German Course Offerings and Descriptions

German Course Offerings and Descriptions

101. ELEMENTARY GERMAN I. Intended for students who have not studied German or for those with minimal high-school German: grammar and vocabulary-building fundamentals, and basic conversation. Fall semester only, three hours.

102. ELEMENTARY GERMAN II. Appropriate for students who have studied German 101 or have completed one year of high-school German with grades of B or better. Continuation of grammar, vocabulary building, and basic conversation and reading. Prerequisite: German 101. Spring semester only, three hours.

201. INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I. Appropriate for students who have completed German 101 and 102, or two years of high school German with grades of B or better. Intensive study of grammar and vocabulary in oral and written practice and review of elementary German. Prerequisite: German 102. Fall semester only, three hours.

202. INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II. Continuation of German 201. Understanding and speaking, grammar, and readings from selected texts. Prerequisite: German 201. Spring semester only, three hours.

260. INDEPENDENT STUDY. Individual study of specialized topics in German. Sophomore standing and permission of the department chair and a faculty sponsor are required. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

270. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH. An opportunity to conduct supervised research in German. Sophomore standing and permission of the department chair and a faculty sponsor are required. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

302. TECHNIQUES OF EFFECTIVE TRANSLATION. Training in effective techniques of translating German journals and books, including a review of grammar. Prerequisite: German 201. Offered periodically, semester course, three hours.

316. CONVERSATION. Instruction in speaking and understanding German in a variety of social and professional situations. Acquisition of vocabulary will be emphasized. Prerequisite: German 202 or a 300-level German course, or by permission. Offered periodically, semester course, three hours.

330. GERMAN CULTURE. A survey of German history and civilization including studies in geography, major eras of history, customs, and cultural accomplishments. Prerequisite: German 202 or a 300-level German course, or by permission. Offered periodically, semester course, three hours.

334. ADVANCED GRAMMAR. A thorough review of the basic elements of German grammar and the study of finer grammatical points commonly omitted in review grammars. Prerequisite: German 202 or a 300-level German course, or by permission. Offered periodically, semester course, three hours.

360. INDEPENDENT STUDY. Individual study in German directed by a faculty member, with permission of the department chairman. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

370. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH. An opportunity to conduct supervised research in German. Junior standing and permission of the department chair and a faculty sponsor are required. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

390. STUDIES IN GERMAN. Readings and discussion of topics in literature or language. Subject matter varies. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

460. INDEPENDENT STUDY. Individual study in German directed by a faculty member with the permission of the department chairman. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

470. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH. An opportunity to conduct supervised research in German. Senior standing and permission of the department chair and a faculty sponsor are required. Semester course, one, two or three hours.

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