DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
German Course Descriptions
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GER 141 Elementary German. [GERM 1411] For students who have had no previous instruction in German. The work includes
vocabulary acquisition, international cultural components, pronunciation, drills, sentence
formation, and everyday conversation leading to proficiency. Two one-hour
language laboratory periods weekly are required. Credit 4.
GER 142 Elementary German. [GERM 1412]
A continuation of GER 141 with more speaking and writing toward advancing proficiency. Two one-hour language laboratory periods weekly are required. Prerequisite:
Grade of C or better in GER 141 or equivalent. Credit 4.
GER 263 German Reading and Composition. [GERM 2311]
A continuation of GER 142 with emphasis on written and oral skills. Prerequisite:
Grade of C or better in GER 142 or equivalent. Credit 3.
GER 264 German Reading And Composition. [GERM 2312]
A continuing emphasis on fluent usage of oral and written German. Intensive study
of selected written work with the purpose of mastering midlevel proficiency skills.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in GER 263 or equivalent. Credit 3.
GER 333 Multicultures of America: German.
A survey course designed to increase an awareness of Central- European culture
in America with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.
This course may be conducted in English or German. Credit for this course may be
applied to the major or minor only with permission. Credit 3.
GER 368* German Media. Study of German Media. Focus on conversational, listening, reading, and vocabulary
skills. Students will watch German television programs and will read articles from
major German magazines and newspapers. Includes a review of German grammar. Prerequisite: GER 264. Credit 3.
GER 380* Modern German Culture. An overview of the cultures of German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and
Switzerland) from 1780 to the present. Prerequisite: GER 368. Credit 3.
GER 460* Modern German Literature.
An overview of the literatures of German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and
Switzerland) from 1770 to the present. Prerequisite: GER 360. Credit 3.
GER 475 Individual Readings in German. This course is designed for the individual student who may need study of a particular
era, genre, or author. Enrollment in this course is restricted and approval of such
must be obtained from the Program Coordinator. The course may be repeated for
credit as content varies. Credit 3.
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