Official Course Outline


I. Course Prefix/Number/Title: GER 102 Beginning German II


II. Credit Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 4


III. Pre-requisite: GER 101 or equivalent Co-requisite: None


IV.                Course Description: Continues to introduce understanding, speaking, and writing skills and

emphasizes basic German sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and

practice per week.


V.                  Course Objectives: To assist the student to:

         Understand German spoken at a slower pace as well as most German spoken at conversational speed

         Facilitate oral and written ability to narrate events in the past and

         describe habits in the past

         Learn to read and comprehend basic German texts on familiar topics such as ordering in a restaurant, pastimes, health and fitness, city places, and travel

         Develop additional geographic, historic, and cultural understanding of the Germanic world


VI. Course Content:

         Vocabulary dealing with food and restaurants, sports and leisure pastimes, , weather , health, medical conditions, parts of the body, places in the city, hotel and lodging expressions, travel and vacations.

         Number 101 and higher

         Weather expressions and seasons

         Two way prepositions

         Simple past tense and modal verbs

         Present Perfect tense

         Past Perfect tense

         Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

         Reflexive pronouns and verbs

         The genitive case

         Attributive adjectives

         Indefinite Numerals and alle

         Comparatives and superlatives

         Adjectival nouns

         The Conjunctions als

        Cultural information about Germany


VI.                Textbooks: Robert Di Donato. Deutsch: Na klar! with audio components/ancillary materials

(+ Workbook and LabManual and and audio components). 4th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.


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