North Central College - Naperville, IL

German Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

GER 101 Elementary German I (3.00)
Introduction to the basic structures of the German language, with emphasis on listening and speaking.

GER 102 Elementary German II (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary German I. Prerequisite: GER 101.

GER 103 Elementary German III (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary German II.

GER 201 Intermediate German I (3.00)
Speech, writing, and reading for the discussion of most literary and cultural topics.

GER 202 Intermediate German II (3.00)
A continuation of Intermediate German I. Core: Humanities.

GER 203 Conversation and Composition (3.00)
Focuses on the continued development of oral and written proficiency. Students read, write, and discuss authentic texts dealing with culture, history, and politics of German-speaking countries.

GER 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GER 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GER 310 German Life and Culture After World War II (3.00)
Offers students an introduction to life and culture in East and West Germany after World War II. Specific focus is placed on the founding of the countries, the Cold War, the 1953 uprising, the Berlin Wall, Communism, and unification.

GER 320 German History and Culture (3.00)
A survey of major sociological, political, and artistic events in German-speaking lands from their origins to the present. Core: Humanities.

GER 325 Survey of German Literature (3.00)
Survey of principal German authors, periods, and genres.

GER 330 The Weimar Republic (3.00)
A contextualized study of the life and culture during the Weimar Republic in Germany. Special attention is given to the literature, film, and visual art of the period.

GER 350 German Film (3.00)
This course introduces students to the history and development of German film. Films are analyzed within their historical epoch, but also as cultural documents problematizing aspects of German life and history.

GER 370 Berlin: A City in Flux (3.00)
A study of the dynamic German city, from its time as the capital of the Prussian kingdom, its cultural and economic rise in the German Empire, through its changes in the Weimar Republic, during the Third Reich, throughout its division during the Cold War, and finally after German unification in 1990.

GER 390 Topics (3.00)
Advanced study of selected literary and cultural topics. Repeatable with different topics. Course topics may include studies on specific authors, such as Bertolt Brecht, periods and epochs, such as Expressionism or Exile Literature, or on specific themes.

GER 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GER 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GER 490 Seminar (3.00)
Advanced study of selected literary and cultural topics. Repeatable with different topics. Course topics may include studies on specific authors, such as Bertolt Brecht, periods and epochs, such as Expressionism or Exile Literature, or on specific themes.

GER 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

GER 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.