Welcome | Admission | Enrollment | Fees | Payment | Book Information
Financial Assistance | Campus Services Other Programs

German

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary German.

GERMAN 1, Elementary German I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

The German courses at Santa Monica College use a communicative approach to teaching the German language. The course is designed to give students the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German. Primary goals are to introduce beginning students to basic structures of the German language by developing vocabulary and a command of idiomatic expressions; to familiarize students with sentence structure through written exercises and short compositions; to give students a basic foundation in German history and culture; and to interest students in traveling to German-speaking countries. Language lab is required.

2285   9:30a-11:00a TThF   DRSCHR 214   Staff

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2286   2:30p-4:55p TTh   MC 16   Tanaka D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4230   7:30p-9:55p MW   HSS 150   Lashgari Rensel M

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

GERMAN 2, Elementary German II    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: German 1*.

This course is a continuation of German 1 with additional stress on conversation, reading, and essential grammatical elements. Aspects of German culture and history are covered as well. Language lab is required.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school German.

2287   2:30p-4:55p M   MC 2   Gerl A

   2:30p-4:55p W   MC 2   Tanaka D J

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

GERMAN 3, Intermediate German I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: German 2*.

This course reviews German grammar, emphasizing idiomatic construction and expressions. Discussions and interpretations are based on selected readings from German literature and a variety of cultural topics. This course is taught in German except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school German.

2288   11:10a-12:40p MW   MC 2   Gerl A

   11:10a-12:40p F   DRSCHR 217   Gerl A

GERMAN 4, Intermediate German II   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: German 3*.

This course stresses the finer grammatical points, idioms, and vocabulary used every day and in literature. The course is highlighted by intensive and extensive reading and discussion and interpretations of more advanced German works on literature, philosophy, and culture. This course is taught in German except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to four years of high school German.

2289   11:10a-12:40p MW   MC 2   Gerl A

   12:10p-1:40p F   DRSCHR 217   Gerl A

GERMAN 8, Conversational German    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: German 2.

This course provides an opportunity to acquire intermediate fluency in spoken German with emphasis on natural, colloquial usage. New vocabulary and idiomatic phrases will be emphasized, and the students will hold conversations in German during each class.

This course is taught in German except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

2290   2:45p-4:55p W   DRSCHR 217   Tanaka D J

 Previous | Next

IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.