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German and German Studies

Global Languages - German Courses

For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

GLGR-030  German Conversation Practice

$5 fee. 1 credit (EL)

GLGR-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. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Novice High. Offered fall and January. 4 credits.

GLGR-201  Intermediate German I

Review of skills and structures described in 101 and GLGR 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. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in GLGR 102 or placement test. Offered fall. 4 credits.

GLGR-240  Topics in Film & Society in German Speaking Europe (in English)

Study of the history and development of German film from the early 20th 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. $30 fee. Conducted in English. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

GLGR-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 GLGR 202 or placement test. Offered fall. 4 credits. (MWI)

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