Deutsch 1002, Frühling 2008, Block II



Instructor: Dr. John Blair


Office: Cobb Hall 110, (678) 839-5953

Course syllabus on the web:

Office Hours : MWF: 9-10:50, W 1:30-3:20, and by appt.

General Syllabus Evaluation Contract
Detailed Syllabi: k5     k6     k7     k8      k9


Welcome to German 1002.  This course is for students who have completed G1001 or who have had at least 2 years of high school German.  This is the second of a four-semester language sequence: German 1001 and 1002 are the elementary German courses, followed in the second year by the intermediate courses, G2001 and G2002.  We strongly advise that you take the four semesters of the language requirement consecutively.  Dropping out of a language for a semester or more will only make the next course in the sequence more difficult because when you are not using the vocabulary, grammatical structures, communicative skills on a regular basis, they atrophy.    



In this course, you will continue your acquisition of basic listening (cds, video, music, and lab), speaking (in class activities, orals, extra-curricular activities), reading (texts in book), and writing skills (portfolios and homework) in German through active preparation for, and participation in, classroom activities. Students will engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in German (NS 1.1). Students will learn to understand and interpret spoken and written German on a variety of topics (NS 1.2 -- See Kontakte, Kapitel 5-9, but also the chapters covered in GRMN 1001) and will present information, concepts and ideas in German to an audience of listeners or readers on a similar variety of topics (NS -- 1.3).  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of German-speaking cultures (NS 2.2) and will acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the German language and its cultures (NS 3.2).  Finally, students will also become more familiar with and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons between German and English (NS -- 4.1).


Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will demonstrate the better integration and development of the basic communicative skills begun in GRMN 1001 (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) by expanding their vocabulary to include topics such as the work place and university, living arrangements and architecture, geography and transport, eating and drinking at home and in a restaurant, and one’s past, childhood, youth, etc.  They will demonstrate familiarity with both the vocabulary and topics covered in GRMN 1001 as well as the newly covered material of this course listed above.

2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the German cultural specificities covered in GRMN 1001 as well as of the following newly introduced German cultural specificities: how professional training and university education works in Germany, Christmas and other Holiday customs, the work of a selection of German artists, architects, and poets, German eating habits, German geography and transportation methods, growing up in Germany. 

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to manipulate the grammatical concepts covered in GRMN 1001 as well as the following new grammatical concepts in a manner that makes for, assuming the good will of the interlocutor, possible comprehension on the part of native and near-native speakers: dative case, two way prepositions, dative and accusative prepositions, the verb “werden”, TMP word order, subordinating conjunctions, relative pronouns and clauses, verb last word order, adjectival constructions including comparative, superlative, and adjective endings, da- and wo-compounds, the future tense and the simple past. 




Text: Tracy D. Terrel et al.  Kontakte.  A Communicative Approach. (textbook, CD-Rom Dasher program, online workbook – Quia). 


This class will be conducted primarily in German and demands regular participation on your part.  In class we will focus on interactive activities based on the material you have prepared at home.  Because of the collaborative nature of the in-class activities, your success and the success of your colleagues in this class depend as much, if not more, on your preparation for the class as on mine (see contract below).  There are no shortcuts in learning a language.  It is a difficult task that requires consistent, committed, and hard work, but it can be enormously rewarding and fun.  You should strive to speak only German during our 75-minute classes even when asking a fellow student or the instructor what time it is or what page we're on.  In large part the amount that you understand in and contribute to class will depend directly on how much time you have devoted beforehand to preparing the material, learning the vocabulary, doing the assigned exercises.  Each study session outside of class should involve at least 4 of the following activities: (a) vocabulary learning, (b) practicing the vocabulary in written and spoken sentences, (c) reading about grammatical structures, (d) using those grammatical structures by doing assigned exercises and making your own written and oral sentences, (e) a listening exercise, (f) reading a German text, and (g) a short writing activity to sum up.  In G1002, we will complete chapters 5 through 9. On a practical level, your further advancement in the German language will demand a review of the material already covered in G1001, the memorization of new vocabulary and grammatical structures, and the desire/will/effort to creatively use them. Regular written assignments, listening comprehension exercises, language lab visits, and attendance (attentive and active participation) play a role in both the acquisition of linguistic skills and their evaluation. In other words, homework, oral exams, lab visits, and exams are not merely hurdles to be jumped but important learning tools. You will benefit most from them if you can also see them as such.


Evaluation, i.e. methods for assessing how well individual students are achieving the learning outcomes:


Preparation for and participation in class


Daily quizzes (drop 2)




Chapter exams (4 @10 ea.)


Portfolio assignments (3 @ 2 ea. or 2 @ 3ea.)


Lab Orals




Participation grades will be assigned in accordance with the following scale:

A -- student arrives on time and is always prepared, volunteers answers but does not hog classroom time, answers the majority of questions correctly and without wasting much time, participates well in group-work, remains focused on class activities, does not have to be regularly reminded to concentrate and focus on the activities at hand, rarely uses English, is respectful to both the professor and fellow students. 

B -- student arrives on time and is almost always prepared, occasionally volunteers and answers when called on, usually answers correctly and quickly, participates well in group-work, usually works in a focused manner and only occasionally needs to be reminded to concentrate on class work, uses a bit more English that necessary but not every day, is respectful to both professor and fellow students. 

C -- student almost always arrives on time, is prepared about half of the time, doesn't generally volunteer answers but does answer when called on and answers are sometimes correct, needs regular reminders to focus and concentrate but heeds reminders when given them, lapses into English on a daily basis, is respectful to both professor and students.

D -- student averages one late per week, is rarely prepared, follows along in class and attempts to answer when called on but answers are rarely correct, needs daily reminders to focus and concentrate, uses English in every group-work activity, has a tendency to be a little disrespectful toward professor and/or fellow students.

F -- student is frequently late, often absent (more than 3 times), rarely prepared, inattentive in class, asks time wasting questions about aspects of the course already covered in class during his/her absences, slows down class-room activities because of lack of preparation, hinders other students' progress in group work, is disrespectful and lacks understanding for the classroom environment. 



G1002 Schedule for Spring 2006

Der erste Tag der Woche ist:





der 3. März



Kapitel 5

Kapitel 5

der 10. März

Kapitel 5

Kapitel 5

Kapitel 5 / Prüfung 1

Kapitel 6

der 17. März

Spring Break – Kein Unterricht!

der 24. März

Kapitel 6

Kapitel 6

Kapitel 6

Kapitel 6

der 31. März

Kapitel 6 / Prüfung 2

Kapitel 7

Kapitel 7

Kapitel 7

der 7. April

Kapitel 7

Kapitel 7

Kapitel 7 / Prüfung 3

Kapitel 8

der 14. April

Kapitel 8

Kapitel 8

Kapitel 8

Kapitel 8

der 21. April

Kapitel 8 / Prüfung 4

Kapitel 9

Kapitel 9

Kapitel 9

der 29. April

Kapitel 9

 Kapitel 9

FINAL EXAM: Friday, May 2, 2-4


Make sure you cell phone is turned off BEFORE class begins.  If your cell phone goes off (and that includes vibrating) more than once during the semester, you cannot receive higher than a C for participation.  If your cell phone goes off more than 4 times, you will receive an F for participation.   The classroom must remain a space in which German, learning, and teaching come first.  All phone calls are major distractions that disrupt a positive and focused learning environment. 


You will be given a more detailed syllabus with homework assignments for each segment of the course.


Final Exam: Friday, May 2, 2-4 p.m. in our regular class room.



Plagiarism Policy:

The State University of West Georgia defines plagiarism as "the purchase and/or use of ghost-written papers and reports, or incorporating into a report, term theme, research paper, or project, ideas and information obtained from another person without giving credit to the person from whom such information was obtained" (Faculty Handbook, Section 207).  This definition applies equally to electronic, print, and verbal sources.  Plagiarism is grounds for failing this course.  Furthermore, using an on-line translation service or friends, family, and/or native speakers to correct and change your German before submitting papers, projects, homework are forms of plagiarism and are similarly grounds for failing this course.



Academic Honor:

The State University of West Georgia assumes that each student “pledges not to lie, cheat, steal or engage in plagiarism in the pursuit of his or her studies…” (Undergraduate Catalog, 2003, 97). 


1.      I will prepare for and participate in class in a manner that is productive for both myself and my classmates.  I will try to speak German during the class and understand that if I disrupt class in any way  (talking English in group activities, demonstratively displaying bad moods, refusal to cooperate and participate), I may be considered absent. 

2.      I understand that all the work I submit must be my own.  I will not use an on-line translation service nor friends and family to correct any of my work in advance.  I understand that such actions constitute academic dishonesty and will result in a failing grade and/or further disciplinary actions. 

3.      I understand that attendance is important and that I am responsible for everything I miss when I skip class.  I know that quizzes and homework assignments cannot be made up.  I understand that if I will miss or have missed an exam, I must contact my professor as soon as possible to negotiate a make-up.  If I have not contacted the professor before she returns the graded exams, I have relinquished the possibility of a make-up.  I understand that make-ups will only be given in extreme circumstances and not to fit my vacation schedule, work schedule, etc. 

4.      I understand that coming to class late and/or leaving class at any point during the 75 minute period is rude and disruptive for my colleagues and teacher and I will do so only in extreme circumstances. I understand that two lates is equivalent to an absence and will be counted as such.  I also understand that I may not have cell phones or beepers turned on during class.

5.      I understand that for each absence beyond my fourth, 2.5% will be deducted from my final grade in this class.  I understand that my participation grade must be 0 if I am not here.  The first four absences are to be used for illness, family emergencies, etc.  I understand that I should not use them frivolously.  Since this policy does not distinguish between "excused" and "unexcused" absences, understandable and necessary absences will also reduce your grade, if you have already missed class four times.

6.      I understand that my finances, my job, and my Hope Scholarship are my own personal business and that I should therefore not invoke them in professional discussions with my professor about the course and or my performance in the course. I understand that my grade must be based on what I do and how well I do it in this course and cannot be altered on the basis of personal circumstances.

7.      I have read and understood the syllabus and how I will be evaluated in this course.  

8.      I have read and understood this contract or have asked questions about those aspects that I did not understand.  I hereby declare my commitment to following these guidelines and agree to contact my professor if I believe I can no longer fulfill this commitment.



G1002, Frühlingssemester 2006, Kapitel 5         top



Mttwoch, den 5. März

Lesen Sie 5.1 (S. 193-194)

Übungen 1 und 2 vorbereiten (S. 194-5)

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Einkäufe und Geschenke” und “Verben” (S. 190-191)

Lernen Sie das Bildgeschichte “Josef kauft Geschenke” (S. 174; also on Quia, 5.3)

Quia: Geschenke und Gefälligkeiten, 5.1 und 5.3

Donnerstag, den 7. März

Lesen Sie 5.2 und 5.3 (S. 195-6)

Übungen 3, 4 und 5 (S. 196-7)

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Berufe” und “Sonstige Substantive” (S. 189-191)

Lernen Sie das Bildgeschichte, “Was Michael Pusch schon alles gemacht hat” (S. 177; also on Quia, 5.9)

Quia: Geschenke und Gefälligkeiten, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5

Montag, den 10. März

Lesen Sie 5.4 (S. 197-198)

Übungen 6-7 (S. 198-9)

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Orte” und “Schule und Beruf” (S. 190-191)

Lesen Sie “Schwitzen fürs Image,” (S. 179-180) und bereiten Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text.” vor.

Quia: Berufe, 5.7 und 5.9

Dienstag, den 11. März

Lesen Sie 5.5 (S. 199-200)

Übungen 8-9 (S. 200-201)

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “In der Küche,” “Adjektive und Adverbien” und “Sonstige Wörter” (S. 190-2)

Lesen Sie “Die Welt aus den Augen einer Katze” und machen Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 187-188)

Quia: Arbeitsplätze, 5.11, 5.13, 5.14

Mittwoch , den 12. März

Lernen Sie für die Prüfung.

Quia: In der Küche, 5.15-5.17 und Aufsatz-Training, 5.29


 G1002, Kapitel 6                        top


Im Kurs


Donnerstag, den 13. März

Haus und Wohnung

Dative Verbs

Acc./Dat. preps.

Lesen Sie 6.1-6.2 (S. 225-8).

Übung 1-3 (S. 226-8).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Haus und Wohnung” und “Haus und Garten” (S. 223).

Quia: Haus und Wohnung, 6.1-6.4.


Spring Break

 March 17-22

Montag, den 24. März

Das Stadtviertel

Word order


Lesen Sie 6.3 und 6.4 (S. 229-230).

Übungen 4 (S. 228) und 5 (S. 229) und 6 (S. 230).

Quia: Das Stadtviertel, 6.7-6.8.

Dienstag, den 25. März




Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “In der Stadt” und “Verben” (S. 222-224)!

Lesen Sie “Regionale Baustile” und machen Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 210-211)!

Aufsatz # 1 fällig

Mittwoch, den 26. März

Auf Wohnungssuche

Separable prefix verbs in different tenses

Lesen Sie 6.5 (S. 231-232).

Übung 7 und 8 (S. 232-3).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Wohnmöglichkeiten” und “Auf Wohnungssuche” (S. 223)!

Quia: Auf Wohnungssuche, 6.9-6.11 und 6.13.

Donnerstag, den 27. März


Prepositions "mit" and "bei"

Lesen Sie 6.6 (S. 233-234).

Übungen  9 (S. 234).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Adjektive und Adverbien und “Sonstige Wörter und Ausdrücke” (S. 224)!

Lernen Sie das Bildgeschichte “Frühjahrsputz” (S. 218; also on Quia, 6.15).

Quia: Hausarbeit, 6.15-6.16.

Montag, den 31. März

Prüfung II

Lernen Sie für die Prüfung!

Übung 10 (S. 235).

Lesen Sie “Porträt: Walter Gropius und Weimar” (S. 219-220) und machen Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text” und “Nach dem Lesen” (S. 220).

Quia: Aufsatz-Training, 6.28-6.29.

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Dienstag, den 1. April



Lesen Sie 7.1(S. 256-257)!

Übungen 1 und 2 (S. 258).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Geographie” (S. 254)!

Bereiten Sie Geographie vor (S. 238-239)

Mittwoch, den 2. April

Thema: Geographie

Gramm: Relativpronomen und Komparativ


Die Lorelei

Lesen Sie 7.2 (S. 258-260)!

Übungen 3-5 (S. 261-262).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Sonstige Verben” und “Sonstige Wörter und Ausdrücke” (S. 255)!

Lesen Sie “Die Lorelei” und machen Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 240-241)!

Quia: Kapitel 7, Geographie, 7.1, 7.2 und 7.4.

Donnerstag, den 3. April


Gramm: Da- und wo- compounds


Da- and Wo-compounds

Die Motorradtour

Lesen Sie 7.3 (S. 262-264)!

Übungen 6 und 7 (S. 264).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Auto” und “Verkehr und Transportmittel” (S. 254)!

Lesen Sie “Die Motorradtour” und machen Sie “Arbeite mit dem Text” (S. 244-246).

Quia: Kapitel 7, Transportmittel, 7.5-7.7.

Montag, den 7. April

Thema: Das Auto

Gramm: Perfekt

Present Perfect Review

Das Auto

Lesen Sie 7.4 (S. 265-266)!

Übungen 8-9 (S. 266-7).  

Quia: Kapitel 7, Das Auto, 7.10-7.12 und 7.14.

Dienstag, den 8. April

Thema: Reiseerlebnisse

Gramm: Präteritum von haben/sein


Simple past of "sein" and "haben"

Lesen Sie 7.5 (S. 267)!

Übung 10 (S. 267).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz under “Sonstige Substantive” (S. 255)!

Quia: Kapitel 7, Reiseerlebnisse, 7.15

Mittwoch, den 9. April

Prüfung heute!!

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Reiseerlebnisse” (S. 255)!

Lernen Sie das Bildgeschichte “Stefans Reise nach Österreich” (also on Quia 7.17)

Quia: Kapitel 7, Reiseerlebnisse, 7.16-7.19 und Aufsatztraining, 7.34-7.35.

Lernen Sie für die Prüfung!


G1002, Kapitel 8

We need a few more quizzes!             top




Donnerstag, den 10. April


Thema: Essen und Trinken / Adjektivendungen

*Lesen Sie 8.1, 8.2 und 8.4 (S. 293-295 und S. 299)!

*Übungen 1-4 (S. 294-5).

*Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Frühstück” und “Mittagessen und Abendessen” (S. 290-291)!

*Lesen Sie “Meistens esse ich…bis zu Mineralwasser” (S. 270-271)!

Montag, den 14. April


Thema: Essen und Trinken / Adjektivendungen

*Lesen Sie 8.1, 8.2 und 8.4 wieder! 

*Übung 7, S. 299

*Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “”Obst und Nüsse,” “Gemüse” und “Getränke” (S. 291)!

*Lesen Sie “Kultur…Landeskunde…Informationen” (S. 274) und beantworten Sie die Fragen, die gestellt werden!

*Quia: Kapitel 8, Essen und Trinken, 8.2-8.3

Dienstag, den 15. April


Thema: Haushaltsgeräte / AC/DC Präpositionen

*Lesen Sie 8.3 (S. 295-297)!

*Übungen 5 und 6 (S. 297-8).

*Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Im Haushalt” (S. 292)!

*Lesen Sie “Mord im Café König” und machen Sie Übungen A und B unter “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 277-279)!

Mittwoch, den 16. April


Thema:Einkaufen und Kochen / Futur

*Lesen Sie 8.5 (S. 300)!

*Übungen 8-9 (S. 300-301).

*Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Zutaten,” “Küche und Zubereitung” und “Sonstige Verben” (S. 291-2)!

*Lesen Sie “Porträt: Hans Riegel und Bonn” und machen Sie “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 284)!

*Quia: Kapitel 8, Haushaltsgeräte, 8.4-8.6

Donnerstag, den 17. April


Thema: Im Restaurant /  Adjektivendungen

*Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Adjektive und Adverbien” und “Sonstige Wörter und Ausdrücke”!

*Übung 10 (S. 301) und Adjektivendungen Übungen – Handout.  

*Quia: Kapitel 8, Kochen und Einkaufen, 8.7-8.10

Montag, den 21. April

Prüfung: Kapitel 8

*Quia: Kapitel 8, Im Restaurant, 8.11-8.14 und 8.16-8.17

*Lernen Sie für die Prüfung!

Detailed Syllabus for Kapitel 9            top




Dienstag, den 22. April



Lesen Sie 9.1 und 9.2 (S. 327-329)!

Übungen 1-3 (S. 327-330).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Kindheit und Jugend“ (S. 325).

Mittwoch, den 23. April



Lesen Sie 9.3 (S. 330-331)!

Übungen 4-5 (S. 331-2).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Sonstige Verben” (S. 326)!

Quia: Kapitel 9, Kindheit, 9.2-9.3

Quiz am Dienstag

Donnerstag, den 24. April



Lesen Sie 9.4 (S. 332-333)!  Lernen Sie die starken Verben auf S. 333!

Übungen 6-7 (S. 334).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Sonstige Substantive” und “Adjektive und Adverbien” (S. 325-6)!

Quia: Kapitel 9, Jugend, 9.4-9.5 und 9.7-9.9

Montag, den 28. April



Lesen Sie 9.5 (S. 334-335)!

Übung 8 (S. 335).

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Märchen” und “Natur und Tiere” (S. 325)!

Lesen Sie “Der standhafte Zinnsoldat” (S. 313-314) und machen Sie Übung A unter “Arbeit mit dem Text” (I’ll be picking this up as homework.)

Quia: Kapitel 9, Geschichten, 9.10-9.11

Quiz am Donnerstag

Dienstag, den 29. April



Lesen Sie “Der standhafte Zinnsoldat” (S. 321-322) und machen Sie Übung A unter “Arbeit mit dem Text” (S. 323 – I’ll be picking this up as homework.)

Lernen Sie den Wortschatz unter “Sonstige Wörter und Ausdrücke” (S. 326)!

Quia: Kapitel 9, Märchen, 9.13-9.16 à deadline set for May 3 on this so you can do it after class on Monday if you prefer.

Aufsatz # 2 fällig sein.  Handout given Wednesday, April 26.

FINAL EXAM: Friday, May 2, 2-4 p.m. in our regular class room.


[1][1] These goals have been adopted verbatim from the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.