Degrees & Courses

Course List

Beginning German I
GER  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
An introduction to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in German and to the study of the German speaking cultures. Prerequisite: None.
Beginning German II
GER  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of GER 101. Emphasis on the skills of understanding, speaking, and writing in German and on the study of the German language and cultures. Prerequisite: GER 101 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate German I
GER  0203 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of GER 102. Emphasis on the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in German and on the study of the German speaking cultures at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: GER 102 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate German II
GER  0204 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of GER 203. Emphasis on the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in German and on the study of the German speaking cultures, continuing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: GER 203 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
Topics in German
GER  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus for each specific offering.
Readings & Conversation
GER  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of the four basic language skills in the target language through readings and conversation. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
Lit, Culture & Comp (WI)
GER  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
This course continues the development of the four basic language skills in the target language through readings and conversation literature and culture. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
Business German
GER  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
Gain solid knowledge of basic business German vocabulary including topics such as: finances, European Union, traffic and transportation, business correspondence, job application, tourism, consumer (taxes), social structure, industry and work environment, trade, and environmental issues. Samples of International Business German conclude the course. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German History & Civilization
GER  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
Student will continue the development of the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The thematic focus of this class will be the historical, political, social, and cultural development of Germany (and in part also Austria) from its origins to the 20th century. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Language (Consortium)
GER  0309 1.00 Credit Hours
Advanced German grammar course offered by MSU, MSSU, SEMO or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Cinema
GER  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the most important aspects of German cinema, from the Weimar period to our day. It covers the major figures, schools, and movements of German film. The course is conducted in German with readings in both German and English. Prerequisite: GER 204 or the equivalent level of proficiency.
German Culture & Civilization
GER  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
Immersion in German culture and contemporary civilization on location in Ansbach, Germany. Study of history, architecture, literature, music, and daily life in a German city. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent level of proficiency. The course will be offered only as a study abroad option.
Ger Mus, Lit, & Art-19th Cent
GER  0401 3.00 Credit Hours
Literature, music and art mirror historical development, social restructuring, political presence, and allow a glimpse into German culture. The course focuses on the interrelationship among the arts from the end of the 19th century to the 1930s. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Literature (Consortium)
GER  0409 1.00 Credit Hours
Nineteenth Century German Literature offered by MSU, MSSU, SEMO or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Literature to 1500
GER  0415 3.00 Credit Hours
As an introduction to early German literature of the eras of pre-Christian Germanic literature, the first Germanic bible translations, and Old High Germanic literature German epic literature from the Middle High German period, as well as courtly poetry, are included in this course with an emphasis on the change of literary forms in light of societal restructuring. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Literature 1500 - 1800
GER  0416 3.00 Credit Hours
The three centuries comprehend German literature from the German Renaissance to the Sturm und Drang period, including Reformation, Barock and Enlightenment. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
German Lit: 19th Century
GER  0417 3.00 Credit Hours
The Weimarer Klassik with Goethe and Schiller, German Early Romanticism, the Biedermeier period, Realism and Naturalism form the basis for the topics of this course. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency; approval by instructor.
German Lit: 20th Century
GER  0418 3.00 Credit Hours
Early 20th Century literature, marked by the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud, embraces interdisciplinary, especially in the era before World War II, Expressionism. Post World War II literature constitutes the second half of the semester. The course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency; approval by instructor.
Germ Austrian Lit Turn Century
GER  0419 3.00 Credit Hours
The course focuses on analysis and discussion of German and Austrian literature at the so-called "Turn of the Century," that is the end of the nineteenth and at the beginning of the twentieth century. The course has an intensive reading component and provides ample opportunities for the students to strengthen their speaking and writing skills in German. The course is taught in German. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency. Course may be offered with a study abroad option.
German Culture (Consortium)
GER  0429 1.00 Credit Hours
Contemporary German Society or German Cinema offered by MSU, MSSU, SEMO or UCMO. Syllabus and delivery platform (ITV, hybrid or online) vary depending on the offering university. Prerequisite: GER 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Internship in German
GER  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Off-campus work experience in areas related to professional goals of students. For advanced students in German. Application must be made during the first half of one semester for the following semester and must be approved prior to enrolling. Students work under joint supervision of a faculty member and a representative of the organization providing the intern experience. A student may repeat the course to a maximum of 8 hours credit. Prerequisites: A minimum of 18 hours in German with a minimum 3.0 GPA.; approval of department head before enrolling. Some internships may have specific prerequisites. Guidelines for the internship program are available in the department's offices and must be followed.
Advanced Topics in German
GER  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
Advanced topics not normally included in regular offerings. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus for each specific offering.
Independent Study
GER  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in German. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The proposed study must be approved by instructor, adviser, department head, and dean in advance of enrollment.