Courses

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Beginning German I (GERM-111)
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major.
Beginning German II (GERM-112)
A comprehensive introductory course in German develops the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Does not count as credit toward a major. Prerequisite: GERM 111 or placement.
Introductory Topics in German (GERM-199)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Intermediate German (GERM-211)
The course is designed to improve comprehension of spoken and written German and to advance conversational skills. Grammar will also be reviewed. This course satisfies Oral Communication general education requirement. Prerequisite: 112 or placement.
Intermediate Conversation and Composition (GERM-213)
Intensive practice in conversational skills on the intermediate level. Work in the Multimedia Center and composition will constitute a part of the course. This course satisfies the Oral Communication general education requirement. Prerequisite: 211 or placement.
Review: Communication and Writing Skills (GERM-214)
Intensive review of grammar and writing skills which aims to increase oral and written accuracy. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: 211 or consent.
Intermediate Topics in German (GERM-299)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Special Topics Seminar (GERM-302)
A seminar with an emphasis on culture and literature focusing on a specific theme or topic. Topics such as Berlin, national identity, love in literature of the 90s, creative poetry writing, suicide in German literature, victims and perpetrators in German literature, and grammar review/advanced writing proficiency. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
German Culture and Civilization: 19th Century to 1933 (GERM-304)
German culture in its historic context of the 19th century to 1933. Study of the development of German culture and civilization as represented in literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music and film. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
German Culture and Civilization: 1933 to Present (GERM-305)
German history and culture from 1933 to present. Study of the development of German culture and civilization as represented in literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music and film. Special emphasis on Germany and Austria as multicultural societies. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
Introduction to German Literature and Non-Literary Texts (GERM-311)
The goal of the course is to train the students in the techniques of reading, analyzing and responding to literary and non-literary texts such as, short prose fiction, plays, films, poetry, essays, articles, biographies, etc. Short compositions in German throughout the semester constitute an essential element of the course. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
German Literature and Film (GERM-312)
A close study of works by Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Boll, Grass and others. Films by directors such as Lang, Fassbinder, Herzog, von Trotta, Tykwer, Schlondorff, Wenders, Akin, Link, and others are also a focus of this course. An introduction to film theory complements this course. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
German for Commerce (GERM-315)
Advanced language course with emphasis on commercial practices, business culture and economic situation of German-speaking countries. Focus on interpersonal communication, employment opportunities using the German language, and training in the correspondence and vocabulary of commerce. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
The Romantic Period in German (GERM-321)
A study of the works of Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, Gunderrode, Eichendorff, Hoffmann, and Heine. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
German Drama: "Enduring Themes in German Theater" (GERM-322)
An introduction to German, Swiss, and Austrian of the 19th and 20th century covering literary periods and drama theory with authors including, but not limited to: Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Lenz, Kleist, Buchner, Hebbel, Grillparzer, Hauptmann, Wedekind, Frisch, Brecht, Durrenmatt. Prerequisite: Two semesters of intermediate level German or consent.
Directed Study (GERM-361)
Directed Study (GERM-362)
Independent Study (GERM-363)
Independent Study (GERM-364)
Advanced Topics in German (GERM-399)
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
Senior Project (GERM-441)
Senior German majors register for this credit with a regularly scheduled 300-level class.
Senior Research (GERM-451)
Senior Research (GERM-452)