GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Section: 003 Scientific German
Term: WN 2012
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
In this course, students complete the four-term introductory language sequence by selecting one of several "special topics" courses intended as an introduction to the study of an academic discipline, such as Music, Politics and Society, Film, or Science, in German. Students should emerge from the course prepared and motivated to do work (or read for pleasure) in German in this field throughout their academic career and beyond. Students are strongly encouraged to arrange their schedules so they can enroll in the section whose topic interests them the most, in order to get the maximum benefit from this course. Interest in the course content is the most effective motivation for language study, and students can emerge from GERMAN 232 with genuine pride in what they are able to do with their German. More generally, students should be ready by the end of the course to pursue an internship or study abroad in Germany, and are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the assistance offered by the German department and by the Center for Global and Intercultural Study in this regard.
Credits:
4
Other:
Theme, Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231 and assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course serves as an introduction to the tools that are vital for pursuing further science-based work in German — practical or academic. Recently, one of the reasons why students have taken this course has been to prepare themselves for summer internships available with German companies or for study abroad in technical and scientific fields. In addition to reading various scientific articles, we will go on excursions to the Hands on Museum and the Exhibit Museum of Natural History; students will have the opportunity to present some fun experiments in groups; there will be an elementary math lesson (or more if the class is interested); etc. In addition, we will pause along the way to consider the nature of science and the cultural values that can underlie it, as well as the ethical implications that a rapidly increasing amount of technology and knowledge has on our society today. The necessary vocabulary and grammar will be provided along the way.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on participation, homework, quizzes, presentations/projects, and exams.

Intended Audience:

No background in math or science is assumed.

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
21000
Open
4
 
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MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
P
11795
Open
16
 
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MTuWTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (REC)
P
11796
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
P
11797
Open
1
 
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MTuWTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (REC)
P
11798
Open
7
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
P
18288
Closed
0
 
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MW 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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ISBN: 0061374903
Collins German dictionary, Author: senior editors, Maree Airlie, Joyce Littlejohn., Publisher: HarperCollins 7th US ed. 2007
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0139536213
Webster's new world German dictionary = Klett-Handworterbuch Deutsch-Englisch, Englisch-Deutsch, Author: [ed./Red. Peter Terrell...]., Publisher: MacMillan Concise ed 1992
Optional
ISBN: 9780934034388
English Grammar for Students of German, Author: Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin., Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press 5TH
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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