Approved by Faculty Senate

UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSE APPROVAL

 

Department or Program: Foreign Languages
Course Number: 201 Number of Credits: 04
Course Title: Intermediate German I

Catalog Description: Further development of communications skills. Study of grammar essential to skills. Selected readings in German. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent of three years of high school German. Offered yearly.

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2: Yes

Send 10 copies to: Kelly Herold

This is a new course proposal: no (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course: Ronald Mazur, 319A Somsen

Email: rmazur@vax2,winona.edu

A2C2 requires 55 copies of new course proposals:

 

201 – INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

This course fulfills three credits of the Unity and Diversity requirement in the Multicultural Perspectives area of the University Studies Program.

Course Outline:

Course: German 201 (4 S.H.)

Instructor: Dr. Ronald Mazur, Professor, Foreign Language Department,

Somsen 319A, (507) 457-5165

Textbook: Fokus Deutsch (Book 1). Robert di Donato, author. McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Description: Further development of communications skills. Study of grammar essential to skills. Selected readings in German. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent of three years of high school German. Offered yearly.

Material to

Be covered: Chapters 1 through 12 (Book 1)

Tests: One after every 3 chapters. The final examination will be comprehensive (25% of term grade).

COURSE MATERIALS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse patterns and similarities of thought, values, and beliefs as manifest in different cultures;
  2. This course is a video-based course on German language and culture. The materials are used to teach the diversity and range of German language and culture in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The course integrates mini-dramas, authentic cultural and historical footage and personal testimonials by native speakers from all three countries to provide learners with an in-depth view of the German language and the history and the cultures of the societies that speak it.

    A comparative approach is used throughout the course. The course consistently discusses the similarities between the three German speaking countries as well as the differences that distinguish each of them from the others.

  3. Understand the extent to which cultural differences influence the interpretation and expression of events, ideas, and experiences;
  4. The German-speaking peoples’ views of their common history, culture, and language as well as their common and diverse traditions are presented throughout the course. Their views are then also contrasted with the perspectives of the Anglo-American world and their European neighbors.

  5. Understand the extent to which cultural differences influence the interactions between individuals and/or groups;
  6. The course deals with the ways in which the German speaking peoples (as groups and individuals) interact with one another in everyday situations in public and in the family. It also explores the tacit assumptions they make about the world and society and how they differ from the assumptions made by Americans.

  7. Examine different cultures through their various expressions;
  8. Students will study the literary and artistic traditions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland using a German-studies approach. They will learn the language while covering a wide array of cultural and historical topics from many different perspectives. Topics of discussion in German range from everyday life, family, work, and daily routines to political and social issues affecting German speaking people today.

  9. Possess the skills necessary for interaction with someone from a different culture or cultural group.

Students will learn to communicate in German in meaningful cultural contexts at an intermediate 1 level of proficiency by the end of the course. Through classroom discussion in German and written assignments and tests they will prepare to participate effectively in conversation with German speakers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Opportunities will also be available to relate to German speakers in the form of native speakers on the internet, teachers, and advanced students. The goal is for them to move as far as possible towards becoming full participants in German culture rather than mere outside observers.

The letters in the grid below refer to these criteria.

 

201 – Intermediate German I

Ch.

Video

Vocabulary

Grammar/Structure

Insight

Perspectives

1

A

B

C

D

E

We become acquainted with the Koslowski family at a difficult time: Herr Koslowski is unemployed

A-B-C-D-E

Eine deutsche Familie

Kurz notiert: possession Gegentelle

 

 

 

E

Personal pronouns and the verbs he�en and sein: Naming identifying and describing Kurz notiert: words that mean you. Nouns: genders, and plurals classifying and categorizing nouns. Kurz notiert: gender Sind Sie wortschlau? Personal pronouns and articles Sprachspiegel; plurals E Briefwechsel Kulturspiegel Daumen halten

Einblick: Rheinhausen; eine Stadt mit viel Industrie Wortschatz zum Lesen Fokus Internet

A-B-C-D

H�ttren Sie Zu! Tipp zum H�ren. Lesen Sie! Marion erz�hlt. Tipp zum Lesen Interaktion. Kurz notiert: woher to ask where someone comes from. Schreiben Sie! Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: vorstellungen

A-B-C-D

2

A

B

C

D

E

Marion arrives home at the end of the day to find that her family may move to Cologne.

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Die Farben

Sprachspie-gel: Colors

Hobbys,

Sports

Freizeit

 

 

E

Infinitives and the present tense: Describing actions & states. Sprachspiegel: du and thou Kurz notiert: simple present tense Kurz notiert: possessive adj. The nominative and accusative cases: Marking subjects and direct objects. Sprachspiegel: word order Kurz notiert: masculine nouns with special accusative forms. Kurz notiert: es gibt E Briefwechsel

Einblick: Die Kolowskis in der Freizeit

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

Horen Sie Zu! Tipp zum horen Kulturspiegel: Abitur. Lesen Sie! Die Abifete Tipp zum Lesen Fokus Internet

Interaktion

Schreiben Sie! Tipp zum Schreiben

Kokus Chat: Das Abitur

A-B-C-D

3

A

B

C

D

E

Herr Koslowski waits for a call from cologne about a job. When it comes, the whole family listens and wonderes what will happen next

 

A-B-C-D-E

Die Zimmer der Wohnung

Alles f�r Haus und Herd

 

 

 

E

The present tense: verbs with stem-vowel changes: More on describing actions. Kurz notiert: schlafen. Kurz notiert: gern and nicht gern

Basic negation with kein and nicht: making negative statements

E

Briefwechsel

Einblick: Trautes Hiem

Wortschatz zum Lesen

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum h�rtext. Lesen Sie: Starker Alter—wie hat der steinzeitrambo gelebt? Fokus Internet, Tipp zum Lesen, Wortschatz zum lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Gro�stadt-Kleinstadt

A-B-C-D

4

A

B

C

D

E

Marion’s family moves to Cologne, but she stays in Rheinhausen with the Mertens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Wo wohne ich?

Kurz notiert: indefinite pronoun man. Die Umgebung: Das Stadviertel Kulturspiegel: where Germans live and shop. Sind Sie wortschlau? Wohnen & leben Kurs notiert: gern & Lieber E

Yes/no questions: Asking questions with yes/no answers. W-questions: asking questions for intormation. Ordinal numbers: giving dates Sprachspiegel: names of months

 

 

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel

Einblick: K�ln: eine Metropole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu! Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie! Starker Alter—Wie hat der Steinzeitrambo gelebt? Fokus Internet, tippzum lesen, wortschatz zum lesen. Interaktion, Schreiben Sie! Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Gro�stadt—Kleinstadt

 

A-B-C-D

5

A

B

C

D

E

The Koslowskis throw a block party and the old umbrellas Herr Koslowski found in his new workshop save the day.

 

A-B-C-D-E

Feste und Feiertage. Die Jahreszeiten. Wie ist das Wetter heute? Kulturspiegel: German legal holidays

 

E

Personal pronouns in the accusative case. Talking about people and things. Kurz notiert: prepositions. Attributive adj. : describing people, things, and ideas. Sprachspiegel: adj. Endings.

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Die Flinserln aus der Steiermark in �sterreich Wortschatz zum Lesen

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu! Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Fokus Internet. Lesen Sie! Die vier Jahreskinder, Tipp zm Lesen, Wortschatz zum Lesen, Interation, Schreiben Sie! Tipp zum Schreiben/. Fokus Chat: Feiertage.

A-B-C-D

 

6

 

A

B

C

D

E

Marion is in an accident. Heinz and Vera rush by cab from the train station to the hospital in Rheinhausen to visit her.

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

K�rperteile. Kurz notiert: the infinitive as a neuter noun. Sind Sie wortschlau? Compound nouns with Schmerzen. Gesundheit. Kurz notiert: wann & wenn. E Modal verbs k�nnen and wollen: saying what you can or want to do.

Sprachspiegel: false cognates. Modal verbs m�ssen, d�rfen, & sollen: saying what you are obliged or permitted to do. Kurz notiert: m�ssen and d�rfen with nicht.

E

Briefwechsel

Einblick: fitness und Gesundheit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

Horen Sie zu! Wortschatz zum Hortext Lesen Sie! Wie bleibt man bis ins hohe Alter fit? Wortschtz zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Feiertage

 

 

A-B-C-D

7

 

A

B

C

D

E

Marion and her mother prepare for a vacation as a way for Marion to recuperate from her accident.

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Kleidungsst�cke Reisevorberei- tungen. Sind Sie wortschlau gender

Kurz notiert: m�chten

 

E

Present tense: two-part verbs; More on doing things Sprachspiegel: two-part verbs. Imperatives: Telling others what to do. Kurz notiert: bitte

 

 

E

Briefwechsel

Einblick: Hiddensee Fokus Internet

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Tipp zum H�ren. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Die Kunst, falsch zu reisen. Tipp zum Lesen. Wortschatz zum Lesen Interaktion Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Urlaub—mit wem?

A-B-C-D

8

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

Marion and her mother begin their vacation in Sellin on the island of Rilgen. Here Marion meets Michael, who shows her around Wortschatz zum Video.

A-B-C-D-E

Im Hotel

Was kannman alles im Urlaub machen?

 

 

 

E

The present perfect tense, Part 1. Talking about the past Kurz notiert: the present perfect tense. Sprachspiegel: the present perfect in English Sind Sie wortschlau? Past participles. The simple past of sein, haben, wissen: more on talking about the past. Kurz notiert: wissen. Kurz notiert: dass- clauses after wissen. E Briefwechsel

Einblick: Urlaub auf Rezept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Welteres �ber Hiddensee. Tipp zum Lesen Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben Fokus Chat: Urlaub—was tun?

A-B-C-D

9

 

A

B

C

D

E

 

 

 

Marion tells her story from the beginning. The adventure at sea continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Europa. Kurz notiert: names of countries with feminine die. Kurz notiert: names of countries with plural die. Landschaften Sind Sie wortschlau? Place names. Kurz notiert: noch, nicht. E The present perfect nnese, part 2. More on talking about the past Sprachspiegel: past participles. Kurz notiert: the auxiliary haben for berbs that take a direct object. The simple past tense of the modal verbs: more on talking about the past.

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Die Hanse und die Hansekogge. Fokus Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Aus dem Leben eines deutschen Piraten. Tipp zum Lesen. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Erster Freund, erste Freundin.

 

A-B-C-D

10

A

B

C

D

E

The article Michael writes for his school newspaper lands him in trouble with a teacher

A-B-C-D-E

In der Schule. Sind Sie wortschlau? Arbeiten,lernen, studieren. Aufregung in der schuele.

E

The dateive case 1. Marking indirect objects. Kurz notiert: endings on ein- words and der-words. Kurz notiert: dative endings on nouns. The date case 2. More on indirect objects. Kurz notiert: wer E Briefwechsel. Einblick: Miguels „normaler" Schultag.

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Erziehung. Tipp zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Mogeln in der Schule. A-B-C-D

11

 

A

B

C

D

E

Michael’s girlfriend Silke finds a letter and some photos from Marion

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Schulf�cher. Kurz notiert: gender of school subjects. Das deutsche Schulsystem. Fokus Internet.

 

E

Accusative versus dative case 1.Contrasting direction and location. Kurz notiert: an, auf, & in. Kurz notiert: wo & wohin. Kurz notiert: common contractions. Accusative versus dative case 2. More on contrasting direction and location.

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Schule zu Ende—und jetzt?

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Ein J�ngling liebt ein M�dchen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Studium oder Lehre.

A-B-C-D

 

 

12

 

A

B

C

D

E

Marion tells the story of herself, Silke, and Michael as if it were a fairy tale. Marion’s own story takes an interesting twist

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

M�rchenfiguren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

The verbs k�nnen,kennen,&wissen: Verbs of knowing. Kurz notiert:ob & indirect questions. The dative case 3. Dative prepositions. Kurz notiert: prepositions in idioms.

 

 

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel

Einblick: Die Gebr�der Grimm. Fokus Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Die Bremer stadtmusikanten. Sind Sei wortschlau: compound words Wortschatz zum Lesen Tipp zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Sollen Kinder M�rchen lesen?

A-B-C-D