German (GER)

German (GER) Courses

GER 1014. Elementary German I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 1411)

Fundamentals of German offering the opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Introduction to German culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

GER 1024. Elementary German II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 1412)

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. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 2013. Intermediate German I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 2311)

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. Generally offered: Fall.

GER 2023. Intermediate German II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 2312)

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. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 2333. German Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Major works of German literature across time, genres, and movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly GER 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both GER 2333 and GER 3333.).

GER 3023. Advanced Language Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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 Credit Hours.

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 Credit Hours.

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 Credit Hours.

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. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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 Credit Hours.

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. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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