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1999-2000 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

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

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. Laboratory fee: $25.00.

GER 201 (3 Credits) Fall
GER 202

Intermediate German I and II (3+0) h
Continuation of GER 102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural material. Conducted in German. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent.)

GER 301W,O (3 Credits) Fall
GER 302W,O

Advanced German (3+0) h
Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises, and special grammatical problems. Conducted in German. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: GER 301 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: GER 302 or equivalent and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2000-01.)

GER 460 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
History of German Film (3+0) h
(Cross-listed with 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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (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. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper division German or permission of instructor.)