Germanic Languages | Reading in German for Graduate Students
G492 | 8164-8165 | Staff


This course enables students to increase their reading precision and
fluency through a comprehensive review of basic grammar, attention to
advanced points of grammar, expansion of vocabulary, graded readings,
and regular reading and translation of original, unedited scholarly
writing and similar texts. The class is conducted entirely in English;
listening, speaking, and writing skills are not developed, although
some pronunciation practice is included. Any graduate student may
enroll in G492 who has either:

1) completed G491 at IUB with a grade of B or higher; or

2) achieved an official score of 20 or higher on Form A (Form B: 11)
of the campus GSFLE, which is administered by the IUB Bureau of
Evaluative Studies and Testing. Please note that G492 carries no
graduate credit (towards graduate degree credit-hour requirements) in
the University Graduate School, although most departments accept G492
enrollment as part of a studentís current program of study. The
Department of Germanic Studies does not permit auditing of G492 for
any reason.

Required texts:
Jannach / Korb: German for Reading Knowledge, 6th edition. Heinle.
ISBN 1-413-03349-0
A good large German-English dictionary is also essential. Especially
recommended is The Oxford Duden German Dictionary:
German-English/English- German (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994 or
later). Also recommended is Langenscheidt New College German
Dictionary: German-English/English-German.
Additional readings for the course will be available through e-reserves.