Courses in German

Courses in German

1000-level

GER 1010: Elementary German (3)
Oral and aural training, reading and writing, essentials of grammar and culture. Focus on the oral component.

GER 1020: Elementary German (3)
Prerequisite: GER 1010 or 1110
Oral and aural training, reading and writing, essentials of grammar and culture. Focus on the oral component.

GER 1110: Elementary German (4)
Lecture component of GER 1010 plus language laboratory.

GER 1120: Elementary German (4)
Prerequisite: GER 1010 or 1110
Lecture component of GER 1020 plus language laboratory.

2000-level

GER 2010: Intermediate German (3)
Prerequisite: GER 1020 or equivalent
For students who have had two years of German in secondary school or the equivalent. Training in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of German.

GER 2020: Intermediate German (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2010 or the equivalent
Training in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of German.

3000-level

GER 3010: Introduction to German Culture and Civilization (3)
Prerequisites: GER 2020 or permission of instructor
A survey of German civilization from the early medieval period to the present, primarily focusing on cultural phenomena against a background of historical periods.

GER 3150: The German Short Story (3)
Prerequisites: GER 2020 or permission of instructor
A transitional course designed to expand the students’ vocabularies and to introduce them to literary analysis. The focus is on the German short story from the post-World War II period.

GER 3210: Advanced German Grammar and Composition (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
Review of German grammar and its application in written exercises and compositions. Designed to give students a command of the written language and a broader foundation for the spoken language.

GER 3250: German Conversation (1-3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
Designed to improve students’ skills in the spoken language. The course will focus on contemporary Germany and its culture.

GER 3780: Survey of German Literature I (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
A survey of German literature covering the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Baroque, the Enlightenment, and Storm and Stress.

GER 3790: Survey of German Literature II (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
A survey of German literature from Classicism through the 20th century.

GER 3920: German Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Translation (3)
Prerequisites: ENG 1010-1020 or 1030
No knowledge of German is required. Texts and lectures will be in English.

GER 3950, 3960: Special Topics in German (1-3, 1-3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020

4000-level

GER 4180, 4190: Foreign Travel (1-3 each)
Approval of department required for credit.

GER 4210: German Literature of the 20th Century (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
A survey of German literature from Naturalism to Post-Modernism.

GER 4410: The Age of Goethe (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
Attention is given to the Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and early Romanticism. The main emphasis will be placed on Goethe before and during the Weimar period and on Schiller.

GER 4610: German Literature of the 19th Century (3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020
A survey of German Realism.

GER 4950, 4960: Special Topics in German (1-3,1-3)
Prerequisite: GER 2020

GER 4980: Study Abroad (9-18)
Prerequisites: GER 1010 and GER 1020 or permission of instructor
This course is for those students who will be studying for the semester in our sister institution in Austria, the Pädagogische Akademie. Specific course credit will be determined upon presentation of the Pädagogische Adademie transcript. Student will be registered in an audit status until the transcript is received.