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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(4-0) Cr. 4. F.SS.


Beginning level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in German within the context of German culture. For beginning-level learners who have little or no prior exposure to German.

(4-0) Cr. 4. S.SS.

Prereq: GER 101
Beginning level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in German within the context of German culture. For beginning level learners with only one semester of German (or exposure equivalent to two years or less in high school.).
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(4-0) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: GER 102
Intermediate level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in German within the context of German culture. Intensive review of basic grammar covered in the first-year German class (or equivalent high school courses) while exploring cultural topics and themes.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(4-0) Cr. 4. S.

Prereq: GER 201
Intermediate level development of reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking in German within the context of German culture. Emphasis on intermediate level grammar and communication about topics and themes beyond the personal realm.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: GER 202
Emphasis on the development of reading skills through a variety of text types with a focus on German Culture from circa 1900 to 1933.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: GER 202
Emphasis on writing skills, with further development of grammar and reading skills using a variety of current and historical materials.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: GER 202
Communication in business and professional contexts in German-speaking countries. Development of effective communication strategies and project management in the workplace. Cultural contexts of business and professional practice. Preparation for internships.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: GER 202 minimum, GER 301 recommended
Intensive conversational and listening practice in German with an emphasis on a major German-speaking city.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: GER 301 or GER 304
Selected topics dealing with contemporary German society and culture. Introduction to materials, resources, and forms of communication available on the Internet, and in other electronic and print media.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.

Prereq: GER 301 or permission of instructor
Selected readings in German literature from Classicism to present. Emphasis on techniques of reading and analysis of literary texts. No more than six credits of Ger 330 may be counted toward the major.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3-4. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level
Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: Required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3-4. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level
Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: Required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3-4.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level
Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German major credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3-4.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level
Introduction to Germanic antiquities, mythology, and heroic legends; Herder's concept of Naturpoesie. Emphasis on the Grimm tales: theoretical approaches to the tales from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; perversions of these traditional tales by the National Socialists (Nazis). Readings in contemporary Grimm scholarship. Taught in English. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3-4. S.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level
Analysis and interpretation of film or media in German society. Study of media production and reception within multicultural and global contexts. Thematic emphases based on faculty and student interest including: 1) film directors, genres, movements (e.g. New German Cinema), aesthetics, and cinematography or 2) media studies (e.g. television, mass press, popular culture). Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 1-10.

Prereq: 2 years university-level German
Supervised instruction in language and culture of Germany; formal class instruction at level appropriate to student's training, augmented by practical living experience.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3-4. S.

Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, six credits in German at the 300-level courses instructed in German
Key topics and themes in German history and culture up to the modern era. Three credits: Taught in English, open to all students. Four credits: Required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits.

Prereq: 6 credits in German and permission of department chair
Designed to meet the needs of students who seek work in areas other than those in which courses are offered, or who desire to integrate a study of literature or language with special problems in major fields. No more than 9 credits of Ger 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits of German at the 300 level; permission of advisor and the World Languages and Cultures Internship coordinator
Work experience using German language skills in the public or private sector, combined with academic work under faculty supervision. Available only to majors and minors. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only. Ger 499 may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. No more than 3 credits of Ger 499 may be applied to the major.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German

Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German