Germanic Languages | Reading In German for Graduate Students
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G492: Reading In German for Graduate Students
Prerequisite – Must pass G491 with a grade of B or higher or test into
G492 as described below.

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 student’s current
program of study. The Department of Germanic Studies does not permit
auditing of G492 for any reason.

Required texts include:

Hubert, Jannach and Richard Alan Korb, German for Reading Knowledge
(JK), 5th edition [this edition only!] (Heinle & Heinle)

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.