Deutsch 302: GERMAN COMPOSITION

Frühjahr 2002

Dozent: Katya Skow-Obenaus; Capers 223D

Tel: 953-6886             E-mail:skowobenausk@citadel.edu              

Sprechstunden: montags, mittwochs, freitags 8.30-9.00; montags, mittwochs 14.00-15.00; dienstags, donnerstags 9.00-9.30, 13.00-14.00; und nach Vereinbarung.

 

Texts: Übergänge. Texte Verfassen, Kathryn A. Corl, Barbara S. Jurasek, Richard T. Jurasek.

 Duden Stilwörterbuch.

Recommended--a good German/English, English/German dictionary such as Harper/Collins, and Dippmann, Gerda. A Practical Review of German Grammar, 3nd Ed. Prentice Hall, 2000.

 

Course Objectives: To increase and practice command of written German. The course will focus on several different types of writing including description, report, critique, argumentation, and literary analysis. In the course we will concentrate on structure and content as well as grammar and language. We will use a variety of authentic German-language materials including short stories, magazine and newspaper articles, advertisements, letters, schedules, songs, etc. as a basis for discussion and written assignments. The language of the classroom is German.

 

Expectations:

·         proof of class preparation through lively class participation; completion of 6 writing projects; homework; announced quizzes, final

 

·         homework and writing projects are due on the day for which they are assigned. All work is to be done individually, i.e. not in pairs or groups, unless otherwise indicated. Use of on-line dictionaries and translation programs (on- or off-line) is strengstens verboten! Check with me before you get any help whatsoever on essays.

 

·         attendance is mandatory. "For any student, absences, whether authorized or unauthorized, in excess of 20% of the meetings of a particular course can, at the discretion of the professor, result in a grade of F in that course" (Bulletin of the Citadel).

 

·         Make-up and late work including quizzes is only possible in case of emergency and may (or may not) be accepted at the discretion of the instructor. In the case of a missed quiz or assignment, the instructor reserves the right to count the next quiz or assignment grade twice.

  Composition of Grade:                                                                     

Writing Projects   60   
Participation 10
Preparation (quizzes, HW)  15
Final         15

                                                     

                                                                                    

 A=100-90; B=89-80; C=79-70; D=69-60; F=59-0


LEHRPLAN

 

Mittwoch, 16. Januar-Montag, 28. Januar

 

Übergänge: Kapitel 1 (Beschreiben)

 

Mittwoch, 30. Januar-Freitag, 8 Februar

 

            Übergänge: Kapitel 2 (Beschreiben)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) fällig am 11. Februar

           

Montag, 11. Februar-Mittwoch, 20. Februar

 

Übergänge: Kapitel 3 (Erzählen)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) am 22. Februar fällig

 

Freitag, 22. Februar-Montag, 4. März

 

Übergänge: Kapitel 4 (Berichten)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) am 6. März fällig

 

Mittwoch, 6. März-Freitag, 15. März

 

Übergänge: Kapitel 6 (kritisch Betrachten)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) am 18. März "in class"

 

Montag, 18. Marz-Freitag, 29. März

           

Übergänge: Kapitel  7 (Pro und Kontra)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) am 29. März fällig

 

Montag, 8. April-Mittwoch 17. April

 

Übergänge: Kapitel 9 (Interpretation von Prosatexten)

 

Aufsatz (300 Wörter) am 19. April fällig

 

Freitag, 19. April-Montag, 29 April

           

Übergänge: Kapitel 10 (Interpretation eines lyrischen Textes)

 

Mittwoch, 1 Mai, 1-4              Schlußprüfung