GERM 201 Intermediate German I

GERM 201 IS Sec 3, 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 Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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

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

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

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.

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.


Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing guide to complete the course in a 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


Kapitel 9: Ein Praktikum in Wien


Weeks 1-2

Course Exam 1

Covers chapter 9

To be completed before proceeding

Week 3


Kapitel 10: Feste, Feiertage und Ferien


Weeks 4-5

Course Exam 2

Covers chapter 10

To be completed before proceeding

Week 6


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.


Kapitel 11: Geschichte und Geographie Deutschlands


Weeks 7-9

Course Exam 3

Covers chapter 11

To be completed before proceeding

Week 10


Kapitel 12: Ende gut, alles gut!


Weeks 11-13

Course Exam 4: Final Exam

Non-comprehensive exam that covers chapter 12. Ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam.

To be completed to finalize credit

Week 14


90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F


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.