GRMN - German


2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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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)

Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing with the emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic German needed for everyday situations and the recognition of challenges in intercultural communication. 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.  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 emphasis on understanding and speaking. The goal is fluency in the basic German needed for expression in everyday situations and in understanding of the origin of specific cultural differences. 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.  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)

Teaches listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on understanding and speaking. Proceeds from the basic language of everyday situations to expressions of ideas and opinions, with the goal of achieving intermediate low-level fluency and basic intercultural competence. 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, with an emphasis on pronunciation.  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.  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.  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 may include films, plays, and play performances by students, in order to develop understanding and appreciation of literature in a wider cultural context. It also provides opportunities for improving pronunciation, 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 using texts, film, and drama. May also be a weekend course for intensive practice for progress in language competency. Prerequisite: GRMN 2170 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

GRMN 4250 Topics in Literature (1-3)

Exploration of an interdisciplinary topic related to German or German-speaking culture such as German film, German art, and German theater. Prerequisites: Advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in German and GRMN 3090, GRMN 3250, or GRMN 3150 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 such as German film, German art, and German theater. 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.