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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits4
Lecture
Fall
GERMAN-101

Introduction to the German Language I

Development of basic ability in understanding, reading, speaking and writing in German.

    Credits4
    Lecture
    Spring
    GERMAN-102

    Introduction to the German Language II

    Development of basic ability in understanding, reading, speaking and writing in German.

    Prerequisites
    P: none; REC: 1 yr h.s. or 1 sem college German.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      GERMAN-201

      Intermediate German Language I

      Further development of the ability to understand, read and speak German.

      Prerequisites
      P: none; REC: 2 yrs h.s. or 2 sem college German.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        GERMAN-202

        Intermediate German Language II

        Further development of the ability to understand, read and speak German.

        Prerequisites
        P: none; REC: 3 yrs h.s. or 3 sem college German.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        GERMAN-225

        Intermediate German Conversation and Composition

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Writing Emphasis

        Development of greater fluency through classroom practice in conversation and composition.

        Prerequisites
        P: none; REC: 4 yrs h.s. or 4 sem college German.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3-15
        Field EXP
        GERMAN-285

        Study Abroad: Germany

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Sorry, this course does not have a description.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-4
        Field EXP
        GERMAN-299

        Travel Course

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Travel Course
        • Repeatable

        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Travel Course
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        GERMAN-325

        Advanced German Conversation and Composition

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Writing Emphasis

        Continues development of fluency through intensive practice and study of the spoken and written language. Stresses accurate use of grammatical structures and sensitivity to differences in style, tone and levels of language from colloquial to formal.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        GERMAN-329

        Representative German Authors

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Important novels, plays, poems, and essays representative of major eras and movements of German society foster appreciation of the language and understanding of the literature and culture. Includes different styles of writing and differing treatment of recurring themes. Offered in the language. May repeat for credit if different authors are studied.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Even Only
        GERMAN-333

        Literary Themes

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Explores a single theme such as fantasy, war, revolution, love, alienation, through the literature of one or many nations. May be repeated for credit when a different theme is studied.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Even Only
        GERMAN-335

        Literary Eras

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Studies the works of a number of writers in relation to their time; includes poetry, prose and drama. May be repeated for credit when a different era is studied.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        Odd Only
        GERMAN-345

        Advanced German Grammar

        This course will assist students in improving their overall language proficiency by focusing on more challenging aspects of German syntax and semantics.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Odd Only
        GERMAN-350

        Major German Drama

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Study of German drama either by period or by theme. May be repeated for credit when content is different.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        Even Only
        GERMAN-351

        Major German Prose Fiction

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Study of German short story and/or novels either by period or by theme.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Odd Only
        GERMAN-352

        Major German Poetry

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        Study of German poetry either by period or by theme.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Even Only
        GERMAN-355

        Deutsche Kultur und Landeskunde

        Expands students' linguistic and cultural proficiency in German through discussion of German history, politics and the arts.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        Odd Only
        GERMAN-356

        German Culture

        The culture of the German-speaking world from the earliest periods to the present with a focus on how contemporary Germany has been shaped by issues of history, religion, art, music, philosophy, and commerce.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        Even Only
        GERMAN-357

        German Cinema

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Writing Emphasis

        Historical and critical introduction to the work of prominent German filmmakers and to cinematic representations of German culture.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture,HS2 - Literature, Film, and Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Even Only
        GERMAN-420

        Business German

        Examines business culture and practices in the German speaking world. Practical exercises, including specialized vocabulary for telephoning, writing business correspondence and a German CV, are combined with an analysis of German corporate structures, industry, labor, management, banking, marketing and advertising.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Odd Only
        GERMAN-425

        German Translation Studies

        This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of translating both into and from modern German. Through readings in translation theory and comparative linguistics as well as through group work, students will become aware of the structures and nuances of both languages.

        Prerequisites
        P: German 225; REC: German 345.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        Credits3-15
        Field EXP
        Spring
        Fall
        GERMAN-485

        Study Abroad: Germany

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Repeatable

        A semester of study at the University of Kassel in Germany. Students register before departing; upon return, they must submit descriptions of courses taken, evaluations from professors, a formal certificate, and a letter grade.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-12
        Field EXP
        Spring
        Fall
        GERMAN-497

        Internship

        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-4
        IND Study
        Spring
        Fall
        GERMAN-498

        Independent Study

        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

        Prerequisites
        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits1-6
        Field EXP
        GERMAN-499

        Travel Course

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Travel Course
        • Repeatable

        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Travel Course
        • Course is repeatable for credit.