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German (GERM)
Department of Literature and Language Arts

GERM 1113   Elementary German 1
A basic beginning semester course for students with no previous study of German. Emphasis on speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as the basis for the development of all three Communication Modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational). German cultures will be introduced through a variety of texts, including readings, music, art, and film. Class 3.

GERM 1123   Elementary German 2
For students with the equivalent of one semester of previous study of German. Emphasis on strengthening studentsí interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in both oral and written German. German cultures are presented through a variety of authentic texts, including
short pieces of literature, essays, and newspaper articles. Music, art, and film are also included.
After Elementary German I (GERM 1113) and II (GERM 1123), students should be able to engage in everyday conversations with native speakers, and read straightforward texts, both fiction and nonfiction, with relative ease.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary German I (GERM 1113) or equivalent.

GERM 2113   Intermediate German 1
For students with the equivalent of two semester of previous study of German. An intermediate language and culture class that aims to consolidate and expand the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in German. Includes a comprehensive review of the grammar and reinforces linguistic acquisition through texts, movies, art and multimedia projects to acquaint students with cultural issues relevant to the German-speaking world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary German II (GERM 1123) or equivalent.

GERM 2123   Intermediate German 2
For students with the equivalent of three semester of previous study of German. A continuation of Intermediate German I, aimed to reinforce the practice of oral and written communication in German through topics in contemporary cultural materials from Germany. Students will focus on improving proficiency, refining pronunciation and acquiring vocabulary. Along with in-class discussions, course work involves grammar review and practice in writing. Class 3. Prerequisite: Intermediate German I (GERM 2113) or equivalent.