German (GERM)



101 First Course in German - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for German 100.
This is an introductory course designed to teach students to understand, speak, read and write German, and become familiar with recent German culture and history. Emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of grammar, speaking in simple sentences using correct pronunciation, responding to questions regarding everyday life, and reading short selections about everyday activities. Fundamentals of oral and written grammar and a correct reading of simple German are practiced. This course is appropriate for students who are preparing to major in German as well as those who are interested in developing proficiency in the language.(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Corresponds to two years of high school study.

102 Second Course in German - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: German 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for German 100.
This course is a continuation of German 101 and is designed to teach students to speak, read and write German at a low-intermediate level and enhance students’ familiarity with recent German culture and history. Emphasis is placed on improving students’ knowledge of fundamental grammar, reading more complex texts and speaking with moderate proficiency. This course is appropriate for students who plan to major in German as well as for those who are interested in developing proficiency with the language. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Third Course in German - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: German 102 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for German 200.
This course is a continuation of the basic fundamentals of German pronunciation, grammar, composition and reading covered in German 102. Emphasis is placed on further developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through course content based on everyday life as well as German history and culture at the advanced-beginning level. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

210 German Conversation and Composition I - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: German 201 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course develops oral comprehension, fluency and writing skills at an intermediate level in German through verbal and written communication based on everyday situations, current events and culture. Emphasis is placed on increased vocabulary through class discussions, prepared talks and short compositions in German. This course is intended for students who want to further enhance their skills in German. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

211 German Conversation and Composition II - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: German 210 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course further develops oral comprehension, fluency and writing skills at an advanced-intermediate level in German through verbal and written communication based on culturally relevant material. Emphasis is placed on increased vocabulary through written and oral dramatizations, descriptions and interpretations of everyday life situations and of German, Swiss-German and Austrian culture. This course is intended for students who want to further enhance their skills in German. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

Associate in Arts Degree: Languages - German

Courses Required for the Major Units
GERM 101, First Course in German
5
GERM 102, Second Course in German
5
GERM 201, Third Course in German
5
GERM 210, The Grammar of Spoken German I 3
GERM 211, The Grammar of Spoken German II
3

Total: 21