Professor Ogier; Lecturer Retter

A major in German is not offered at Roanoke College.

Minor in German

A minor in German consists of six units, including:

German 201 and 202, or two electives
German 301 or 320
German 311 or 314 or 315

Two electives to be selected from German courses at or above the 300 level or Linguistics 320.

Each minor will be individually tailored to complement the student’s interests and major field of study. A period of study abroad is highly recommended.

The following courses are recommended for those seeking teaching licensure in German: for teaching methods– Language 341; for composition and conversation-German 301; for civilization and culture-German 311 or 314 or 315; for survey literature courses-German 320 and 321; for Linguistics- Linguistics 320. For placement and prerequisites at the lower level see “Foreign Languages.”

101, 102 Elementary German I, II
A study of the fundamental structures of German, with emphasis on oral proficiency and communication. Includes cultural topics. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.
Prerequisite: German 101, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for German 102.

110 German for Business
An introduction to the spoken and written language of the German business world. It includes letter writing, grammar review, conversational practice for business situations, and intermediate-level readings on current economic and cultural topics. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk.
Prerequisite: Two years of secondary school German or German 102 or the equivalent.

201, 202 Intermediate German I, II
A review of grammar. Selected reading, conversation, and composition. (1, 1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. for each; Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. for each.
Prerequisite: No prerequisite, but previous study of a foreign language is recommended.

205 Modern German Literature in English Translation
Reading and interpretation of representative works of the late 19th and 20th centuries. (This course is taught in English.) (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
(For any course above the 205 level, 201-202 or the equivalent is a prerequisite.)
The following are taught in German:

301 German Composition and Conversation
Practice to improve oral proficiency and writing skills. Vocabulary building through selected readings on cultural topics. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory work.

311 German Civilization and Culture
The historical, social, and artistic forces which have influenced German life and thought. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

314 The Cultures of the German-Speaking Countries
The development of the culture and politics of modern Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

315 The Post-War Germanies
An examination of the political, economic, and cultural developments in East and West Germany from the end of the World War II to the present, including the reunification. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory work.

320 Age of Goethe: Faust
An introduction to the Age of Goethe through reading and discussion of Goethe’s Faust. This course also focuses on improvement of reading skills in German. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

321 Survey of German Literature
Representative works of literature from the Enlightenment to the present. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

335 German Phonetics and Phonology
A systematic analysis of the sounds of German. Stress and intonation patterns of German speech through phonetics transcription and intensive oral practice. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

380 Special Studies in German Language, Literature, and Culture
The study of a special topic not regularly offered. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

405, 406 Independent Study
Guided reading and research of a particular facet of German language, literature, or culture. (1/2, 1)
Prerequisite: By permission.

461 20th-Century Fiction
A study of the works of outstanding modern writers such as Thomas, Mann, Hesse, Kafka, and Grass. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.