2020 German Seminar: Culture and Society 4

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Second foreign language courses
Antoku Makiko 
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Course description and aims

This Course is designsed primarily for the students who are interested in Germany. Students read various German texts on topics such as German culture, society, history, technology, literature etc. .
In this course students will be able to read the high-level German texts and they will be able to understand the German people and life and their mentality.

Student learning outcomes

In the end of this course, students will be able to
1) read high-level German texts. 2) understand the German people and life and their mentality widely.


German, German culture and society, German grammar, communication skills.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In every class students read and translate the text and then they solve exercise problems related to the text. The instructor explain the text and exercises.
Students are requested to prepare.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the instructor. To be announced during classes.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


All Texts are given in classes by the instructor.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A German-Japanese dictionary is necessary in every class.

Assessment criteria and methods

The scores are based on exercises in classes (40%) and translations of texts from German into Japanese (60%) .

Related courses

  • LAL.G201 : German: Basic Course 1
  • LAL.G202 : German: Basic Course 2
  • LAL.G203 : German: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.G204 : German: Basic Course 4
  • LAL.G331 : German: Intermediate Course 1
  • LAL.G332 : German: Intermediate Course 2
  • LAL.G233 : German Conversation: Basic Course 3
  • LAL.G234 : German Conversation: Basic Course 4
  • LAL.G363 : German Conversation: Advanced Course 3
  • LAL.G364 : German Conversation: Advanced Course 4

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are required to have the elementary knowledge of German grammar and ability to read simple german sentences. It is desirable to have completed the "German: Basic Course 1-4" and "Intermediate Course.

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