GN-German Courses

Courses

GN 101. Introductory German I. 4 Hours.

This course introduces students to the language by focusing on the acquisition of essential elements for basic communication and development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for communicating in daily life situations, as well as provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where German is spoken. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

GN 102. Introductory German II. 4 Hours.

This course continues to develop the language-learning process by focusing on the acquisition of essential elements for basic communication and development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for communicating in daily life situations, as well as provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where German is spoken. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

GN 190. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hour.

Approved novice-level program in German-speaking country. Course of study will vary according to array of approved offering and student interest. Permission of the Department Chair and Director of Education Abroad required.

GN 201. Intermediate German I. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to help students make the transition to natural communication and develop the language-learning process by focusing on the expansion of necessary elements for development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) by using cultural and literary readings as well as grammatical exercises. It also provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where German is spoken. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

GN 202. Intermediate German II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of GN 201. Conducted in German. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

GN 203. German Culture and Civilization. 3 Hours.

Introduction to historical and contemporary aspects of German culture through readings and other media. Emphasizes continued development of oral and written skills. Conducted in German.

GN 204. Readings in German Literature. 3 Hours.

Selections from representative modern authors. Emphasis on oral and written practice. Conducted in German. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

GN 205. German for the Professions. 3 Hours.

Intensive conversation course designed to acquaint students with more extensive vocabulary of German-speaking professionals. Students also learn about the cultural context in which German is used in various professions. Conducted in German.

GN 206. German for Technology and Media. 3 Hours.

Practice in the use of technology and media in German Studies. Conducted in German.

GN 210. German Culture and Civilization II. 3 Hours.

Highlights of cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present.

GN 290. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hour.

Approved program in a German-speaking country.

GN 299. Special Readings in German. 3 Hours.

This is an individualized course of directed readings and activities for intermediate students of German. Course design is determined by the instructor and the student, and will be tailored to the needs of the student. The goal of the course is to increase general literacy in and knowledge of German language and culture. Intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking German is the targeted outcome. Permission of Department Chair required.
Prerequisites: GN 201 [Min Grade: D]

GN 390. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hour.

Approved program in a German-speaking country.

GN 399. Directed Readings in German. 3 Hours.

Special Readings in German.

GN 480. Special Topics in German Literature. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on particular authors, genres, or topics. May be repeated for credit.

GN 490. Study Abroad: German. 1-6 Hour.

Approved program in a German-speaking country.

GN 499. Directed Studies in German. 3 Hours.

Directed studies. Permission of Department Chair required.