GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 100 or 103.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

GERMAN 102 is the continuation of GERMAN 101; please see the description for GERMAN 101 for a description of the general philosophy underlying this course. In addition to the textbook, a popular children's book (Eine Woche voller Samstage) and a variety of video materials (including the beginning of the film Mostly Martha, the Oscar-nominated short film Ausreißer, the first episode of Verliebt in Berlin (the German version of Ugly Betty), and a documentary on the Fall of the Berlin Wall) are integrated into the course, as are additional cultural readings along the lines outlined in the description for GERMAN 101.

By the end of the semester, students will have been exposed to all the essentials of German grammar, which will then be reviewed and extended in the third and fourth semesters. Students will be able to cope with a variety of conversational situations and written texts. In particular, they will have the necessary "survival skills" for a visit to a German-speaking country, as well as a basic foundation for doing intellectual work in German.

Required texts:

  • Lovik/Guy/Chavez: Vorsprung, 2nd ed. with In-Text audio CD + Student Activities Manual + Pocket Dictionary ISBN: 978-0-547-04423-1
  • Paul Maar: Eine Woche voller Samstage
  • Coursepack [available at Excel, 1117 South University, 996-1500]

    Recommended texts:

  • Zorach/Melin: English Grammar for Students of German, 4th Ed.
  • Brown: A Practical Guide to Language Learning
  • Crossgrove & Crossgrove: Graded German Reader, 3rd Ed.
  • Bürger: Münchhausens Abenteuer ISBN: 3126754937
  • Karl Phillip Moritz/ Wolf Erlbruch:Neues ABC Buch ISBN: 3-88897-332-5
  • Sempé/Goscinny: Asterix, Volume 1 ISBN: 3770400011

  • GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
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    101 (REC)
    MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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