German (GMN)

GMN 1111 -  Beginning German Language and Culture I   - 4 cr.  

Introduces basic oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills. Emphasizes active use in communicative contexts based on daily life as well as cultural analysis.

Equivalent Course: GMN 1102
GMN 1112 -  Beginning German Language and Culture II (Foundations : VFWL - World Language)  - 4 cr.  

Introduces more complex linguistic features and continues the development of the oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills within culturally contrastive contexts.

Prerequisite Courses: C- or higher in GMN 1111, placement exam or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Course: GMN 1104
GMN 1777 -  German Topics   - 1-4 cr.  

Topics in German.

GMN 2201 -  Intermediate German I   - 4 cr.  

Promotes the synthesis of the basic language skills through a grammar review, vocabulary building, the use of authentic texts, hands-on projects, films and native speakers to generate discussion and deepen cultural understanding.

Prerequisite Courses: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 2202 -  Intermediate German II   - 4 cr.  

Continues the language skills and cultural understanding synthesis of the previous course, adding historical and literary texts to help develop the pragmatics of opinion formation and more complex discourse.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 2201 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3301 -  Advanced German Composition and Conversation   - 2 cr.  

Encourages the development of language functions on a higher level, such as opinion formation and abstraction in both written and oral use. Texts include a broad range of cultural topics, including current events and internet information, music, literature and history.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3302 -  Advanced German Composition and Conversation   - 2 cr.  

Encourages the development of language functions on a higher level, such as opinion formation and abstraction in both written and oral use. Texts include a broad range of cultural topics, including current events and internet information, music, literature and history.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3378 -  Multi-Skills Units   - 1 cr.  

Rotating one-credit courses offer students a context based course enabling them to continue developing their German language skills on a limited basis. Subjects offered include German current events, conversation, film, cuisine and pronunciation.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 1103 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3777 -  Topics in German Civilization and Culture   - 2 cr.  

Courses offer in-depth study of subjects not covered in the general language sequence. Topics chosen will be based on relevance to both the German and the Global, Cultural and Language Studies curriculum.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3999 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

Independent Study.

GMN 4777 -  Topics   - 1-4 cr.  

Topics.

GMN 4999 -  Independent Study   - 1-4 cr.  

Self-determined program of study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department.

Prerequisite Courses: Permission of instructor.