(School of Arts and Letters, Languages and International Studies Department)
GMN 1101-1102 Beginning German I and II (III) 2 cr. each Introduces basic oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills. Emphasizes active use in communicative contexts based on daily life as well as cultural analysis. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 1103-1104 Beginning German III and IV (III) 2 cr. each Introduces more complex linguistic features and continues the development of the oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills within culturally contrastive contexts. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 2201 Intermediate German I 4 cr. Promotes the synthesis of the basic language skills through a grammar review, vocabulary building, the use of authentic texts, hands-on projects, films and native speakers to generate discussion and deepen cultural understanding. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
GMN 2202 Intermediate German II 4 cr. Continues the language skills and cultural understanding synthesis of the previous course, adding historical and literary texts to help develop the pragmatics of opinion formation and more complex discourse. Prerequisite: GMN 2201 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3300 Leipzig Seminar 0-2 cr. Open to participants of the St. Scholastica/Leipzig Exchange Program, this seminar concludeswith a twoweek site visit in Leipzig,Germany,at the end of spring semester.The seminar consists of a site-related cultural and historical orientation as well as the development of a research project to be carried out during the onsite visit. Prerequisite: Selection as a participant of the Leipzig Exchange Program.
GMN 3301-3302 Advanced German Composition and Conversation 2 cr. each Encourages the development of language functions on a higher level, such as opinion formation and abstraction in both written and oral use.Texts include a broad range of cultural topics, including current events and internet information,music, literature and history. Prerequisite: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3378 Multi-skill Units 1 cr. Rotating one-credit courses offer students a contextbased course enabling them to continue developing their German language skills on a limited basis. Subjects offered include German current events, conversation, film, cuisine and pronunciation. Prerequisite: GMN 1103 or permission of instructor.
GMN 3777 Topics in German Civilization and Culture 2 cr. each Courses offer in-depth study of subjects not covered in the general language sequence. Topics chosen will be based on relevance to both the German and the International Studies curriculum. Prerequisite: GMN 2202 or permission of instructor.
GMN 4999 Independent Study 1-4 cr. Self-determined programof study under faculty direction for students whose interests extend beyond the curricular offerings of the department. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.