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GER 101. Elementary German I. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Beginning German. Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

GER 102. Elementary German II. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: GER 101 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

GER 103. Elementary German III. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: GER 102 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Class practice and assigned outside work in pronunciation, sentence structure, reading, writing and conversation. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

GER 201. Intermediate German I. 4 units

GE Area C5

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: GER 103 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 202. Intermediate German II. 4 units

GE Area C5

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: GER 201 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 203. Intermediate German III. 4 units

GE Area C5

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: GER 202 or appropriate score on placement exam or consent of instructor.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills in German within an intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Fulfills GE C5.

GER 233. Critical Reading in German Literature. 4 units

GE Area C1

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A and GER 203 or consent of instructor.

Selected readings from German-language authors that show the literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. May include film and other media. Conducted in German. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C1.

GER 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. Open only to undergraduate students. Conducted in German. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

GER 301. Advanced German Composition and Grammar. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: GER 203 or consent of instructor.

Written and oral development of structural grammar, syntax and complex components of German. Vocabulary expansion and idiomatic construction. Written compositions. May include German/English translation. Conducted in German. 4 lectures.

GER 302. Advanced German Conversation and Grammar. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: GER 203 or consent of instructor.

Oral and written development of structural grammar, syntax and complex components of German. Expansion of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions through topics focusing on culture. Individual and/or group presentations. Conducted in German. 4 lectures.

GER 305. Significant Works in German. 4 units

GE Area C4

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and GER 233 or consent of instructor.

Critical analysis and oral discussion of poetry, essays, novels, plays, films, and other media by selected German-language authors. Conducted in German. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

GER 350. German Literature in English Translation. 4 units

GE Area C4

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course in Area C1.

Selected works to be read by students in English translation. Critical analysis, interpretation, and comparison of works by German-language authors. Course may include film and other media. Discussion in English. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 except for Modern Languages and Literatures majors.

GER 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Conducted in German. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures.