GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Fall 2022, Section 004 - German for Engineers I
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 230 or 232 or RCLANG 291 or the equivalent as per placement test results.
Other Course Info:
Taught in German.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course will introduce students to German engineering discourse. German for Engineers I and II cover different topics and can be taken in either order. They are 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. In addition, we will watch a number of videos related to the course content. The course will also include one or two field trips and/or guest lectures. 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.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include regular quizzes, two group presentations, four essays, class participation, and regular homework assignments.

Intended Audience:

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.


GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (REC)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (REC)
 In Person
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
006 (REC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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