Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Time Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Accommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: GER 201 - Intermediate German I (3 credits)



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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is met by posting the assignments and taking the quizzes and exams by the due dates.  

In this course, though you should work on an assigned chapter at least 3 times a week, all work will be due at midnight on Sunday evening. Pace your studying is several short sessions rather than a long one on Sunday afternoon.

Late Work Policy: (Instructor-the following is suggested late work policy, please modify it.)

All Canvas work is subject to a 1% late penalty per day.  This means that each day your canvas work is late it will add a 1% penalty.  For example, if you submit a 50 point assignment 5 days late, your assignment will be subject to a 5% late penalty which is a reduction of 2.5 points.  Textbook homework will not have a late penalty, but keep in mind the exams are based on the textbook and Canvas work so you want to do them before you take the exam.

Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days from the submission date, and sooner when possible.

Incomplete Policy:

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements

External Tools Used in the Course (Regarding Accessibility Statement)

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Vista Higher Learning

You can find the accessibility information about VHL on its accessibility web page.


Accessibility statement is not available on YouTube's website. Here is the link to the instructions on how to use YouTube with a screen reader.

You can find the transcript of a YouTube video by clicking More and then select Transcript.

how to access Youtube transcript


You can find the accessibility information about Zoom on its accessibility web page.

External Tools Used in the Course (Regarding Privacy Policy)

Vista Higher Learning

You can find VHL's privacy policy on this web page.


You can find Zoom's privacy policy on this web page.


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

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