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German

GERM 1101 -- Beginning German Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

GERM 1101 is the first course in a four semester (two year) sequence. In German I students learn basic German grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expressions and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of German culture in Germany and in German speaking countries in the text and through videos and presentation, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


GERM 1102 -- Beginning German Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: German 1101 or two years of German in high school with a score of 180 or higher on the German Placement test. Note: to take the placement test, go to the German Department Web page at http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/german

The second in a four-semester (two-year) sequence. GERM 1102 (German II) builds on the grammar and skills acquired in German I and involves more complex grammatical forms such as object pronouns practice of the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is placed upon correct oral expression, grammatical constructions and aural comprehension, particularly in the past tense. Students also examine aspects of German culture in German-speaking countries and in Germany as illustrated in the text and through multi-media presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


GERM 1111 -- Introduction to German Culture,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 8)

Cross-listed with HUM 1211

Introduction to the civilization and culture of the German-speaking world, with emphasis on the comparison of cultures and on present trends in political and social life, literature and the arts. This course is taught in English; no previous knowledge of German is required.


GERM 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


GERM 2200 -- Field Study Abroad,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 2200)

Students travel to one or more German-speaking countries to observe firsthand both ancient and modern components of these civilizations. When offered for credit, a classroom segment will precede the trip, covering such topics as a brief history of the area to be visited, cultural differences, etc. No German language knowledge is required.


GERM 2201 -- Intermediate German Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: GERM 1102, or four years German in high school with a score of 270 or higher on the German placement test. Note: to take the placement test, go to the German department Web page at www.anokaramsey.edu/germn.

The third semester of the two-year sequence, GERM 2201 builds on grammar and language skills acquired in the first year language courses (such as present and past tenses and object pronouns), and to increase proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in German in more complex thematic contexts. While reviewing first year grammar and studying new grammar points, students explore cultural and historical themes and topics relating to the German-speaking world: Germany, Austria, Switzerland through readings, videos and class discussion in the target language.


GERM 2202 -- Intermediate German Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: GERM 2201, or at least four years of high school German and a score of 360 or higher on the German placement test. Note: to take the placement test, go to the German department Web page at www.anokaramsey.edu/german.

The last in a four-semester sequence, GERM 2202 builds on grammar and language skills acquired in the first three semester language courses by adding new grammar structures, such as the subjunctive mood and passive voice. Through readings, videos and class discussion in the target language, students continue to explore historical and contemporary society of the German-speaking world.


GERM 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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