Dr. Charles Tichy, retired 2013
Please direct all inquiries about German to our chair, Dr. Ana María Caula
Professor of German and Russian
Arizona State University, B.A., M.A.
Ohio State University, M.A.
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
The German language currently plays a prominent role in the understanding of contemporary Europe. Because of the recent unification of Germany, there is renewed interest in German studies. The study of German provides understanding of nations in which German is the predominant language. It leads to both a practical understanding of the vital role of German in the modern world and of the rich cultures of previous and present Germanic nations.
Students with previous German language experience must take the modern language German placement test to determine course eligibility.
German 101, 102, and 103 satisfy the liberal arts language requirement for the bachelor of arts degree in any discipline.
Requirements for the Minor in German 18 credits of German courses, including a minimum of two 300-level courses above the 102 level.
- Germ 101,102,103: German Language and Culture I, II, III
A broad and practical working foundation in the language. Prerequisite: Germ 101 or the equivalent for Germ 102; and Germ 102 or the equivalent for Germ 103. (3 credits)
- Germ 201: Communication in German
A functional course in speaking and writing German, stressing everyday vocabulary and structure. Prerequisite: Germ 103 or the equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 210: German Literature in Translation
A study of representative German literary works, emphasizing the persons and ideas which have influenced German foreign literatures. The course will be given in English; no knowledge of German required. For non-German majors. (3 credits)
- Germ 220: Reading in German
An introduction reading in German at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: Germ 103 or equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 300: German Grammar Review
An intermediate grammar review course, emphasizing the basic structure of German. Prerequisite: Germ 201 or 220 or the equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 303: Business German
A study of the German language as related to business and commerce. A consideration of the form and language of the business letter in German. Prerequisite: Germ 201 or 220 or the equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 305: German Civilization
A study of the development of German civilization from its earliest beginnings to its modern times. Prerequisite: Germ 201 or 220 or the equivalent. Course is for majors and non-majors. (3 credits)
- Germ 306: Modern German Civilization
A study of the civilization of German-speaking areas in the twentieth century. Prerequisite: Germ 201 or 220 or the equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 320: Main Currents in German Literature
An introduction to the study of German literature through prose, drama, and poetry. Prerequisite: Germ 201 or 220 or the equivalent. (3 credits)
- Germ 350: German Linguistics and Phonetics
An introduction to general linguistics and the practical application of linguistics to the study of German. Analysis and practice of the sound system of the foreign language. Prerequisite: Six hours at the 200 or above level. (3 credits)
- Germ 400: Advanced German Grammar
An advanced course in the study of German grammar and usage. Prerequisite: Germ 300. (3 credits)
- Germ 403 Nineteenth Century Literature
Readings in the drama; study of its development. Prerequisite: Six credits of German at the 300 level. (3 credits)
- Germ 411: Contemporary German Literature
A study of the outstanding authors writing in German in the twentieth century. Prerequisite: Six credits of German at the 300 level. (3 credits)
- Germ 490: Independent Study
Students have an opportunity to study selected areas in greater concentration. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, departmental chairperson, and dean of the college where the study will be conducted. (1-3 credits)