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GER 1014
Beginning German I

Introduction to conversation, basic grammar, reading, and writing.

Note: Advanced placement and credit by examination are available to students who have previously studied German.

Four hours of classroom instruction. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

GER 1024
Beginning German II

Prerequisite: GER 1014 or equivalent.

Continued instruction in grammar and fundamental language skills.

Four hours of classroom instruction. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

GER 2014
Intermediate German I

Prerequisite: GER 1024 or equivalent

Instruction designed to develop greater facility in fundamental skills and more extensive knowledge of grammar.

Four hours of classroom instruction. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

GER 2024
Intermediate German II

Prerequisite: GER 2014 or equivalent

Instruction intended to complete the survey of the basic grammar of the language and to provide the mastery of fundamental skills essential for enrollment in upper level German courses.

Four hours of classroom instruction. One hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

GER 3003
Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisite: GER 2024 or permission of instructor

Further study of German based on analysis of short texts (newspaper articles, short stories, plays, poetry). Students are expected to use German in oral and written expression.

GER 3013
Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisite: GER 3003 or permission of instructor.

Continuation of GER 3003.

GER 3023
Introduction to Linguistics

Cross-listed: ENGL 3023, FR 3023, SPAN 3023, SPH 3023

Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 or equivalent and GER 2024 or equivalent

A study of basic concepts in language, comparative characteristics of different languages, and the principles of linguistic investigation.

GER 3113
Culture and Civilization

Prerequisite: GER 3013 or permission of instructor

Study of the geography, history, arts, institutions, customs, and contemporary life of the German speaking peoples.

GER 3143
Study Abroad

Prerequisites: Enrollment in a Tech-sanctioned study program in a German-speaking country, completion of GER 2024 or equivalent, and permission of the Study Abroad supervisor.

Study of the contemporary language and culture in a German speaking country.

Note: May substitute for GER 3003 or GER 3013, depending on the student's proficiency level.

GER 3163
Community Internship Experience

Prerequisite: completion of GER 2024 or equivalent

Study of contemporary language and culture in a German speaking community or setting.

Note: May be taken instead of GER 3143 to meet degree requirements.

GER 3213
Advanced Grammar and Usage

Prerequisite: GER 3013 or permission of instructor.

The course is designed to build writing competence and strengthen grammatical competence. Grammar will be studied within the context of writing assignments. The course will deepen the knowledge of the language through the usage of applied linguistics, syntax, grammar, and semantics.

GER 3223
Short Story

Prerequisite: GER 3013 or permission of instructor.

An introductory study of German short stories. Students will analyze short texts to strengthen their reading and text interpretation skills and to increase their knowledge of vocabulary.

GER 4003
Oral Communication

Prerequisite: GER 3013 or permission of instructor.

This course is designed to strengthen students' oral communication skills by enabling them to converse easily with native speakers on everyday topics in preparation for the oral proficiency interview (OPI).

$134 interview fee.

GER 4213
German Literature to 1832

Prerequisite: GER 3223 or permission of instructor.

A survey of major writers and representative works from early Middle Ages through the Age of Goethe.

GER 4223
German Literature since 1832

Prerequisite: GER 3223 or permission of instructor.

A survey of major writers and representative works since the Age of Goethe.

GER 4283
Seminar in German

Prerequisite: GER 3013 or permission of instructor.

Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit if course content varies.

GER 4701
Foreign Language Pedagogy

Cross-listed: FR 4701, SPAN 4701

Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching phase of the teacher education program.

Co-requisite: SEED 4909

Intensive on-campus exploration of the principles of curriculum construction, applied methods, professional collaboration, and evaluation as related to teaching French, German, or Spanish, followed by professional internship application of these principles under the supervision of a qualified departmental instructor.

GER 4703
Foreign Language Teaching Methods

Cross-listed: FR 4073, SPAN 4703

Prerequisites: GER 3013 and GER 3113 or equivalent; admission to Stage II of the Secondary Education sequence or equivalent.

Survey of instructional methods with discussions and demonstrations of practical techniques for teaching of foreign language.

GER 4901, 4903
Foreign Language Internship

Prerequisites: Advanced foreign language proficiency; permission of the instructor and the department head.

The Foreign Language Internship is intended primarily for majors in foreign languages or international studies. It is designed to provide outstanding students the opportunity to perfect their language proficiency and to acquire specific training and skills overseas. The overseas sponsor and the foreign language instructor of record will supervise the intern. Performance evaluations and a research paper will be required.

GER 4902
Foreign Language Internship

Prerequisites: Advanced foreign language proficiency and permission of the instructor and the department head.

The Foreign Language Internship is intended primarily for majors in foreign languages or international studies. It is designed to provide outstanding students the opportunity to perfect their language proficiency and to acquire specific training and skills overseas. The overseas sponsor and the foreign language instructor of record will supervise the intern. Performance evaluations and a research paper will be required.

GER 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954
Undergraduate Research in German

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

GER 4991, 4992, 4993, 4994
Special Problems in German

Prerequisites: GER 2024 and consent of the instructor and the department head.

Designed to provide advanced students with a course of study in an area not covered by departmental course offerings.

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