Course Descriptions

German, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

GERM: German

GERM 100 (3) Beginners' German I
Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations. [3-0-0]
GERM 101 (3) Oral Expression I
For beginners who have some exposure to the grammatical and syntactic elements. The course will consist of oral and aural practice, basic conversation, and vocabulary expansion exercises. Students will be expected to participate actively in group activities and to give oral presentations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: German 11, or the corequisite of GERM 100.
GERM 102 (3) Oral Expression II
Intended for students who have completed GERM 101 or GERM 111, as a continuation of training in oral and aural skills. Students will be expected to participate actively in group activities and to give oral presentations. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: GERM 100 or German 11, or the corequisite of GERM 110.
GERM 110 (3) Beginners' German II
Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations, speak about past events, and express ideas and hypotheses in German. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: GERM 100.
GERM 200 (3) Intermediate German I
Competence and fluency in everyday situations; ability to report and narrate past events fluently and to express opinions; familiarity with contemporary issues in the German-speaking societies. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of German 12, GERM 110.
GERM 201 (3) Oral Expression III
Development of aural and oral skills at a more advanced level. Intended for students who have completed 6 credits of university-level German. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of GERM 102, GERM 110.
GERM 202 (3) Oral Expression IV
Oral and aural practice at a more advanced level. Increased emphasis on vocabulary. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of GERM 200, GERM 201.
GERM 210 (3) Intermediate German II
Competence and fluency in everyday situations; ability to report and narrate past events fluently and to express opinions; familiarity with contemporary issues in the German-speaking societies; introduction to German for professional purposes. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: GERM 200.
GERM 302 (3) Contemporary German Literature in Translation
Reading and discussion of selected works of post World War II literature from East, West, the united Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as German diaspora writing. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
GERM 303 (3/9) d Topics in German Studies (in English)
Examining and interpreting different aspects of German culture, in particular the intersections between literature, film, and other manifestations of popular culture. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
GERM 305 (6) Advanced German I
Fluency in many relevant situations, competence in important areas of cultural life, ability to participate in discussions and to write essays on selected topics in German. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of GERM 200, GERM 210.
GERM 349 (3) Franz Kafka in English Translation
Reading and discussion of the works of Franz Kafka in English translation. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: 6 credits of first-year English.

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