Courses

GERM 101 Elementary German I
4.00 credits
This course is designed to introduce students to basic German language skills and give them an insight into the many aspects of German-speaking countries and their culture. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the novice level according to the ACTFL guidelines.
GERM 102 Elementary German II
4.00 credits
This course is designed to further introduce students to basic German language skills and give them an insight into the many aspects of German-speaking countries and their culture. Students will be able to apply creative as well as analytic thinking skills by exploring a foreign language and its cultural idiosyncrasies. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the novice level according to the ACTFL guidelines. Prerequisite: German 101 or equivalent.
GERM 103 Intensive Introductory German
4.00 credits
This accelerated language course is designed to introduce students with previous German or other foreign language experience to basic German language skills and give them an insight into the many aspects of German speaking countries and their culture.
GERM 201 Intermediate German I
4.00 credits
German 201 is designed to further strengthen and expand basic language skills in German. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the intermediate low level according to the ACTFL guidelines, in addition to developing students’ intercultural competencies. Prerequisite: German 102 or equivalent.
GERM 202 Intermediate German II
4.00 credits
German 202 is designed to further strengthen and expand students' language skills in German. This course provides extensive practice with writing, reading, speaking, and listening proficiency at the intermediate level according to the ACTFL guidelines, in addition to developing students’ intercultural competencies. Prerequisite: German 201 or equivalent.
GERM 290 Directed Study
1.00- 4.00 credits
Topics to be determined by faculty.
GERM 301 Advanced German
3.00 credits
This course is designed for students at the advanced level according to ACTFL guidelines and provides intensive practice in written and spoken German through the discussion and analysis of short stories and literary texts in their social, cultural, and historical context. Additionally, Students work on reviewing and practicing grammatical structures and new vocabulary in hands-on exercises. This course also focuses on 1) the inclusion of supporting documentation and references to support conclusions, 2) editing, 3) grammatical points, 4) introduction to MLA style guidelines and 5) interpreting complex reading passages. Prerequisite: German 202 or equivalent.
GERM 305 German Conversation
3.00 credits
Modern texts are the basis for structured conversations within a correct grammatical framework.
Prerequisite:
GERM 202 Minimum Grade: D
GERM 306 German Youth Literature
3.00 credits
This course focuses on popular texts written for children and young adults. Advanced grammar will be part of the course.
Prerequisite:
GERM 202 Minimum Grade: D
GERM 307 Contemporary Issues
3.00 credits
Reading and discussion of current social, political, economic and environmental issues of German speaking countries as represented by their media.
Prerequisite:
GERM 202 Minimum Grade: D
GERM 330 Literary Genres
3.00 credits
A study of examples of the major literary forms (prose, drama, and poetry) in their historical context.
Prerequisite:
GERM 202 Minimum Grade: D
GERM 380 Special Topics
.00- 4.00 credits
Topic to be determined by professor.
Prerequisite:
GERM 202 Minimum Grade: D
GERM 390 Directed Study
1.00- 4.00 credits
Specific topic determined by professor.
GERM 480 Seminar
3.00 credits
Specific topic determined by professor.
GERM 497 Internship
.00- 6.00 credits
Professional experience in a supervised organizational setting allowing for the applied use of skills in German language and/or knowledge of German-speaking cultures. A maximum of three credits, with approval of the Department Chair, can be applied as upper division elective credits for the German minor.