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German


2012-2014 Catalog

German

Faculty

Timothy Crow, Professor

German Program

The German program introduces students to the German language and Central European culture. The courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in German and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.

Students may choose either the Liberal Arts Minor or the Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minor. Students may elect to submit a German Studies major proposal for approval in conjunction with UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Oldenburg, Germany. Professor Emerita Dr. Karen Bahnick has established a scholarship for students who choose to continue their German studies in Oldenburg, Germany, after having completed at least through GERM 202 at UW-Superior and having declared the German minor.

The German program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.

German Minor Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
  2. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.

German Minor Requirements

21 total credits

German Required Courses (12 credits required):

GERM 101 Beginning German I -- 3 credits
GERM 102 Beginning German II -- 3 credits
GERM 201 Intermediate German I -- 3 credits
GERM 202 Intermediate German II -- 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level German course with a grade of B- or better will receive retro-credit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro-credits in German.)

German Elective Courses (9 credits required):

GERM 301 Conversation I -- 3 credits
GERM 302 Conversation II -- 3 credits
GERM 344 German Colloquy (may be repeated) -- 3 credits
GERM 351 Communication through Culture I -- 3 credits
GERM 352 Communication through Culture II -- 3 credits
GERM 399 Study Abroad -- 6-18 credits
GERM 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

A student must complete GERM 202 and usually at least one 300-level German course at UW-Superior before participating in German Study Abroad during the junior year. The wide variety of courses available in Oldenburg allows students the opportunity to pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies Major in the field of German Studies.

German Teacher Certification Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the target language.
  2. Explain aspects of the target language culture, including differences from their own cultures.
  3. Understand how learning a foreign language positively impacts learning in other academic disciplines.
  4. Identify similarities and differences between the target language and their native languages.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of using the foreign language within their communities.
  6. Be prepared to teach a foreign language incorporating the Five C's (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Community) as the standards for language learning.

German Teacher Certification Minor Requirements

24 total credits

German Required Courses (12 credits required):

GERM 101 Beginning German I -- 3 credits
GERM 102 Beginning German II -- 3 credits
GERM 201 Intermediate German I -- 3 credits
GERM 202 Intermediate German II -- 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by earning a grade of B- or higher in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level German course with a grade of B- or higher will receive retro credit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retro credits in German.)

Teacher Education Required Course (3 credits required):

WLLED 339 Methods for Teaching World Languages -- 3 credits

German Elective Courses (9 credits required):

GERM 301 Conversation I-- 3 credits
GERM 302 Conversation II -- 3 credits
GERM 344 German Colloquy (may be repeated) -- 3 credits
GERM 351 Communication through Culture I -- 3 credits
GERM 352 Communication through Culture II -- 3 credits
GERM 399 Study Abroad -- 6-18 credits
GERM 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

Notes:

To be certified, a German Teacher Certification Minor must pass Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification requirements: To reach the mandated level of language competence, all German Teacher Certification(Ages 6-13 or 10-21)Minors will be required to spend time in studyabroad(or participate in an alternative immersion experience).

A student must complete GERM 202 and usually at least one 300-level German course at UW-Superior before participating in German Study Abroad during the junior year.

There are no certification tests for minors -- ALL TESTS ARE FOR MAJORS. It is up to the student to prepare to meet the standards for a MAJOR, generally through extended study abroad.

For further information on the UW-Superior German Studies Program, go to the World Languages, Literature, and Cultures Department. See also International Programs section of this catalog. For more information on the courses offered, see German in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.


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