German Language and Culture: Communicating with German Speakers

Arts & Humanities

German Language and Culture: Communicating with German Speakers
German Language and Culture: Communicating with German Speakers

Details

  • Academic Plan
    AT_0050
  • Cognate
    Arts & Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit
    Modern Languages and Literatures
    Contact Info
  • Recommended for
    Students interested in European languages and cultures, or specifically German-speaking communities in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria; students interested in International Studies or intercultural contact in general.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 1

Cognate Categories

Description

Centered on the German language and culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this cognate covers the linguistic skills and cultural competencies needed to communicate within a German-speaking environment and to interpret the cultural products of the German-speaking world. The introductory and intermediate language courses teach oral and written communication and cover cultural practices and norms through examples from history, literature, and visual media. Thus they teach students how to communicate in the language and according to its cultural codes. The high intermediate and advanced courses engage students in the analysis and interpretation of themes and issues present in literature, film, and other cultural products from the German-speaking world. The more advanced courses engage students in the analysis and interpretation of the workings of language itself and/or focus on specialized usage according to different contexts.


Option Groups

Complete exactly 1 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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