GER - German

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Modern Languages

GER 101 Elementary German I

For students with no previous German. Develop four language skills, especially speaking. Stresses practical communication, comprehension, pronunciation, fluency and cultural awareness. (LAC)

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GER 102 Elementary German II

Prerequisite: GER 101 or equivalent. Continuation of GER 101 or equivalent. Develop four language skills, especially speaking. Stresses practical communication, comprehension, pronunciation, fluency and cultural awareness. (LAC)

5

GER 116 Contemporary Germany

Become familiar with the culture and society of Germany with special emphasis on contemporary German issues. Conducted in English. (LAC, gtP)

3

GER 117 GERMAN HOSPITALITY

Study German traditions of hospitality in social and commercial contexts, including the cultural significance of beer. Apply awareness of German hospitality to travel and entrepreneurship by Americans. Conducted in English.

3

GER 201 Intermediate German I

Prerequisites: Two years of high school German or demonstrated language proficiency; AND a placement evaluation by the German program coordinator. Review language structures and develop reading and writing skills. Gain vocabulary through conversational practice on topics of cultural interest. (LAC, gtP)

3

GER 202 Intermediate German II

Prerequisite: GER 201 or equivalent. Review language structures and develop reading and writing skills. Gain vocabulary through conversational practice on topics of cultural and literary interest. (LAC, gtP)

3

GER 216 German Literature in Translation

Study German-language literary works translated into English. Become familiar with different genres and major writers of German literary traditions and situate literature within its social and historical contexts. Conducted in English.

3

GER 301 Germany and the Germans I

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Practice advanced language skills and acquire flexibility in written and spoken expression using a wide variety of authentic materials.

3

GER 302 Germany and the Germans II

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Continue to study complex elements of German syntax and structure. Use authentic materials to acquire idiomatic expressions and versatility in speaking and writing.

3

GER 311 German Civilization and Literature Survey I

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Study of German civilization from prehistoric times up to the 19th century, including the historical, geographical, economic, political, artistic and literary development of Germany. Conducted in German.

3

GER 312 German Civilization and Literature Survey II

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Study of German civilization from the Revolution of 1848 to the present, including the historical, economic, political, social, artistic and literary development of Germany. Conducted in German.

3

GER 407 German Phonetics and Oral Proficiency

Prerequisite: GER 202. Intermediate oral proficiency in German required. Designed to develop oral proficiency through intensive phonetic training, and by exposing students to advanced and superior linguistic functions. This course prepares students for the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Repeatable, may be taken two times.

3

GER 411 Germany Then and Now

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Examine one important period in German history and understand its Zeitgeist as an interaction among politics, economics, social aspects, philosophical developments and the arts. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

3

GER 412 Politics and Society

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Study the political and social systems of Germany; interpret current events from the complex interaction of German history, today's society and Germany's role in the world.

3

GER 413 German Cultural Identity

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Examine surface-culture phenomena of deep culture in both the U.S. and Germany. Explore the ramifications of immigration on German culture and the impact of German-American culture on the U.S.

3

GER 414 Language, Society and the Profession

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Learn about many aspects of German, especially language history dialects and sociolects. Study specific professional vocabulary and terminology of a field determined by the student's interest.

3

GER 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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GER 450 Literature, Self and Society

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Variable topics include analysis and discussion of literary topics, genres and periods from the Middle Ages to present, including how literature reflects personal and social issues. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

3

GER 475 Research Seminar: German Texts and Contexts

Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Study thematically related literary, historical, cultural and contemporary texts. Develop, express and critique textual interpretation and analysis in a research paper. In German and English. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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