2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

German
English, Philosophy & Modern Languages
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GRMN 101, 102 Elementary German I, II
[formerly GERM 101, 102 Elementary German I, II]
4, 4 cr. A sequence course; student must pass GRMN 101 before enrolling in GRMN 102. (F, Sp)  Introduces modern German.  Presents the vocabulary and grammar necessary for simple spoken and written German.

GRMN 201, 202 Intermediate German I, II
[formerly GERM 201, 202 Intermediate German III]
3, 3 cr. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent. (F, Sp)  A sequence course; a student must pass GERM 201 before enrolling in GERM 202.  Provides a systematic review and expanded study of German grammar and increased development of oral, reading and writing skills.

GRMN 292 Independent Study V1-5 cr.

GRMN 492 Independent Study
[formerly GERM 491 Independent Study]
V1-5 cr. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and chairperson of department.  Offers an opportunity for students of outstanding ability to explore material not covered by regular courses in Languages.

GRMN 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly GERM 492 Seminar]
(WR) V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and chairperson of department.  Offers an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of German Language and Literatures.

GRMN 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly GERM 493 Workshop]
3 cr. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of German Language and Literatures.

GRMN 498 Internship/Cooperative Education
[formerly GERM 490 Internship]
V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: Completion of 60 credit hours or upper division standing in German, 3.0 overall GPA, consent of advisor, and approval by the Department Chair.  Provides an opportunity for
students to acquire field experience and material not covered by regular classes in German.  Can only be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

GRMN 498 Internship/Cooperative Education
[formerly GERM 496 Cooperative Education]
V1-8 cr.  Provides university credit for a paid work experience in the area of German supervised by faculty and requiring written assignments. 

GRMN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone
[formerly GERM 499 Senior Paper]
1 cr. Prerequisite: Senior standing in German.  Major research paper to be defended in German.

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GERM 301, 302 German Conversation and Composition I, II
(WR) 3, 3 cr. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  Consists of class discussion on previously assigned materials, and the practice of various reading strategies designed to rapidly enlarge students’ passive and active vocabulary.  Composition writing provides strategic self-improvement component promoting research and review of spelling, grammar, and sentence structures.

GERM 423 German for International Trade
3 cr. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  Introduces students to the specialized German terminology of business and economics.  Includes recent and current economic and political changes in Europe and offers cultural insights into customs and practices in the world of German and European business, as well as into the economic interdependence of Europe with the United States.  Serves as preparation for the “Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International” (International Business German exam).

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