Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary German-speaking Europe. For students with no prior knowledge of German.
Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe. Students should have prior knowledge of basic German.
Development of skills to converse with native speakers, explore contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe, narrate events in present and past tenses, and to read newspapers, websites, and short fiction with a dictionary. Students should have prior knowledge of elementary German.
Advanced development of writing and speaking skills to discuss contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe; read newspapers, websites, and short fiction; and understand German films. Students should have intermediate-level knowledge of German. Spring only.
Study of a selected topic in German. May be repeated as topics change. Occasionally.
An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
Review and practice aimed at increasing listening and speaking proficiency. Practice in writing German: essays, narratives, and creative pieces. Prerequisite: IHGER 202 or equivalent. Fall only.
Study in a College-approved program. May be used to meet the Arts and Humanities language requirement. Students must meet with Modern Languages and Cultures faculty for pre-approval of their program of study and an exit interview upon their return. Permission of instructor. Minimum of 12 credits per semester. Fall, Spring.
Intensive study of some aspect of German language, literature, or culture adapted to the student's needs. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.