Course Descriptions

GERM101 1st Year German

Prerequisites: None.
Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and culture.

GERM102 1st Year German

Prerequisites: C grade or better in Germ 101 or equivalent.
Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and culture.

GERM200R 2nd Yr ProficiencyTutorial

Prerequisites: Germ 102 or equivalent.
Individualized skill building in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

GERM201 2nd Yr German

Prerequisites: C grade or better in Germ 102 or equivalent.
Reading, writing, grammar, culture, listening, and speaking.

GERM202 2nd-Year German

Prerequisites: C grade or better in Germ 201 or equivalent.
Culminating course for Languages of Learning requirement emphasizing culture and literature. Continued writing, grammar, listening, and speaking.

GERM217 German & Scandinavian Cinema

Prerequisites: None.
Background for understanding and appreciating the best of motion picture art in Germany and Scandinavia.

GERM300R 3rd Yr Proficiency Tutorial

Prerequisites: Germ 202 or equivalent.
Individualized skill building in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

GERM301 Intermediate German

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
No description

GERM302 Advanced German Language 1

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
No description

GERM303 Advanced German Language 2

Prerequisites: GERM 302.
Continuation of Germ 302. Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.

GERM311R Advanced Conversation

Prerequisites: Germ 211R or equivalent experience.
None

GERM330 Cultural History of Germany

Prerequisites: Germ 202 or equivalent experience.
Culture, with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar as secondary emphases. Includes International Cinema.

GERM340 Writing About Literature

Prerequisites: None.
Methods of literary interpretation. Reading, writing, and research skills integral to the literary analysis expected in German major or minor courses.

GERM343 Intro to Literary Analysis

Prerequisites: None.
Close reading of texts; examining various critical theories and their application to German prose, drama, poetry, and film. Preparation for 440R - 445R sequence. Includes International Cinema.

GERM344 Introduction to Phonetics

Prerequisites: None.
Perfecting listening and speaking skills through applying phonetics and acoustic analysis; practicing speaking and listening.

GERM399R Academic Internship

Prerequisites: None.
On-the-job ten-week summer language experience in German-speaking countries. Report required.

GERM400R 4th-Yr Proficiency Tutorial

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Germ 401.
Individualized skill building in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Completed senior portfolio reviewed, final proficiency exam administered.

GERM401 Capstone Paper

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Germ 400R.
Submission in the portfolio of best capstone paper on a German-related topic.

GERM416 Linguistics Research 2

Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to mentored scholarly research in German linguistic studies. Focus on conducting linguistic research and writing about the results of linguistic studies. Continued professional development skills.

GERM440R Literary Periods & Movements

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
No description

GERM450 Hist of the German Language

Prerequisites: None.
Linguistic survey of the German language from Indo-European to modern times, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon.

GERM476 Secondary Student Teaching

Prerequisites: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377.
Capstone, field-based, semester-long, full-time experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

GERM490R Special Studies in German

Prerequisites: Instructor's consent.
None