course is a continuation of FG 102. In this class you will
be able to develop your language skills in German to a high
intermediate or advanced level. This means you will be
able to converse in a clearly participatory manner in order
to communicate information on practical and factual matters
about yourself and about areas and themes that interest you.
To promote this fluency in German we will be reviewing the
basic grammar of German and studying more carefully the form
and uses of the subjunctive mood, passive voice, reflexive
verbs and idioms. In the process, we will also be covering
5 of the Themes in our text, Kaleidoskope, to develop a broad
understanding of contemporary German history and culture.
At the end of this class you should have an active vocabulary
of about 3000 words and idioms. We want you to feel comfortable
with using contemporary German so that you will be able to
move on to classes at more advanced levels and to take part
in Skidmore's Study Abroad Program in Germany, in Berlin,
Freiburg or Vienna.
The only way to learn another language is to use it. Therefore
your attendance and active participation in each class session
is required. You will be responsible for weekly written assignments,
oral reports, quizzes and chapter exams. This is essential
for promoting a simple oral proficiency in German, which is
the goal of this class.
Instructor: David Wildermuth
Tues. 2:10-3:30 in BO 380 and Thurs. 2:10-3:30 in TCL 202
Moeller, Liedloff, Adolph, Mabee. Kaleidoskop: Kultur,
Literatur und Grammatik. 6.ed Boston: Houghton. 2002
Class Attendance 25
Exams and Quizzes 25
Final Exam 25