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GER 1013: Beginning German I

ACTS Common Course- GERM 1013

Training in the elements of German communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

GER 1023: Beginning German II

ACTS Common Course - GERM 1023

Prerequisite: GER 1013 or equivalent

Continued training in basic German communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

GER 2013: Intermediate German I

ACTS Common Course- GERM 2013

Prerequisite: GER 1023 or equivalent

Development of the language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to increase proficiency in the language at the intermediate level within a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

GER 2023: Intermediate German II

ACTS Common Course- GERM 2023

Prerequisite: GER 2013 or equivalent

Further development of the language skills necessary for communication (speaking and writing) and comprehension (listening and reading) skills to provide mastery of fundamental tools in a variety of cultural contexts.

Three hours of applied class work and one hour of foreign language lab per week is required.

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

GER 3003: Conversation and Composition I

Prerequisite: GER 2024 or permission of instructor

Development of advanced control of German communication and comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

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

GER 3013: Conversation and Composition II

Prerequisite: GER 3003 or permission of instructor

Continuation of GER 3003. Further development of advanced proficiency of German communication and comprehension through conversation and composition based on analysis of authentic short texts and media.

Three hours of applied course work.

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

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 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 4701: Foreign Language Pedagogy

Cross-listed: FR 4701, SPAN 4701

Prerequisite: 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 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 4993: 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.