German : Courses

GER 101 Elementary German 1st Semester

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a communicative context; for beginners.

GER 102 Elementary German 2nd Semester

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: GER 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a communicative context; for beginners.

GER 104 Transitional Elementary German

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Review course for students with the Regents diploma or with prior elementary-level instruction.

GER 111 Reading German for Beginners I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Concentrates on the development of 'decoding' of German texts from several disciplines (such as the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences). Includes basic grammar instruction and extensive vocabulary memorization, but no practice in speaking or listening.

GER 112 Reading German for Beginners II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Concentrates on the development of 'decoding' of German texts from several disciplines (such as the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences). Includes basic grammar instruction and extensive vocabulary memorization, but no practice in speaking or listening.

GER 151 Intermediate German I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides further practice in the language with increased attention to conversational and written skills; helps students attain intermediate-level proficiency.

GER 152 Intermediate German II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: GER 151
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides further practice in the language with increased attention to conversational and written skills; helps students attain intermediate-level proficiency.

GER 271 German for Business

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Permits intensive practice in learning specialized vocabulary and concepts of German business, along with reading business texts and developing conversational skills in business situations.

GER 272 German for Business

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Permits intensive practice in learning specialized vocabulary and concepts of German business, along with reading business texts and developing conversational skills in business situations.

GER 301 Survey of German Cultural History I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores major cultural and intellectual movements in German thought, society, literature, and the arts within the context of German history. The first semester covers the period from earliest Germanic times to 1750, the second from 1750 to the present. Classes are normally conducted in German.

GER 302 Survey of German Cultural History II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores major cultural and intellectual movements in German thought, society, literature, and the arts within the context of German history. The first semester covers the period from earliest Germanic times to 1750, the second from 1750 to the present. Classes are normally conducted in German.

GER 314 German Literature Survey

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Survey of German literature from Germanic times to present. Taught in German.

GER 337 Advanced Conversation and Composition

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Enhances the speaking and writing skills of students who have attained intermediate-level proficiency. Activities include intensive small-group discussions on topics of current interest, and frequent writing exercises to refine compositional skills. Instruction exclusively in German.

GER 338 Stylistics and Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Allows analysis of and practice in various styles of expression in German, as well as the study of idiomatic usages in the language. Instruction is exclusively in German.

GER 340 20th Century Fiction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Prose of early 20th century, Weimar, DDR, exile literature and post-war.

GER 351 German Literature in Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Survey of masterpieces of German literature in English translation.

GER 404 Readings in Old Norse Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves readings in Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas, as well as the cultural history of the Vikings.

GER 408 The Structure of Modern German Grammar

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Incorporates linguistic analysis of the phonetic, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of German. Includes a survey of the more important theories of German syntax, as well as preliminary investigation into semantics, if time allows.

GER 410 Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Intensive research on a selected topic in German studies.

GER 414 History of the English Language

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the linguistic and cultural development of the English language from its beginnings to the present.

GER 415 History of the German Language

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the linguistic and cultural development of the German language from its beginnings to the present. Instruction is usually in German.

GER 420 Grimm's Fairy Tales

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Allows in-depth study of traditional Märchen and Sagen, and Kunst-Märchen, as well as a survey of Germanic mythologies and legends. Instruction is usually in German.

GER 439 German Prose: the Novelle

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the masterworks of the novelle genre in German literature from the romantic period to the early twentieth century. Readings and discussion are in German.

GER 449 Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Explores a selected topic in German linguistics, literature, or cultural history.

GER 450 Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Explores a selected topic in German linguistics, literature, or cultural history.

GER 469 Contemporary Drama and Film

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
German theater and cinema from the 1960s to present.

GER 494 Senior Capstone Course

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Course for senior-level majors intended to provide a learning experience that integrates knowledge from lower-level courses. Topics may vary.

GER 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

GER 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

GER 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 16
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Allows independent and intensive research on a selected topic in German studies.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:18 EST