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Sydney RohrPictured | Sydney Rohr | World Language Studies / German | Osceola, Indiana (hometown)
Club Affiliation | German Club (president)


Germany | GER

P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s


  • GER-G 101 Beginning German 1 (3-5 cr.) Introduction to present-day German and selected aspects of German civilization. Listening comprehension, reading comprehension of simple texts, speaking and writing proficiency for simple communication, understanding of basic language structures.
  • GER-G 102 Beginning German II (3-5 cr.) P: GER-G 101 with a C- or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Introduction to present-day German language and selected aspects of German civilization. Listening, comprehension, reading comprehension of simple texts, speaking and writing proficiency for simple communication, understanding of basic language structures.
  • GER-G 150 Beginning German II (4 cr.) P: GER-G 101 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Introduction to present-day German and to selected aspects of the cultures of German-speaking countries. Introduction to German grammatical forms and their functions. Development of listening comprehension, simple speaking proficiency, controlled reading skills and simple written compositions. Active oral participation required.
  • GER-G 203 Second Year German 1 (3 cr.) P: GER-G 102 with a grade of C or higher, placement exam score of 384 or higher or instructor's permission. Continued development of proficiency in oral and written communication in German through listening, reading, and use of German in realistic situations.
  • GER-G 204 Second Year German 2 (3-4 cr.) P: GER-G 203 with a C- or higher, placement, or instructor's permission.
  • GER-G 298 Second-Year German (3-6 cr.) A student who places at the third-year level on the language placement examination and completes a course at the third-year level is eligible for 6 credit hours of special credit in GER-G 298. A student who places in the second semester of the second year and completes a course at the second-semester, second-year level is eligible for 3 credit hours of special credit in GER-G 298. If the grade earned is A, it is recorded for special credit; if the grade is B, S is recorded for special credit. No special credit is given if the grade earned is less than B.
  • GER-G 300 Fifth-Semester College German (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204. Comprehensive review of grammatical points introduced in G100 through G250. Reading proficiency, systematic vocabulary building, composition, and discussion through the assignment of short literary texts and one novel or play. Conducted in German.
  • GER-G 305 Introduction to German Literature: Types (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Study of literary types (narrative, dramatic, lyric) with examples of each selected from two or more periods. Conducted in German.
  • GER-G 306 Introduction to German Literature: Themes (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Study of a single literary theme (such as music, generational conflict, love, revolution) as represented in two or more periods. Conducted in German.
  • GER-G 307 Selected Works of Contemporary German Literature (3 cr.) Does not duplicate GER-G 305/GER-G 306. P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Interpretation and textual analysis of literary works from 1945 to the present. Includes works by such authors as Grass, Böll, Weiss, Frisch, and Bobrowski.
  • GER-G 310 Deutsch: Mittelstufe II (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement exam score of 492 or higher or instructor's permission. Intensive review of selected grammatical topics and continued practice of composition and conversation. Conducted in German.
  • GER-G 313 Writing German 1 (2-3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Emphasis on composition and review of grammar through analysis of texts in a variety of genres.
  • GER-G 314 Writing German 2 (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Emphasis on composition and review of grammar through analysis of texts in a variety of genres.
  • GER-G 363 Introduction to German Cultural History (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. A survey of the cultural history of German-speaking countries, with reference to its social, economic, and political context.
  • GER-G 370 German Cinema (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement exam score of 492 or higher or instructor's permission. Survey of the German cinema from the films of Expressionism and the Weimar Republic through the Nazi period to the present. Emphasis on film as a form of narrative art and on the social and historical conditions of German film production.
  • GER-G 396 German Language Abroad (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 or equivalent. Credit for intermediate to advanced German language study in a German-speaking country when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings.
  • GER-G 418 German Film and Popular Culture (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Study of German film and/or other manifestations of German popular culture.
  • GER-G 464 German Culture and Society (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. The interaction of social, intellectual, and artistic forces in German life of the past two centuries, with emphasis on important developments and figures. Conducted in German.
  • GER-G 465 Structure of German (3 cr.) P: GER-G 204 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. The course introduces students to the core disciplines of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, and semantics. While the approach is generally a cross-linguistic one, special emphasis is placed on examples from German.
  • GER-G 495 Individual Readings in Germanic Literature (1-3 cr.) Not more than 3 credit hours may be applied toward requirements of the major. P: Only by departmental permission. GER-G 204 with a C or higher, or placement. May be repeated.
  • GER-T 390 Democracy, Dictatorship, Dissent: Berlin in the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1989 (3 cr.) P: GER-G 101. The short twentieth century (1918-1989) in Central Europe has seen dramatic ruptures and transformation. This course will allow you to develop a new understanding of this period through personal encounters with the fascinating metropolis of Berlin. You will study the history, read the literature, analyze the culture, and experience living in this diverse part of Europe. You will see the bullet holes that still exist on Berlin buildings, walk in the streets where National Socialist troops marched, see where activists demanded change in 1989, and study the histories of victims and perpetrators in Germany's bloody twentieth century.
  • GER-G 413 German for Genealogy (3 cr.) This course provides the tools to conduct genealogical research in German-speaking countries by exploring relevant vocabulary, geography and cultural history, history of immigration to the US, and knowledge of archival systems, and by offering opportunities for deciphering handwriting and print, and translation of personal documents and correspondence.

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