Course Topics

GER 201 Intermediate German
Completion of basic grammatical structures. Beginning composition and conversation through greater emphasis on the creative aspects of language use, i.e., speaking and writing.

GER 450 Masterpieces of German Literature
The course focuses on masterpieces of poetry, prose, and drama in German through 1900, with attention on the continuing impact of these works on modern German culture. May be repeated up to three times for credit under three different topics.

GER 375 Directed Readings
Students who develop an interest in a specialized area of the discipline for which course offerings are limited may follow a prescribed reading list under the direction of a faculty member with expertise in that area.

GER 102 Elementary German II
The basic structures of German. Students will learn to understand, speak, read, and write German at a beginner's level and gain awareness of the culture of German-speaking countries.

PAID 450 A Green Germany (January Term)
This course explores environmental sustainability in an area of Europe that is significantly ahead of the U.S. in the development of wind, solar, biomass, and nuclear powers, as well as in the education of citizens about the conservation of nature. We will consider long term ethical and practical issues associated with alternative energy sources by visiting nuclear and biomass power plants, a German green school, a Norwegian outdoor kindergarten, and urban nature areas. We will also meet with citizen-based environmental groups, including Germany's Green Party.