GR 101. Elementary German I.3 Credits.
This introduction to the German language includes oral practice, the study of basic grammar, and practice in reading and writing. Cultural practices, artifacts, and traditions provide a focal point for application of grammar and vocabulary. Students who have three or more years of high school German with grades of B or above may not take this course for credit.
Offered: Every year, Fall
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele
GR 102. Elementary German II.3 Credits.
This course is a continuation of GR 101.
GR 115. German for Reading.3 Credits.
In this course, students will learn and practice German grammar and reading strategies for understanding texts in German. We will read texts from various sources and from various disciplines, depending on the interests of the participants. German for Reading is a single-skill course that incorporates elements of speaking, listening comprehension, and writing in support of reading comprehension. Drawing upon the basic vocabulary and foundational knowledge of German grammar and syntax that students develop in this course, they will learn strategies for deciphering texts in German with the aid of a dictionary. This course does not satisfy the CAS language requirement
Offered: As needed, All
UC: Breadth Elective
GR 210. Introduction to German Culture.3 Credits.
This course taught in English offers an introduction to important historical events, figures, movements and ideas that have shaped the culture of German-speaking countries. Students learn about aspects of daily life, traditions, philosophical movements, and cultural artifacts in architecture, literature, art, film and music.
Prerequisites: Take EN 101.
Offered: As needed
UC: Humanities, Intercultural Understand
GR 215. German-Language Media:current Events.1 Credit.
In this micro-course, students will choose current news items from any German-language media source to discuss each week in class. Participants will find a wide range of German-language media sources online, including news broadcasts, podcasts, newspapers, and magazines. This is a 2-skill course focusing primarily on reading and speaking German.
Prerequisites: Take GR 102, obtain equivalent placement, or have permission of instructor.
Offered: Every year, Fall
GR 230. German Film Club.1 Credit.
In this one-credit course, students will come together once each week to discuss a German film that all participants will watch before meeting. The films will be tied to a particular topic in German culture. All films are in German with English subtitles. Class discussion will be conducted in English. No knowledge of German is required. Requirements for the course include: attendance, active participation in the discussion, and submission of a reflection at the end of the semester.
Offered: Every year, All