GRMN - German


Course Descriptions

GRMN 1070 Intensive Introduction to German: Level I (1-3)

A beginning-level course offered in a variety of formats. Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The goal is to develop basic linguistic structures and vocabularies for specific needs: e.g., travel, business, medicine, law enforcement. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 1080 Intensive Introduction to German: Level II (1-3)

A continuation of GRMN 1070. Prerequisite: GRMN 1070 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 1090 Elementary German: Level I (1-4)

A beginning course in the fundamental skills of German, with emphasis on understanding and speaking the language. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 1091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GRMN 1090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 1100 Elementary German: Level II (1-4)

A continuation of GRMN 1090. Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic German needed for expression in everyday situations. Prerequisite: GRMN 1090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 1101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GRMN 1100. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 2090 Intermediate German: Level I (1-4)

Offers continued development of skills in German, giving the student the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Includes reading of short stories. Prerequisite: GRMN 1100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 2091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GRMN 2090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 2100 Intermediate German: Level II (1-4)

This course is a continuation of GRMN 2090.  It consolidates grammar, vocabulary building and development of conversational skill with group discussions, covering practical and cultural aspects of the language. Prerequisite: GRMN 2090 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 2101 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary building, and grammar review. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GRMN 2100. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 2170 Intermediate Conversational German (1-3)

Develops mastery of vocabulary and structures needed for communication in everyday situations. Prerequisite: GRMN 2090 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 3090 Advanced German: Level I (1-3)

Provides a review of German linguistic structures. The goal is to strengthen previous language knowledge and to lead students to advanced levels of proficiency in spoken and written German. Prerequisite: GRMN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit if content differs or with permission of department chair.

GRMN 3091 Workshop (1-2)

This workshop is intended for listening and speaking practice, vocabulary development, grammar review, and cultural contextualization. Students will be exposed to appropriate video and software programs, as well as Internet resources. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in GRMN 3090. May be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair.

GRMN 3100 Advanced German: Level II (1-3)

A continuation of GRMN 3090. Prerequisite: GRMN 2100 or 2170 or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit if content differs or with permission of department chair.

GRMN 3150 Culture and Civilization of German-Speaking Countries (1-3)

A study of German-speaking cultures and the forces that have shaped those countries: political, literary, social, and economic. Includes use of Internet resources and audiovisual aids as well as guest speakers. Prerequisite: GRMN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 3250 Introduction to Literature (1-3)

Introduces the student to a variety of authors and literary works from the German-speaking world. It develops the understanding and the appreciation of literature in a wider cultural context. It also provides opportunities for discussion and developing listening comprehension and writing skills. Prerequisite: GRMN 2100 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 4170 Advanced Conversational German (1-3)

Gives students the opportunity to improve conversational skills in German. Prerequisite: GRMN 2170 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 4250 Topics in Literature (1-3)

Studies in depth different periods of German literature: seventeenth century classicism; eighteenth century philosophers; nineteenth century romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism; twentieth century novels, theatre, or poetry. Prerequisite: GRMN 3150 or 3250 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 4650 Advanced Topics (1-3)

Exploration of an interdisciplinary topic related to German or German-speaking culture. Prerequisites: advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in German and GRMN 3090, GRMN 3250, and GRMN 3150 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs. 

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