Courses

GERMAN 1001 Beginning Language and Culture German I: 5 semester hours

Introduction for students with little or no knowledge of German. Students will develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 1002 Beginning Language and Culture: German II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and to become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 2101 Intermediate Language And Culture: German III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of German-speaking cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Through meaningful communicative interaction, students will further develop their language skills. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to GERMAN 2170 or GERMAN 2180.

GERMAN 2170 Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will work with authentic literary texts, news articles, film, and music. GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 together form the bridge between the introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2180 Intermediate Readings In German: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will read and discuss authentic German texts. GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 together form the bridge between the introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2190 Intermediate Independent Study: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop intermediate German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: GERMAN 1002. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of German language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3201 Introduction to German Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. Readings and critical analysis of selected works of literature written in the German language. This course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3202 Introduction to German Film: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent.Viewings and critical analysis of selected films produced in the German language. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3208 The German-Speaking Countries in the Modern World: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent; GERMAN 2170 or equivalent. A critical examination of issues in the culture and politics of the German-speaking countries since 1945 through a variety of media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3210 German Culture And Civilization: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. A survey of the development of German culture and civilization and the emergence of a German identity. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3211 Topics in German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Two years of college German or equivalent. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

GERMAN 3280 German Literature and Culture I: Beginnings-Enlightenment: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least one 3000-level German course or consent of the instructor and department. This survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture through the end of the Enlightenment. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3281 German Literature and Culture II: Romanticism - Present: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least one 3000-level German course or consent of instructor and department. This survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture from the end of the Enlightenment through the present day. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3290 Advanced Independent Study I: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201, GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, GERMAN 3210, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to transition from intermediate to advanced German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4311 Special Topics In German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least two 3000 level German courses or consent of instructor and department. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

GERMAN 4390 Advanced Independent Study II: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201, GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, and GERMAN 3210, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop advanced German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4394 Advanced Internship in German: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FGN LANG 2100, completion of at least two 3000-level classes in German, and consent of the Internship Coordinator in German. This internship course gives students of German the opportunity to use their unique and advanced language skills at an appropriate agency, organization, or business in the St. Louis region and beyond. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

GERMAN 4398 Survey Of German Literature Part II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201 or GERMAN 3202. Special emphasis on the summary and synthesis of trends and characteristics of major periods in German literature considered in the general context of European culture.

GERMAN 5311 Advanced Topics In German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor and department. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.