German

Courses

GER 1000. Conversational German. 3 hrs.

Introduction to the basics of the language, with emphasis on speaking and listening skills. A supplement to the GER-1001-GER-2002 language courses with additional practice in basic conversation. Can be taken prior to the regular language sequence(s) -- 1001 and following -- or concurrently with any other course (except 2003 Advanced Composition and Conversation). Can also be taken on its own merits for those with a personal interest for avocational purposes. Provides basic conversational patterns, idiomatic vocabulary, basic grammar and syntax, and general cultural patterns. IN THE MAJORITY OF INSTANCES, THIS COURSE WILL TRANSFER ONLY AS A GENERAL ELECTIVE FOR THE B.A. DEGREE OR FOR OTHER BACCALAUREATE DEGREES REQUIRING A WORLD LANGUAGE.

GER 1001. Elementary German I. 4 hrs.

An elementary German course designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken German, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners, write and participate in class discussions.

GER 1002. Elementary German II. 4 hrs.

A continuation of GER 1001 designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken German, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners, write and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: GER 1001 or one year of high school German.

GER 2001. Intermediate German I. 4 hrs.

An intermediate German course designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken German, reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and an awareness of German cultural and literary contributions. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners, write and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: GER 1002, two years of high school German or permission of the instructor.

GER 2002. Intermediate German II. 4 hrs.

A continuation of GER 2001 designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken German, reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and an awareness of German cultural and literary contributions. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners, write and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: GER 2001, three years of high school German or equivalent or permission of instructor. IAI: H1 900.

GER 2003. Composition & Conversation. 3 hrs.

An advanced level composition and conversation course with emphasis on a variety of readings; modern German authors, newspapers and magazines and selected short texts to illustrate points of grammar. Prerequisite: GER 2001 or three years of high school German (or consent of instructor).

GER 2004. Survey of German Literature. 3 hrs.

An advanced level composition and conversation course based upon a survey of modern German prose and poetry, principally as a means of gaining insight into modern German thought and character. Writers include Hoffmansthal, Schnitzler, Boll, Mann, Brecht, Rilke, Grass and Eichendorf. Prerequisite:  GER 2003 or three years of high school German (or consent of instructor).