Approved by Faculty Senate.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSE APPROVAL

 

Department or Program: Foreign Languages

Course Number: 202 Number of Credits: 04

Course Title: Intermediate German II

Catalog Description: Continuation of 201. Further development of understanding written and spoken German. Practice in translation and practice in writing accentuated. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent of 5 years of middle school/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:

  

202 – INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

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 202 (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: Continuation of 201. Further development of understanding written and spoken German. Practice in translation and practice in writing accentuated. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent of 5 years of middle school/high school German. Offered yearly.

Material to

Be covered: Chapters 13 through 24 (Book 2)

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 2 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.

202 – Intermediate German I

Ch.

Video

Vocabulary

Grammar/Structure

Insight

Perspectives

13

A

B

C

D

E

Michel now leives in Hamburg & has an apprentice-ship with a firm on the harbor. On his first day at work he meets his new boss and coworkers

A-B-C-D-E

De� Arbeitswelt. Berue: Sind sie wortsch au? Feminine forms for professions

 

 

E

Review: nominative, accusative, and dative case: marking subjects and objects. Review: imperatives making suggestions and giving instructions. Kurz notiert: softening imperatives with bitte, doch, and mal.

E

Biefwechsel. Einblick: Diese Jobs haben Zu kunft. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Tipp zum Lesen

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Wortschatz zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Die Gummib�rchen Saga. Tipp uum Lesen. Wortschatz zum Lesen Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat� Gummib�rchen.

A-B-C-D

14

A

B

C

D

E

The first officer shows Michael the company’s ship. Suddenly Michael notices the ship is departing, but he doesn’t want to go along.

A-B-C-D-E

Lebenslauf

Stellenangebote

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Review: the present perfect tense: talking about the past. Kurz notiert: verbs that require sein in the present perfect tense. Kurz notiert: present perfect tense.

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Was erwartet eine Firma? Wortschatz zum. Lesen Tipp zum Lesen.

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Amerikafahrt. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Tipp zum Lesen. Kulturspiegel� Woflgang Koeppen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Tipp zum Schreiben. Fokus Chat: Traumjob.

A-B-C-D

15

A

B

C

D

E

Mcihael’s boss invites him over for dinner. Herr Sch�fer cooks the meal, but both his wife and daughter think they have to help out with seasoning the food.

A-B-C-D-E

Essen und trinken.

Wo essen wir?

 

 

 

 

 

E

Review of pronouns: word order: referring to people and things. Kurz otiert: using wer,wen, & wem. Genitive case: showing relationships and possession. Sprachspiegel: nouns of possession. Kurz notiert: ein-words.

E

Briefwechsel. Fokus Internet: restaurants and caf�s. Einblick: Ein Rezept: Schwarzw�lder/ Kirschtorte Wortschatz zum Lesen Tipp zum Lesen

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Das Brot Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Kulturspiegel: Wolfgang Borcher. Fokus Chat: Mutters K�che vs. Fastfood

 

A-B-C-D

16

A

B

C

D

E

The Sch�fer family and their friends, the Cornelius family, go about their typical weekend routines.

 

A-B-C-D-E

In der Freizeit. Einkaufen. Kulturspiegel: breakfast in German-Speak- ing countries

E

Der-words and the expression was f�r. (ein): pointing out specific persons, places , and things. Review: two-way prepositions

verbs of direction and location: expressing direction and location

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Biomarkt. Bergisch-Gladbach. Wortschatz zum.

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Lesen Sie. Anektote zur Senkung der arbeitsmoral Kulturspiegel: Heinrich B�ll. Wortschatz zum Lesen Interaktion Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Schule am Samstag.

A-B-C-D

17

A

B

C

D

E

The Cornelius family members go about their morning routine, eating breakfast and getting to work, as they ponder Mr. Cornelius’ job transfer and a possible move to Thuringia.

A-B-C-D-E

Die Bundersrepublik. Deutschland. Kulturspiegel: city-states. Sagen, Fest, Br�uche Kulturspiegel; harvest festivals. Sind Sie wortschlau? Words for autumn E Future tense with werden: talking about the future. Kurz notiert: workd order in dependent clauses Sprachspiegel. Adjectives: describing people, objects, and places. Kurz notiert: predicate adjectives.

 

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Die Geschichte des Hamburger Doms Wortschatz zum Lesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Die Deutschstunde. Kulturspiegel: Siegfried lenz Wortschatz zum Lesen Interaktion Schreiben Sie. FokusChat: Umziehen.

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

18

A

B

C

D

E

The Cornelius family decides that Herr Cornelius will commute to work in Thuringia during the week, butr come back home to Hamburg on the weekends.

A-B-C-D-E

Die Wende Kulturspiegel: reunificaiton. Geographie Kulturspiegel: states, provinces, and cantons. Kurz notiert: der/die Deutsche E Genitive prepositions: expressing cause, opposition, alternatives, and simultaneity. Kurz notiert: dative case in conversation. Negation with Nicht, kein, noch nicht, noch, kein, nicht mehr, and kein...mehr: negating words, epxressions and statements. Kurz notiert: negating questions and statements E Briefwechsel.

Einblick: Berlin Wortschatz zum Lesen

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Berlin ist mein Zuhause. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion Schreiben Sie. Fokus chat: Wende—Wiederereingung.

 

 

A-B-C-D

19

A

B

C

D

E

Klara Cornelius is a student at the University of Munich. She wants to register for a practicum but discovers there is no room in the course.

A-B-C-D-E

Das Leben an der Uni Fokus Internet: university. Lebensmittel Kulturspiegel: the euro. Kurz notiert: stating quantity. E Reflexive verbs and pronouns: doing something for oneself. Comparatives and superlatives: comparing things and people. Kurz notiert: so---wi. Sprachspiegel: vowel change in the comparative and superlative.

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Das Leben eine Studentin. Wortschatz zum. Lesen Kulturspiegel: Baf�G

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Lesen Sie. Die „Wei�e Rose". Wortschatz zum Lesen Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Universit�t.

 

 

A-B-C-D

20

A

B

C

D

E

Markus is showing Klara his favorite childhood spot in the woods, when they suddenly spy someone throwing trash down the hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D-E

Umwelt. Probleme der modernen Gesellschaft. Kulturspiegel: unemployment after reunification. Kulturspiegel citizenship laws in Germany

 

 

 

E

The subjunctive: making polite requests and giving advice. Kurz notiert: k�nnen, m�ssen, solen, and wollen. Relative clauses: describing people or things. Kurz notiert: forms of relative pronouns. Kurz notiert: relative clauses with prepositions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Wohin mit dem M�ll?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren Sie zu. Lesen Sie. „Seids Gewesen, seids gewesen. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Tipp zum Lesen. Kulturspiegel: Hilde Domin. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Umwelt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

 

 

 

21

A

B

C

D

E

Thomas/ cousin Laura Stumpf visits and wants to go to the disco, but Thomas can’t get in because the clothes he is wearing are „out."

A-B-C-D-E

Kleidung und Mode. Medien, Werbung, fernshen

 

 

 

E

Passive voice 1: focusing on the effect of the action. Kurz notiert: subject and agent in a passive sentence. Passive voice 2: alternatives to the passive: expressing general activities and states.

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Eicht. Schick. Wortschatz zum Lesen.

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie: Bist du out? Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Klamotten.

 

 

A-B-C-D

22

A

B

C

D

E

At a flea market, the Stumpfs buy a painting for their living room. The stumpfs get excited when an art restorer says it is valuable.

 

A-B-C-D-E

In der Innenstadt. Nach dem Weg fragen

 

 

 

 

E

The simple past tense: narrating events in the past. Kurz notiert: simple past of bringen, denken, and kennen. Kurz notiert: verbs commonly used in teh simple past. The subordinating conjunctions als, wenn, wann: combining sentences.

Sprachspiegel: als & as Kurz notiert:als in the comparison of adjectives E

Briefwechsel.. Einblick: Gabriele. M�nter—Das Leben einer. Kunstlerlin Wortschatz zum Lesen

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Kunst als Teil unseres Lebens: Friedenreich. Hundertwasser �ber Kunst und gesellschaft. Tipp zum Lesen. Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Kunst—rock oder Klassik?

A-B-C-D

20

A

B

C

D

E

Heiner Sander is on parental leave to take care of his son Kai. When he wants to play soccer with friends and his wife Roswita hasn’t come home from work yet, he takes the baby along.

A-B-C-D-E

Gleichberech-

tigung in der Familie

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

The subjunctive: expressing unreal situations and wishes. Kurz notiert: the expression an (deiner) Stelle. Past subjunctive: expressing what might have been Kurz notiert: the past subjunctive.

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Hausmann sein—das kann (fast) deder Wortschatz zum Lesen.

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

. Lesen Sie. Lied von der Glocke. Wortschatz zum lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Hausmann/Hausfrau—Beruf oder Familie?

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

24

A

B

C

D

E

The Sanders go to the airport to pick up their new au pair, In�z, when she arrives from Mexico. She faces the challenge of adjusting to life in Germany.

A-B-C-D-E

Reisen in Deutschland ist es anders

 

 

 

 

 

E

The past perfect: talking about a sequence of events in the past. Infinitive clauses with zu: describing actions, states, or conditions.

 

 

 

E

Briefwechsel. Einblick: Amerikanische Perspektiven.

 

 

 

 

 

A-B-C-D

H�ren sie zu. Wortschatu zum H�rtext. Lesen Sie. Jugendliche in Deutschland: „Viel zu frei erzogen"? Wortschatz zum Lesen. Interaktion. Schreiben Sie. Fokus Chat: Andere L�nder, andere Sitten.

A-B-C-D