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GERM 202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN Sec 2

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Tracy Case Koslowski

Tracy Case Koslowski

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 ìAllegriaî 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:

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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:

GERM 201 TEXTBOOK

Kaleidoskop: Kultur, Literatur und Grammatik. Moeller, Berger, and Wieden

Heinle; 9 edition

You must purchase access to iLrn for this book.

Book: Kaleidoskop 9th Edition eStudent Activities Manual (eSAM) Bundle: Kaleidoskop, 9th + Student Activities Manual

ISBN10: 1-337-37330-3 ISBN13: 978-1-337-37330-2

After you have a Heinle Learning Center Account, use this information to access your course:

  1. Course: German 202 IS
  2. IS Code: TTAN483

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint, but not completed by the midpoint deadline, will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

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).

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 complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first day of midterm week.

If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.
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:

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

Grading Information
iLrn Activities: 60% (30% Textbook and eSAM 30%)
Exams (4): 40%

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

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