German

http://www.miracosta.edu/GRMN

The International Languages Department offers courses that provide the foundation for German language study. These courses also satisfy either the humanities requirement for general education or the proficiency requirement in an international language when required for transfer. A bachelor's degree in an international language such as German can lead to a career in advertising, broadcasting, consulting, translating, teaching, international service, public relations, social work, and sales.

Note: Students educated in a non-English speaking country through high school or equivalent will generally not earn lower-division transfer credit in their language at most universities. Students who might be affected by this rule should consult a counselor and/or the International Languages Department Chair before enrolling in the courses described below.

Contact Information

Chair: Andrea Petri

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/GRMN

Department: International Languages

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6844

Courses

GRMN 101: Elementary German (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in GRMN 102, GRMN 201, or GRMN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1103.00)

This introductory course develops German language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It covers basic German pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. It also explores the history, geography, and customs of the German-speaking countries. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school German.

GRMN 102: Elementary German (Second Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: GRMN 101 or two years of high school German with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in GRMN 201 or GRMN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1103.00)

This course continues to develop German language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in GRMN 101, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in German. The course also provides for increased awareness of the German-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the third year of high school German.

GRMN 201: Intermediate German (Third Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: GRMN 102 or three years of high school German with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in GRMN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1103.00)

This course continues to develop German language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in GRMN 101 and GRMN 102, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in German. The course also provides for increased awareness of the German history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school German.

GRMN 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.