German (GERM)

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

GERM 111.  Elementary German I   5 credit hours

Develops the four fundamental skills in language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in an appropriate cultural context. Requires daily classroom and language laboratory work.

GERM 112.  Elementary German II   5 credit hours

Further develops the four fundamental skills in language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in an appropriate cultural context. Requires daily classroom and language laboratory work. Prerequisite: one unit of high school German, GERM 111, or departmental consent.

GERM 210.  Intermediate German I   5 credit hours

General education introductory course. Reviews and completes the presentation of German grammar offered in GERM 111 and 112. Students are offered the opportunity to further develop their oral proficiency in German and to begin focusing attention on their reading and writing skills in a variety of contexts. Prerequisite: GERM 112 or equivalent, or two units of high school German.

GERM 224.  Intermediate German II   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. Intensive reading and discussion of short German literary works (poems, short stories) combined with intermediate-level review of German grammar and expansion of German vocabulary. This course is required to continue the study of German at the upper-division level (i.e., GERM 300 and above). Prerequisite: GERM 210 or equivalent.

GERM 225.  German Conversation   2 credit hours

The development of oral fluency. Prerequisite: GERM 210, 224, or concurrent enrollment in 224.

GERM 300.  Intermediate German Readings   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. Reading and analysis of German short stories, prose selections from major contemporary works, and poetry, combined with oral and written practice and advanced grammar review. Prerequisite: GERM 224 or instructor's consent.

GERM 325.  Intermediate German Conversation and Composition   2 credit hours

Emphasizes development of written skills as conversational practice continues. Prerequisite: GERM 225 or instructor's consent.

GERM 341.  German in the European Context   3 credit hours

General education advanced issues and perspectives course. Selected topics on significant aspects of life and thought in Germany. Emphasizes the modern period with special attention to the interrelation of cultural trends in the European context. A knowledge of German is not required.

GERM 344.  Intermediate German II   1-3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. Readings in German civilization accompanied by extensive studies of selected literary works. Prerequisite: GERM 223 or equivalent.

GERM 505.  German Phonology   2 credit hours

Course deals with corrective pronunciation (articulation of German speech sounds and intonation) as well as formal phonetic analysis. Teaches students the International Phonetic Alphabet in order to improve their use of German dictionaries and possible comparison of German dialects. Prerequisites: GERM 224, 225, or instructor's consent.

GERM 526.  Advanced German Grammar and Composition   3 credit hours

Continues the advanced grammar review begun in GERM 300 and focuses on developing German writing skills, including the ability to express oneself with grammatical accuracy and stylistically appropriate vocabulary. Prerequisite: GERM 300 or instructor's consent.

GERM 650.  Directed Studies In German   1-3 credit hours

Enrollment in any of the areas listed takes place only upon consultation with the department and agreement with the instructor concerned: (A) Introduction to the Study of German Literature; (B) Survey I: From the Medieval Period Through the Age of Goethe; (C) Survey II: 19th Century to 1945; (D) Contemporary Literature, including the literatures of East and West Germany, 1949-1989; (E) Special Topics in Literature, repeatable once for credit; (F) Special Topics in Language, repeatable once for credit. Prerequisite: GERM 300 or instructor's consent.