GERMAN 230 - Intensive Second-Year Course
Section: 201
Term: SU 2013
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 221, 231, 232, or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 102 or 103 or equivalent and assignment by placement test, or permission of instructor.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Intensive German II covers all of second-year German in one academic term. The goals of the course are to expand vocabulary, to improve communication skills, and to master grammatical structures and syntax to the level of competency that meets advanced intermediate standards for proficiency. One hour of class develops essay writing and oral communication skills, focusing on autobiographical and literary texts about the major events in 20th- and 21st-Century German cultural history. The second hour is devoted to in depth study and practice of grammar; it is aimed at developing students' ability to apply correct forms and syntax and be aware of stylistic nuances even when using the language spontaneously. Through engagement with course materials, including films and other visual and performance texts, and through interaction with teachers and classmates both in formal and informal contexts, students develop speaking, aural comprehension, and writing skills. By the end of the term, students are able to understand the content of texts and lectures of a non-technical nature and of general interest, and to communicate with some ease with a native speaker, in spoken and written language. Though training for study abroad or work abroad are not course objectives, per se, students are often well qualified to do either after completion of this course.

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GERMAN 230 - Intensive Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
201 (REC)
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
MTuWTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Please consult with your instructor before purchasing any of the recommended materials.
ISBN: 1439082782
Handbuch zur deutschen grammatik, Author: Jamie Rankin, Larry D. Wells., Publisher: Henle, Cengage 5th ed.
ISBN: 3423078006
Damals war es Friedrich, Author: Hans Peter Richter., Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch 50. Aufl. 1974
ISBN: 8877548088
Die Verwandlung, Author: Franz Kafka ; bearbeitet von Achim Seiffarth., Publisher: Cideb 1. Aufl. 2003
ISBN: 0415316332
A frequency dictionary of German : core vocabulary for learners, Author: Randall Jones and Erwin Tschirner., Publisher: Routledge 1st ed. 2005
ISBN: 9783551551672
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen, Author: Joanne K. Rowling. Aus dem Engl. von Klaus Fritz., Publisher: Carlsen [Nachdr.]. 2001
ISBN: 0300109504
German through film, Author: Adriana Borra, Ruth Mader-Koltay., Publisher: Yale University Press 2007
ISBN: 3125592208
Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte : vereinfachte Fassung fur Deutsch als Fremdsprache von Ingeborg Modisane, Author: Adalbert von Chamisso ; mit Zeichnungen von Emil Praetorius., Publisher: Klett Ed. Deutsch 1. Aufl., 1993
ISBN: 9780934034388
English grammar for students of German : the study guide for those learning German, Author: Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, Elizabeth A. Kautz., Publisher: Olivia and Hill Press 5th ed. 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780061374883
Collins German dictionary, Author: [editors, Horst Kopleck ... et al.]., Publisher: HarperCollins 5th ed. 2008
ISBN: 3126756891
Am kurzeren Ende der Sonnenallee., Author: Thomas Brussig. Bearb. von Iris Felter. Ill. Bonnie Poulsen. [Hrsg.: Ulla Malmmose]., Publisher: Klett. Gekurzt un 2003
ISBN: 0139536213
Webster's new world German dictionary = Klett-Handworterbuch Deutsch-Englisch, Englisch-Deutsch, Author: [ed./Red. Peter Terrell...]., Publisher: MacMillan Concise ed 1992
ISBN: 9780070082083
A practical guide to language learning : a fifteen-week program of strategies for success, Author: H. Douglas Brown., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1989
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