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(left to right Thomas Mann, Lou Andreas Salome, Stefan Zweig)
 

 

GERMAN COURSES:

 

GE 101, 102 Elementary German I, II (I)

 
Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory weekly each semester. Basic oral comprehension and conversation. Study of introductory texts. Prerequisite: For students with no previous experience with the language. GE 101 is a prerequisite for GE 102. GE 101 offered fall semester; GE 102. Offered spring semester.
 
GE 111, 112 Intermediate German I, II (I)  
 
Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory weekly. Review of grammar and intensive training in comprehension and linguistic practice. Study of modern prose. Prerequisites: GE 101, 102, or equivalent. GE 111 is a prerequisite for GE 112. GE 111 offered fall semester; GE 112 offered spring semester.
 
 

GE 231, 232 German Conversation and Composition I, II (I)

 
 An intensive course in speaking and writing German, conducted entirely in that idiom. Discussion of current topics and informal conversations with the use of periodicals and texts. Prerequisites: GE 112, or equivalent. GE 231 is a prerequisite for GE 232. GE 231 offered fall semester as required; GE 232 offered spring semester as required.
 
 

GE 321 Masterworks of German Literature I (I)

 
Reading and discussion of 18th and 19th works from the German Classical and Romantic periods. Short stories, plays, poems, and excerpts from novels by authors such as J.W. Goethe, F.S., Schiller and E.T.A. Hoffman. Prerequisites: GE 232 or permission of instructor. Offered as required.
 
 

GE 322 Masterworks of German Literature II (I)

 
Reading and discussion of 20th century short stories, plays, poems, and novels by authors such as R. Rilke, H. Hesse, T. Mann, B. Brecht, and A. Schitzler. Prerequisites: GE 321 or permission of instructor. Offered as required.