GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Section: 101
Term: SP 2009
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 100 or 103.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 101.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
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) is integrated into the course. Students will watch 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. There are also additional cultural readings in English along the lines outlined in the description for GERMAN 101.

By the end of the academic term, 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 edition with CD + Electronic Student Activities Manual (ESAM)+ Pocket Dictionary; ISBN: 978-0-547-21273-9
    The above package includes everything you need, and will be available at Ulrich's, Michigan Book & Supply and the Michigan Union Bookstore. The CD and pocket dictionary are included in the package for free by the publisher, but you don't need them if you want to purchase the components separately, i.e., you just need the textbook and the electronic key to the ESAM.
  • 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
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
P
54913
Open
14
 
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MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Note:
Please note that you will need the 2nd edition of the textbook, and the access code for the electronic workbook (eSAM), NOT the paper workbook! An in-text audio CD and pocket dictionary are included in the textbook package for free by the publisher, but you don't need them if you want to purchase the components separately, i.e. you just need the textbook and the electronic key to the eSAM.
ISBN: 9780547212739
Vorsprung, 2nd ed. + eSAM, Author: Lovik/Guy/Chavez, Publisher: Cengage Learning 2ND
Required
ISBN: 9783789119521
Eine Woche voller Samstage, Author: Paul Maar., Publisher: Friedrich Oetinger [3.Nachdr. 1973
Required
ISBN: 9780934034319
English grammar for students of German : the study guide for those learning German, Author: Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin., Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press 4th ed. 2001
Optional
ISBN: 9780070082083
A practical guide to language learning : a fifteen-week program of strategies for success, Author: H. Douglas Brown., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1989
Optional
ISBN: 9780669201598
Graded German reader : erste Stufe, Author: Hannelore Crossgrove, William C. Crossgrave., Publisher: Heath 3rd ed. 1992
Optional
ISBN: 3126754937
Munchhausens Abenteuer, Author: Gottfried August Burger., Publisher: Aschehoug Gekurzt un 1999
Optional
ISBN: 3888973325
Neues ABC-Buch, Author: Karl Philipp Moritz. Ill. von Wolf Erlbruch. Nachw. von Heide Hollmer, Publisher: Kunstmann 2. Aufl. 2005
Optional
ISBN: 3770400011
Asterix der Gallier, Author: Text, Goscinny ; zeichnungen, Uderzo., Publisher: Delta Nachdr. 1969
Optional
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