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German


GER F101 Elementary German I (h)

5 Credits

Introduction to the German language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials. (5+0)


GER F102 Elementary German II (h)

5 Credits

Introduction to the German language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials. (5+0)


GER F103 Conversational German I (h)

3 Credits

Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: GER F102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


GER F201 Intermediate German I (h)

3 Credits

Continuation of GER F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in German. Prerequisites: GER F102 or equivalent. (3+0)


GER F202 Intermediate German II (h)

3 Credits

Continuation of GER F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in German. Prerequisites: GER F102 or equivalent. (3+0)


GER F203 Conversational German II (h)

3 Credits

Oral skills improvement. Includes group work, presentations, skits, discussions and vocabulary to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: GER F102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


GER F301W,O Advanced German (h)

3 Credits

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in German. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; GER F202 or equivalent. (3+0)


GER F302W,O Advanced German (h)

3 Credits

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in German. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; GER F202 or equivalent. (3+0)


GER F431W Studies in the Culture of the German Speaking World (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Study of the cultures of the German-speaking world. Students may repeat course for credit if topic varies. Note: Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; GER F301 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


GER F432W Studies of German Literature (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. Student may repeat course for credit when topics vary. Note: Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; GER F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


GER F482 Selected Topics in German (h)

3 Credits

Intensive course focusing on topics not covered in GER F431 or GER F432. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: GER F302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


GER F488 Individual Study: Senior Project

3 Credits

Designed to permit the student to demonstrate ability to work with the language and the culture through the analysis and presentation, in the language, of a problem chosen by the student in consultation with the department. The student must apply for senior project and submit a project outline by the end of the sixth week of the semester preceding the semester of graduation. Offered normally in the semester preceding the student's graduation. Conducted in German. Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper-division German or permission of instructor. (3+0)


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