Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)
 
Minor in German

Charlottenburg Palace of Berlin, Germany

Why minor in German at Missouri State University?

  • Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing German can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying a foreign language will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.
  • Missouri State offers you many opportunities for study away, service learning and internships so you can practice speaking German in real-world situations.

Minor Requirements

Classics-Latin Concentration, French, German, Spanish

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

In consultation with advisor, complete 18 hours in one language beyond courses 101 and 102.

German

Bachelor of Arts

In consultation with advisor, complete 18 hours in German beyond 101 and 102. Three hours of either LLT 225 or LLT 271 may be counted on this minor.

German

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)

In consultation with advisor, complete 18 hours in German beyond 102 with six of those hours being 300-level or higher. Three hours of either LLT 225 or LLT 271 may be counted on this minor.

German Courses

German (GRM) courses

  • GRM 101 Elementary German I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 102 Elementary German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 201 Intermediate German I

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. Communicative skills will be enhanced by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading, and composition. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 202 Intermediate German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 201.

    Continuation of the development of the four skills through conversation, composition and readings as a means to access culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 297 Special Topics in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in German studies, including travel-courses to German-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 300 Service Learning in German

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a German course at the 202 level or above.

    This service component for the existing German curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 301 Intensive Grammar Review

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Intensive grammar review of selected topics. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 302 Topics in German(ic) Culture

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Selected topics in culture and travel. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 303 Language and Technology

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Issues concerning German and technology. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of three credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 304 Conversational Strategies

    Prerequisite: GRM 201.

    This course will introduce students to strategies for conversing in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary, developing listening comprehension skills, learning how to construct discussions and to use appropriate expressions.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 311 German Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    A structured course designed to develop and refine students reading and conversational skills. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 312 German Composition

    Prerequisite: GRM 311.

    A writing intensive course designed to introduce students to a variety of text types. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the differences among the texts and student practice in preparing similar original texts. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 320 German Cinema

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    The survey of major films produced in Germany serves as a basis for the study of German culture, German language, and German literature. Course emphasizes the way that film content and theme development are useful in analyzing German language usage and culture in selected films. Subject will vary from semester to semester. Examples: History and Culture Through Film; From Novel to Film; East German Film; The Image of Women in Film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 325 Kulturkunde der deutschsprachigen Lander

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    An introduction to major historical periods and cultural movements of the German-speaking countries. Study includes geography, history, philosophy and the arts. Variable content course. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 400 Praktikum

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A focused course that students can combine with other German classes in order to pursue a special interest within the normal course content. May be repeated with a different content to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: GRM 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation on career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 415 German for Professional and Business Use

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Focus on advanced speaking and reading proficiency for applied use in professional fields such as administration, international relations, global studies and business.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 455 Masterpieces of 19th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 19th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 465 Masterpieces of 20th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 20th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 475 Topics in German(ic) Literature and Culture

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected topics in German(ic) literature and culture. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRM 375. Students enrolled in GRM 475 will complete more advanced assignments. Cannot receive credit for both GRM 375 and GRM 475.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 485 Thematic Approaches to German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    A survey of German literature across multiple centuries from the perspective of a particular theme. May be repeated once as topics change. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in German

    Prerequisite: GRM 312 and GRM 325 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in German-language cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 498 Seminar Course in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for no more than 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Adding a minor

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