Present - Day German: Its Structure and Use (GER 310)
Department of German Studies
The University of Arizona
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:00-11.50 in COMM 206
Mon & Wed, 12:30-1.30 in LSB 301C and by appointment.
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
GER 300 and GER 301
(available in the UA bookstore)
Herin, A., Matussek, M., & Perlmann-Balme, M. (2005).
Übungsgrammatik: Deutsch als
Zorach, C., & Melin C. (2001).
English grammar for students of German
. Ann Arbor, MI: The
Olivia and Hill Press.
: A German-English / English-German dictionary
Journal and newspaper articles
for group discussions (available on d2l)