Germanic Languages | Advanced College German
G400 | 6389 | Staff

This course is an advanced language course whose goal is to improve
students’ reading and writing skills, enhance their mastery of
grammatical and idiomatic structures, and at the same time introduce
them to German literature and culture. We will study short texts,
films, and paintings, observe changes in style and ideas in order to
gain an overview as well as deeper insights into German-speaking
culture while improving language skills along the way. The course is
thus the ideal preparation for more advanced levels of learning in the
field of German. At the end of the course, students should be able to
read German literary texts fluently and express critical views and
ideas eloquently in oral and written German. Grammar will be reviewed
and basic tools for the analysis of texts will be introduced.

Required Texts:

Maierhofer / Klocke: Deutsche Literatur im Kontext. 1750-2000.
Newburyport: Focus Publishing 2008. ISBN: 978-1-585-10263-1

Rankin / Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik, 5th edition +
customized workbook. Houghton Mifflin 2011. ISBN: 1-111-29403-8 (the
4th edition must not be ordered!)