GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Section: 003 German for Engineers II
Term: WN 2012
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 230, 232, or the equivalent (placement test) or permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce students to German engineering discourse. It is designed to prepare students for internships and jobs requiring some knowledge of technical German, and for study abroad in a technical field in a German-speaking country. Readings will be taken primarily from Wie funktioniert das? Technik heute (6th ed.). This book provides a wide range of technical information in a standardized format consisting of one page of text with a facing page of illustrations for each topic. We will watch a number of videos related to the course material, and will make some use of the internet. The course will also include one or two field trips and/or guest lectures by faculty from technical fields. In addition, we will spend one day taking some things apart and putting them back together again. Vocabulary building will be emphasized strongly; grammar will be reviewed as needed. There will be a lot of partner and small group work during class time, in order to maximize students' opportunities to practice speaking and to help each other master the material.

Student tasks and the instructor's expectations will be based on the assumption that the majority of students will previously have had the equivalent of four semesters (or more) of college German. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have some background in Engineering. Students enrolling in the course without such a background should be open to and interested in the study of scientific and technical concepts. In particular, it is not necessary to have previously taken German for Engineers I in order to enroll in this course: German for Engineers I and German for Engineers II cover different topics and can be taken in any order.

GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
P
11800
Open
4
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
P
11801
Open
10
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (REC)
P
15278
Open
6
 
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (REC)
P
19370
Open
12
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (REC)
P
20635
Closed
0
 
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MW 7:00PM - 8:30PM
008 (REC)
P
21509
Closed
0
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (REC)
P
27115
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9783411088560
Wie funktioniert das? Technik, Author: Kilian, Ulrich, Publisher: Meyers Lexikonverlag 6TH 2010
Required
ISBN: 0061374903
Collins German dictionary, Author: senior editors, Maree Airlie, Joyce Littlejohn., Publisher: HarperCollins 7th US ed. 2007
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1444120166
Hammer's German grammar and usage, Author: Martin Durrell., Publisher: Hodder Education 5th ed.
Optional
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