Charles M Barrack
Restricted to upper-division students of German who have demonstrated sufficient proficiency in speaking German to lead discussion groups in GERMAN 150. Leaders may participate one or two hours per week and receive 1 credit for each hour in class with 6 credits allowed in 3 quarters. Recommended: GERMAN 203. Credit/no-credit only.
Participants ("proctors") will receive much practice in conversational German. Students aspiring to become teachers of German will find this course especially useful because they are placed in charge of small groups of participants in German 150, Conversational German Through Films. As proctors they lead the the discussions and grade the small group of students under their charge on the basis of their mastery of the vocabulary of the films. Proctors are provided all necessary written materials including discussion questions.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Proctors must come to class on time and meet with the instructor briefly when the bell rings while participants in German 150 are watching the films. During these brief meetings, the instructor will make suggestions and discuss problems raised by the proctors.
Participants must be advanced students of German, i.e., students who have taken an upper-division composition/conversation course such as 301, 302, 303, 401, 403 or had equivalent experience in a German speaking country. Graduate students in Germanics or native speakers are also strongly encouraged to participate if they wish to acquire teaching experience.
Class assignments and grading
Participants must watch the films with the students in class and must read through the questions provided them on the films before class in order to familiarize themselves with the material. They must come to class on time or call beforehand if they are ill so that substitutes can be found to take their place as proctors. They must turn in their grade sheets at the end of the quarter on the date designated on the class syllabus.
Proctors are graded on their attendance, proper conducting of group discussion, and punctuality especially in submitting their grade sheets. NOTE: German 395 is graded CREDIT/NO CREDIT.