (4 classes)
  • Nouns and articles (2 classes)
  • Pronouns (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Listening to the cassette tapes for textbook is expected
  • Attending a designated cultural event in the community is required (example: Oktoberfest, Germanfest)
  • Drill work in class is analogous to laboratory work

R. David Kent

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