Course Descriptions - German

GERM 1101 Basic German I (3)

GERM 1102 Basic German II (3)
Introduction to the German language, focusing on the relationship between language and Germanic cultures. Emphasis on developing grammatical competence and communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German. Not open to native speakers of German or to students who have taken more than two years of the language in high school. Language laboratory required.
Prerequisite: 0-2 years high school German or equivalent and permission of instructor

General Education Humanities Disciplinary Course


GERM 2101 Intermediate German I (3)

GERM 2102 Intermediate German II (3)
A further study of the German Language, building on Basic German. Language laboratory required.
Prerequisite: GERM 1102 and permission of instructor

General Education Humanities Disciplinary Course


GERM 3100 Advanced German Conversation and Composition I (3)

GERM 3105 Advanced German Conversation and Composition II (3)
Intensive practice in spoken and written German, stressing verbal fluency, accurate and idiomatic expression. Discussions and compositions based on selected readings in the various areas of German culture.
Prerequisite: GERM 2102 and permission of instructor

SURVEY COURSES


GERM 3200 Masterpieces of German Literature I (3)

GERM 3205 Masterpieces of German Literature II (3)
Reading, interpretation, and analysis of selected texts of representative authors of German literature. Conducted in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 2102 and permission of instructor

GERM 3210 German Civilization I (3)
An illustrated lecture course on the cultural and social history of Germany from the Reformation to Romanticism. Conducted in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 2102 and permission of instructor

GERM 3215 German Civilization II (3)
Continuation of GERM 3210, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Conducted in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 2102 and permission of instructor

SEMINARS AND INDEPENDENT STUDY


GERM 4710 Independent Study in German Language or Literature (3)
The opportunity for students of advanced ability on any level of matriculation to pursue in a concentrated but informal manner a specific area of study in foreign language or literature not available through current course offerings with a member of the department’s faculty. The ideal opportunity for student initiative and individual attention. Conducted in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 3100 or 3105 and permission of instructor

GERMAN COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH (FL)


FL 3200 Man and Society in Modern German Literature (3)
Writers’ responses to political and social challenges in the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, and contemporary Germany. Authors include Brecht, Hesse, Thomas Mann, Heinrich Boll, Gunter Grass. Conducted in English.
Prerequisite: GERM 1102, ENG 2403, and permission of instructor

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