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Modern Language and Culture - German Concentration

Ulrike Stroszeck, Concentration Adviser
(585) 475-2921, uisgsl@rit.edu

This concentration will introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of one particular country or area. Students will choose two consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course, as well as one related liberal arts culture course. The goal of this concentration is to raise students’ awareness of the relationship between language and culture and the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

It is important to note that two out of the three required courses must be taken at RIT. Only one course may be transferred in, if necessary.

Students may not skip or go back to the lower level in the language course sequence. Students with some proficiency in the intended concentration should contact the concentration adviser to take a placement test prior to registration for the first course of the sequence at RIT. These concentrations are closed to native speakers. Evening students may not declare these concentrations.

Prerequisite: Beginning German I (0525-460) or equivalent

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0525-461 Beginning German II
0525-462 Beginning German III
0525-463 Intermediate German I
0525-464 Intermediate German II
0525-465 Intermediate German III
0525-466 Advanced German I
0525-467 Advanced German II
0525-468 Advanced German III

Electives—Choose one from the following:
0525-477 Contemporary German Culture*
0525-479 Special Topics: Modern German Culture Through Film
0505-459 Era of Haydn and Mozart
0505-465 Special Topics: Mozart’s Operas
0505-482 Beethoven
0505-483 Bach and the Baroque
0505-484 Romanticism in Music
0505-486 German Theater and Drama
0507-488 Modern Germany

* Contemporary German Culture (0525-477) is offered alternating summers in Germany.