German

The German minor and Associate of Arts concentration are on temporary inactive status. All 1000-2000 level courses will continue to be offered.

Requirements for the minor in German

12 s.h. of 3000 level German courses, including GER 3010

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration

18 s.h. of German courses, including GER 3010

German Courses

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education core.

GER 1010, 1020 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) A functional introduction to the structure of the German language. The class activity develops the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as well as basic linguistic skills that enable the student to appreciate the common origins and features of German and English. State-of-the-art audio-visual materials are used in class. Prerequisite to 1020: GER 1010 or a satisfactory demonstration of equivalent proficiency. These courses are offered every fall and spring semester in sequence only.

GER 2010, 2020 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) Readings, videos, and conversational practice provide the student experience with the contemporary German idiom and culture. Grammar review and exposure to expressions used in everyday life enable the student to understand German of moderate difficulty as well as the customs and features of the German-speaking countries. Prerequisite for 2010: GER 1020 or a demonstration of equivalent proficiency. Prerequisite for 2020: GER 2010 or a demonstration of equivalent proficiency. These courses are offered every fall and spring semester in sequence only.

GER 3010 ADVANCED CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR (3 s.h.)

(GP) Conversation and comprehension drills and advanced grammatical analysis based on readings from literary works and periodicals. For future language teachers, but also meets cultural and professional needs. Prerequisite: GER 2020 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered in alternate fall semesters.

GER 3020 GERMAN CIVILIZATION (3 s.h.)

(GP) German geography, history, culture, and literature. Conducted primarily in German. Prerequisite: GER 2020 and 3010 or a demonstration of oral proficiency. This course is offered in alternate spring semesters.

GER 3030 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE I (3 s.h.)

(GP) The development of German literature from its beginnings through 1750. Prerequisites: GER 3010 and 3020 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered in alternate fall semesters.

GER 3040 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE II (3 s.h.)

(GP) German literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: GER 3010 and 3020 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered in alternate spring semesters.

GER 3060 BUSINESS GERMAN (3 s.h.)

(GP) Basic commercial German vocabulary for business skills such as letter writing, making reservations, billing, ordering, and working with the various departments of a German business. E-mail and use of Internet in German are integral components. Prerequisite: GER 3010 or permission of the instructor. This course is offered as needed.

GER 3850 SEMINAR IN SPECIALIZED READING IN GERMAN (1-2 s.h.)

(GP) For students who have finished the minor or want to retain their language proficiency. Prerequisite: GER 2020 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered as needed.

GER 3990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GERMAN (TBA)

(GP) An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, and the department chair, before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.

Program Faculty & Staff

Dr. Cristina Francescon, Director, Center for Global Education

Cristina Francescon

Professor of Modern Languages
(910) 630-7082
Jennifer Williams, Associate Professor of Spanish

Jennifer Williams

Chair, Modern Languages & Literature
(910) 630-7058
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