German (GERM)

GERM 1  Elementary German

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   

For students with no previous German. Develops the ability to converse, read, and write in German. Emphasis on oral proficiency. Includes essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and grammatical structures along with an introduction to Germanic culture.

GERM 2  Continuing Elementary German

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: GERM 1

Further development of conversational reading and writing skills in German with emphasis on communication skills, expansion of vocabulary, and understanding of structure. Further study of Germanic culture.

GERM 3  Intermediate German

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: GERM 2

Communicative proficiency in German and exploration of Germanic culture. Further study and review of grammar and expansion of vocabulary. Increasing emphasis on reading and writing in German

GERM 60  German Culture through Cinema

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   

A survey of German culture from 1870 to the present as reflected in the works of German film-makers. Special emphasis is placed on aesthetic, historical, and social movements in Germany. Films are shown in German with English subtitles. Class discussion and lectures are conducted in English.

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