Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

German Courses

Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in German.

GERM-10100 Elementary German I HU LA 3a, g

Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic German with special attention to German culture. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous German, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F,Y)

GERM-10200 Elementary German II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of GERM-10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed GERM-10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: GERM-10100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GERM-15100 Elementary German for Reading Knowledge HU LA

Emphasis is placed on rapid development of reading skills and principles of German grammar and their application to reading comprehension. Extensive reading in German culture and literature. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-20100 Intermediate German I HU LA 3a, g

Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Special emphasis is given to German culture. Prerequisites: GERM-10200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F,Y)

GERM-20200 Intermediate German II HU LA 3a, g

Continuation of GERM-20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Special emphasis is given to German culture. Prerequisites: GERM-20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GERM-25000 History of German Film HU LA

A study of the principal films of major German directors. This class will cover the complete history of German film, from early silent cinema to contemporary films. Emphasis is given to the historical and cultural context of each film, as well as the film's relationship to questions of German identity. Readings include historical as well as theoretical texts. Conducted in English. Prerequisites: Two courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-25200 German Literature in Translation HU LA

Study of principal works of major writers and representative works of various periods. Prerequisites: Two courses in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-27500 Twentieth-Century German Intellectual Thought HU LA

A study of the principal currents of 20th-century German intellectual thought, with particular emphases on the relationship of the individual to society and on Marxist theories of art and popular culture. Readings include Freud, Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, and Habermas. Conducted in English. Prerequisites: One course in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-29900 Independent Study U LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-30100 Spoken and Written Communication in
German I HU LA 3a, g

Developing spoken and written communication skills at the third-year level. Reading and discussion of contemporary material. Writing practice. Laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: GERM-20200 with a grade of C- or better or equivalent. 3 credits. (F,Y)

GERM-30200 Spoken and Written Communication in
German II HU LA 3a, g

Developing spoken and written communication skills at the third-year level. Reading and discussion of contemporary material, writing practice, and laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: GERM-30100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,Y)

GERM-31200 Advanced German Grammar and Composition HU LA

Advanced study of German grammar with an emphasis placed on composition. Prerequisites: GERM-20200 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent with permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-32300 German Oral Practice HU LA 3a, g

Extensive oral practice using selected topics as a basis for conversation, discussion, and presentations or short talks. Prerequisites: GERM-20200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-34100 German Cultural History HU LA 3a, g

Study of the civilization and culture of Germany and other German-speaking countries. Usually taught in English. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,E)

GERM-36500 Masterworks in German HU LA

Study of selected literary works of significant writers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Taught in German. Prerequisites: One level-3 German course taught in German or equivalent. 3 credits. (F,O)

GERM-38100-GERM-38200 German Conversation
and Culture HU LA 3a, g

Concentration on the use of language in oral communication. Readings and discussion to focus on areas of German civilization and culture with attention to art, literature, music, geography, history, social structures, and folk and popular culture. Taught in German. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisites: One level-3 course taught in German, or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,E)

GERM-39300-GERM-39400 Selected Topics in German Literature HU LA

Study of a genre, time period, group of authors, or single major writer. May be repeated two times each, for a total of 12 credits, when topics vary. Prerequisites: Two German courses at level 3. 3 credits. (S,E)

GERM-39900 Independent Study HU LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits.

GERM-47100-GERM-47200 Seminar HU LA

Study of a selected topic or author in German literature or culture. May be repeated for credit when topics change each year. Taught in German. Prerequisites: Two German courses at level 3; senior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

GERM-49900 Independent Study ULA

Individual research, study, and writing on particular topics, supervised by a faculty member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: GERM-30100-GERM-30200, GERM-39300, or GERM-39400; permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits.