German (GERM)

101-102 Elementary Conversation (2, 2) Introductory course with emphasis on oral communication. Elective credit only. Does not satisfy language requirement.

111 Elementary German (4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. May be used to remove a language deficiency or for students with no prior experience in the language. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab.

122 Elementary German (4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab. Prereq: GERM 111 or the equivalent as determined by the deapartment.

211-212 Intermediate German (3, 3) Grammar review, reading, writing, and conversation Prereq: GERM 112 or equivalent is prerequisite for GERM 211 and GERM 211 or equivalent is prerequisite for GERM 212.

222 Intermediate German (4) Grammar review, reading, writing and conversation. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab. Prereq: GERM 122 or the equivalent as determined by the department.

300 (500) Intensive Conversation in a Foreign Country (3) In-residence training in the foreign language of the area visited. The course elected must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 212 or equivalent.

321 Introduction to German Culture (3) An overview of German civilization and culture of the past 1200 years in order to enhance the understanding of Germany today and its role in present-day Europe. Prereq: GERM 341 or 342 or instructor's approval.

330 Twentieth-Century German Drama (3) Introduction to German Drama, with emphasis on the Expressionists, Brecht, new trends after World War II, the Swiss and the radio play. Taught in English. No foreign language credit. Offered in alternate years. Prereq: Six semester hours of Western world literature or instructor's approval.

341 (541) Advanced Conversation (3) Emphasizes conversational skills. Oral practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and conversational strategies. Study of the phonetic system of the German language and exercises to improve pronunciation. Grammar appropriate for oral German. Discussions utilizing readings and electronic media such as videos and the internet. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 212 or instructor’s approval.

342 (542) Advanced Composition (3) Emphasizes composition skills. Written practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and compositional strategies. Grammar and stylistics appropriate for written German. Practice writing expository and creative prose, translations as well as use of internet discussion lists. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 212 or instructor’s approval.

360 (560) Studies Abroad (3) In-residence study of the literature, language, or civilization of the area visited. Relevant field trips. Must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 341 or 342.

370 (570) Travel Study (1-3) A combination of travel and study experiences in the U.S. and abroad designed to enrich students' knowledge of the target foreign language and culture. May be taught as an organized study tour under faculty supervision or as an independent travel and study project with prior departmental approval. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may repeat course with change of topic for maximum of six hours credit. Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages approval must be obtained for travel-study courses to count toward minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Not regularly offered.

381-382 (581-582) Survey of German Literature (3, 3) 381: Beginning to Enlightenment. 382: 18th-20th Centuries. Prereq: German 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

401 Foreign Language Internship (3) Utilization of the target foreign language in a monitored work environment. Appropriate placements may be found locally, nationally, or abroad. Students may or may not be paid. Evaluation by both supervising instructor and on-the-job supervisor. Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages approval must be obtained for internships to count towards minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Prereq: GERM 341 or 342.

451 (651) The Language of Business and the Professions (3) Study of the basic terminology and documents of business and various professions as practiced within the Germanic world. In addition to business, professions such as communications, travel and tourism, agriculture, and criminology will be covered. Composition of business letters and resumes, translation, and presentation of oral reports. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

491 (691) German Cinema (3) A survey of 20th century German film from inception to contemporary manifestation. Discussion of the major German directors and their impact on the medium of film. Special emphasis placed on the silent films of the prewar years, the Weimar period, and the New German Cinema. Film’s reflection of social, political and cultural issues in Germany highlighted throughout. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: GERM 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

495-496 (695-696) Topics in German Language, Literature, or Civilization (1-3, 1-3) Study of selected aspects of German language, literature, or civilization. Taught in German. Topics and prerequisites announced in course schedule. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may repeat course with change of topic. Only six hours of topics courses may count towards a minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Not regularly offered.

498-499 (698-699) Independent Study (1-3, 1-3) Directed reading or research under supervision of a staff member. Available only to Juniors and Seniors having completed at least six hours of upper-division coursework in German. Project must be approved by faculty in the discipline concerned and the department chair. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may take no more than six hours of independent study.

 



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