Department of Germanic Studies

Vincent Vanderheijden


LecturerPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Vincent Vanderheijden

Contact

  • Phone: 512-232-6372
  • Office: Burdine 380
  • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1-2
  • Campus Mail Code: C3300

Interests


Foreign Language Pedagogy; Inter- and Transcultural Communicative Competence; Instructional Design and Curricular Development; Language Teacher Professional Development

Courses


DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37690 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37825 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BUR 337

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to develop your understanding of and ability to use German grammar. The course seeks to review certain basic grammatical structures in German that you likely encountered in earlier coursework (e.g., past tense forms, adjective endings), as well as introduce you to new grammatical concepts (e.g., extended attributes, nominalizations).

In the course, we will use a content-based instructional approach to language learning. Through engaging with content material in German, you will be able to observe language in use and, importantly, have opportunities to practice grammatical structures in real, meaningful, spoken and written contexts. Three interconnected topics related to young people in German society (e.g., protest culture, military and civil service, and changes in the university system) serve as the backdrop for class discussions and writing assignments.

You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328. This course is conducted in German.

Texts/Readings:

-Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Jamie Rankin. 6th Edition


Grading/Requirements:
Class Participation:                       10%                        Exploratory Practice Project:     15%

Homework:                                   20%                       3 Writing Tasks:                      20%

3 Tests:                                         35%                       

GER 331L • Adv Conversatn & Compos: Lit

37830 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114

Description:

There are two central goals of this course. The first is to introduce you to several core issues in contemporary Germany to familiarize you with important elements of German culture and society and the ways in which these topics are discussed in Germany. This aspect of the course is meant to prepare you to engage in conversations with Germans on a variety of current and controversial topics. To this end we will read and/or listen to a wide range of material (film, music, poetry, news reports, and print media) that relate to post-wall German society, politics, and culture. These materials are organized according to four broad thematic units. The second goal of the course is to improve your written and spoken command of German. This means that you will expand your active vocabulary, aim for a consistently high level of grammatical accuracy with basic structures, continually add more advanced grammatical structures to your active repertoire, and increase the linguistic register at which you can produce German. You will be expected to use grammatical structures appropriately and thoughtfully and to add increasingly sophisticated and complex elements first to your written essays and then to your spoken German. We will practice these elements in interaction (dialogues, conversations, question-and-answer settings, and debates) before you use them in formal group and individual presentations. The course will be conducted in German.

Course Objectives
:
By the end of this semester you should be able to:
• compose short written essays in German with a high degree of grammatical accuracy, a varied vocabulary, and in a formal register;
• participate in verbal interactions in German with ease and advanced fluency using both colloquial phrasing in conversation as well as formal elements in debates and presentations;
• understand and comment on primary German sources about contemporary Germany; and demonstrate a solid understanding of core issues central to German society and culture.

Texts/Readings:
All of the required material is available online or via Blackboard. It is expected that you print out each text and worksheet in advance of the respective class, make notes on it as you read it, and bring it to class. Each video should be watched multiple times and you should bring questions pertaining to the material read and/or viewed. There are supplementary documents in the file “TEXTE” and stylistic rubrics in the “Materialien” folder. Consult these folders each week.

Grading:
Preparation and participation    15%
Weekly writing assignments    15%
Quizzes                10%
Three two-page papers        40%
Group presentation            20%
Plus/minus grades will be assigned for the final course grade.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37055 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37190 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

36955 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

37095 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37130 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38065 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38205 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GEA 114

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38260 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

GER 612 • Accel Sec-Yr Ger: Read Mod Ger

38385 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM JES A215A

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.. Besides the textbook, authentic texts representing a number of genres (especially popular film) will be used to enrich students’ developing content knowledge of the German-speaking world.

The communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

4      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

5      Chapter tests (30%)

6      Regular quizzes (10%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

 There are no incompletes given in German 612.

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38330 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 612 • Accel Sec-Yr Ger: Read Mod Ger

38465 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM JES A303A

Course Description

German 612 is an intensive intermediate German course that builds on language abilities acquired in German 506-507 (or equivalent). With a content-based approach to language instruction, the course helps students not only to review and expand their German language abilities, but also to develop these within a meaningful context that supports the development of specific content knowledge.. Besides the textbook, authentic texts representing a number of genres (especially popular film) will be used to enrich students’ developing content knowledge of the German-speaking world.

The communicative approach to language learning that we take in this course focuses on learning to use German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts across both spoken and written genres. The course aims to develop students’ ability to interpret (not merely read or listen), communicate (not merely give and receive information), and perform (not merely write or speak) in German. In other words, the course will help students to become literate users of the German language. To this end, students of German 612 are expected to take on greater involvement in their own learning than they have in their beginning-level German language classes. Class activities (from class discussions to group projects) will require collaborative and cooperative learning on the part of all class members. 

Please note that this accelerated course requires that students commit approximately 60-120 minutes per weekday (not per class day) to homework and studying outside of class. Students not able to make this commitment over the entire span of the upcoming semester should consider taking German 612 during a semester that allows them to focus fully on the language. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories: 

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Daily homework (20%)

3      Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

4      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

5      Chapter tests (30%)

6      Regular quizzes (10%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

 There are no incompletes given in German 612.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37935 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38070 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.120

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37875 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38012 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLM 6.120

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37815 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37860 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 234

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 328 • Advanced German Grammar

38002 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 304

Course Description:
German 328 is designed to help you refine your command and understanding of German grammar.  The course focuses primarily on formal accuracy, but class activities will include communicative applications of grammatical points.  German 328 is not a course in composition, conversation, or stylistics, although there are elements of such courses in German 328.  (The department offers other courses dedicated to these topics.)  You must have completed second year German here at UT or have earned credit for second year German through a placement exam, AP exam, or transfer credit to enroll in German 328.

Texts/Readings:

-Frank E. Donahue, Deutsche Wiederholungsgrammatik (required)
-A German-English dictionary of your choice

Grading/Requirements:
Tests (4 x 20%):     80%
Participation:         20%

Tests:
Four tests will be given over the course of the semester.  Tests typically cover four or more chapters of the textbook and consist of items similar to those on the homework assignments and in-class exercises.  Each test is worth 20% of your semester grade. Because the tests are increasingly cumulative, there is no final exam in this class.

Participation:

Participation includes attendance, asking questions, answering questions, and taking part in class discussions.  Attendance is crucial.  Unexcused absences will result in poor grades for participation!  Please notify the instructor as soon as possible if it is necessary for you to be absent from class.  In accordance with UT policy, you may be excused from class to participate in religious observances and official obligations like club or varsity sports.  In such cases, written documentation must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the absence takes place.

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38020 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 337

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

37645 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM BUR 337

Course Description

This accelerated Dutch course will focus on developing students' communicative abilities, and providing a thorough introduction to the culture, history, and society of the countries where Dutch is spoken. We will cover in one semester all the material normally covered in one year of instruction. With Dutch 612 in the spring, you can fulfill the two-year language requirement in just two semesters. Of course this means that both you and the instructor have quite some ground to cover. Keep in mind that language learning is always an intensive undertaking that demands a lot of practice. An accelerated course, therefore, is an intensively intensive undertaking

Grading Policy

6 tests: 30% Oral final: 10% Short quizzes: 15% Homework: 15% Participation: 10% Weekly journal: 10% Presentations (2): 10%

Texts

Code Nederlands, tekstboek, Deel I Code Nederlands, oefenboek, Deel I Dutch-English/English-Dutch dictionary (Routledge publishes a good one.) 201 Dutch Verbs Reader with stories available from Speedway Copies (Dobie Mall, 478-3334) Dutch Grammar Compendium (hand-out)

GER 507 • First-Year German II

37985 • Spring 2010
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM JES A307A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38235 • Fall 2009
Meets M 2:00PM-4:00PM RAS 215

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

37285 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CBA 4.336

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

GER 506 • First-Year German I

38590 • Fall 2008
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A305A

Course Description

German 506, a first semester German course, assumes no prior knowledge of German. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) German 506 introduces students to the language and culture of the modern German-speaking world. Every effort is made to present opportunities to use the language: for self-expression in everyday situations, for basic survival needs in German-speaking language communities, and for personal enjoyment. To this aim, lessons center on linguistic, communicative, and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1  Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2  Homework (15%)

3  Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4  Chapter tests (25%)

5  Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

6  Regular quizzes (10%)

7  Short collaborative video project (10%)

8  Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 507 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

DCH 612 • Accelerated Second-Year Dutch

38295 • Spring 2008
Meets MW 9:00AM-11:00AM EPS 4.108

This course is open to students who have successfully completed DCH 604 with a minimum grade of C or demonstrated minimum competence by separate examination. DCH 612 is a continuation of your intensive introduction to Dutch. During this semester we will continue to expand your Dutch language skills. We will address various areas of contemporary Dutch life as well as look into the recent Dutch past. The course will continue to utilize the Contact! textbook series but will draw from primary literary and daily-life texts as well. You will develop more sophisticated language skills and strategies and broaden the kinds of topics you can discuss. You will also pursue your exploration of various topics on the language and culture(s) of the Low Countries through your own independent project.  DCH 612 is an intensive, 6-credit hour course which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

Texts/Readings:
Textbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Tekstboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw, F de Groot. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1377. (Comes with 2 CDs).

Workbook:

Contact! 2: Nederlands voor anderstaligen: Werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam.  

ISBN: 978-94-6030-1384. (Comes with 3 CDs).

Coursepack, details to be announced

 

Grading/Requirements:
3 written exams and 1 oral exam: 40%
Class preparation and participation 20%

Speaking and Writing Tasks 15%
Short quizzes 25%

Independent learning project: 10%

DCH 604 • Accelerated First-Year Dutch

38960 • Fall 2007
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A215A

DCH 604

This accelerated introductory Dutch course is designed to help you develop the foundations to use and understand Dutch in a variety of settings. Dutch 604 is an ambitious, but rewarding program. You can expect an intensive experience. It demands your full engagement and will yield rich rewards.

You will develop a wide range of communication skills which will help you interact with other Dutch speakers in a variety of contexts. You will practice writing for a range of readers; reading from a texts from notes to pamphlets to articles; speaking to both individuals and to groups about yourself and your interests as well as learning about other people who speak Dutch. All of this learning occurs in a supportive yet intensive community. There is much ground to cover in this fast-paced course, as the course is intended one the one hand, to facilitate your first visits to the Netherlands and Belgium and on the other, to prepare you for advanced study in DCH 612. In that course your Dutch learning continues in the context of contemporary issues and Dutch literature and will fulfill a 12-hour language requirement.  

Grading Policy

5 written tests and 1 oral exam: 40%

Short quizzes: 20%

Class preparation and participation: 25%

Independent Learning Project: 15%

Texts

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen tekstboek. (2010). A.. Cornax. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 2 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1346

Contact! 1: Nederlands voor anderstaligen werkboek. (2010). E. de Leeuw. Intertaal:Amsterdam. (Comes with 3 CDs). ISBN: 978-94-6030-1353

GER 507 • First-Year German II

38785 • Fall 2006
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM JES A307A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

GER 507 • First-Year German II

36795 • Spring 2006
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A205A

Course Description

German 507, a second-semester German course, continues instruction begun in German 506. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German and did not take GER 506, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) By the end of German 507, students will be familiar with most basic structures of the German language and will have developed basic cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world. As vocabulary and grammar sophistication grow, students will become increasingly proficient at expressing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on a variety of subjects related to everyday life. To this aim, each lesson centers on linguistic, communicative and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class.

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1      Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2      Homework (20%)

3      Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4      Chapter tests (30%)

5      Regular quizzes (10%)

6      Reading journals (5%)

7      Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

There are no incompletes given in German 507. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 612 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

GER 506 • First-Year German I

36685 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM JES A305A

Course Description

German 506, a first semester German course, assumes no prior knowledge of German. (Note: If you have prior knowledge of German, you must take a placement test before taking classes at UT.) German 506 introduces students to the language and culture of the modern German-speaking world. Every effort is made to present opportunities to use the language: for self-expression in everyday situations, for basic survival needs in German-speaking language communities, and for personal enjoyment. To this aim, lessons center on linguistic, communicative, and cultural goals.

The functional communicative approach that we take in this course—and in the larger German program at UT—focuses on learning to use basic German language forms, i.e., grammar and vocabulary, in meaningful contexts in a variety of real-life situations and across spoken and written genres. To help students develop their ability to communicate effectively in German, they are expected to come prepared for class, use German, and actively participate in pair and group activities. Students should expect to spend two hours studying for each class period in order to keep up with the pace of the class. 

 

Required Texts:

  1. Course textbook: Christine Anton, Tobias Barske, Jane Grabowski, & Megan McKinstry (2016). Sag mal. An Introduction to German Language and Culture. Second Edition. Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sag mal Basic Supersite
  3. Sag mal WebSAM (Student Activities Manual)

 

Grading Policy

Students’ progress in the class will be assessed during the semester across the following categories:

1  Class participation assessed weekly (10%)

2  Homework (15%)

3  Short writing tasks with multiple drafts (15%)

4  Chapter tests (25%)

5  Structured reflections on learning experiences (5%)

6  Regular quizzes (10%)

7  Short collaborative video project (10%)

8  Final oral exam done in pairs (10%)

 

Opportunities for extra credit are available. There are no incompletes given in German 506. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in German 507 (i.e., a C- is not a passing grade).

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