German (GER)

GER 100  Elementary German I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of German (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) should attempt the placement exam because they will receive audit credit only should they enroll in this course.

GER 101  Elementary German II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 100.

GER 121  Study Abroad in Germany     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A course which promotes an increased awareness of German customs and culture through travel and study in the German-speaking nations. This course is recommended to students who want to experience first-hand how Germans live and work in a native setting, and particularly to those who wish to obtain the German minor or the BIS degree with a German concentration. Credit or concurrent enrollment in GER 100 and/or GER 101 is recommended but not required. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval).

GER 151  German Culture and Civilization     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An English-language course designed to reflect the importance of German culture and society to European and world intellectual development. Primary emphasis will be given to German artistic and social progress, and the extent to which it has influenced the direction of the German nation as well as other countries. Topics will vary by semester and shall represent significant intervals in German societal development (e.g. The origins of German Culture and Thought; German Culture and Civilization from the Reformation to Unification; Modern Civilization and the German Nation State(s)). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours (with departmental approval).

GER 182  German Literature in Translation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An English-language course designed to reflect the contributions of German writers to the European and world literary canon. Focus will be given to important German authors and their masterworks, relative to the literary genres within which these works are classified. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval).

GER 200  Intermediate German I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, compare, contrast, and describe; develop reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 101.

GER 201  Intermediate German II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students further develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study in greater depth linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, narrate in three tenses, compare and contrast, describe; build reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 200.

GER 211  German for the Professional     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A pragmatic approach to the continued development of the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking in German, as well as concentrating on increased awareness of German customs and culture. This course is recommended for students pursuing a business major, as well as those who want to acquire more confidence in practical use of German. Prerequisite(s): GER 200.

GER 300  Topics in German     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced course in German literature, language, or culture. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval). Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 301  Methods in Teaching Foreign Language     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and methodology to be used in teaching foreign language. Same course as FRE 301 and SPA 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and GER 201.

GER 302  Advanced German Grammar     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Extended study of the most advanced German grammatical concepts and structures. This course is particularly recommended for those students who declare the German minor or BIS with a German concentration as part of their degree work, and for others who seek extended exposure to complex grammar applications in preparation for use of the German language at a native or near-native level. Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 316  Internship in German     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of skills in speaking, reading, writing in German at a business or agency under the supervision of German faculty (30 clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and department approval.

GER 322  Advanced German Culture     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Extended study of complex cultural issues which have shaped the German-speaking nations into the twenty-first century. This course is particularly recommended for those students who declare the German minor or BIS with a German concentration as part of their degree work. Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 340  Extended Study Abroad     Credits: 3-15

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A semester-long study at a university in a German-speaking country, to be selected in consultation with the foreign language advisor. Student enrolls in 12-15 credit hours of intensive German language and other approved academic courses. Credits will be eligible for substitution of required minor or BIS concentration courses upon the student's return. A special fee is assessed for this class. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): GER 101 and departmental approval.

GER 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared German major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.