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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

GRMN
German


GRMN 101   ELEMENTARY GERMAN I 

GRMN 102D  ELEMENTARY GERMAN II 

GRMN 201D  INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I 

GRMN 220D  GERMAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE 

GRMN 270IH GERMAN-SPEAKING EUROPE FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

GRMN 303IH ISSUES OF GERMAN CINEMA 

GRMN 315   SURVEY GERMAN LITERATURE 

GRMN 320   CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE 

GRMN 330   GERMAN:ADV GRAMMAR, CONVERSATION, COMP I 

GRMN 331   GERMAN:ADV GRAMMAR, CONVERSATION, COMP II 

GRMN 350  GERMAN CULTURE & CIVILIZATION 

GRMN 360IH GERMAN MYTHS: THE LORELI, FAUST, AND VAMPIRES 

GRMN 401   GERMAN:LINGUISTICS-PHONETICS 

GRMN 422   GERMAN TEXT & CINEMA  

GRMN 450R  SEM:GERMAN LIT AND CULTURE

GRMN 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

GRMN 491   SPECIAL TOPICS 

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

GRMN 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I
F,Su alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
NOTE: Offered on a rotating basis with French and Spanish in Summer.
-- An elementary level course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communication within culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures.

GRMN 102D ELEMENTARY GERMAN II
S alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 101 or equivalent, or two years of high school German. Offered on a rotating basis with French and Spanish in Summer.
-- This course builds upon the foundation established in 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

GRMN 201D INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 102 or equivalent, or a minimum three years of high school German, or placement interview.
-- Intensive methodical review of grammar and syntax combined with the integrated development of proficiency in the four language skills. Expansion of cultural knowledge and functional vocabulary through intermediate-level readings and discussions. Increased emphasis on written communication.

GRMN 220D GERMAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 201 or equivalent, or a placement interview.
-- Designed to follow the third semester review of grammar and basic skills. Taught through a series of carefully selected readings in German culture, civilization and literature which will provide the basis for writing essays and reports and developing advanced language skills.

GRMN 270IH GERMAN-SPEAKING EUROPE FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor(s).
-- Introduces students to the basic social, philosophical, and cultural concepts that formed the cornerstones of the European Enlightenment and its legacy, with a focus on German-speaking countries and Germany. (Conducted entirely in English).

GRMN 303IH ISSUES OF GERMAN CINEMA
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- Acquaints students with the traditions of German cinema in national, European and global contexts. Theoretical film analysis of silent film, propaganda film, post-war cinema, rubble film, censored films, New German Cinema and other genres. All films, readings, and discussions in English. Mandatory weekly evening film screenings.

GRMN 315 SURVEY GERMAN LITERATURE
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220.
-- A survey of representative works of German literature from selected literary periods before 1900.

GRMN 320 CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220
-- Literary and cultural analysis of German literary production in the twentieth century and to present.

GRMN 330 GERMAN:ADV GRAMMAR,CONVERSATION ,COMP I
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220
-- In-depth review of grammar, syntax, and idiomatic expression; vocabulary building practice in conversation. Short readings in German as a basis for conversation and composition. Emphasis on accuracy in grammar and expression.

GRMN 331 GERMAN:ADV GRAMMAR, CONVERSATION, COMP II
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220 or permission of the instructor.
--In-depth review of grammar, idiomatic expression, and conversation and writing skills. Longer readings in German. Emphasis on attaining proficiency in spoken and written German, some focus on phonetics and German for the professions.

GRMN 350 GERMAN CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220
-- A survey of some of the great figures and periods of German art, literature, music, and public life in German-speaking countries which have made significant cultural contributions to world civilization up to 1871.

GRMN 360IH GERMAN MYTHS: THE LORELI, FAUST, AND VAMPIRES
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- An examination of the German mythical figures in pursuit of love, knowledge, and blood. These themes are explored through the texts from medieval legends through contemporary popular culture. Authors include Goethe, Heine, and others. Films by Murnau and Herzog. All readings and discussions in English.

GRMN 401 GERMAN:LINGUISTICS-PHONETICS
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 220
-- An overview of significant linguistic concepts which contribute to an understanding of Modern German. Also a practical study of German sounds - their pronunciation, combination, and representation by written symbols. Contrastive linguistic study, German-English, for teaching application.

GRMN 422 GERMAN TEXT & CINEMA
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 330 or 331 or permission of instructor.
-- This seminar focuses on the cultural, historical, and linguistic elements crucial to an understanding of the relationship between text and cinema within a national and international tradition. It is designed to provide a context for majors and minors to read longer tests not otherwise taught in the curriculum, including the canonical novels of the late 19th century. Prerequisite: GRMN 331 (can be taken simultaneously). Taught in English.

GRMN 450R SEM:GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: GRMN 330, GRMN 315, or GRMN 320.
-- Senior capstone course. Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

GRMN 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

GRMN 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

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