Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

German - Courses

GER 101 Elementary German 1st Semester
German

Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a communicative context; for beginners.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 102 Elementary German 2nd Semester
German

Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a communicative context; for beginners.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: GER 101



GER 104 Transitional Elementary German
German

Review course for students with the Regents diploma or with prior elementary-level instruction.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 151 Intermediate German I
German

Provides further practice in the language with increased attention to conversational and written skills; helps students attain intermediate-level proficiency.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 152 Intermediate German II
German

Provides further practice in the language with increased attention to conversational and written skills; helps students attain intermediate-level proficiency.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: GER 151


GER 301 Survey of German Cultural History I
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 302 Survey of German Cultural History II
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 337 Advanced Conversation and Composition
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 338 Stylistics and Translation
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 404 Readings in Old Norse Literature
German

Involves readings in Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas, as well as the cultural history of the Vikings.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 408 The Structure of Modern German Grammar
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 410 Topics
German

Intensive research on a selected topic in German studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 414 History of the English Language
German

Introduces the linguistic and cultural development of the English language from its beginnings to the present.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 415 History of the German Language
German

Introduces the linguistic and cultural development of the German language from its beginnings to the present. Instruction is usually in German.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 420 Grimm's Fairy Tales
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 439 German Prose: The Novelle
German

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 449 Topics
German

Explores a selected topic in German linguistics, literature, or cultural history.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 450 Topics
German

Explores a selected topic in German linguistics, literature, or cultural history.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 494 Senior Capstone Course
German

Course for senior-level majors intended to provide a learning experience that integrates knowledge from lower-level courses. Topics may vary.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 496 Internship/Practicum
German

Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



GER 498 Undergraduate Research
German

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


GER 499 Independent Study
German

Allows independent and intensive research on a selected topic in German studies.

Credits: 1-16
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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