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German (GER) Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


GER 1014  Elementary German I [TCCN: GERM 1411.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit.
Fundamentals of German offering the opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Introduction to German culture.

GER 1024  Elementary German II [TCCN: GERM 1412.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of German offering the opportunity to further develop abilities in listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Further exposure to German culture.

GER 2013  Intermediate German I [TCCN: GERM 2311.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Continued exposure to German culture.

GER 2023  Intermediate German II [TCCN: GERM 2312.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Continued exposure to German culture.

GER 2333  German Literature in English Translation
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Major works of German literature across time, genres, and movements. (Formerly GER 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both GER 2333 and GER 3333.)

GER 3023  Advanced Language Skills
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor.
Development of oral and written language skills using contemporary readings, media, and oral discourse. Emphasis on increasing fluency through vocabulary expansion activities and selective grammar review. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 3413  Survey of German Literature and Culture
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor.
Selected works from the medieval period to the 21st century are studied as examples of central movements in German culture and literary history. The course presents the shape of German civilization, emphasizing the major periods, styles, movements, and generations. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 4003  Topics in German Literature
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor.
Focus on a specific area of German literature, from the medieval period through the 21st century. Selected texts are studied as examples of representative movements, genres, or authors in German literary history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 4213  Topics in German Culture and Linguistics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor.
Focuses on selected topics of cultural history, such as Vienna 1890–1914, Expressionism, contemporary cultural/political developments, or on a linguistic topic. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 4913  Independent Study
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

GER 4933  Internship in German
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.
Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

GER 4953  Special Studies in German
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

GER 4993  Honors Research
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate advisor.
Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit, with approval.