German (GER)

Courses

GER A101 Elementary German I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the German language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in German.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A102 Elementary German II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in German.

Prerequisites: GER A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A105 Conversational Skills Maintenance I 1 Credit

A maintenance and skills enhancement course at the elementary level, designed primarily to help students of German retain what they have learned. With the focus on oral communication, the course emphasizes speaking, listening comprehension, and vocabulary building.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Proficiency as after one semester of college-level or one year of high school study in German.
May Be Stacked With: GER A205 and GER A305

GER A201 Intermediate German I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of German. Enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for effective communication at the intermediate level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in German.

Prerequisites: GER A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A202 Intermediate German II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in intermediate German. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of German. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in German.

Prerequisites: GER A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A205 Conversational Skills Maintenance II 1 Credit

A maintenance and skills enhancement course for intermediate students of German, designed primarily to help them retain and solidify what they learned in Elementary German. With the focus on communication, the course emphasizes speaking, listening comprehension, and vocabulary building.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Proficiency as after two semesters of college-level or two years of high school study in German.
May Be Stacked With: GER A105 and GER A305

GER A301 Advanced German I 4 Credits

Advanced German course in refining listening, speaking, reading, writing, and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in German.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: GER A202 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A302 Advanced German II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in advanced German. Further refines listening, speaking, reading, writing, and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in German.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: GER A301 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

GER A305 Conversational Skills Maintenance III 1 Credit

A maintenance and skills enhancement course at the advanced level, designed primarily to help students of German to retain and to consolidate what they have learned. With the focus on oral communication, the course emphasizes speaking, listening comprehension and vocabulary building.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Course conducted in German.
Registration Restrictions: Proficiency as after four semesters of college-level or four years of high school study in German.
May Be Stacked With: GER A105 and GER A205

GER A310 Selected Topics: Literary Trends and Traditions 3 Credits

Focuses on diverse literary traditions of multiple German-speaking communities. Critical analysis through a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g. historical, cultural, artistic); terminology also explored and developed. Enhances German language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening and cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit with a change of subtitle. Course conducted in German.

Prerequisites: GER A302 with a minimum grade of C.

GER A432 Topics in Literatures and Cultures of the German-Speaking Countries 3 Credits

Focuses on the intensive study of authors, literary movements, periods and genres in their historical and cultural contexts. Enhances German language skills in reading, listening, writing, speaking, and cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated three times for credit with change of subtitle. Course conducted in German.

Prerequisites: GER A302 with a minimum grade of C.

GER A490 Selected Topics in German Literature 3 Credits

An advanced course for students interested in German literature with sufficient language proficiency to read and discuss assigned readings in German. Focus may be on periods, genres, individual authors, groups of authors, movements, works from different periods dealing with the same topics, or individual works.
Special Note: Will be offered alternate semesters or years. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Course conducted in German.
Registration Restrictions: Three years of college German or equivalent.