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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fall 2015

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/languages/german/fall2015.html

Course Descriptions

Course # Course Name Course Description
GER101 Elementary German I

For students with no previous German language instruction. Students with previous language training must take the German placement test. Fast-paced and intensive communicative language course that introduces German language and culture. It focuses on comprehension of oral and written German, vocabulary acquisition, and developing elementary proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading.

Text and workbook used: Kontakte (MacGraw Hill/latest edition)

GER102 Elementary German II

Continuation of GER 101. Fast-paced and intensive communicative language course that introduces German language and culture. It continues to develop and expand comprehension of oral and written German, further expansion of vocabulary and developing elementary proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading.

Text and workbook used: Kontakte (MacGraw Hill/latest edition)

GER201 Intermediate German I

Continuation of GER 102. Introduction to topics in German studies such as literature, history, art, politics in combination with review of grammar structures, expansion of vocabulary and furthering linguistic skills.

Text and workbook used:
Anders Gedacht (Heinle/Cengage Learning, latest edition)

GER340 Topics in German Language

Continuation of GER 202. Intensive expansion of linguistic skills focusing on topics of contemporary Germany.

GER299 or
GER499
Individual Study

Individual study project conducted by student independently and at the appropriate level. This form of instruction is rarely granted due to one faculty program. Permission for registration require.

GER490 Senior Capstone

An individual project by German majors or minors that demonstrates the ability to focus on a specific topic or question in-depth in the field of German culture and literature studies. Not a requirement for major or minor. Approval and permission for registration required.

Course Conducted in English
GER150W The German-speaking Countries: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

In English, no previous German language knowledge required; writing intensive, fulfills General Education Cat. 6. 8 and purple course. The course also counts towards a German major and minor. Interdisciplinary introduction to the German-speaking countries and their geography, history, culture, and politics.

Texts used:
Fulbrook, Mary. A Concise History of Germany. 2nd Edition.
Harvey, Michael. The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing. 2nd Edition.