Summer Sessions | Courses | Germanic Languages and Literatures

Germanic Languages and Literatures

The Germanic Languages Department offers accelerated and intensive language courses for beginners to intermediate speakers.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2019 offerings. 

 

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Accelerated Elementary Reading, I and II
GERM S1115D 4 points.

This accelerated survey of German grammar, reading techniques, and dictionary skills is designed primarily for graduate students preparing for reading proficiency exams or wishing to do research in German-language literature. In addition to translation, the course focuses on strategies for extracting general and specific information from German texts (skimming and scanning) and judging their relevance for a specific research purpose. Reading texts take students' fields of study into consideration. Although this course does not satisfy any part of the foreign language requirement for degree candidates, successful completion of the translation on the final exam fulfills the German reading proficiency requirement in most graduate programs. Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends. Students who would like to gain speaking and listening skills are advised to enroll in the Intensive Elementary German I and II, or another appropriate German course. The Department of Germanic Languages will assist in selecting the appropriate course. Equivalent to GERM UN1113-UN1114 taught during regular semesters. 

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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1115 001/76460 4 Open
Intermediate German, I
GERM S2101D 4 points.

Topics include personal interests, biographies, German unification, stereotypes, and German-American relations. Assignments and activities are diversified to integrate undergraduate and graduate students’ academic and personal interests. Upon successful completion of the course (with a minimum grade of B), students should achieve intermediate-high proficiency (ACTFL scale) in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends. Students planning to study in Berlin in spring are advised to complete GERM S2101 in the Summer Session. The Department of Germanic Languages will assist in selecting the appropriate course. Equivalent to GERM UN2101 taught during the regular semesters.

Course
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Section/Call
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Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/16512 4 Open