May 21, 2024  
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GERM 335 - German in Contemporary Society: Applied Economic and Political Aspects


Continuing development of the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing at the advanced level with specific reference to the use of German in contemporary society. The main objective of the course is to help students gain insight into major aspects of the daily lives, assumptions, and attitudes of members of German society and culture. The socio-cultural topics considered are those which affect every adult German citizen. Among the topics considered are: geographic characteristics of Germany and their influences, the European Union, types of taxes and social benefits, and the culture of the workplace (e.g., employers and employees as “social partners”). Writing-intensive units will enable students to write a résumé, an application for a job or for admission to an educational institution, and other similar personal business correspondence. Students will acquire a background for better understanding discussions and reports in the printed or broadcast media of the German-speaking countries. The course will prepare students with skills and knowledge requisite to study or work in a German-speaking country.

Credits: 3 hours
When Offered: (spring only; even years)
NOTE: General Honors Course.



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