GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Section: 003 German for Engineers II
Term: WN 2019
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 230 or 232 or RCLANG 291 or the equivalent as per placement test results.
Other Course Info:
Taught in German.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce students to German engineering discourse. German for Engineers I and II cover different topics and can be taken in either order. German for Engineers II begins with a focus on computers; German for Engineers I begins with a focus on automobiles. They are designed to prepare students for internships and jobs requiring some knowledge of technical German, and for study abroad in a technical field in a German-speaking country. Readings will be taken primarily from Wie funktioniert das? Technik heute (6th ed.). This book provides a wide range of technical information in a standardized format consisting of one page of text with a facing page of illustrations for each topic. In addition, we will watch a number of videos related to the course content. The course will also include one or two field trips and/or guest lectures. We will spend one day taking some things apart and putting them back together again. Vocabulary building will be emphasized strongly; grammar will be reviewed as needed. There will be a lot of partner and small group work during class time, in order to maximize students' opportunities to practice speaking and to help each other master the material.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include regular quizzes, two group presentations, four essays, class participation, and regular homework assignments.

Intended Audience:

Students are expected to have had the equivalent of four semesters (or more) of college German. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have some background in engineering. Students enrolling in the course without such a background should be open to and interested in the study of scientific and technical concepts.

GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
MW 7:00PM - 8:30PM
006 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9783411088560
Wie funktioniert das? Technik, Author: Kilian, Ulrich, Publisher: Meyers Lexikonverlag 6TH 2010
ISBN: 0062288822
Collins German dictionary., Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 8th ed. 2013
Other Textbook Editions OK.
Martin Durrell: Hammer's German Grammar and Usage, 6th Ed. Routledge, ISBN: 9781138853713
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