GRMN 1001 Elementary German I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing; acquisition of grammatical structures. Students are introduced to various aspects of German culture. Not open to native speakers of German.

GRMN 1002 Elementary German II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 1001 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 1002
Description

Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; acquisition of grammatical structures. Students are introduced to various aspects of German culture. Not open to native speakers of German.

GRMN 2001 Intermediate German I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 1002 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 2001
Description

Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Vocabulary expansion; further work with grammatical structures. German culture presented. Not open to native speakers of German.

GRMN 2002 Intermediate German II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 2001 with grade of C or higher, or placement into 2002
Description

Continued development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Vocabulary expansion; further work with grammatical structures. German culture presented. Not open to native speakers of German.

GRMN 3301 Advanced German I-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 2002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

An advanced language skills course, designed to bring students to the level of “Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache.” Emphasis on improvement of skills in the spoken language. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all German majors.

GRMN 3302 Advanced German II – Practical Conversation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3301 with grade of C or higher
Description

An advanced language course with emphasis on improvement of skills in the spoken language. Development of oral communication skills and vocabulary building through practical scenarios on topics relating to everyday situations and professional life.

GRMN 3311 Stories and Histories
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 2002 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent
Description

Students build their German reading skills and interpretative skills to comprehend and analyze increasingly complex texts. We will read and discuss representative texts from different genres and periods. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 3313 Introduction to German Cultural Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3311 with a grade of C or higher
Description

A bridge course designed to help students acquire the interpretive skills required to comprehend and analyze increasingly complex cultural texts. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 3395 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

German language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 3396 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

German language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 3397 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

German language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 3690 Honors Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and reading on selected topics.

GRMN 4401 History of the German Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 with grade of C or higher
Description

An introduction to basic linguistics and the historical development of German.

GRMN 4402 German Communication and Perspective- CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 with a C or higher
Description

This course provides advanced students of German opportunities to become better communicators by refining their written expression through sustained projects involving writing on a variety of topics. Projects are tailored to particular aspects of the grammar and morphology of the language, involving the creation of persuasive, hypothetical, critical and expository texts. This course is a designated Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) course.

GRMN 4411 Crossing Borders: German Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course on transnational literature and culture investigates East-West flows of ideas, people, and practices as we analyze texts by writers and directors from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and beyond the borders of Europe. Global Perspectives Course. Course taught in English but many texts in German.

GRMN 4413 Screen Cultures: German Film and Media Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Course taught in English with many of the media samples in German. A careful reading of selected films, television shows, and other visual media representative of major directors, artists, movements, and debates in German cinema and visual cultures. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 4414 Topics in German Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 4411 or GRMN 4413 with grade of C or higher
Description

Extended study of a single author, theme, or time in the history of German literature. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

GRMN 4421 Introduction to German Civilization
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 or GRMN 3313 with grade of C or higher
Description

Social, philosophical, artistic, and literary movements and the individuals who have contributed to the formation of present-day Germany; further development of conversational skills. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 4422 Contemporary Germany
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 or GRMN 3313 with grade of C or higher
Description

Social, political, and economic issues as reflected in current German texts. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 4431 German for International Business I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 or GRMN 3313 with grade of C or higher
Description

Business vocabulary and correspondence. Protocol of business environment. Reading and analysis of commercial texts. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 4432 German for International Business II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 4431 with grade of C or higher
Description

Readings in the foreign language of current materials related to business and trade structures, issues, and procedures. Global Perspectives Course.

GRMN 4435 Techniques of Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites GRMN 3302 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Expansion of vocabulary and introduction to comparative stylistics through translations, mainly from German into English, of both literary and non-literary texts.

GRMN 4465 Practicum in German
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Directed work in special project; field experience; internships. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GRMN 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GRMN 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0 - 6.0
Prerequisites GRMN 4870, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

GRMN 4990 Independent Study – Special Topics for Majors
Credit Hours 1.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of at least two 3000-level German courses with a grade of C or higher and consent of the instructor
Description

For German majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in major courses and all course work. No more than four credit hours may be applied toward the major. Special topics readings and/or research to be determined in consultation with the instructor.