German (GER)

GER-101 Elementary German I

The student with little or no previous training in German will become grounded in the language and gain some understanding of the culture of the German-speaking world. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct German. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Corequisites: GER-101L
Credit: 1

GER-102 Elementary German II

The student with little or no previous training in German will continue building in the language and gain more understanding of the culture of the German-speaking world. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct German. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: GER-101 or GER-102 placement
Corequisites: Take GER-102L
Credit: 1

GER-177 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in German literature and culture. Conducted in German.Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-187 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-188 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-201 Intermediate German

A thorough review of the fundamentals of the language. Concentration will be on continued growth in the active use of the language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will read German texts which will reinforce the study of the language and the observation of the culture. Particular attention will be given to improving self-expression in German beyond the rudimentary level. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: GER-102 or GER-201 placement
Corequisites: GER-201L
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

GER-202 German Language & Culture

This course focuses on the active use of German. Its goals are to develop the student's command of German through guided practice in the use of the language and to increase his understanding of German culture as reflected in the German language and life in the German-speaking world. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: GER-201
Corequisites: GER-202L
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

GER-277 Special Topics

These courses treat topics in German literature and culture. Conducted in German.Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-287 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-288 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-301 Conversation & Composition

This course focuses on the continued development of the student's command of the German language and his understanding of the culture of the German-speaking world, with an emphasis on speaking and writing. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: GER-202 or 301 placement
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

GER-302 Intro to Literature

This first course in the study of literature examines the workings of literature: style, form, structure, genre, symbolism, allusion, and metaphor. It is an introduction to the lexicon of literary criticism and the principles of literary theory for majors. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: GER-301
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, Foreign Language

GER-312 Studies in German Culture

Studies in German Culture offers advanced study of a variety of elements of culture broadly conceived. Topics will vary and may include, but are not limited to, film, popular culture and arts. As they consider the connections among different disciplines and cultural contexts, students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of cultural moments and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course.
Prerequisites: GER-301 and 302
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-313 Studies in German Literature

Studies in German Literature offers advanced study of German literary genres, periods, and authors. Topics may vary. Students read and analyze texts to better understand the dialog between literature and historical, political, and social realities, as well as the connections between German and other literary traditions. Students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of a particular genre and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course.
Prerequisites: GER-301 and 302
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-314 Studies in German Literature

This course surveys the development of German literature and culture in its historical context and provides students with an overview of important trends in intellectual history. The span of time covered will vary by semester, but in each case, students will survey major periods and movements through the critical examination of representative literary works and cultural documents. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course.
Prerequisites: GER-301 and 302
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-376 Special Topics: German Lang

These courses treat topics in German Language. Conducted in German.Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1

GER-377 Special Topics: German Lit & Culture

These courses treat topics in German literature and culture. Conducted in German.Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-387 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-388 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-401 Senior Seminar in German

Special written and oral work for seniors returning from study in a German-speaking country and for those seniors with a comparable level of preparation. Vocabulary-building and refinement of oral and written expression. This course assumes a background in literary analysis and interpretation, as well as a good command of spoken and written German. Required for majors. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts, Foreign Language

GER-477 Special Topics: German Lit & Culture

These courses treat topics in German literature and culture. Conducted in German.Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credit: 1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-478 Special Topics

Special Topics in German
Prerequisites: GER-302
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-487 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-488 Independent Study

Special topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1
Distribution: Literature/Fine Arts

GER-IND Independent Study

Students may enroll in independent study courses for 0.5 or 1 course credit(s), with the approval of a supervising faculty member, the appropriate department/program chair, and the student's advisor. Registration forms for independent study are available in the Registrar's Office.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1