Syllabus Ger 310-7 - 1 Present - Day German: Its Structure...

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1 Present - Day German: Its Structure and Use (GER 310) Department of German Studies The University of Arizona Fall 2009 Katharina Kottwitz kottwitz@email.arizona.edu Tel: 621-1294 Course hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:00-11.50 in COMM 206 Office hours Mon & Wed, 12:30-1.30 in LSB 301C and by appointment. Objectives : German 310 is a course for students who would like to improve their German language skills by learning about the German language, its structure and use, its grammatical regularities, its regional varieties, its relation to other languages, and current tendencies of its use. The course is taught in German. Most readings and exercises are in German. A contrastive approach will be taken in which similarities and differences will be analyzed between German, English, and other languages. The course will include brief lectures, practical exercises, writing assignments, classroom discussions, and student led in-class debates on issues and problems related to the German language. Prerequisites : GER 300 and GER 301 Required Materials: (available in the UA bookstore) Textbooks : Herin, A., Matussek, M., & Perlmann-Balme, M. (2005). Übungsgrammatik: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ismaning: Hueber Zorach, C., & Melin C. (2001). English grammar for students of German . Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press. Dictionary : A German-English / English-German dictionary Journal and newspaper articles for group discussions (available on d2l)
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2 Evaluation : ______________________________________________________________________________ Requirements % Date (if applicable) ______________________________________________________________________________ Assignments and Quizzes 20 Test 1 15 M, Sep 21 Test 2 15 F, Oct 16 Test 3 15 M, Nov 16 Discussion and writing assignments 15 Final Exam 20 F, Dec 11, 11:00-1:00 ______________________________________________________________________________ Total 100 ______________________________________________________________________________ Grading scale : A B C D E 100-90 % 89-80 % 79-70 % 69-60 % 59 % and below Assignments, Quizzes, article discussions Throughout the semester, you will be given homework assignments, consisting of grammar exercises and article readings. The articles are taken from German magazines and newspapers, like “die Welt”, “die Zeit” or from German news-websites, like “Deutsche Welle”. We will discuss one article each week, always on Mondays, except for holidays. You are required to
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