Official Course Outline


I. Course Prefix/Number/Title: GER 203 Intermediate German I


Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3


II. Pre-requisite: GER 102 or equivalent Co-requisite: None


III.                 Course Description: Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Classes conducted in German. May include oral drill and practice.



IV.                Course Objectives: To assist the student to:


         Understand German on everyday topics spoken at conversational speed

         Develop conversational competence and circumlocution on everyday topics as well as more complex topics regarding emotions and opinions

         Develop oral and written ability to describe and narrate events in the past

         Facilitate oral and written ability to use commands and narrate subjectively events in the present that express future possibilities, emotions and obligations

         Learn to read and comprehend basic German texts on familiar topics such as travel, housing, nutrition, dining, and free time activities

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


V.                  Course Content:


         Vocabulary dealing with travel, vacation, housing, nutrition, dining, and free time activities

         Comparison of adverbs and adjectives

         Reflexive verbs

         Word order of dative and accusative cases

         Past tense of regular and irregular verbs

         Past tense of modal auxiliary verbs

         Infinitives used as nouns

         Genitive case

         Demonstrative pronouns

         Cultural information about Germany, Austria, and Switzerland


VI. Textbooks: Kraft, Wolfgang. Deutsch Aktuell II, plus student workbook, 4th ed. Saint Paul, Minnesota: EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 1998.


Note: Audio and video components are available for checkout in the Language Learning Center of the Norfolk Campus.



VII. Additional information:

GER 203 is the third course in the four-course sequence of study of beginning and intermediate levels of German. All courses in the sequence must be taken sequentially.




GER 203 Intermediate German I 1 Effective Date: July 2005