German (GRMN)

GRMN 1101. Elementary German 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of German. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. The audiolingual approach, using practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in German. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources.

GRMN 1102. Elementary German 2. 4 Hours.

Continues GRMN 1101. Includes completion of basic grammatical usage, reading of contemporary German material, and increased stress on oral and aural skills. Prereq. GRMN 1101, GRMN 1301, or placement test.

GRMN 1201. Elementary German 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of German. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. The audiolingual approach, using practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in German. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Prereq. International business majors only.

GRMN 1202. Elementary German 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues GRMN 1201. Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Includes completion of basic grammatical usage, reading of contemporary German material, and increased stress on oral and aural skills. Prereq. GRMN 1201, GRMN 1301, or placement test; international business majors only.

GRMN 1301. Elementary German Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

GRMN 1302. Elementary German Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

GRMN 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

GRMN 2101. Intermediate German 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary German materials. Prereq. GRMN 1102, GRMN 1302, or placement test.

GRMN 2102. Intermediate German 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on GRMN 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary German materials. Prereq. (a) GRMN 2101, GRMN 2301, or placement test and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

GRMN 2151. Intermediate German for Business Purposes. 4 Hours.

Designed for learners who possess the equivalent of one year of German study. Emphasizes communicating in a business environment by tailoring grammar and sentence pattern coverage, vocabulary, and cultural topics to the business setting. Combines contemporary business topics and intermediate business German. Offers students an opportunity to learn to communicate in a business setting in Germany, orally and in writing, as well as to better understand the current business culture in Germany. Prereq. GRMN 2101, GRMN 2201, GRMN 2301, or permission of instructor.

GRMN 2201. Intermediate German 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Stresses more advanced German to promote effective self-expression through speaking and writing and to explore the idiomatic aspects of the language. Through progressive class discussions and oral and written commentaries, students analyze contemporary German texts. Practice includes watching German films, and participating in interviews in German. Prereq. GRMN 1202, GRMN 1302, or placement test; international business majors only.

GRMN 2202. Intermediate German 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues GRMN 2201. Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Provides opportunities to expand vocabulary and develop flexibility in the four basic language skills. Topics include grammar review and continued exposure to modern texts and business language usage. Prereq. GRMN 2201, GRMN 2301, or placement test; international business majors only.

GRMN 2301. Intermediate German Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard German. Continues development of grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

GRMN 2302. Intermediate German Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

GRMN 2900. Specialized Instruction in German. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

GRMN 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

GRMN 3101. Advanced German 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. GRMN 2102, GRMN 2302, or placement test.

GRMN 3102. Advanced German 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on GRMN 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. GRMN 3101 or GRMN 3301.

GRMN 3201. Advanced German 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Strives to develop facility in speaking and writing German and stresses active use of the language. Includes weekly composition assignments and grammar reviews as needed. Prereq. GRMN 2202, GRMN 2302, or placement test; international business majors only.

GRMN 3202. Advanced German 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues GRMN 3201. Offers advanced conversation and composition work for international business students. Is the final language course before students go abroad. Enhances and reinforces those practical language and communication skills students will encounter when they are abroad. Prereq. GRMN 3201 or GRMN 3301; international business majors only.

GRMN 3301. Advanced German Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard German as well as the local dialect. Continues development of grammatical and conversational competence.

GRMN 3302. Advanced German Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a German-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard German as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

GRMN 3800. Special Topics in German. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the German language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

GRMN 3900. Specialized Instruction in German. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

GRMN 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

GRMN 4201. Advanced Proficiency German 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on GRMN 3202. Offers students an opportunity to continue to build vocabulary and master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. GRMN 3202 or GRMN 3302; international business majors only.

GRMN 4202. Advanced Proficiency German 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on GRMN 4201. Offers students an opportunity to continue to build vocabulary and master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. GRMN 4201; international business majors only.

GRMN 4800. Special Topics in German. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the German language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

GRMN 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

GRMN 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

GRMN 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

GRMN 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

GRMN 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

GRMN 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

GRMN 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.