Approved by Faculty Senate.
College of Liberal Arts
Winona State University
Department: Foreign Languages Date of Revision: Spring 2002
Course Number: German 302 Course Title: German Conversation and
Number of Credits: 4 Frequency of Offering: Every Other Year
Prerequisite(s): German 202 or equivalent Grading: Grade Only
Oral Communication 191 SATISFIES UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Instructor: Ronald Mazur ORAL COMMUNICATION FLAG
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Office: Somsen 319A Phone: 457-5165
Fokus Deutsch. Robert Di Donato, McGraw Hill 2000 (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Der treffende Ausdruck. Texte, Themen, Übungen, 2nd ed., Brigitte M.Turneaure. W. W. Norton and Company, 1997.
The practice of advanced language skills through conversation and composition. Offered every two years.
This course builds on previous work in German and seeks to expand the students ability to speak and write original German at an advanced level of proficiency.
The student will view thirty-six chapters of Fokus Deutsch to become acquainted with contemporary linguistic usage and life in the German-speaking world. Both private and public spheres will be treated and students will observe how native speakers express themselves and communicate with one another in a wide range of real-life situations. Using these models as a point of departure, students will make extemporaneous presentations and participate in classroom discussions to develop and demonstrate an active command of the language.
Compositional Skills will be taught through the use of structural exercises and writing assignments from the second text, Der Treffende Ausdruck.
University Studies Rationale: Oral Communication Flag
A. Earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations.
B. Understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines.
C. Adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences.
D. Receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement.
E. Make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the fields.
F. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.
4. Course Work and Requirements: Fokus Deutsch: Chapters 1-36
Der treffende Ausdruck: Chapters 1-12
Tests and Grading:
5 extemporaneous presentations: 50%
2 language usage tests: 20%
3 written compositions: 30%
Grading Scale: 100-90 = A; 80-89 = B; 70-79 = C; 60-69=D