1997-98 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index


For information on studying in German-speaking countries, see Study Abroad; on compulsory placement tests, see Course Placement; on 'bonus credit', see Alternative Ways to Earn Credit.

GER 075 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
GER 076 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Conversational German I and II (3+0)
An introductory course for students who wish to acquire the ability to speak German. Students first learn to understand simple spoken language, then to speak simple German developing a beginning level of communicative competence in the language. (Prerequisite: GER 075 for 076.)

GER 101 (5 Credits) Fall
GER 102 (5 Credits) Spring
Elementary German I and II (5+0) h
Introduction to the 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. Materials fee: $2.00.

GER 201 (3 Credits) Fall
GER 202 (3 Credits) Spring
Intermediate German I and II (3+0) h
Continuation of GER 102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in German. Materials fee: $2.00. (Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent.)

GER 301W,O (3 Credits) Fall
GER 302W,O (3 Credits) Spring
Advanced German (3+0) h
Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises, and special grammatical problems. Conducted in German. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent.)

GER 431W (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Studies in the Culture of the German Speaking World (3+0) h
Study of the cultures of the German speaking world. Conducted in German. Students may repeat course for credit if topic varies. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisites: GER 301 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1997-98.)

GER 432W (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Studies of Literature in German (3+0) h
Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. Conducted in German. Student may repeat course for credit when topics vary. Materials fee: $5.00. (Prerequisites: GER 302 or equivalent and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1998-99.)

GER 460 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
History of German Film (3+0) h
(Same as JB 460)
In-depth study of a representative selection of films from the 1920's to the present, taught in English and German (films will be in German with English subtitles). Students of German will have a special discussion session in German and will do reading and writing in German. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.)

GER 482 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Selected Topics in German (3+0) h
Intensive course focusing on topics not covered in GER 431 or GER 432. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Materials fee: $4.00. (Prerequisites: GER 302 or equivalent; junior standing, or permission of instructor.)

GER 488 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Individual Study: Senior Project h
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 6th 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.)