Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

German (GERM)

GERM 101 -  German Language and Culture I  

This course is the first in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the German language.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American

GERM 102 -  German Language and Culture II  

This course is the second in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the German language.

Prerequisites: (minimum score of 11 in 'Placement in GERM102' or minimum score of 21 in 'Placement in GERM103') or GERM 101D or minimum score of 264 in 'Placement in GERM102'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Transfer Thread Completion Course

GERM 103 -  German Language and Culture III  

This course is a third  in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the German language.

Prerequisites: minimum score of 21 in 'Placement in GERM103' or GERM 102D or minimum score of 343 in 'Placement in GERM103'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Transfer Thread Completion Course

GERM 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

GERM 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

GERM 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

GERM 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

GERM 201 -  Communication in German  

A functional course in speaking and writing German, stressing everyday vocabulary and sentence structure.

Prerequisites: GERM 103D or minimum score of 31 in 'Placement in GERM200 level' or (GERM 101D and GERM 102D and GERM 103D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

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 majors.

Credits: 3

GERM 220 -  Reading in German  

An introduction reading in German at the intermediate level.

Prerequisites: GERM 103D or minimum score of 35 in 'Placement in GERM200 level' or minimum score of 425 in 'Placement in GERM200 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

GERM 255 -  German Civilization I  

Course taught by Clarion University of PA faculty via ITV

Credits: 3

GERM 257 -  German Immersion  

This course, offered in Germany, introduces students first-hand to German culture, including aspects of everyday life in Germany. Course facilitates understanding of Germany’s history and civilization through study of important monuments and urban design.

Prerequisites: GERM 103D or minimum score of 35 in 'Placement in GERM200 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

GERM 260 -  German Short Story  

Course taught by Clarion University of PA faculty via ITV

Credits: 3

GERM 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

GERM 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

GERM 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

GERM 300 -  German Grammar Review  

An intermediate grammar review course, emphasizing the basic structures of German.

Prerequisites: GERM 201D or GERM 220D or minimum score of 41 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

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.

Prerequisites: GERM 201D or GERM 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 305 -  German Civilization  

A study of the development of German civilization from its earliest beginnings to its modern times. Course is for majors and non-majors.

Prerequisites: GERM 201D or GERM 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 306 -  Modern German Civilization  

A study of the civilization of German-speaking areas in the twentieth century.

Prerequisites: GERM 220D or GERM 201D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 307 -  German Conversation and Composition 1  

Course developing student abilities in listening, speaking and writing German. Emphasis is on discussions of student compositions on a variety of issues relating to modern Germany.

Prerequisites: GERM 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 308 -  German Conversation and Composition 2  

Course developing student abilities in listening, speaking and writing German. Emphasis is on discussions of student compositions on a variety of issues relating to modern German.

Prerequisite: GERM 307D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 320 -  Main Currents in German Literature  

An introduction to the study of German literature through prose, drama, and poetry.

Prerequisites: GERM 201D or GERM 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

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.

Prerequisites: GERM 201D or GERM 220D or minimum score of 45 in 'Placement in GERM300 level' or minimum score of 512 in 'Placement in GERM300 level'
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 400 -  Advanced Grammar  

An advanced course in the study of German grammar and usage.

Prerequisite: GERM 300D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 411 -  Contemporary German Literature  

A study of the outstanding authors writing in German in the twentieth century.

Prerequisites: GERM 300D and (GERM 303D or GERM 305D or GERM 306D or GERM 307D or GERM 308D or GERM 320D or GERM 350D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 490 -  Independent Study  

Students have the opportunity to study selected areas in greater concentration. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

GERM 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.