Courses

German Courses

GERM 101 - Elementary German: Language, Communication & Culture

To be taken in sequence. Fundamentals of the language (speaking, listening, reading, writing), language use for communication, and introduction to the cultures of the German-speaking countries.

Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 102 - Elementary German: Language, Communication & Culture

Fundamentals of the language (speaking, listening, reading, writing), language use for communication, and introduction to the cultures of the German-speaking countries.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 101 or equivalent
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 103 - Elementary German: Language, Communication & Culture

Fundamentals of the language (speaking, listening, reading, writing), language use for communication, and introduction to the cultures of the German-speaking countries.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 102 or equivalent
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

GERM 104 - Review of Elementary German: Language, Communication & Culture

Designed for students with two years of high school German or equivalent. Review of language fundamentals (speaking, listening, reading, writing), language use for communication, and introduction to the cultures of the German-speaking countries.

Prerequisites & Notes: Two years of high school German.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

GERM 201 - Intermediate German: Language, Communication & Culture

Deepening of language and communication skills developed in Elementary German and introduction of further cultural content in the target language.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 103 or GERM 104 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

GERM 202 - Intermediate German: Language, Communication & Culture

Deepening of language and communication skills developed in Elementary German and introduction of further cultural content in target language.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 201 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

GERM 203 - Intermediate German: Language, Communication & Culture

Deepening of language and communication skills developed in Elementary German and introduction of further cultural content in the target language.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 202 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

GERM 301 - High Intermediate German: Contexts & Culture

To be taken in sequence. Comprehensive review of grammatical structures, further development of language skills, and discussion of authentic materials in their socio-historical contexts.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 203 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

GERM 302 - Advanced German: Contexts & Cultures I

Continuing review of grammatical structures, further development of language skills, and study of more complex authentic materials in their socio-historical contexts.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 301 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

GERM 314 - Phonetics

A course designed to improve the student’s pronunciation and intonation, to become familiar with phonetic transcription, and to become aware of problems involved in teaching German sounds.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 203
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 331 - Civilization of Germany Through the Nineteenth Century

Significant elements of German civilization presented through German texts.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 301
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 332 - German Civilization Today

Significant elements of German civilization. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 301
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 340 - Introduction to German Literature

Selected works of major German authors, with emphasis on reading improvement and methods of textual interpretation.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 301
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 341 - Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Emphasis on either Romanticism or Realism. Repeatable with different topics.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 340
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 343 - Eighteenth-Century German Literature

Classical period of German literature as reflected in a major work of Lessing, Goethe and Schiller.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 340
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 401 - Advanced German: Contexts & Cultures II

In-depth work with the language, including complex structures and stylistics, communication and cultural content.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 302 or equivalent
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 402 - Advanced German: Contexts & Cultures III

In-depth work with the language, with an emphasis on effective written communication; analysis of written texts for style, organization and purpose.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 302 or equivalent; recommended take GERM 401 first
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 406 - Fluency Through Dramatization

Bridges the gap between grammar-based language learning and content-based culture and/or literature courses. Students profit highly from a holistic approach involving role playing and the actualization of works of modern German drama. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation and intonation to facilitate increased fluency in German.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 302
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 407 - German Culture Through Film

This course explores the main features of German culture of the 20th Century through the medium of feature films rather than textbooks.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 302
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 425 - Teaching-Learning Process in Elementary German

Practicum in preparation, implementation and evaluation of instructional materials. Repeatable with no maximum. S/U grading.

Prerequisites & Notes: 6 credits upper-division German; written department permission.
Credits: 2
Grade Mode: S/U

GERM 432 - Contemporary German Culture

Analysis of important trends and current events in the German-speaking countries presented through various texts and media.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 340 and department advisement.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 440 - Topics in Germanic Linguistics

Study of major areas in Germanic linguistics. Topics may include history of German, lexicology, phonology, morphology, syntax, dialectology. Repeatable with different topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 401
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

GERM 450 - Studies in German Literature

Major authors and movements. Repeatable with different topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: GERM 302, GERM 340
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

MUS 366B - Vocal Diction: German

Familiarization and application of the phonetic structures of the major languages of singing and the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet as a basic tool for pronunciation.

Prerequisites & Notes: music major; must be taken concurrent with applied voice instruction
Credits: 1
Grade Mode: Letter