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ClassID Name Description Credits
GERM 1160 Elementary German I This is the first of a three-semester proficiency-based sequence (with GERM 1161 and 1162) to develop the four communications skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing) and understanding of culturally determined attitudes and behaviors. An interactive essential to functioning in the target culture. 3
GERM 1161 Elementary German II Prerequisite: GERM 1160 or the equivalent. This is the second of a three-semester proficiency-based sequence 3
GERM 1162 Elementary German III Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. This course is an interactive, proficiency-based course requiring the application of previously learned and new vocabulary and structures to the completion of a series of tasks. Students work individually and in groups to develop and present scenarios of conversations and interactions typical of real- life exchanges in a variety of settings 3
GERM 2010 Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation A survey of the masterpieces of German Literature in English translation. Includes text and cinematic materials. Given in English. 3
GERM 2101 Applied German Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. Extension and application of skills to materials individualized to match students major fields of study. Preliminary study of requisite grammar and resource tools leads to an individualized examination of authentic texts from business, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the arts, or humanities. Also open to graduate students seeking practical refresher course. Successful completion of the course fulfills the graduate foreign language requirement. Given in German. 3
GERM 2102 Conversational German Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. A continuation of the development of the five basic language skills with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking. Continued vocabulary building; use of authentic spoken and visual materials as starting points for extended verbal interchange on topics of personal expression and use in daily life. Given in German. 3
GERM 2103 Grammar and Composition Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. A continuation of the development of the five basic language skills with an emphasis on writing for specific purposes. Continued vocabulary building; review, extension, and application of structural and grammatical elements into connected writing. Given in German. 3
GERM 2104 Introduction to German Civilization Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. A survey of the major political, economic, social, and artistic developments in Germany from tribal beginnings to 1945. Major topics include Norse Mythology and pre- Christian values, church and state conflict, Gothic and Barock styles, The Reformation, industrialization, and the rise of nationalism. Readings, discussion, and some composition in German. 3
GERM 2105 Introduction to German Literature Prerequisite: GERM 1161 or the equivalent. A guided reading of samples and excerpts from literary texts illustrating the broad variety, periods and movements in German literature. Introduces general definitions, concepts and modes of approach to literary study. Readings, discussion, and some composition in German. 3
GERM 2106 Contemporary Germany An investigation of Post-War Germany designed to provide students from any field with an understanding of the dynamics of modern day Germany. Topics range from the Nazi legacy and consequences of the war to the economic miracle, the political division and reunification, the status of women, the educational system, artistic developments, religious life, daily customs and attitudes, the persistence of racism, and Germany in the new world order. Given in English. 3
GERM 3080 Syntax and Composition Prerequisite: GERM 2103 or the equivalent. Progressive development of writing skills. Stress on fundamental, functional grammatical, syntactical, and lexical concepts. Integration of writing and other skills. 3
GERM 3100 Oral and Written Expression I Prerequisite: GERM 2102 or Permission of Department. Practical speaking and listening development. Emphasis on broadened vocabulary, use of idioms, and communication strategies in both connected spoken and written expression. Given in German. 3
GERM 4110 Advanced Grammar and Composition Prerequisite: GERM 2103 or permission of Department. Integration of the formal aspects of language within the context of written expression. Diverse writing assignments. 3
GERM 4210 Survey of German Literature Prerequisite: GERM 2105 or permission of Department. A survey of the types, periods, and major movements of German literature. Readings, discussion, and composition in German. 3
GERM 4230 Special Topics Prerequisite: GERM 2104 or 2105 or 2106 or permission of Department. A focused study on a topic or theme related to German literature and/or culture. May be taken two times for credit each time. 3
GERM 4700 Study Abroad Programs Courses completed with a program or university in a German-speaking country. 0 to 9
GERM 4900 Independent Study Prerequisite: Permission of Department. Individual work under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of study and determines the means of evaluation. May be taken two times for credit each time. 3
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