GERM 202 Intermediate German II

GERM 202 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Tracy Case Koslowski

Instructor name:
Tracy Case Koslowski

Instructor Information:
Tracy Case Koslowski received a B.A. in Linguistics with minors in German and Russian, an M.A. in German, and an M.A. in TESL, all from the University of Mississippi. Her international experience includes a year abroad studying in Giessen, Germany; working as an English instructor for the “Allegria” troupe of Cirque du Soleil; graduate study in Klagenfurt, Austria; and teaching English at the Berufskolleg in Hilden, Germany.

Before becoming an instructor at UM in 2003, she spent three years teaching German at Pascagoula High School. In addition to teaching independent study German, Tracy is a full-time instructor in the University of Mississippi Intensive English Program.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ex.—GERM 101).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This is a 4-lesson independent study course in introductory German. Each lesson will take 2-3 weeks to complete, and each is followed by a proctored chapter exam that must be finished before progressing in the course.

This course will introduce you to basic grammar and vocabulary, including topics such as self-description, family, studies and leisure activities. This course will include speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing in German. When you use the iLrn Language Learning Center, you can share videos, media files and voice threads all online, using your new language skills in fun, real-world ways. iLrn will help you make the most of your language study time, and give you confidence speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Formulate the imperative
  2. Use reflexive pronouns
  3. Ask indirect questions
  4. Express possibility, causality, and purpose
  5. Complete a narrative
  6. Gain a broader understanding German language and culture

Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 instructional modules (or lessons) and 4 proctored exams.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

1

Freizeit; Kapitel 1

iLrn textbook activities and SAM activities

Week 1-2

Course Exam 1

Covers unit 1

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 3

2

Komminikation; Kapital 2

iLrn textbook activities and SAM activities

Week 4-5

Course Exam 2

Covers unit 2

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 6

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

3

Deutschland heute; Kapital 3

iLrn textbook activities and SAM activities

Week 7-10

Course Exam 3

Covers unit 3

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 11

4

Familie; Kapital 4

iLrn textbook activities and SAM activities

Week 12-14

Course Exam 4:
Final Exam

Non-comprehensive exam that covers unit 4 (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 15

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
The GRADING SCALE will be based upon a ten point grade system:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.