Official Course Outline
††††††††††††††† Course Prefix/Number/Title:†††††††††† GER 101 Beginning German I
Credit Hours:† 4 † Lecture Hours:† 4††††††††††††††† Lab Hours:† N/A† ††††††††††††††† Total Contact Hours:† 4
††††††††††††††† Pre-requisite:† None ††††††††† Co-requisite:†† None
††††††††††† †Course Description:† Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic ††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† German sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week.
††††††††††††††† Course Objectives:†
††††††††††††††† Course Content:
∑ Greetings, introductions, and leave taking
∑ The German alphabet and pronunciation
∑ Forming questions
∑ Vocabulary dealing with school, family, housing, daily routine, †foods, shopping, clothes, †holidays and celebrations
∑ Personal† and interrogative pronouns
∑ Nouns and articles (nominative and accusative cases)
∑ Cardinal and ordinal numbers
∑ The infinitives and the present tense of regular and irregular verbs (w/ stem vowel changes and separable prefixes)
∑ Prepositions in the accusative case
∑ Time, days of the week, months, and seasons
∑ Descriptive and possessive adjectives
∑ The imperative and modal verbs
∑ The dative case
††††††††††††††† Textbooks:† Robert
Di Donato. Deutsch: Na klar! †with audio components/ancillary materials† (+ Workbook and LabManual and and audio components).† 4th edition.
Note:† Both the textbook, Workbook and Lab Manual should come packaged with required audio components in either CD or MP3 format, as well as other ancillary materials such as a pocket dictionary.† All audio components for both the textbook and Lab manual are required for the course.