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German 101-102 is for students with no previous study of German. The course employs a communicative approach involving all four language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. We focus initially on practice in understanding the spoken language and then move rapidly to basic forms of dialogue and self-expression. In the second semester, reading and especially writing come increasingly into play. In 2020-2021, GERM 101 will be a hybrid course, with most instruction online via Zoom, but some involving either in-person or online small-group work. The final format of the course will be determined together with students, taking into account health and safety considerations, pedagogical imperatives, and student preference.
Format: lecture; Various types of instruction and learning; meets five days a week
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
Active class participation, written homework, written and oral assessments
First- and second-year students
Credit granted only if both semesters (GERM 101 and 102) are taken. In the absence of the Winter Study program in 2020-21 some work, guided by the instructor and the TAs, will nonetheless be expected over January.