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German

GERM 1101 -- Beginning German Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 8 for Spring 2014; MnTC Goal 7 and 8 for Summer 2014 and later)

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
(Meets MnTC Goal Area 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: German 1101 or two years 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 Academic Departments Web page http://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/classes/Academics/Departments.aspx
and click on 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
(Meets MnTC Goal 8)

Prerequisite: GERM 1102 with a grade of C or better, at least 3 years of high school German, or equivalent

Course goal is increased proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and deepened understanding of the German-speaking countries. Emphasis is upon effective oral and written expression, aural and reading comprehension, and in-depth review of grammatical structure. Readings, videos, projects, and class presentations explore historical, social, political, and popular topics. Aspects of Germanic and American cultures are compared and contrasted. Course is taught in German.


GERM 2202 -- Intermediate German Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 8)

Prerequisite: GERM 2201 with a grade of C or better, at least four years of high school German, or equivalent

A continuation of German 2201. Course goal is increased proficiency in language skills and deepened understanding of the German-speaking countries. Emphasis is upon effective oral and written expression, aural and reading comprehension, and further review of grammatical structure. Readings, videos, projects, and class presentations explore historical, social, political, and popular topics. Continued comparison and contrast of Germanic and American cultures. Course is taught in German.


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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