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 German Courses for FALL 2022

GER 101: German Level I (First Semester)
GER 101 is an introductory course designed mainly for students who have not previously studied German. By the end of the first semester, you should be able to understand and respond appropriately to simple questions and statements in German. You should also be able to read and react to a variety of German texts, and write about yourself and your likes, dislikes, and interests in German. We also hope that during the semester you will learn more about German culture, have fun with the language, and improve your language-learning strategies.  Note:  there are traditional and online sections of GER 101; there is also an intensive first-year German course (LC 101). 

GER 102: German Level II (Second Semester)
The main goal of GER 102 is to help you learn German at a high beginner’s level. We will focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural literacy. By the end of the semester, you should be able to understand and respond to a variety of personal questions, talk about other people, read a wide range of beginner-level texts, express your opinions in writing, and be familiar with a number of cultural themes in German-speaking countries.  Note:  there are traditional and online sections of GER 102. 

GER 112: Elementary German Conversation 
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group discussions in German on various topics.

GER 201: German Level III (Third Semester)
The main goal of GER 201 is to learn German at an intermediate-low level. We will focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural literacy. By the end of the semester, you should be able to understand and contribute to conversations on concrete and predictable topics related to personal information, like yourself and family, daily activities and personal preferences. However, you will also start to be familiar with more abstract topics related to social, cultural or historical themes covered in the textbook. You will also be able to read a variety of texts at the intermediate-low level, and you will begin to express your opinions in writing. 

GER 202: German Level IV (Fourth Semester)
The main goal of GER 202 is to learn German at an intermediate-mid level. We will focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural literacy. The course is the last in a four-course program. By the end of the semester, you should be able to understand and contribute to conversations on concrete and predictable topics related to personal information, like yourself and family, daily activities and personal preferences. However, you will also become familiar with and discuss more abstract topics related to social, cultural or historical themes covered in the textbook. You will also be able to read a variety of texts at the intermediate level, and you will express your opinions in writing.

GER 212: Intermidiate German Conversation
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in German conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group discussions in German on various topics. Not open to students enrolled in or having credit for GER 30100 or above.

GER 241 Introduction to the Study of German Literature
Instructor: Prof. Turco, Jeffrey
An introduction to the study of German literature based on an overview of the formal elements of poetry, fiction, and drama as well as basic concepts of literary theory. Texts in German; conducted primarily in German.

GER 301: German Level V
Instructor: Dr. Rathmann, Marc
Continued development of German speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in Germany from a variety of sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.). Conducted primarily in German. 

GER 302: German Level VI
Instructor: Dr. Rathmann, Marc
Further work to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities in German on the basis of materials dealing with the ideas and events that have shaped present-day Germany. Conducted primarily in German.

GER 312: Advanced German Conversation
One credit hour advanced German conversation course focused on the development of oral and aural skills for self-expression. Course provides students with guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Discussions in German on various topics. Course may be taken concurrently with GER 30100, 30200, 40100 or 40200.

GER 323 German VI: Science and Engineering
Instructor: Dr. Marc Rathmann
Continued development of German speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials from recent publications in science and technology. Building of general and technical vocabulary. Conducted in German.

GER 342: German Literature
Instructor: Prof. William, Jen
Reading and discussion of selected texts in German with the dual context of literary movements and historical developments between the 18th and 21st centuries.

 
GER 401: German Level VII
Instructor: Prof. Turco, Jeffrey
Advanced work on development of German speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in Germany. Conducted in German.

GER 424: Business German
Instructor: Dr. Rathmann, Marc
A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

GER 480: German Civilization
Instructor: Prof. Marazka, Ibrahim
The study of modern German life, with special emphasis on the daily life and customs of the people. Lectures in German.

GER 519: Teaching College German

Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, Colleen
A course designed to provide a forum for ideas connecting theory and research to teaching practice. Explores issues related to how learning and teaching can be enhanced and presents practical ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. Permission of instructor required.

GER 562: Structure of German II
Instructor: Prof. Sundquist, John
 

GER 575: Theories German Language Acqusition
Instructor: Prof. Wei, Mariko

GER 581: German Culture 
Instructor: 

GER 590 Directive Reading in German
Instructor: Prof. William, Prof. Turco

GER 596D: Indo-European Language Family
Instructor: Prof. Channon, Robert

GER 698 REsearch MA Thesis

GERM 699: Research PhD Thesis

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