German

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

GER 101-102. Elementary German (4, 1). 4 credits  each semester.

The fundamentals of German through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hourís work a week in the language laboratory.

GER 231-232. Intermediate German. 3 credits each semester.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college German or equivalent.

GER 265. German Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Translation. 3 credits.

A survey of German literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on Classicism and Romanticism. All lectures and readings are in English. Does not count toward a major, minor or licensure in German.

GER 266. Contemporary German Literature in Translation. 3 credits.

German literature from the 1920s to the present. All lectures and readings are in English. Does not count toward a major, minor or licensure  in German.

GER 300. German Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern, everyday German with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence to express themselves in simple idiomatic German. Instruction is in German. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: GER 232 or equivalent.

GER 307. A History of German Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of society, economics, politics and the arts in central Europe from Indo-European beginnings to the 1900s. Emphasis is also placed on outstanding contributions of German-speaking people. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: GER 300.

GER 308. Contemporary German Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of life, culture, politics and economics in modern Germany. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: GER 300.

GER 320. Advanced German Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: GER 300 or equivalent.

GER 330. Business German. 3 credits.

A study of commercial and trade vocabulary and customs in conjunction with practice in commercial communication, including letter writing, interviews and interpretation. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: GER 300.

GER/TR 341. German -English Technical/Commercial  Translation. 3 credits.

German-English translation applied in several commercial (i.e. marketing, finance) and technical (i.e. electricity and electronics, software, hardware) fields. Focus will be on the acquisition of specialized knowledge (both linguistic and extralinguistic) and the delivery of professional documents in real-market conditions. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisites: TR 300 and GER 330, or permission of the instructor.

GER 400. Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Prerequisite: GER 300 or equivalent.

GER 405. The Age of German Classicism. 3 credits.

Reading and interpretation of significant works of Lessing, Schiller and Goethe. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER 415. German Romanticism and Realism. 3 credits.

A study of romanticism and realism with emphasis on romantic poetry and the realistic novel. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER 426. Modern German Literature. 3 credits.

A study of the works of major German writers of the 20th century. Instruction is in German. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER/ENG 436. Studies in German Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of German literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.



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