Course Descriptions

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Prerequisite Grade

All prerequisites must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

 

Lower Division Courses

1 Elementary German
For students with no prior knowledge of German. With instruction in basic grammar structures and communication strategies, students begin to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing.

81 Elementary German Praxis (.25)
Required praxis to accompany German 1. One hour per week. Mus be enrolled concurrently in German 1

2 Continuing Elementary German
For students with one or two years of secondary study of German (or the equivalent). This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing emphasizing conversation on everyday topics. Prerequisite: German 1 or equivalent.

82 Continuing Elementary German Praxis (.25)
Required praxis to accompany German 2. One hour per week. Must be enrolled concurrently in German 2

3 Intermediate German
For students with two or three years of secondary study of German (or the equivalent). This course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, fostering confidence in conversation and compositions across a variety of subjects. Prerequisite: German 2 or equivalent.

4 Continuing Intermediate German
For students with three or four years of secondary study of German (or the equivalent). This course offers an abbreviated review of primary structures and concentrates heavily on developing communicative ability through readings, music and visual resources. For students who have completed an overview of basic grammar and are ready to combine and apply their language skills in most settings. Prerequisite: German 3 or equivalent. This course satisfies the Community Engagement requirement of the Core Curriculum.

84 Continuing Intermediate German Praxis (.25)
Required praxis to accompany German 4. One hour per week. Must be enrolled concurrently in German 4
 

6 Beginning/Intermediate Conversation (.25)
Development of oral skills involving daily life and contemporary issues. May be repeated for credit 

195 Internship 
Work-study program conducted in an internship position under the supervision of a faculty member. Permission of instructor and department chair required. 

196 Capstone (.25)
An independent project integrating language and culture designed in consultation with an instructor in a student's language studies area.
 

197 Independent Study
An independent study or research course for students whose special needs cannot be met by regular courses offered by the department. Permission of the instructor and department chair required.

 

199 Honors Independent Study
An independent study or research course for upper-division students with a B average in the major. Permission of the instructor and department chair required.