German (GER)

GER 101 First Year German I (4 Credits)

German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. Communication and German thought processes will be emphasized. Successful completion of this sequence, which should be taken in order, will prepare students for second-year level German at COCC or other universities.

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GER 102 First Year German II (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: GER 101 or one year of high school German.

Continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focuses on usage of kennen and wissen, the accusative case and prepositions governed by the accusative, modal verbs, verbs with separable prefixes, forming plurals, the formal and informal imperative, and prepositions. Students are encouraged to review GER 101 concepts and vocabulary prior to class.

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GER 103 First Year German III (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: GER 102 or two years of high school German.

Continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focuses on the dative case including indirect objects and prepositions governed by the dative, prepositions that can be accusative or dative, past tense using sein and haben, coordinating conjunctions, and comparisons. Students are encouraged to review the concepts of GER 101 and GER 102 prior to class.

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GER 188 Special Studies: German (1-4 Credits)

Explores topics of current interest in the discipline.

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GER 201 Second Year German I (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: GER 103 or three years of high school German.

Continues, after GER 103, with the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focuses on subordinating conjunctions, reflexive pronouns and verbs in the accusative and dative, genitive, adjective endings, and comparisons. Class begins with a review of GER 101, GER 102 and GER 103.

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GER 202 Second Year German II (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: GER 201 or four years of high school German.

Continues with the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focuses on the concepts of adjectives used as nouns, the simple past tense, past perfect tense, expressing wishes and expectations, the future tense, relative clauses, negations using nicht, noch nicht, noch kein(e), and nicht mehr, verbs with fixed prepositions, da- and wo- compounds, and the subjunctive.

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GER 203 Second Year German III (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: GER 202 or four years of high school German.

Continues with the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Focuses on the concepts of subjunctive I and II, expressing opinions, indirect discourse in present and past subjunctive I, the passive voice and the impersonal use of “man”, present participles, review of GER 202 grammar and vocabulary.

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GER 298 Independent Study: German (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study in German to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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GER 299 Selected Topics: German (1-4 Credits)

This course is in development.

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