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Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Students may begin at the intermediate or advanced level in their first year if they have taken German courses in high school or in CEGEP or through McGill Summer Studies.

Note: Beginners' and Intermediate language levels are offered either as a one-term intensive course or a two-term spanned course. Students choose which version of the level they prefer.

  • GERM 200 German Language, Intensive Beginners (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An intensive language course designed to develop communicative skills; covers the first level (GERM 202D1/GERM 202D2) in one term. Required for program students.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 6 hours, plus 1 hour laboratory
  • GERM 202D1 German Language, Beginners' (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A comprehensive first level course designed to develop communicative skills.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kathrin Spiller, Ozlem Orhan, Katrina Sark, David Gosselin (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Students must register for both GERM 202D1 and GERM 202D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 202D1 and GERM 202D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • GERM 202D2 German Language, Beginners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : See GERM 202D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kathrin Spiller, Ozlem Orhan, Sun-Young Kim, David Gosselin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: GERM 202D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 202D1 and GERM 202D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • GERM 300 German Language Intensive Intermediate (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Continuation of GERM 200; covers the second level (GERM 307D1/GERM 307D2) in one term.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 6 hours, plus 1 hour laboratory
    • Prerequisite: GERM 200 or GERM 202,202D1/D2 or equivalent, or permission of Department
    • Required for program students
  • GERM 307D1 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Review of grammar, further development of basic skills; literary and cultural readings.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger, Olesya Ivantsova (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: GERM 200 or GERM 202, 202D1/D2, or equivalent, or permission of Department.
    • Students must register for both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • GERM 307D2 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : See GERM 307D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger, Olesya Ivantsova (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: GERM 307D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • GERM 325 German Language - Intensive Advanced (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course aims at developing post-intermediate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on oral and written expression. Special attention is given to word formation and to the proper choice of grammatical structures, vocabulary, and phraseology.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger (Fall) Sun-Young Kim (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: GERM 300 or GERM 307D1/D2, or equivalent, or permission of Department.
    • Required for program students.
  • GERM 336 German Language, Media and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to German culture through literary and non-literary texts, film, multimedia, commercials, painting and photography. By learning how to read these cultural productions, students will refine their communication skills, expand reading strategies, build vocabulary, and review selective grammatical structures.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Course taught entirely in German.
    • Prerequisite: GERM 307 or equivalent; GERM 325 may be taken concurrently
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken GERM 336 prior to September 2009.
  • GERM 341 Essay Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course is designed to further develop the writing skills of students having attained the 325-level. The rhetorical strategies of writing will be studied and analyzed with different text genres: letters, curriculum vitae, summaries, book reviews, expository and argumentative essays, minutes, feature stories, term papers, etc. Particular attention will be paid to argumentation, vocabulary, and style.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of Department
  • GERM 342 Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An introductory course, emphasizing practice more than theory. It covers mainly written translation (from German into English), i.e. reading and writing, and teaches to analyze, and to manipulate, grammatical/syntactical structures and to get a sense of semantic accuracy. The course is designed to familiarize students with basic technical terminology and to enable them to observe, analyze and produce accurate and appropriate translations. Vocabulary building is not a main issue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of Department
  • GERM 345 Business German 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course introduces students to the terminology and syntax of Business German in contrast with English to ensure a sound basis for business communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • GERM 346 Business German 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course is designed to develop oral and written skills for competence in German for business communication as well as cross-cultural awareness by discussing current materials from various sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 345 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
Bachelor of Arts & Science—2012-2013 (last updated Feb. 14, 2013) (disclaimer)