German (GERM)

German (GERM)

GERM 1010  Elementary German I  (4)  

Development of basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) with particular emphasis on the active use of present-day German. Cultural exploration of the German-speaking countries.

GERM 1020  Elementary German II  (4)  

Continuation of GERM 101. Continues the development of basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) with particular emphasis on the active use of present-day German. Further exploration of the German-speaking countries. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 1020 Placement' or GERM 1010.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 1020 Placement' or GERM 1010.

GERM 1120  Elem German Grammar Revw  (4)  

In place of GERM 1010 and GERM 1020. Accelerated development of basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) with particular emphasis on the active use of present-day German. Cultural exploration of the German-speaking countries.

GERM 1190  Freshman Writing Seminar  (4)  

Freshman Writing Seminar on varying topics. Consult department for details.

GERM 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 1470  German For Beginners  (1-4)  

An Introduction to the fundamentals of the German language.

GERM 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 2030  Intermediate German  (4)  

Continues to develop proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) at the intermediate level. Further introduces students to contemporary German culture. Prerequisite(s): GERM 1020 or minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 2030 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 1020 or minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 2030 Placement'.

GERM 2040  Intermed German II  (4)  

German 204 is the fourth semester of intermediate language study, following 203, and is the first required course for German majors and minors. Advanced practice in all discourse skills. Conducted entirely in German. Class discussion of readings, grammar review, composition, theatrical exercises. Student-driven communicative approach.

GERM 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 2890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 2893  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 2990  Foreign Language Exemption  (0)  

GERM 3030  Intro To Literature  (3)  

Conducted in German. An introduction to representative works of prose, drama, and poetry of the German-speaking world.

GERM 3040  Intro To Literature  (3)  

Conducted in German. An introduction to representative works of prose, drama, and poetry of the German-speaking world (follows GERM 3030).

GERM 3050  Adv Grammar & Composition  (3)  

Course combines language acquisition with content-based instruction for varying topics. With respect to language learning, the course aims at reinforcing and expanding students' proficiency primarily in writing. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3050 Placement' or GERM 2030.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3050 Placement' or GERM 2030.

GERM 3160  Readings In German Lit  (3)  

Conducted in German. Reading of representative works of German prose, drama, and poetry. Designed to introduce the student to fundamentals of literary analysis and to strategies for enhanced reading comprehension. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

GERM 3250  German Lang & Culture I  (3)  

Conducted in German. Survey of German history from its beginning through the Age of Enlightenment, with emphasis on cultural and social aspects unique to Germany. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

GERM 3260  German Lang & Culture II  (3)  

Conducted in German. Survey of German history from the end of the 18th century to the present including a discussion of institutions and problems of contemporary German life and civilization. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills. Prerequisite(s): GERM 3050 or minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 3050 or minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement'.

GERM 3270  German Lit & Culture 1871-pres  (3)  

This course traces significant events and developments in Germany from its beginning as a nation to its reunification at the end of the Cold War. Through close examination and discussion of selected literary, documentary, and filmic texts. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'GERM 3000 Level Placement' or GERM 3050.

GERM 3360  Translatn:Theory & Pract  (3)  

Proficiency in German required. Course introduces students to both practical and theoretical problems posed by translation in general and by English-German translation in particular. This class will learn by practicing translation and by reading theoretical texts about translation. Texts will include literature, news reports, and film subtitles.

GERM 3440  Representing Holocaust  (3)  

This course examines the Holocaust from various perspectives, disciplines, and media (including history, literature, and film) to investigate the conditions and limitations of representations of the Holocaust.

GERM 3510  Ger Cult & Civilization  (3)  

The emergence of art, music, and philosophy of the German-speaking peoples, primarily as reflected in their national literatures.

Course Limit: 99

GERM 3530  Rehearsing Revolution  (3)  

The course examines major turning points in German history. How have German writers represented political revolutions and social upheavals from the French Revolution, the weavers' revolt of 1844, to the peaceful revolution of 1989? Conversely, to what extent has literature, especially drama, had an impact on revolutionary events? Authors and theorists considered include such classics as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Büchner , Marx, Hannah Arendt, Brecht, Müller , and Weiss. Films by Riefenstahl, Fassbinder, and Becker.

GERM 3540  Marx, Nietzsche, & Freud  (3)  

Course introduces three philosophical revolutionaries who have exerted enormous influence on literature, philosophy, psychology, and politics. With its intellectual-historical approach, the course will examine key terms and analytical models in these thinkers as well as the intersection points among them.

GERM 3550  Germ Lit In Translation  (3)  

Subject varies and is announced each semester. Typically a study of literary movements, genres, individual authors, or themes, e.g., the treatment of the Faust theme in German literature. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 3560  The Devil's Pact  (3)  

The Devil's Pact in Literature, Film, Music.

GERM 3660  Love, Death & Sexuality  (3)  

The focus of this course will be the representation of love, death and sexuality in German culture from the Middle Ages to the Thirty Years War. Selected works of literature, music and art will be examined.

GERM 3670  Grimm: Devel German Fairy Tale  (3)  

This course will examine the Brothers Grimm and the classic fairy tales: their origins, development and later adaptations (and will include tales from other cultures and traditions as well).

GERM 3710  Intro To German Film  (3)  

This course explores the trajectory of German film from its Expressionist beginnings to the present. How do the narratives presented aid in understanding the specific historical, social, cultural, and political moments in which they were produced?

GERM 3720  Weimar Cinema  (3)  

This course traces the development of the filmic production of Weimar Germany, as well as its influence on classic and contemporary Hollywood film noir. Analyzing significant films from the era, we trace the stylistic, generic, and thematic trends.

GERM 3730  Nazi Cinema  (3)  

Nazi Cinema and Nazis in Cinema: Fascist Imaginary, Imagined Fascists.

GERM 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4250  Adv Comp Convr Phonetics  (3)  

Advanced Composition, Conversation, and Phonetics for advanced German students.

GERM 4400  Advanced Undergrad Sem  (3)  

Advanced Undergraduate Seminar on varying topics. For course description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4410  The German Novelle  (3)  

Study of Novellas by Goethe, Kleist, Arnim, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gotthelf, Droste-Hü lshoff, Keller, Storm, Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Zweig, and Th. Mann, illustrating the historical development of the German Novella as a literary form.

GERM 4430  German Drama  (3)  

A study of the German dramatic tradition through close analysis of representative plays by such writers as Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Kleist, Hebbel, Grillparzer, and Bü chner.

GERM 4490  Shorter Forms Ger Prose  (3)  

Shorter forms of German prose, including essays and short stories from different time periods

GERM 4710  Special Topics  (3,4)  

Special Topics in German Literature. Consult course schedule for current topic. Course may be repeated up to¿unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4720  Special Topics  (3)  

Special Topics in German. For description, consult department.

GERM 4800  Advanced Undergrad Sem  (3)  

Topics vary from year to year. Typically an intensive study of an individual writer, a limited genre, a literary movement or a thematic problem. The Experience of War; Germany's Roaring 1920s; German Culture after WW II; Youth and the German Nation; Post-1989 Literary and Visual Culture; Travels to Foreign Lands; Early Modern Maps and Images. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4810  Special Topics Germn Lit  (3)  

Special Topics in German Literature. Consult course schedule for current topic. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4820  Special Topics Germn Lit  (3)  

Special Topics in German literature. For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

An independent research project in any advanced area of German language, literature or culture. Open to superior students with the approval of the department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4920  Independent Study  (1-3)  

An independent research project in any advanced area of German language, literature or culture. Open to superior students with the approval of the department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

Research and writing in conjunction with Honors Thesis (first semester).

GERM 5000  Honors Thesis  (4)  

Research and writing in conjunction with Honors Thesis (second semester).

GERM 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 5000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 6030  Survey of German Lit I  (3)  

Literary documents from the Middle Ages through the 17th century. Selected readings and study of early literary movements.

GERM 6040  Survey of German Lit II  (3)  

Readings and study of literary history from the Enlightenment to the present day.

GERM 6150  Studies In 19th Cen Lit.  (3)  

Topic varies and is announced each semester. Study of a genre, a literary movement, or an author.

GERM 6180  Age of Goethe & Schiller  (3)  

The literature of German classicism.

GERM 6400  Advanced Undergrad Sem  (3)  

Advanced Undergraduate Seminar on varying topics. For course description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 6800  Advanced Undergrad Sem  (3)  

See GERM 4800 for description. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 6910  Independent Study  (3)  

Open to superior students with the approval of the department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 6940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 6000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 7030  Seminar  (3)  

Graduate seminar on varying topics. For course description, consult department.

GERM 7130  Old High German  (3)  

Graduate course on Old High German, with emphasis on the history of the German language.

GERM 7190  Reformation & Ren Lit  (3)  

Graduate seminar on the Reformation and on German Renaissance Literature.

GERM 7980  Research  (1-6)  

Graduate-level research in German. For description, consult department.

GERM 7990  Research  (1-6)  

Graduate-level research in German. For description, consult department.

GERM 9980  Masters Research  (0)  

Masters Research for M.A. candidates. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

GERM 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Dissertation Research for Ph.D. candidates. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99