German Course Descriptions

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GMN 1111 - Beg German Lang & Culture I ( III ) - 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. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.


GMN 1112 - Beg German Lang & Culture I ( III ) - 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: Placement test or permission of instructor.


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: 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: GMN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: GMN 2201


GMN 2280 - Literature in Translation - 4 cr.
Study of literature written in Spanish or French or German or Russian and translated into English. This course focuses on selected works of prose and poetry from a particular period with emphasis on careful reading and reader response as well as cultural, historical, political, religious and economic developments that provide context.


GMN 3300 - Leipzig Seminar - 0-2 cr.
Open to participants of the St. Scholastica/Leipzig Exchange Program, this seminar concludes with a two week site visit in Leipzig, Germany, at the end of spring semester. he 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 - Advanced German Comp/Converstn - 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: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: GMN 2202


GMN 3302 - Advanced German Comp/Converstn - 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: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: GMN 2202


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: GMN 1103 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: GMN 1104


GMN 3777 - Topics in German Civ/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: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: GMN 1104, GMN 2202


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: Permission of instructor.