German (GRMN)

GRMN 1101  Introduction to the German Language I  
3 credit hours  

An introductory language course for those beginning the study of German. Basic linguistic structures will be studied with particular emphasis on the oral communications.

GRMN 1102  Introduction to the German Language II  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 1101 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

This course continues the studies begun in GRMN 1101.

GRMN 1446  Waystage German Immersion & Intercultural Learning  
6 credit hours  
Prerequisite: First-semester Beginners’ German (3 credit hours) at a Canadian university, or equivalent.

This intensive course (full year in 6½ weeks) is taught at the Canadian Summer School in Germany. Students acquire A2 German comprehension, writing, reading, and speaking skills through instruction, excursions, immersion, and living in a German home. Integral are fluency development, enhanced cultural knowledge, and grammar. Instruction is in German.

GRMN 2201  Intermediate German I  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 1102 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.

A intermediate German language course with emphasis on grammar in context, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

GRMN 2202  Intermediate German II  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 2201 with a minimum grade of C.

A continuation of 2201.

GRMN 2446  Intermediate German Immersion I & II  
6 credit hours  
Prerequisite: One-year Beginners’ German (6 credit hours) at a Canadian University, or equivalent

This intensive course (a full year in 6.5 weeks) is taught at the Canadian Summer School in Germany. Students will acquire intermediate comprehension, writing, reading, and speaking skills through instruction, excursions, immersion experience, and living in a German home. Integral are fluency development, enhanced cultural knowledge, and grammar review. Instruction is in German.

GRMN 3306  German Culture and Civilization  
3 credit hours  

Readings, lectures, slide presentations, and film clips on the culture and civilization of Germany from the Germanic tribes to the present day. Discussions focus on literature, visual art, history, politics and society. This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3c requirement.

GRMN 3307  Introduction to German Literature  
3 credit hours  

A survey of German literature in translation from various periods. The course will provide the student with an introduction into literary analysis. This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3c requirement.

GRMN 3308  Modern German Literature  
3 credit hours  

A study of trends in German literature since the First World War and up to 1989. Poetry, plays and short stories are read and analyzed. This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3c requirement.

GRMN 3309  Contemporary German Culture  
3 credit hours  

Readings. Lecture, slide presentations, and film clips on contemporary (“Postwende”) culture and society of Germany. Topics include new trends in German literature, poetry, plays, and short stories as well as popular culture, music, film, advertising, the Web, festivals, social and political movements. This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3 c requirement.

GRMN 3311  Adv Oral and Written German I  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202 or equivalent.

By combining readings, interactive tasks, and guided projects, this course offers students opportunities to expand and refine their ability to comprehend and to communicate effectively in German.

GRMN 3312  Advanced Oral and Written German II  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 3311 or equivalent

This course is a continuation of German 3311.

GRMN 3336  International Field Study in Cologne  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: Prior or simultaneous enrolment in a 3000- or 4000-level German course, OR HIST 4508

This field study course enables students to examine insitu various aspects of German cultural history as exemplified by and in the city of Cologne. Following orientation classes on the significant position of Cologne in German culture and history, the students will depart for Germany where they will take part in educational tours of major cultural venues in and around Cologne. Further educational excursions may include a rococo palace in Brühl and Beethoven’s house and the Museum of Contemporary German History in Bonn.

GRMN 3446  Advanced German Immersion I & II  
6 credit hours  
Prerequisite: Two years of German study at a Canadian University, including one year Beginners’ German and one year Intermediate German (12 credit hours), or equivalent.

This intensive course (a full year in 6.5 weeks) is taught at the Canadian Summer School in Germany. Students will acquire advanced comprehension, writing, reading, and speaking skills through instruction, excursions, immersion experience, and living in a German home. Integral are fluency development, enhanced cultural knowledge, and grammar review. Instruction is in German.

GRMN 4401  Post-1945 German Literature  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202 with a minimum grade of C.

The study of the significant prose works and plays in German literature from 1945 to 1989. This course is taught in German.

GRMN 4402  Contemporary Literature and Culture in German  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202 with a minimum grade of C

The study of significant aspects of German literature and culture from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. This course is taught in German.

GRMN 4446  Advanced German Immersion III & IV  
6 credit hours  
Prerequisite: Three years of German study at a Canadian University, including one year Beginner’s German, one year Intermediate German, and one year Advanced German (18 credit hours), or equivalent

This intensive course (a full year in 6.5 weeks) is taught at the Canadian Summer School in Germany. Students will acquire operationally proficient comprehension, writing, reading, and speaking skills through instruction, excursions, immersion experience, and living in a German home. Integral are fluency, critical cultural analysis, and grammar review. Instruction is in German.

GRMN 4447  German Immersion Community Service Learning  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: GRMN 2446, 3446 or 4446 at the Canadian Summer School in Germany and other senior-level German language courses preferably from a Canadian University.

Students provide 50 hours of community service to faculty and participants of the Canadian Summer School in Germany through classroom support, peer consultation, and out-of-class experiential components. Students complete readings, an activity log, progress report, language journal, teaching intervention, community-engaged project, and critical self-reflection. Instruction is in German.

GRMN 4826  Special Topics in German  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor

This course is for students who have a good working knowledge of German, a special interest in German literature, and who want to study a particular area through directed, independent readings.

GRMN 4876  Independent Study  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: permission of instructor prior to registration

This course is for students who have a good working knowledge of German, a special interest in German literature, and who want to study a particular author through directed, independent readings.