German (GERM)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  GERM 101 - GERM 102 - GERM 201 - GERM 202.  Any one of the following courses may be considered the terminal course for the related vertical sequence above:  GERM 301 or GERM 302.  A maximum of 16 credits may be earned for vertical credit in any language in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures.

GERM 101 Elementary German I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, spoken German, and functional grammar. Students with German experience who place higher than GERM 101 on the placement exam may not enroll in GERM 101, but may earn credit for GERM 101 by successfully completing a higher vertically-related course.

GERM 102 Elementary German II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, spoken German, and functional grammar.
Prereq: GERM 101 or placement exam .

GERM 107 Beginning German Conversation Lab

1 credit, 2 max
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the beginning German level. Graded P/F.

GERM 200 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

GERM 201 Intermediate German I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading and free discussion.
Prereq: GERM 102 or placement exam.

GERM 202 Intermediate German II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading and free discussion.
Prereq: GERM 201 or placement exam.

GERM 204 (s) Special Topics

4 credits.

GERM 207 Intermediate German Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the intermediate German level. Graded P/F.

GERM 298 (s) Internship

GERM 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

GERM 301 German Reading and Writing

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Emphasis on developing writing and reading; exploration of cultural topics. (Fall, Alt/yrs) (Fall, Alt/yrs)
Prereq: GERM 202 or placement exam.

GERM 302 German Listening and Speaking

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Emphasis on listening and speaking skills; discussion on topics of cultural interest.
Prereq: GERM 202 or placement exam.

GERM 304 German Culture and Society

3 credits
German society, political culture, and the arts.
Prereq: Germ 202 or placement exam .

GERM 305 Germany in the New Europe

3 credits
Contemporary social and political institutions in German-speaking Europe; reading and discussion on topics of current interest in Germany and the European Union.
Prereq: GERM 202 .

GERM 307 German Film

3 credits
Study of representative German films to gain an understanding of cinematic traditions and the portrayal of cultural, political and social issues.
Prereq:GERM 202 or placement exam .

GERM 398 (s) Internship

GERM 400 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

GERM 402 Advanced Speaking and Writing

3 credits
Development of advanced proficiency in speaking and writing.
Prereq: Two 300-level German courses, placement exam, or instructor permission.

GERM 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

GERM 410 German for the Professions

3 credits
Language and intercultural skills necessary for effective oral and written communication in professional settings in German-speaking countries.
Prereq: Two 300-level German courses, placement exam, or instructor permission.

GERM 420 (s) Topics in German Culture & Literature - Themes

3 credits, max 6
Gen Ed: International
For advanced students; important themes in German cultural/literary studies. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring Alt/yrs)
Prereq: GERM 301 or GERM 302.

GERM 440 German Media

3 credits
Gen Ed: International
Reading and discussion from contemporary German-language media;focus on topics of current cultural, political, and/or social interest.
Prereq: Two 300-level German courses, placement exam, or instructor permission .

GERM 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.