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					                                  Department of Classics,      procedures, and our web site for placement tests. Please         through short readings, conversation, composition, and lab       GERM 270 Conversational German I (3 credits)
                                  Modern Languages and         feel free to contact the Department for verification.            work. This course covers the same material as GERM 201           Prerequisite: GERM 241 or permission of the Department
                                              Linguistics                                                                       and 202.                                                         This course develops oral communication skills and is
                                                               60 BA Honours in German*                                         NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 201,            applicable to real life situations such as those in business,
                                                                                                                                202, 210 or equivalent may not take this course for credit.      the arts, society, and education.
                                                               12    GERM 2406, or 2413 and 2423; 2563, 2573
                                                                                                                                GERM 201 Introductory German I (3 credits)
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                                                                     GERM 2713, 3013, 3023, 3063, 3073, 3083, 3653, 3663
                                                                     Credits chosen from 400-level courses in German, of        This course provides an introduction to the elements of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ALL COURSES WITH
                                                                                                                                                                                                 NUMBERS 298 AND HIGHER WILL BE CONDUCTED IN
                                                                     which at least six credits, must be from GERM 4053,        German language for the student with no knowledge of             GERMAN.
                                                                     4063, 4613, 4623                                           German. Practice is provided through short readings,
                                                               3     GERM 4903                                                  conversation, composition, and lab work.                         GERM 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I
                                                                                                                                NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 200,            (3 credits)
                                                               NOTE: Upon consultation with the Department, advanced            210 or equivalent may not take this course for credit.           Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242 or the permission of the
                                                               students may not be required to take any courses at the 200                                                                       Department
                                                               level.                                                           GERM 202 Introductory German II (3 credits)                      This course is designed to help students understand
                                                                                                                                Prerequisite: GERM 201                                           advanced aspects of German grammar and to provide
                                                               42 BA Major in German*                                           This course is a continuation of GERM 201 and completes          practice in the correct and effective writing of German.
                                                                                                                                the study of the basic elements of the German language.
                                                               12    GERM 2406, or 2413 and 2423; 2563, 2573                    Practice is provided through short readings, conversation,       GERM 302 Advanced Grammar and Composition
                                                               15    Credits chosen from GERM 2713, 3013, 3023, 3063,           composition, and lab work.                                       II (3 credits)
                                                                     3073, 3083, 3653, 3663                                     NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 200,            Prerequisite: GERM 301
                                                               15    Credits chosen from 400-level courses in German, of        210 or equivalent may not take this course for credit.           This course continues the study of advanced aspects of
                                                                     which at least six credits, must be from GERM 4053,                                                                         German grammar and provides practice in the correct and
                                                                     4063, 4613, 4623                                           GERM 230 Introduction to German Culture (3                       effective writing of German by means of composition such
                                                                                                                                credits)                                                         as the summary, description, narration, argumentation, and
DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES                                          NOTE: Upon consultation with the Department, advanced            This course offers a panoramic study of the major                essay.
The Modern Languages programs provide a stimulating            students may not be required to take any courses at the 200      components of the culture of German-speaking countries
intellectual milieu for learning and strengthening skills in   level.                                                           from the Middle Ages to contemporary times. Attention is         GERM 310 Introduction to Modern German
critical thinking, language proficiency, intercultural                                                                          given to these countries’ artistic, social, political, and
understanding,     literary   studies  and    contemporary                                                                                                                                       Literature I (3 credits)
                                                               * Admission to the Honours and Major programs in German          economic life. This course is taught in English.                 Prerequisite: GERM 301
approaches to modern languages and cultures, particularly      are suspended for 2010 – 2011.
German, Italian, Spanish, Modern Arabic, and Modern                                                                                                                                              This course provides a general overview of the major
                                                                                                                                GERM 240 Intermediate               German:       Intensive      authors and trends of German literature from 1750 to 1900
Chinese (Mandarin).                                            33 Minor in German                                               Course (6 credits)                                               within an historical context.
                                                                                                                                Prerequisite: GERM 200 or 202
GRADING SYSTEM                                                 6     GERM 2303 and 2313                                         This course provides a review of German grammar in a             GERM 398D German Romantic Tales (3 credits)
The grading system below applies to all courses offered by     18    Credits chosen from GERM 2006, or 2013 and 2023;           single term and furnishes additional details not dealt with in   Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242
the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and                     2406, or 2413 and 2423; 2703; 3013; 3103 or 3113; 3613     the introductory courses. It covers the same material as         “Once upon a time…”: these familiar words introduce us into
Linguistics.                                                         or 3623                                                    GERM 241 and 242. Practice is provided through readings,         the mystical world of fairy tales, shaped by curses and
                                                               9     Credits chosen from GERM 3023; 3063; 3073; 3103 or         discussions, and composition.
 A+ 93- 100      B+ 82-85    C+ 72-75         D+ 62-65                                                                                                                                           magic spells, death and life, envy and ill-will settings,
                                                                     3113; 3613 or 3623; 4103; 4203; of which at least three    NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 241,            poverty and wealth, hopes and fears. With their archetypes,
 A 89-92         B 79-81     C 69-71          D 59-61                credits must be at the 400 level                           242 or 250 may not take this course for credit.                  themes, and settings, German fairy tales are one of the
 A- 86-88        B- 76-78    C- 66-68         D- 55-58                                                                                                                                           most important cultural and literary signifies of the country.
                                                               NOTE: Upon consultation with the Department, advanced            GERM 241 Intermediate German I (3 credits)
                         F 0-54                                                                                                                                                                  In this course, we will analyze them in a broad cultural-
                                                               students may not be required to take any courses at the 200      Prerequisite: GERM 200 or 202                                    historical context. The reading promises an overview of
                                                               level.                                                           This course provides a review of German grammar and              cultural, historical, political, and linguistic developments in
NOTE: Students should be aware that the                                                                                         deals with additional details not covered in the introductory    Germany. This course will be taught in German.
misrepresentation of one's linguistic background and           2010 – 2011 COURSE SCHEDULE                                      courses. Practice is provided through short readings,
abilities is considered a form of *Academic Misconduct*                                                                         discussions, and composition.                                    GERM 398E German Through Film (3 credits)
and, as such, will be treated as a *Code Violation* by the     THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT to transfer a                  NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 240 or          Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and                   student to a higher level language course if it is deemed that   250 may not take this course for credit.                         German Through Film is a course designed for content-
Linguistics.                                                   the course for which the student has registered is not                                                                            based instruction, making learning the German language
                                                               appropriate for the extent of his or her knowledge of the        GERM 242 Intermediate German II (3 credits)                      meaningful and enjoyable. It is based on contemporary
THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVES                                         language.                                                        Prerequisite: GERM 241                                           German films. A wide variety of exercises, pre-viewing,
The 33-credit MINOR program gives students majoring in                                                                          This course is a continuation of GERM 241. It completes the      viewing and post-viewing activities, will enhance the
another discipline a valid and adequate background in          GERM 200 Introductory German: Intensive Course                   review of the grammar and includes additional details not        understanding of German culture and contemporary society
language studies. Courses offered include translation,         (6 credits)                                                      covered in the introductory courses. Practice is provided        through analysis of social and cultural issues. At the same
civilization and German for business purposes.                 This course provides a comprehensive introduction to most        through short readings, discussions, and composition.            time it will foster the vocabulary enhancement, cultural
                                                               of the basic elements of the German language for the                                                                              awareness, oral discussion, and essay writing. This course
If you unsure about your level of placement in the language    student with no knowledge of German. Practice is provided                                                                         will be taught in German.
courses, please see the Undergraduate Class Schedule for
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COURSES THAT                                 Germany, and the unified Germany. Materials to be studied         For full information, please consult the Undergraduate
                                                                include historical and topical documents, film, video, and        Calendar (http://www.concordia.ca) which remains the
ARE NOT OFFERED IN 2010 – 2011:
                                                                Web-based resources.                                              only legally binding document on all programs and
                                                                                                                                  requirements at Concordia.
GERM 231 German Literature in Translation (3
                                                                GERM 370 Conversational German II (3 credits)
credits)                                                        Prerequisite: GERM 270
This course focuses on reading and discussion of twentieth                                                                        For more information or to arrange an appointment for
                                                                 This course emphasizes the discussion and analysis of                             academic advising,
century literary works and films from Germany, Austria, and     short and non-fictional and journalistic German texts to
Switzerland. Works translated from German are used. This                                                                                         call 848-2424 ext. 2300,
                                                                structure oral practice and to develop reading skills.                      email cmlladv@alcor.concordia.ca
course is taught in English, but advanced German students
are encouraged to read the texts in German.                                                                                                    or visit us in room H-663-1.
                                                                GERM 410 Dramatic Representations in                                         Website: http://cmll.concordia.ca
                                                                German Cultures (3 credits)
GERM 260 German for Reading Knowledge (3
                                                                Prerequisite: GERM 310 or 311
credits)                                                        The subject matter of this course varies. Topics may include
This course introduces the student to reading strategies,                                                                                                                August 18, 2010
                                                                classical German theatre, the theatre of Bertolt Brecht, and
grammar, resources, and basic vocabulary and leads to a         developments in contemporary theatre.
second-year reading knowledge of German in 13 weeks.            NOTE: Students who have received credit for GERM 432 or
This course is taught in English.                               436 may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: Students registered in the German Minor Program
may not take this course for credit.
                                                                GERM 420 Narrative Representation in
                                                                German Literature (3 credits)
GERM 306 Introduction to Translation (3 credits)
                                                                Prerequisite: GERM 310 or 311
Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242.
                                                                The subject matter of this course varies. Topics may include
This course deals with problems and techniques of
                                                                post-reunification German prose, German Bildungsroman,
translation into German, specialized vocabulary, and
                                                                representations of the Holocaust in German prose, migrant
common German usage.
                                                                literature in Germany, and literature of the divided Germany.
GERM 307 Translation Practice (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GERM 306                                          SPECIAL FEATURES
This course is a continuation of GERM 306. The translation
of a variety of texts concentrates on linguistic analysis and   CONCORDIA          GERMAN        LANGUAGE      STUDENT
on the translation of idiomatic expressions.                    ASSOCIATION
                                                                The CGLSA represents German students within Concordia
                                                                University and aims to enrich student academic and social
GERM 311 Introduction to Modern German
                                                                life. If you are enrolled in any German course you are a
Literature II (3 credits)                                       member of the CGLSA.
Prerequisite: GERM 301
This course provides a general overview of the major            ELECTIVE GROUPS
authors and trends of German literature in the twentieth        An elective group is a package of elective courses
century within an historical context.                           comprising 15 to 18 credits, focused on a particular theme
                                                                but chosen from a range of disciplines. The Department
GERM    361   Topics   in    the    Culture               of    offers courses in the following elective groups: Irish Studies,
German-Speaking Nations (3 credits)                             Spanish America, Understanding Western Myth.
Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242
 Topics vary from year to year. Possible topics include         INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
German film; literature of the Counter-culture; Germany and     The University offers students the opportunity to study
the Holocaust; immigrant culture and its discourse; women’s     abroad for Concordia credits. For information, contact
writing; popular culture; Medieval Germany: kings, castles,     Concordia International (514) 848-2424, ext. 4986 or 4987
and minstrels; cultural diversity in German-speaking nations.   as well as http://international.concordia.ca.
Specific topics for this course will be stated in the
Undergraduate Class Schedule.                                   LANGUAGE LABS
NOTE: Students may take this course twice for credit in their   Multimedia Language Studio, Website:
program provided the subject matter is different.               http://aslc.concordia.ca/

GERM 362 Modern Germany (3 credits)                             CAREER INFORMATION
Prerequisite: GERM 240 or 242                                   Career information is available through Concordia
This course gives an overview of the developments in            Counselling and Development Career Resource Center in
Germany throughout the twentieth century. The emphasis of       H-440 and Career and Placement Services (CAPS): 2070
the course may vary from year to year with such topics as       Mackay, ext. 7345 or Hall Building, room H-440, ext. 3545,
Germany between World War I and II, the formative years         http://caps.concordia.ca.
after WWII and the development of East and West

				
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