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German (GER)

Section Head: Associate Professor Rarick

101 Beginning German I (3)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation; exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. (Lec. 3) Pre: no prior German is required. Will not count toward the language requirement if the student has studied German for more than one year within the last six years. (FC) [D]

102 Beginning German II (3)

Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

103 Intermediate German I (3)

Development of facility in reading narrative and expository prose; exercise in grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 102 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

104 Intermediate German II (3)

Continuation of 103. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 103 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

105, 106 Basic Conversation I, II (1 each)

105: Practice in conversational skills. (Lec. 1) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 103. 106: Continued practice in conversational skills. (Lec. 1) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 104.

111, 112 Intensive Beginning German (4 each)

Study of the fundamentals of German with special emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Students enrolling in 112 should have taken 111 or equivalent. (Lec. 4). Not for major credit in German.

113, 114 Intensive Intermediate German (4 each)

Practice in listening and speaking. Development of basic reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structure. Students enrolling in 113 should have taken 112 or equivalent; students enrolling in 114 should have taken 113 or equivalent. (Lec. 4)

201, 202 Intermediate Conversation I, II (1 each)

Conversation skills for students who have completed intermediate German. 202: Continuation of 201. Students enrolling in 201, 202 should have taken 104 or equivalent. (Lec. 3)

205, 206 Conversation and Composition (3 each)

Development of facility in spoken and written German using contemporary writings and topics; special emphasis on general classroom discussion. Students enrolling in 205, 206 should have taken 104 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

215, 216 Advanced Conversational German (4 each)

Intensive practice in speaking and listening, with some attention to writing skills. Students enrolling in 215, 216 should have taken 114 or equivalent. (Lec. 4)

221 Introduction to Business German (1)

Conversational practice in German with emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary pertinent to international business. (Lec. 1) Pre: 112 or equivalent.

305 Advanced Conversation (3)

Intensive practice in spoken German based on matters of current interest in German-speaking countries. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or equivalent. In alternate years.

306 Advanced Composition (3)

Training in various forms of writing by means of frequent compositions and critiques. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or equivalent. In alternate years.

315, 316 Language Study Abroad (3-5 each)

Credit for advanced language study in a German-speaking country. (Practicum) Pre: 206 or equivalent and permission of section head.

327 Introduction to German Studies and Literature (3)

Major developments and figures in German culture, literature, art, and society of the 20th century. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

328 Introduction to German Cultural History and Literature (3)

Overview of major German cultural developments starting with the "Germany " of the Romans and ending with unification. Significant figures and developments in literature, art, and society. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor.

408 (or LIN 408) The German Language: Past and Present (3)

Introduction to the history and present state of the German languages. Study of standard and colloquial German, dialects, Swiss and Austrian variations, language of youth and professions. Analysis of various test types. Tendencies in present-day German. (Lec. 3) Pre: 305 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

411 Advanced Technical German

See Engineering 411.

421 Business German (3)

Study of the concepts and terminology of the German language common to the realm of international business. Intended for advanced students of business and German. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing, credit or concurrent enrollment in 305 and 306.

485, 486 Special Studies (3 each)

Special topics in German literature not emphasized in other courses. (Seminar) Pre: one semester of German at the 300 level or permission of section head. May be repeated with a change in topic. In alternate years.

497, 498 Directed Study (1-3 each)

Designed particularly for the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of project by a faculty member and permission of section head.

585, 586 Seminar in German Studies (1-3 each)

Topics in German literature and civilization. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topics.

598 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individual research on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing, acceptance of project by a faculty member, and permission of chairperson. May be repeated with different topics.


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