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1000 Level Courses

1501. [GERM 1411, 1511] A Beginning Course in German I (5). Prerequisite: Permission of department. Oral practice, elementary reading, and grammar.

1502. [GERM 1412, 1512] A Beginning Course in German II (5). Prerequisite: GERM 1501. Oral practice, elementary reading, and grammar.

1507. Comprehensive German Review – First Year (5). Prerequisite: Two years of high school German or permission of department. A comprehensive one-semester review.

1607. Intensive German Review (6). Intensive immersion development of the four language skills in German: oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Taught in Germany.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2301. [GERM 2311] A Second Course in German I (3). Prerequisite: GERM 1502 or 1507. Reading, cultural background, grammar review, and conversation.

2302. [GERM 2312] A Second Course in German II (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2301. Reading, cultural background, grammar review, and conversation.

2312. Literature of the Holocaust (3). Examination of the Holocaust as represented in literature, film, and art. Conducted in English. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements.

2313. Northern Myths and Legends (3). Introduction to Germanic myths, epics, sagas, legends, and fairy tales. Selected readings in translation with lectures and discussions in English. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirements.

2607. Intensive German Second Year (6). Intensive immersion development. Reading, writing, culture, conversation, and composition. Equivalent to GERM 2301 and 2302. Taught in Germany.Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3301. German Culture and Society (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or 2607. Study of video, Internet, and textual resources on culture and current issues. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive)

3303. Conversation and Composition (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or 2607. Emphasis on fluency in spoken and written German. May be taken concurrently with GERM 3301. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive)

3304. Introduction to Literature (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or 2607. An introduction to periodization of German literature, literary genres, and literary theory. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive)

3305. German Language Studies (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or 2607. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Germany. Offered each summer. May be repeated once for credit.

3306. Contemporary Germany (3). Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or 2607. Readings in cultural history and literature, lectures, and tours on location. Taught in German. May not be repeated for credit toward major or minor. (Writing Intensive)

3314. Cultural Excursions in Germany (3). Prerequisite: Germ 2302 or 2607. Students participate in lectures on German culture and history, visit sites of cultural and historical interest, and discuss social and cultural topics. Taught in German-speaking countries.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4000. Individual and Group Studies in German (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of department. Study in German under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.

4301. Grammar (3). Prerequisites: GERM 3301 and 3303. Review of grammatical structure. Practice in pronunciation and in written and spoken German.

4303. German Classics (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours from GERM 3301, 3303, 3304. Readings in German literature through selected works by Hoffman, Büchner, Keller, Kleist, Storm, and Hauptmann. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive)

4305. Readings in German Language and Literature (3). Prerequisites: GERM 3303 and 3304. Readings from a particular period or study of a literary theme. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive)

4309. Business German (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours from GERM 3301, 3303, 3304. Oral and written German with special attention to the idiomatic expressions and cultural practices of business in Germany.

4335. Internship to German (3). Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in at least one GERM 3000- or 4000-level course and consent of instructor. Teaching experience and service learning in community schools, while improving German language and communication skills. May be repeated once for credit.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5303. Intensive German for Graduate Research I (3). Accelerated grammar course acquainting graduates with German as a research skill to be used in translating research articles in the graduate’s field. Equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

5304. Intensive German for Graduate Research II (3). Accelerated grammar course acquainting graduates with German as a research skill to be used in translating research articles in the graduate’s field. Equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

5311. German Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3). A study of German literature from 1830 to 1895, including Biedermeier, junges Deutschland, poetic realism, and naturalism.

5312. Weimar and Exile Literature (3). A study of German literature from 1920 to 1945, including the Weimar Republic and the years of inner and outer emigration.

5314. History of the German Language (3). Development of German from its origins to the present with emphasis on its phonological, morphological, and syntactic change.

5315. Literature of Divided Germany (3). A study of German literature from the post-war period to the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1945 to 1989.

5316. Literature of the New Germany (3). A study of contemporary German literature and culture from the reunification of Germany to the present.

5318. German Romanticism (3). Study of German literature from 1790 to 1830.

5319. The German “Klassik” (3). Introduction to the classical works of Goethe and Schiller and other authors of the period.

5321. Seminar in Modern German Literature (3). Study of various genres of twentieth-century German literature, with special emphasis on philosophical and psychological aspects. May be repeated for credit up to 12 hours.

5324. German Literature of the Enlightenment (3). A study of German literature from 1700 to 1785, including “Aufklärung,” “Sturm und Drang,” and “Empfindsamkeit.”

5326. German Modernism (3). Readings, analysis, and interpretation of selected works from 1890-1940.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6). Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).Back to Top