German (GER)

Courses

GER 101. College German I. 4 Units.

Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and German culture designed to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken German.

GER 102. College German II. 4 Units.

Further study of the fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and German culture designed to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken German. Continuation of GER 101.

GER 103. College German III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: two years of high school German or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Emphasis on oral and written competency at the intermediate level in a cultural context. Formerly GER 150.

GER 212. Composition. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 103 or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Comprehensive review of the principles of German grammar, emphasizing their application to composition.

GER 214. Conversation. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 103 or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Practice of oral German stressing the discussion of current topics, panel discussions, debates, short talks and skits.

GER 216. Introduction to Literary Texts. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 103 or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Techniques of literary study and analysis. Vocabulary development.

GER 218. Culture. 4 Units.

Introduction to the culture and traditions of the German-speaking countries (principally Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as reflected in the arts and other social institutions. Course taught in German.

GER 290. German Literature in English. 4 Units.

(GE=C3)
Introduction to German literature read in English translation.

GER 308. Readings in German Literature. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: one of the following: GER 212, 214, 216 or consent of instructor
Selected literary genre or writer. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

GER 309. Advanced German Composition. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 212 or 216 or consent of instructor
Practice in composition and short essay writing with emphasis on the development of good writing style and expressive vocabulary. Practical application in writing.

GER 310. Advanced German Conversation. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 214 or consent of instructor
Advanced practice of oral German stressing the discussion of topics based in part on current newspapers and periodicals.

GER 311. Survey of German Literature. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 212, 214, 216 or consent of instructor
Survey course designed to introduce the student to the major literary movements and representative writers of German speaking cultures.

GER 312. Business German. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 212 or 216 or consent of instructor
Practice in writing German business letters and translation from German to English of materials useful in business, politics and tourism.

GER 313. Technical and Scientific Translation. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: GER 212 or 216 or consent of instructor
Translation from German to English of technical and scientific material.

GER 399A. Community Service Project. 1 Unit.

Prerequisites: consent of department
Credit for performing academically related tasks in such agencies as governmental, social service and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units. No more than six units of credit for Community Service Project courses may be applied toward degree requirements. Graded credit/no credit.

GER 399B. Community Service Project. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of department
Credit for performing academically related tasks in such agencies as governmental, social service and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units. No more than six units of credit for Community Service Project courses may be applied toward degree requirements. Graded credit/no credit.