Department of Foreign Languages

German Courses (GERM)

GERM - 1080 GERMAN CULTURE AND COMMERCE [3 hours] Study of German culture and society with emphasis on business and economics. Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)

GERM - 1090 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN GERMAN CULTURE [3 hours] An introduction to principal social, artistic, and literary aspects of modern German culture.  Taught in English. (Not for major credit.)

GERM - 1110 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I [4 hours] An introduction to German language and culture through aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required.

GERM - 1120 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II [4 hours] An introduction to German language and culture through aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: GERM 1110 or satisfactory score on placement test.

GERM - 1500 REVIEW OF ELEMENTARY GERMAN [4 hours] Review of first-year college German for students who studied the language in high school and who need to strengthen communication skills, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation before study at the 2000 level. Prerequisite: high school German; placement test.

GERM - 2140 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I [3 hours] Practice of the four language skills with grammar review and readings of a literary-cultural nature. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: GERM 1120, 1500 or satisfactory score on placement test.

GERM - 2150 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II [3 hours] Further practice of the four language skills with grammar review and readings of a literary-cultural nature. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or satisfactory score on placement test.

GERM - 2190 STUDY ABROAD [1-3 hours] The course permits beginning students of German to spend time in a country where German is spoken. Credit will be awarded in accordance with established departmental procedures. (Not for major credit.) Prerequisite: GERM 2150 & consent of instructor.

GERM - 3010 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I [3 hours] Work on advanced aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills through intensive work with authentic texts that deal with contemporary issues relating to the German-speaking world. Prerequisite: GERM 2150 or satisfactory score on placement test.

GERM - 3020 CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II [3 hours] Further work on advanced aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills through intensive work with authentic texts that deal with contemporary issues relating to the German-speaking world. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisite: GERM 3010

GERM - 3170 BUSINESS GERMAN [3 hours] An introduction to the language and practices of German business and commerce. Prerequisite: GERM 2150 or consent of instructor.

GERM - 3180 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL GERMAN [3 hours] Prerequisite: 2150 or consent of instructor.  An introduction to and the practical application of the language of scientific and technical German in the German-speaking world.  Course is conducted in German.

 

GERM - 3200 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE [3 hours] Prerequisite:  2150 or consent of instructor.  A survey of German literature from its origins to the present, with emphasis on literature after 1750.

GERM - 3410 SURVEY OF GERMAN CIVILIZATION I [3 hours] A study of different aspects of German culture and civilization such as fine arts, history, science, and philosophy. Prerequisite: GERM 2150

GERM - 3420 SURVEY OF GERMAN CIVILIZATION II [3 hours] A study of different aspects of German culture and civilization such as fine arts, history, science, and philosophy. Prerequisite: GERM 2150

GERM - 4010 ADVANCED GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I [3 hours] A study of German stylistic structures through the analysis of texts and written and oral exercises. Prerequisite: GERM 3020

GERM - 4020 ADVANCED GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II [4 hours] A practical application of language skills in the preparation of a German-related project chosen, developed, and presented by the student. A writing-intensive and capstone course. Prerequisite: GERM 4010

GERM - 4160 TEACHING COLLOQUIUM [3 hours] A course in the theory and practice of teaching German and of second language acquisition in general. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4190 STUDY ABROAD [I - 12 hours] The course permits the German major or minor to spend time in a country where German is spoken. Credit awarded in accordance with established departmental procedures. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 and consent of instructor.

GERM - 4200 GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION [3 hours] Study of major trends and current developments in German Landeskunde. May be repeated when topic varies, Prerequisite: GERM 3410 or 3420 & one additional course at 3000 level.

GERM - 4500 HISTORY OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE [3 hours] The course traces the emergence of the German language from its Indo-European roots to its present-day form with regard to phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic developments. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses or consent of instructor.

GERM - 4510 GERMAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1750 [3 hours] Study of major works, figures, and trends in a period of German literary history before 1750 such as Middle High German or Baroque. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4610 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE 18TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of writers from Leibniz to Lessing and their contributions to German Enlightenment. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4620 GERMAN CLASSICISM [3 hours] Study of Classical writers of Germany: Goethe, Schiller, and their contemporaries. Prerequisite: two3000 level courses.

GERM - 4710 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of selected works by authors from Büchner to Fontane. Prerequisite: two3000 level courses.

GERM - 4720 GERMAN ROMANTICISM [3 hours] Study of Romantic writers of Germany such as Novalis, Eichendorff, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Bettina Brentano. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4810 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of selected works by authors from the turn of the century to the present. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4850 GENRE STUDIES [3 hours] Study of a selected literary or film genre, its development, and its influence on German culture. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4870 GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION [3 hours] In-depth study of selected works of German literature in English translation. (Not for major credit).

GERM - 4900 STUDIES IN THE WORKS OF AN AUTHOR OR AUTHORS [1-3 hours] Readings of the works of a major author or authors of German literature. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4910 HONORS RESEARCH IN GERMAN [3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: Honors student status & consent of instructor.

GERM - 4940 WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD [1-12 hours] Prerequisites:  3020 and consent of instructor.  Educational work experience in a selected professional field.  Experience must be carried out in a German-speaking country.  Maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the German major or minor program.

GERM - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN STUDIES [1-3 hours] Study of a selected topic in German language, literature, or culture. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: two 3000 level courses.

GERM - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GERMAN [1-3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GERM - 5010 GERMAN SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS I [3 hours] A review of German stylistic structures through the analysis of texts and written and oral exercises.

GERM - 5020 GERMAN SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS II [4 hours] Further review of German stylistic structures through the analysis of texts and written and oral exercises. Prerequisite: GERM 5010

GERM - 5160 TEACHING COLLOQUIUM [3 hours] A practical course in the theories, methods, and specific techniques of teaching German. May be repeated once for additional credit.

GERM - 5190 STUDY ABROAD [1 - 12 hours] Graduate credit may be granted for foreign study on the basis of credentials that certify the nature of the student's academic achievements in a German-speaking country. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GERM - 5200 GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION [3 hours] Study of major trends and current developments in German Landeskunde. May be repeated when topic varies.

GERM - 5210 GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE I [3 hours] Elements of pronunciation, structure, and vocabulary most appropriate to preparing graduate students to read effectively in German. (Not for major credit).

GERM - 5220 GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE II [3 hours] Elements of pronunciation, structure, and vocabulary most appropriate to preparing graduate students to read effectively in German. (Not for major credit).

GERM - 5500 HISTORY OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE [3 hours] The course traces the emergence of the German language from its Indo-European roots to its present-day form with regard to phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactic developments.

GERM - 5510 GERMAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1750 [3 hours] Study of major works, figures, and trends in a period of German literary history before 1750 such as Middle High German or Baroque.

GERM - 5610 GERMAN LITERATURE OF THE 18TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of writers from Leibniz to Lessing and their contributions to German Enlightenment.

GERM - 5620 GERMAN CLASSICISM [3 hours] Study of Classical writers of Germany: Goethe, Schiller, and their contemporaries.

GERM - 5710 GERMAN LITERATURE IN THE 19TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of selected works by author from Büchner to Fontane.

GERM - 5720 GERMAN ROMANTICISM [3 hours] Study of Romantic writers of Germany such as Novalis, Eichendorff. E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Bettina Brentano.

GERM - 5810 GERMAN LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY [3 hours] Study of selected works by authors from the turn of the century to the present.

GERM - 5850 GENRE STUDIES [3 hours] Study of a selected literary or film genre, its development, and its influence o German culture. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

GERM - 5870 GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION [3 hours] In-depth study of selected works of German literature in English translation. (Not for major credit).

GERM - 5900 STUDIES IN THE WORKS 0F AN AUTHOR OR AUTHORS [1- 3 hours] Readings of the works of an author or authors of German literature. Maybe repeated when topic varies.

GERM - 5940 WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD [1-6 hours] Prerequisite:  consent of instructor.  Educational work experience in a selected professional field.  Experience must be carried out in a German-speaking country.

GERM - 5980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN STUDIES [1-3 hours] Study of a selected topic in German language, literature, or culture. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

GERM - 5990 INDEPENDENT STUDY GERMAN [1-3 hours] Independent research in special topics. May be repeated once for additional credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GERM - 6900 RESEARCH IN GERMAN [1-3 hours] Independent research of a selected topic in German language, literature, or culture. May be repeated once for additional credit.

GERM - 6930 SEMINAR SELECTED TOPIC [1-3 hours] Study of selected topics in German language, literature, or culture. May repeated once for additional credit.

Last Updated: 6/26/15