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2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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: Must obtain permission from department chair)
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
• No prerequisites by topic appended.
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.
Coordinator
R. David Kent



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