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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.

German

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary German. Most sections require the use of a computer with Internet access for class resources and/or to complete assignments.

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.

2460 11:10a-12:40p MWF MC 16 Gardner A

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

4245 7:30p-9:55p TTh DRSCHR 217 Lashgari Rensel M

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

GERMAN 2, Elementary German II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3B (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.

2461 2:30p-4:55p MW MC 16 Gerl A

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

Arrange-1 Hour

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.

2462 11:10a-12:40p MW MC 12 Gerl A

11:10a-12:40p F DRSCHR 214 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.

2463 11:10a-12:40p MW MC 12 Gerl A

12:10p-1:40p F DRSCHR 214 Gerl A

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