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NOTE: GERM 101-202 constitute a sequence of courses. A student who has successfully completed a course in the sequence may not subsequently receive credit for any course that comes earlier in the sequence. A student who has successfully completed a course numbered 300 or higher may not take a 100 or 200 level course for credit. Students who have successfully completed more than two years of high school German may not take GERM 101 for credit.
German 101. Elementary I. Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction in German, or a limited amount of previous formal instruction in German. Followed by GERM 102. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session, and language lab work. 4 credits.
German 102. Elementary II. The skills of speaking, listening and reading comprehension, and writing are further developed. Prerequisite: GERM 101 or one or two years of previous formal instruction in German and an appropriate placement test score. Followed by GERM 201. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session, and language lab work. 4 credits.
German 201. Intermediate I. A course designed to help students develop skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in German, and apply these skills in a context that recognizes and explores the particularities of German culture. Prerequisite: GERM 102 or an appropriate placement test score. Followed by GERM 202. 3 credits.*
German 202. Intermediate II. Students will continue to develop the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at a higher level, integrating a wide variety of topics and materials from the target culture. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or an appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course satisfies the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree and is prerequisite for upper-level courses. 3 credits.
GERMAN 292. Internship in German. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of German. 1-18 credits.
German 295. Special Topics. Selected topics in German. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite: GERM 202. 1-3 credits. Does not satisfy requirement for B.A. degree.
German 311, 312. German Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses on German language, civilization, or culture. 3-16 credits per semester.
GERMAN 315. German for Business. A study of vocabulary, concepts and cultural topics related to basic business interactions in German countries for advanced-intermediate and advanced-level students. Participants receive oral and written situational practice necessary for successful integration into today's German-speaking business world. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. 3 credits.
GERMAN 320. Advanced German. Development of increased proficiency in all linguistic skills and a more extensive acquaintance with German culture. This course will prepare students for more advanced culture and literature courses, but will also prepare students to use German to communicate effectively and to function in a foreign community. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course is recommended before students take upper-level courses. 3 credits.
German 330. Civilization and Culture. A study of German civilization and culture with emphasis on social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: GERM 202. 3 credits.
German 341. Survey of German Literature I: The Age of Goethe. A study of representative works and literary movements in German literature from the Enlightenment through Romanticism. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. **
German 342. Survey of German Literature II: Realism to the Present. A survey of 19th and 20th century German literature from Realism to the present with emphasis on dramatic and prose forms. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. **
GERMAN 390. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.
GERMAN 392. Internship in German. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of German. 1-18 credits.
German 400. Approaches to Teaching German. A study of theories of second language acquisition and their application to the teaching of languages in a communicative, interactive approach at the primary, middle, and secondary levels. Attention will be given to the teaching and testing of listening, reading, writing, speaking, and cultural understanding. Students will develop lesson plans, engage in peer-teaching, and integrate technology into teaching. Students should take this course in the semester prior to student teaching. 3 credits.
German 401. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Syntax and grammar through written work. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. **
German 402. Advanced Conversation and Phonetics. Theory and practice in the spoken language. Current techniques and their uses in attaining mastery of oral German. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. 3 credits.
German 411, 412. Studies in Literary Genre. Study of a particular genre in German literature, such as the Novelle, lyric poetry, the German novel, modern drama, short story. Prerequisites: GERM 341 and 342. 3 credits. **
German 413, 414. German Literary Movements. Study of a particular movement or period in German literature, such as Romanticism, the Age of Goethe, Sturm und Drang, Realism, Naturalism. Prerequisites: GERM 341 and 342. 3 credits. **
German 415, 416. Major German Authors. Study of a particular German author such as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Kafka, Thomas Mann. Prerequisites: GERM 341 and 342. 3 credits. **
German 461. Senior Seminar: Literature in Cultural/Historical Context. A seminar for senior modern language majors concentrating in German designed to integrate knowledge of German history and culture as a background for literary analysis. Prerequisites: GERM 341 and 342. 3 credits. **
German 482. Directed Teaching in the Secondary German Classroom. Required of all students seeking N,K-12 Teaching Licensure in German. Each student is assigned to work with qualified cooperating teachers in two selected school settings off campus, for five weeks in each setting. Settings will be chosen among elementary, middle and secondary levels. The student teacher follows the schedule of each cooperating teacher and will take over all duties under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. The schedule involves a minimum teaching day of five to six hours for five days each week for ten to eleven weeks (300 hours total). Prerequisite: completion of the Modern Languages major (German concentration), the Study Abroad requirement, and a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.50. 11 credits.
German 490. Directed Study. Individualized study; recommended only when material cannot be covered in scheduled courses. By permission of department head. 6 credits maximum.
German 492. Internship in German. Directed practicum in an applied setting that permits experiential learning. Students learn through performance in meaningful tasks in a variety of professional environments, such as foreign trade missions, government agencies, or the travel industry. It is intended for seniors not seeking teacher certification. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-16 credits.
German 495. Special Topics. Selected topics in German. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.GERMAN 498. Honors Research in German. Students conduct research in German under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.