Description of Courses
GER GERMAN (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
101. Introduction I to German Language and Culture - 4-1-4
Acquisition of the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
102. Introduction II to German Language and Culture - 4-1-4
Further development of basic language skills introduced in German 101. PR: GER 101 or departmental placement.
200. German in Review: Language, Culture, History (Intermediate) - 4-1-4
Completion of basic linguistic structures. Applied conversation, reading of short stories and cultural texts, general review of grammar. PR: GER 102 or departmental placement.
204FLA. Special Topics in Foreign Languages - 3-0-3
Special topics in languages not covered by the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit.
205-305. German Study Abroad - 3 to 12 hours
Taught in Germany and Austria. Intensive study of German language and culture through class work, conversation and travel. Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience. These courses may complete the B.A. foreign-language requirement. Honors, pass or fail. PR: GER 101-102 or departmental placement.
301WI. Communication, Interpretation and Cultural Awareness I (advanced) - 3-1-3
Intense review of grammar, improvement of speaking and writing skills focusing on language development for personal, familial and small-group interactions. PR: GER 200 or departmental placement.
302WI. Communication, Interpretation and Cultural Awareness II (advanced) - 3-1-3
Intensive review of grammar, speaking and writing skills focusing on development of linguistic strategies and style for use in business, political or other formal settings. PR: GER 200 or departmental placement.
303. Introduction to Major Works and Authors in German Literature - 3-0-3
Study of German literature by reading and discussion of excerpts of major works. PR: GER 200 or departmental placement.
304. Germany in Global Perspective - 3-0-3
The role of Germany in Europe and the rest of the world from a historical, literary, artistic and cultural perspective. Emphasis is on development of Germany within the European Union. PR: GER 200 or departmental placement.
306. German for Other Disciplines - 1 to 3 hours
A component of the Foreign-Languages-Across-the-Curriculum Program. Taught in conjunction with a course from another discipline. Selected materials in German and weekly meetings to discuss them in German with their professor. Special authorization required. May be repeated for credit. PR: GER 200 or equivalent proficiency.
323. Aspects of Contemporary German Culture and Society - 3-0-3
German history, art, politics and social structures. PR: GER 200 or departmental approval. Usually taught in Germany.
400FLA. Foreign-Language Education in the Elementary School - 3-0-3
Methods of classroom procedures, functional units, use of audiovisual aids/media and evaluation of pupil growth in grades K-6. Field experience required. Not counted in major or minor but required in professional-education sequence. PR: FRE, GER or SPA 301; or FRE, SPA 302.
401. German Literature from Enlightenment to Romanticism - 3-0-3
Literature of Storm and Stress, classicism and romanticism. PR: any 300-level GER.
402. German Literature from Realism to Postmodernism - 3-0-3
Literature of realism, impressionism, expressionism, prewar and postwar literature. PR: any 300-level GER.
403. German Economy and Business Communication - 3-0-3
Study of the social market economy of Germany and development of speaking and writing skills in business and trade transactions. PR: any 300-level GER.
405. Topics in German - 3-0-3
Various trends in German literary, philosophical and/or political thought. PR: any 300-level GER course.
406WI. German Film and Film Makers - 2-2-3
Survey of German film with special attention to its literary and sociocultural context and to pertinent theories of photography and of cinematic narration. PR: any 300-level German course.
496FLA. Academic Internship - 3 to 12 hours
Problem-oriented experiences in specific academic projects relating to the individual student's program of study and planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.
498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Research projects under the direction of the instructor. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean; any 400-level GER and CI; for majors only.