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German Transfer AA

Last updated 5/28/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1007

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
William Desmond, 309-796-5437, desmondw@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in German at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts Curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since four-year institutions may require specific courses for a German major, students should consult with the Advising area at Black Hawk College for additional information.

Students taking German learn to read, speak, write, and listen in the German language. Conversations and texts cover a great variety of everyday situations and different cultural aspects. German study includes the use of a basic text, a workbook, a reader, a laboratory manual and computer assisted instruction. Speaking and listening skills are developed through practice in class and with audio and video tapes and software.

Language training can give a student a mastery of English grammar and an understanding of another culture, as well as meet a requirement of many bachelor’s degree and advance degree programs. (German is required in many math and science graduate degree programs.)

Students who learn a second language and combine it with a major or minor in a field with employment prospects will find themselves very competitive in the job market.

German is the language of Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, and the largest part of Switzerland, and is the most taught second language among Europeans. Understanding German can open vast treasures of literature, history, philosophy, music, art and other areas of a large and varied culture.

German Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1007
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
Any foreign language other than German (4-5)
GERM 101 — Elementary German I (4)
Mathematics (3)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
Any foreign language other than German (4-5)
GERM 102 — Elementary German II (4)
Life Science (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)

Third Semester
* GERM 201 — Intermediate German I (4)
Humanities (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science (3)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (3)

Fourth Semester
Fine Arts (3)
* GERM 202 — Intermediate German II (4)
Physical Science (4)
Social & Behavioral Science (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

* Course availability dependent upon enrollment.

Courses for this program include: »

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

GERM 101 Elementary German I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
First course of a two semester sequence in elementary German with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing and culture.

GERM 102 Elementary German II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school German “C” or better or one semester of college German “C” or better.
Second course of a two semester sequence in elementary German with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing and culture.

GERM 201 Intermediate German I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school German “C” or better or two semesters of college German “C” or better.
First course of a two semester sequence in intermediate German with emphasis upon oral proficiency, grammar review, compositions, literary readings, and study of German culture and civilization.

GERM 202 Intermediate German II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Three years of high school German “C” or better or three semesters of college German “C” or better.
Second course of a two semester sequence in intermediate German with emphasis on oral proficiency, grammar review, compositions, literary readings, and study of German culture and civilization. IAI: H1 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900