Department of Foreign Languages
The acquisition of oral/aural skills through intensive exposure to German used both as the medium of communication and the object of study. It enables the student to accurately express his or her daily experiences in spoken and written German , and to understand communications of a moderate level of difficulty. This fulfills a basic liberal arts requirement for Foreign Language.
1102 Elementary German II
The acquisition of oral/aural skills through intensive exposure to German used both as the medium of communication and the object of study. It enables the student to accurately express his or her daily experiences in spoken and written German , and to understand communications of a moderate level of difficulty. This fulfills a basic liberal arts requirement for Foreign Language.1103 Elementary German for Advanced Beginners:
A review of basic grammar and the introduction of more advanced grammar, together with the acquisition of oral/aural skills that allow communication in German in everyday context.1111 German Cinema:
A study of 20th-century German identity, culture, history, and politics through film analysis and readings of literary and popular culture texts.1125 From the Holocaust to German Unification:
A study in German culture from the darkest period of German history (1933-1945) to the present. This course includes an examination of the Nazis' rise to power, their political, economical, social, and racist programs, that not only led to W.W.II but also to the Holocaust; a close look at divided Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall that led to German unification, and beyond. This class is taught in English. It fulfills a Humanities requirement.1131 Culture of German Speaking Countries:
A study of the influences that have shaped the three German speaking countries through the ages, with insight into all aspects of German culture , geography, history, the arts, folklore, women's issues, politics, economics, gastronomy, etc. This course is taught in English. It fulfills a Humanities requirement.2211 Intermediate German I: Language and Culture:
A review and expansion of grammar, practice in oral and written German while exploring German language and culture.2212 Intermediate German II: Conversation and Composition:
A review and expansion of grammar, practice in oral and written German while exploring the societies, politics, economics, media, etc., of the German speaking countries in Europe.2221 Principles of German for Business:
An introduction to basic vocabulary and practices of German business in such areas as communication, banking, marketing, retail/wholesale, export/import, energy, and transportation.2231 Women in German Literature and Society:
This course explores the changing literary and social roles and images of women in Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries through discussions and reading of representative works written by German women writers and presented in the sociopolitical and cultural context. Of special interest will be the developments in the Third Reich, after 1945, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Works discussed will include authors such as Rahel Varnhagen, Bettina von Arnim, Anna Seghers, Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, May Ayim, and others. This course is taught in English. It is cross listed with Comparative Literature and Women Studies.3301,3302 Introduction to the Study of German Literature:
Analysis of major representative works from German literature.3310; 4410 Advanced Studies in German:
Practice in the art of rendering a text from one language to another using both literary and nonliterary sources. This course will include a study of advanced German grammar and written translation of materials from the student's field of study. Prerequisite: German 2212 or permission of the instructor.3331 German for International Business:
A review and expansion of German language as used in international trade, inter cultural conduct, international banking, structure of industry, establishment of companies, advertising, exhibitions, etc.
265; 2266; 3365; 3366; 4465; 4466 Special Topics in German:
The study of a selected topic in the discipline. Different topics are chosen for each offering, based on the students' interests and needs.2295; 2296; 3395; 3396; 4495; 4496 Internships in German:
Supervised field experiences in appropriate settings, usually off campus, designed to assist students in acquiring and using skill and knowledge of the discipline unique to the selected topic.2298; 2299; 3398; 3399; 4498; 4499 Independent Studies in German:
Directed study planned and conducted with reference to the needs of those students who are candidates for departmental honors. Qualified students who are not candidates for such honors but who desire to do independent studies are also admitted with permission of the department.
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