Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria (Creative Commons, Jeff Wilcox)

101. BEGINNING GERMAN I 3 cr.
Introduction to German, with focus on developing communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice-mid level. Students learn to ask and answer questions and share information about themselves, their families, and their daily activities. Open only to students with little or no previous study of German or by placement test. (Fall)

102. BEGINNING GERMAN II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: GR 101, equivalent, or by placement test. Focus on developing communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice-high/intermediate-low level. Students build their knowledge of German-speaking culture (e.g., tourism, transportation, and leisure activities), improve their communicative competence, and develop skills needed for various cultural settings. (Fall and Spring)

198. BEGINNING INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I, II 3 cr. each.
Prerequisite for 201: GR 102, equivalent, or by placement test; prerequisite for GR 202: GR 201 or equivalent. Focus on communication in speaking, writing, reading, and listening at the intermediate-mid to intermediate-high level, coupled with themes in German society (e.g., Berlin as capital city, geography, Germany since 1945, multiculturalism). (Fall: 201; Spring: 201 and 202)

298. INTERMEDIATE INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised study at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301-302. ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION THROUGH POPULAR FORMS I, II 3 cr. each.
Introduction to popular culture (film, literature, music) with a focus on building oral and written proficiency. (Fall: 301, Spring: 302, both offered on demand only)

396. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN GERMAN STUDIES 1-3 cr.
Prerequisites: permission of instructor and chair. Directed experiential learning through an independent project or internship. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

398. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of German language, literature, or culture. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Rotating focus on a specific theme, genre, or era of German literature or culture. Topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

496. SENIOR THESIS 3 cr.
Prerequisites: permission of instructor and chair. Individual research project developed and written in consultation with appropriate faculty member. Topics approved in fall of student’s senior year; thesis written in spring of senior year.

498. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of German language, literature, or culture. For advanced students. May be repeated with a different topic.

499. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr.
Occasional course on a special topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.