Academics

German Course Descriptions

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All German courses will be conducted in that language.

GER 101 Elementary German 1. 4 cr.
A communicative introductory course to German stressing the language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. The course also introduces students to the cultures of the German-speaking countries. Once a week students will be scheduled with a language assistant in the language lab.
GER 102 Elementary German 2. 4 cr.
Continuation of Elementary German 1. Prereq: GER 101 (grade of C or better), or by placement.
GER 201 Intermediate German 1. 3 cr.
Oral and written communication skills will continue to be developed and expanded. Readings emphasizing cultural topics will be introduced and discussed. Prereq: GER 102 (grade of C or better), or by placement.
GER 202 Intermediate German 2. 3 cr.
Continuation of Intermediate German 1. Prereq: GER 201 (grade of C or better), or by placement.
GER 311 Advanced German Composition, Conversation, and Culture 1. 3 cr.
Intensive practice in speaking, writing, and reading German. Aspects of German culture and political history will be studied. Prereq: GER 202 (grade of C or better), or by placement.
GER 312 Advanced German Composition, Conversation, and Culture 2. 3 cr.
Intensive practice in speaking, writing, and reading German. The culture and history of Germany and other German speaking countries will be studied. Prereq: GER 202 (grade of C or better), or by placement.
GER 321 Introduction to German Literature 1. 3 cr.
A survey of German literature as illustrated in representative works from the medieval period through the enlightenment. German history and culture as they relate to the works will also be discussed. Prereq: GER 311 or GER 312 or by permission of the instructor. 
GER 322 Introduction to German Literature 2. 3 cr.
A survey of German literature as illustrated in representative works from the periods of Sturm and Drang to Junges Deutschland. German history and culture as they relate to the works will also be discussed. Prereq: GER 311 or GER 312 or by permission of the instructor.
GER 323 Introduction to German Literature 3. 3 cr.
A survey of German literature as illustrated in representative works from poetic realism to the present. German history and culture as they relate to the works will also be discussed. Prereq: GER 311 or GER 312 or by permission of the instructor.
GER 350 Intensive German Grammar. 3 cr.
This course offers an intensive review of German grammatical structures, syntax and idioms through composition. An emphasis is placed on developing facility in diverse types of written expression. Prereq: GER 202 (grade of C or better) or by permission of instructor.
GER 360 German for International Business Communication 1. 3 cr.
Introduction to vocabulary and practices of German business, the German business culture, and the basic workings of the German economy within the European union. Prereq: GER 202 (grade of C or better) or by permission of the instructor.
GER 375 Phonology and Phonetics. 3 cr.
Introduction to articulatory phonetics and phonemics, with an emphasis on English-German contrasts and pronunciation difficulties; drills in pronunciation. Prereq: One 300 level course or by permission of the instructor.
GER 402 Seminar in Selected Topics. 3 cr.
Focus on a major topic, figure, movement or era. Presented in a seminar format. May be repeated with a change in subtitle. Prereq: Any two 300 level courses or by permission of the instructor.
GER 490 Internship. 1-3 cr.
By arrangement with the department and the Internship Coordinator.
GER 495 Senior Thesis. 3 cr.
A scholarly project on a theme of interest to the student. Crafted individually with the advisor with an end product in German of a minimum 30-page essay. Prereq: Senior status and by permission of instructor.
GER 199-499 Independent Study. 1-3 cr.
By arrangement with the department.