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AUGER101 Beginners' German I Course Page

Description: German 101 and 102 are designed to develop ability in reading and writing German, with a strong emphasis on the development of comprehension and oral communication skills. During this process, the student participates in a wide variety of interactive activities and is also exposed to contemporary culture of German-speaking countries. These two courses not only encourage the student to think critically about the principles of grammar as they relate to the German language, but also stimulate an in-depth understanding of the principles by which language functions in general. These two courses also lead the student through the steps of reflective learning as they consider and discuss language learning strategies. Notes: The course is not open to a student with credit in German 30. AUGER 101 does not count toward the major in Modern Languages or the minor in German.

AUGER102 Beginners' German II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUGER 101. Prerequisite: AUGER 101. Notes: The course is not open to a student with credit in German 30. AUGER 102 does not count toward the major in Modern Languages or the minor in German.

AUGER200 Intermediate German I and II Course Page

Description: Intensive course designed to develop further the comprehension, speaking, writing, reading skills acquired in Beginners' German through classroom instruction, excursions, and immersion experience, including living in a German home. Improvement in overall fluency, enhanced knowledge of the culture of the German-speaking countries and review of key grammatical concepts are integral to the course. Prerequisite: One of AUGER 102, demonstration of AUGER 102 equivalency by means of a placement exam administered by the instructor, one year Beginners' German at a Canadian university. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 200, 201, 202. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGER201 Intermediate German I Course Page

Description: Designed to develop fluency in speaking, with emphasis on comprehension and writing skills. The essential rules of grammar are studied. Prerequisite: One of AUGER 102, demonstration of AUGER 102 equivalency by means of a placement examination administered by the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 200, 201.

AUGER202 Intermediate German II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUGER 201. Prerequisite: AUGER 201. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 202, 200.

AUGER291 German Drama in Translation Course Page

Description: Analysis of German drama in English translation from the eighteenth century to the present.

AUGER300 Advanced German I and II Course Page

Description: Intensive course designed to develop further the comprehension, speaking, writing, reading skills acquired in Intermediate German through classroom instruction, excursions, and immersion experience, including living in a German home. Improvement in overall fluency, enhanced knowledge of the culture of the German-speaking countries and review of key grammatical concepts are integral to the course. Prerequisite: AUGER 200 or 202; or two years of German study at a Canadian university, including one year Beginners' level and one year Intermediate level. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 300, 301 and 302. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGER301 Advanced German I Course Page

Description: Thorough review of German grammar and study of refined stylistics and idioms as represented in selections of twentieth-century short stories. Colloquial expressions presently in use are studied through discussion and audiovisual presentation. Prerequisite: AUGER 200 or 202. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 301, 300.

AUGER302 Advanced German II Course Page

Description: Continuation of AUGER 301. Prerequisite: AUGER 301. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGER 302, 300.

AUGER335 Selected Topics in German Language Course Page

Description: Study of selected topics in German language studies. Focus and content of each course will vary from year to year.

AUGER400 Advanced German III and IV Course Page

Description: Intensive course designed to develop further the comprehension, speaking, writing, reading skills acquired in Advanced German through classroom instruction, excursions, and immersion experience, including living in a German home. Improvement in overall fluency, enhanced knowledge of the culture of the German-speaking countries and review of key grammatical concepts are integral to the course. Prerequisite: AUGER 300 or 302; or three years of German study at a Canadian university, including one year Beginners' level, one year Intermediate level and one year Advanced level. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGER402 Directed Study: Translation Techniques Course Page

Description: Intensive study in translation techniques (German-English, English-German). Specific literature (e.g., reports, sermons, essays, philosophical or business writings) is chosen by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: AUGER 302 and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUGER403 Directed Reading Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific area of German as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: AUGER 322 and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUGER415 German Immersion Community Service-Learning Course Page

Description: Students provide 50 hours of community service to participants in the Canadian Summer School in Germany program in the form of supervised classroom support and peer consultation. They also critically reflect on curriculum as planned, taught, and interpreted and language teacher-student professional interpersonal relations. Prerequisite: Having participated in the Canadian Summer School in Germany and having completed AUGER 200, 300, or 400 and consent of the instructor. Note: Students enrolling in this course must be able to demonstrate a high level of German language proficiency.

AUGER425 German Language Teaching and Learning Course Page

Description: Intensive blended course designed to improve students' understanding and application of second language acquisition theories and pedagogical content knowledge through online and classroom instruction as well as an immersion experience. This course will examine approaches such as content and language integrated learning, drama pedagogy, intercultural ethnography, and task-based language teaching in an immersion setting. Students will also enhance their own German language skills, specifically as relating to everyday interaction, classroom language, and language awareness. Further development of knowledge about German culture, society, and/or history for the purpose of instruction in Canada is also integral to this course. The course materials, instruction and assignments will be in English and German; the immersion component will be entirely in German. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of German and consent of Department. Note: Students enrolling in this course must be able to demonstrate a high level of German language proficiency. This course is intended for pre-service teachers. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUGER525 German Language Teaching and Learning Course Page

Description: Intensive blended course designed to improve students' understanding and application of second language acquisition theories and pedagogical content knowledge through online and classroom instruction as well as an immersion experience. This course will examine approaches such as content and language integrated learning, drama pedagogy, intercultural ethnography, and task-based language teaching in an immersion setting. Students will also enhance their own German language skills, specifically as relating to everyday interaction, classroom language, and language awareness. Further development of knowledge about German culture, society, and/or history for the purpose of instruction in Canada is also integral to this course. The course materials, instruction and assignments will be in English and German; the immersion component will be entirely in German. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of German and consent of Department. Note: Students enrolling in this course must be able to demonstrate a high level of German language proficiency. This course is intended primarily for in-service teachers. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.