German (GER)

Academic Catalog: 2012–2013

  • Patricia Branstad (Visiting, 2012–2013)

We view culture in the broad, sociological sense of the word, not simply in the narrow sense of literature and the fine arts, and attempt, at all levels, to develop in our students an understanding of as many aspects of the German culture and civilization as possible in conjunction with exercising comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

101, 102 Beginning German I, II (1 course, 1 course) A sequential two-semester program. Basic grammatical forms and patterns: conversation, cultural readings. GER-101 or the instructor’s permission is a prerequisite for GER-102. Fall semester, Spring semester.

201, 202 Intermediate German I, II (1 course, 1 course) A sequential two-semester program. These courses will include reading and discussion in German of short stories, expository German prose, songs, and poems. There will also be a thorough, systematic review of grammar. Prerequisite: GER-102 or two years of senior high school German. GER-201 or the instructor’s permission is a prerequisite for GER-202. Offered occasionally.