German Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

GER  101 FIRST YEAR GERMAN      (4)

Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

GER  102 FIRST YEAR GERMAN       (4)

Continuation of GER 101.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. CU

 

GER  199 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry.  In-depth study of a substantive problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

GER  201 SECOND YEAR GERMAN      (4)

Continuation of GER 101 and 102.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: GER 102 or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

GER  201H SECOND YEAR GERMAN - HONORS       (4)

Continuation of GER 101 and 102.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: GER 102 and Honors Student Group CU

 

GER  202 SECOND YEAR GERMAN       (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in German.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: GER 201 or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

GER  202H SECOND YEAR GERMAN - HONORS      (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in German.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: GER 201 or International Student Group and Honors student group.  Prerequisite: GER 201 and Honors student group CU

 

GER  223 GERMAN STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Involves spending time in a German-speaking country, living with a local family and attending intensive classes at an institute or working as an intern. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information.  Department consent required.  

 

GER  299 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

GER  303 INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION      (3)

Thorough review of grammar.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: GER 202 or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  304W INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION      (3)

Intensive practice in writing German.  This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: GER 202 or International Exchange Student Group JWRT

 

GER  305 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION      (3)

Foundation course in German culture and civilization, including film, music and art.  Prerequisite: GER 202 or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  321 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE      (3)

Foundation course in the evolution of German literature and the acquisition of basic concepts of literary study.  Prerequisite: GER 202 or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  323 INTERMEDIATE STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Intermediate academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Department consent required.  

 

GER  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION      (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  Fee required.  No repeat limit.

 

GER  399 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

GER  401 GERMAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES      (3)

Preparation for special types of careers. Varies from commercial German to international relations, translation and interpretation, and other professionally specific topics. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit if content varies.  Prerequisite: GER 303 or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  402 GER FOR SPEC PURPOSE      (3)

Continuation of GER 401. May be taken more than once if content varies. Prerequisite: GER 303 or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  403 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS      (3)

Emphasizes vocabulary building, analysis of textual and spoken German, and intensive advanced writing practice.  Prerequisite: GER 304W or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  404 ADVANCED COMPOSITIONS AND STYLISTICS      (3)

Continuation of GER 403.  Prerequisite: GER 304W or International Exchange Student Group

 

GER  406C GERMAN CIVILIZATION      (3)

German civilization from Frederick the Great to present.  Prerequisite: GER 304W CAP

 

GER  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  

 

GER  409 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES      (3)

Overview of representative works and thought of the two centuries, including the enlightenment, classicism, and realism.  Prerequisite: GER 321

 

GER  410C HUMOR IN 19TH CENTURY GERMAN LITERATURE      (3)

This course explores the theories, techniques and social context of the comic expression in 19th Century German literature and culture.  Most readings and all discussion will be in German.  Prerequisite: GER 321 CAP

 

GER  411 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY      (3)

Explores selected works and movements from the late nineteenth century to the present, including naturalism, expressionism, exile, and contemporary literature.  Prerequisite: GER 321

 

GER  412 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY      (3)

Continuation of GER 411.  Prerequisite: GER 321

 

GER  423 ADVANCED STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Department consent required.  

 

GER  423H ADV STUDY ABROAD - HONORS      (1-6)

Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site and Honors student group.  Department consent required.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

GER  480C FIELD ANALYSIS       (2-4)  

CAP

 

GER  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.  Department consent required.

 

GER  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.  

 

GER  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.