GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
4
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 100, 103, or RCLANG 191.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 101.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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, we will read parts of a novel about an artist in Berlin whose new neighbor is a communist kangaroo. We will also watch a feature film, Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland, winner of the 2011 "Deutscher Filmpreis" for Best Script and Best Film, a tragicomedy dramatizing the question of identity and belonging for former Turkish "guest workers" in Germany and their descendants. There are also additional cultural readings and videos, as in 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.

The full syllabus for German 102 is available at https://resources.german.lsa.umich.edu/kursseiten/

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include chapter tests and a final exam, two informal oral tests, a final role-play, 3 short essays, class participation, and regular homework assignments.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: Synchronous class meetings for German 101-231 will take place via Zoom. Students will need a reasonably stable internet connection with enough bandwidth for videoconferencing, and a computer (or tablet) equipped with a camera. All other course materials will be delivered as usual via Canvas.

Course Testing/Assessment: All written tests and the final exam will be asynchronous and will consist of multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame. Oral tests and any other assessments will also be administered online; students will sign up for times. All other assignments will be submitted electronically.

Schedule

GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
15449
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MTuWTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 Online
15450
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MTuWTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
 Online
15451
Open
1
 
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MTuWTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (REC)
 Online
15452
Open
3
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: The course instructor will work around evening exam conflicts in other classes--email gds.ugrad@umich.edu for an override.
005 (REC)
 Online
23044
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (REC)
 Online
24204
Open
2
 
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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Syllabi

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