GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Winter 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 100, 103, or RCLANG 191.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
May not be repeated for credit.
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German 102 is the continuation of German 101; please see the description for German 101 for a description of the general philosophy underlying this course. We will continue to work with the textbook, Vorsprung, from German 101. We will read, discuss, and occasionally re-enact excerpts from a novel about an artist whose new neighbor is a communist kangaroo. In addition, we will watch a feature film, Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland, winner of the 2011 "Deutscher Filmpreis" for Best Script and Best Film, a tragicomedy dramatizing the question of identity and belonging for former Turkish guest workers in Germany and their descendants. As in German 101, we will read and watch texts & videos in English and occasionally German, exploring the culture of the German-speaking countries, and some important current issues, from a variety of perspectives.

By the end of the course, students will be able to cope with a variety of conversational situations and written texts. In particular, they will have the necessary "survival skills" for a visit to a German-speaking country, as well as a foundation for doing basic intellectual work in German. Students will have expanded their perspective on cultural differences, and developed their ability to engage open-mindedly, but also critically, with cultural differences they encounter, both at home and abroad.

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Course Requirements:

Course requirements include chapter tests and a final exam, two informal oral tests, a final role play, 3 short essays, class participation, and regular homework assignments.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: Monday & Wednesday class meetings will be remote and Tuesday & Thursday class meetings will be in-person. Remote class meetings will be held synchronously at the times listed for the class. Students are expected to be available during all scheduled class times.

Learning Mode: Remote class meetings will take place via Zoom. Students will need a reasonably stable internet connection with enough bandwidth for videoconferencing and a computer (or tablet) equipped with a camera.


GERMAN 102 - Elementary Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (REC)
Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Th 7:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (REC)
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (REC)
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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