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MLGR-030  German Conversation Practice

1 credit (EL)

MLGR-101  Elementary German I

Development of vocabulary, structures, and strategy essential to basic comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Situation-based practice in asking and answering questions; identifying, comparing and describing people and things; expressing wants and needs; and discussing plans. Preparation for living in a German-speaking culture. $20 fee. ACTFL target: Novice High. Offered fall and January. 4 credits.

MLGR-102  Elementary German II

Continuation of 101. Continued practice in reading, writing, and talking about activities, making plans and inquiries, expressing wants and needs and discussing experiences. Some practice in narration of present, past, and future events, and also in maintaining opinions. $20 fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low. Prerequisite: 101 or placement test. Offered spring. 4 credits.

MLGR-105  Intensive Elementary German

Accelerated onesemester course that covers material of MLGR 101 and 102. Satisfies language requirement for B.A. degree. For students with some previous experience in the language, but not enough to enroll in MLGR 201, and for students with superior language-learning ability. $25 fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low. Offered spring. 5 credits.

MLGR-201  Intermediate German I

Review of skills and structures described in 101 and 102. Emphasis on building a large practical vocabulary and on using it to describe and narrate. Reading and aural exercises that use authentic materials; writing exercises that reflect real-world tasks. Preparation for living for an extended period in a German-speaking culture. $20 fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in 102 or placement test. Offered fall. 4 credits.

MLGR-202  Intermediate German II

Continuation of 201; appropriate for intermediate students returning from Linfield's semester abroad in Vienna. $20 fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in 201 or placement test. Offered spring. 4 credits.

MLGR-206  Austrian Cultrual History: Art, Literature and Society (also Listed As HIST 206)

Historical development of the social and cultural structure of Austria using Vienna as a laboratory. Integration of tradition in the present-day patterns of life. Art, music, and literature. Offered fall. 4 credits. (VP or GP)

MLGR-208  Intermediate Conversation German

Practice in speaking through preparation of talks, skits, and other oral exercises; strong emphasis on vocabulary building. Recommended for those returning from overseas. $15 fee. 3 credits.

MLGR-212  Introduction To German Civilization II

Introduction to the contemporary culture and civilization of the German-speaking countries. Study of cultural achievements and contributions to the world; consideration of special questions inherent in dealing with other European neighbors and the world beyond. Sources include literature, film, and contemporary historical and political writing. Conducted in English. $15 fee. Offered fall. 3 credits.

MLGR-220  German Language Practice I

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 or 105 before going abroad. Offered summer. 3 credits.

MLGR-221  German Language Practice II

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 102 or 105 before going abroad. Offered fall. 5 credits.

MLGR-240  German Film and Society

Study of the history and development of German film from the early twentieth century to the present. Includes, but is not limited to, history of German, Austrian, and Swiss cinema, film narrative, politics and film, image of Germans and Germany through film, and images of America in German film. Acquisition of tools of visual literacy in conjunction with inquiry into modern German culture through film. Screenings of films, student presentations, lectures and discussions. Conducted in English. $20 fee. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

MLGR-258  Music History: Baroque and Classic Era (also Listed As Musc 258)

See MUSC 258/358. Offered fall in Vienna. 4 credits.

MLGR-301  German Composition and Conversation I

Intensive practice in task-specific writing and in comprehension of a wide variety of native speech in audio and video tapes. Discussion of a broad range of political, social and personal topics. Speaking and writing practice involves hypothesizing, supporting opinions and functioning in unfamiliar situations. Development of skills in writing well-organized essays. Review of grammar as a tool to improve writing. $20 fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in 202 or placement test. Offered fall. 4 credits. (MWI)

MLGR-302  German Composition and Conversation II

Continuation of 301. Study of advanced syntax supports high-level writing tasks. ACTFL target: Intermediate High. $15 fee. Prerequisite: 301 or placement test, or for advanced students returning from study abroad. Offered spring. 3 credits. (MWI)

MLGR-312  Contemporary German Civilization

Introduction to German culture and civilization; study of cultural achievements and contributions to the world. Emphasis on contemporary social and cultural developments on the German-speaking countries. In German. $15 fee. Offered spring. 3 credits.

MLGR-320  German Language Practice III

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 202 before going abroad. Offered summer. 3 credits.

MLGR-321  German Language Practice IV

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken 202 before going abroad. Offered fall. 5 credits.

MLGR-350  Topics In German Literature

Study of selected topics in German literature through reading and discussion of major works. Study of literary genres and movements. Practice in literary analysis. Recent topics include Short Prose Fiction of the 19th Century, Society and Responsibility, and East/West Literature after 1945. In German. Repeatable for credit when topic changes. $15 fee. 3 credits. (CS or GP)

MLGR-360  Topics In German Civilization

Selected aspects of culture and change important in determining the nature of contemporary German-speaking cultures. Study and discussion of printed and broadcast sources from various humanistic and social scientific fields. Recent topics: The Folklore of the Alps and 20th Century German Society on Film. In German. Repeatable for credit when the topic changes. $15 fee. Prerequisite: 312 or consent of instructor. 3 credits. (IS or GP)

MLGR-365  Austrian Politics and Society In A European Context

Conducted in English. Not for German major or minor credit. Offered fall in Vienna. 3 credits. (VP or GP)

MLGR-370  German Language Practice V

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken courses above 302 before going abroad. Offered summer. 3 credits.

MLGR-371  German Language Practice Vi

Course work conducted in Vienna in the Semester Abroad Program. For students who have taken courses above 302 before going abroad. Offered fall. 5 credits.

MLGR-373  The Politics Of European Integration (also Listed As Pols 373)

Fundamental definitions, facts, and concepts relating to European integration. History of European integration from 1945 to the present. Strengths and weaknesses of the current political and economic institutions at both the national and transnational level. Prospects for a further (dis)continuation of the integration process. Offered fall. 4 credits. (GP)

MLGR-480  Independent Study

A flexible course suited to the needs of the individual student. Reading, research, and writing on a special topic. Prerequisites: 302 and consent of instructor. 1-5 credits.

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