GRMN-GERMAN

GRMN 1110. German I

4 Credits (4)

Intended for students with no previous exposure to German, this course develops basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills aiming toward the ACTFL novice-mid level. This is an introductory course designed to teach the student to communicate in German in everyday situations and to develop an understanding of German cultures through the identification of cultural products and practices, of cultural perspectives, and the ability to function at a survival level in an authentic cultural content. This course will also develop the student’s sense of personal and social responsibility through the identification of social issues.

GRMN 1120. German II

4 Credits (4)

A continuation of German 1, students will develop a broader foundation in skills gained during the first semester, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing German aiming toward the ACTFL novice-high level. This course is designed to increase student fluency in German as applied to everyday situations. Students will also learn to recognize and understand various German products, practices, and perspectives, identifying common cultural patterns, describing basic cultural viewpoints, and further developing their sense of personal and social responsibility through the investigation of cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in GRMN 1110.

GRMN 2110. German III

3 Credits (3)

In this third semester course, students will continue to develop a broader foundation in skills gained during the first two semesters, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing German aiming toward the ACTFL intermediate-low level. This course is designed to teach the student to communicate in a more sustained way in areas of personal interest and in everyday situations. Students will engage in and analyze various German products, practices, and perspectives, as well as continue to develop their sense of personal and social responsibility through comparison and contrast of cultural perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in GRMN 1120.

GRMN 2120. German IV

3 Credits (3)

In this fourth semester course, students will continue to broaden and refine skills gained during previous semesters, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing German aiming at the ACTFL intermediate- mid level. This course is designed to teach the student to communicate in a more sustained way in situations that go beyond the everyday. Students will evaluate various German products, practices, and create ways to demonstrate their sense of personal and social responsibility through participation in cultural interaction.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in GRMN 2110.

GRMN 305. Topics in German Culture

3 Credits (3)

Group study of selected topics focusing on German culture and civilization. This course is linked to FLiP courses (Faculty-Led international Programs) when applicable. Topics identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different topics.

GRMN 313. Intermediate Composition and Grammar

3 Credits (3)

A review of the rules of German grammar. Development of written German skills. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

GRMN 325. German Conversation I

3 Credits (3)

Intensive oral communication practice. Not open to heritage/native speakers of German. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

GRMN 330. Business German

3 Credits (3)

An introduction to standard language within the corporate world in German-speaking countries. During the semester, students will practice reading, writing, listening, speaking and expanding their vocabulary in the fields related to business, technology (ex. Engineering) and health (ex. Nursing, Psychology, etc.).

GRMN 333V. German Culture through Cinema

3 Credits (3)

Events, values and issues in German culture as reflected in motion pictures made in Germany between 1913 and 1990. Familiarization with cinema as art form. Taught in English. Does not satisfy Arts and Sciences second language requirement.

GRMN 341. German Folklore and Culture

3 Credits (3)

Customs, traditions, mythology, folk literature and art. Special focus on Grimms' fairy tales. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

GRMN 350. Introduction to German Literature

3 Credits (3)

Basic literary genres and major figures in German language literature from its beginnings to the 19th century. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. To be followed by GRMN 471 - Studies in German Literature. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

GRMN 399. Intermediate Independent Study in German

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Tutorial in reading, writing and oral expression for intermediate-level students of German. Topics identified in the Schedule of Classes. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different topics. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

GRMN 410. Practicum in Conversational German

1-3 Credits

Intensive oral communication practice for students with a strong German language foundation. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): GRMN 325 or consent of instructor.

GRMN 413. Advanced Composition and Grammar

3 Credits (3)

Exercises in written German with emphasis on stylistic features.

Prerequisite: GRMN 313 or consent of instructor.

GRMN 425. Advanced German Conservation

3 Credits (3)

Advanced conversation through intensive oral practice.

Prerequisite(s): GRMN 325 or consent of instructor.

GRMN 451. Special Topics in German

1-3 Credits

Selected topics to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different topic. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

GRMN 453. Independent Studies in German

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Individualized, self-paced research projects for advanced-level students of German. Topics identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. GRMN 2120 or equivalent is recommended. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

GRMN 455. German for Specific Purposes

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Directed reading for students to satisfy language requirements for master's and doctoral programs. Topics identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

GRMN 471. Studies in German Literature

3 Credits (3)

Specific literary genres and major figures in German language literature from the 20th century and beyond. Topics identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.