(School of Arts and Letters, Languages and International Studies Department)
GMN 1101-1102 Beginning German I and II (III)
each Introduces basic oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills. Emphasizes active use in communicative contexts based on daily life as well as cultural analysis. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 1103-1104 Beginning German III and IV (III)
2 cr. each
Introduces more complex linguistic features and continues the development of the oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills within culturally contrastive contexts. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 2201 Intermediate German I
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: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 2202 Intermediate German II
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: GMN 2201 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3300 Leipzig Seminar
Open to participants of the St. Scholastica/Leipzig Exchange Program, this seminar concludeswith a twoweek site visit in Leipzig,Germany,at the end of spring semester.The seminar consists of a site-related cultural and historical orientation as well as the development of a research project to be carried out during the onsite visit. Prerequisite: Selection as a participant of the Leipzig Exchange Program.
GMN 3301-3302 Advanced German Composition and Conversation
2 cr. each
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: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3378 Multi-skill Units
Rotating one-credit courses offer students a contextbased 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: GMN 1103 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3777 Topics in German Civilization and Culture
2 cr. each
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 International Studies curriculum. Prerequisite: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 4999 Independent Study
Self-determined programof study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.