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GERMAN (GER)
College of Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages & Literatures
 
GER 1101 - Beginning German I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English.



GER 1102 - Beginning German II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1-2 years high school german or 1101 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English.



GER 1201 - Intermediate German I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3-4 years high school german or 1102 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German.



GER 1202 - Intermediate German II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4 years high school german or 1201 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German.



GER 2040 - Berlin: Myth, Legend and Reality (HUMANITIES, LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, summer, even academic years)
Analysis of Berlin the metropolis from the turn of the 20th century to today, through films, music, texts and essays, to determine where myth, legend, and reality merge and separate, and to comprehend the importance of Berlin in German and European historical, political and social developments. Taught in English.



GER 2301 - Advanced German (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5 years high school german or 1202 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Development of German literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in German.



GER 2315 - German Film: History and Analysis (FINE ARTS, LE CAT9, INTL PERSP)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Introduction to important films produced by German, Austrian and Swiss filmmakers and the art of film analysis, and to the relationship between film, society and culture. Taught in English.



GER 2402 - Germany Today (HUMANITIES, LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Survey of culture, politics, and society of Germany and German-speaking countries, beginning with post World War II era and emphasizing the European Union's emergence and Germany's role in contemporary Eastern Europe. Taught in English.



GER 2500 - German Business Culture (COMM & LAN)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1102 or an equivalent level of competency; A-F or Aud, fall, even academic years)
In this course we will develop a wide set of skills related to doing business in German and in German speaking-countries. At the beginning of the course, students can expect to learn a set of basis skills necessary for everyday business communication, such as business letter composition and writing a German resume. By the end of the course, we will have dealt with a broad set of larger topics that require both an understanding of the language and an understanding of the cultural conditions that influence the way business is conducted in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Taught in German.



GER 3031 - German Language Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3032 - German Language Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3040 - Culture of Germany Studied in Germany
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1202 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Study of German culture, both contemporary and past as it informs the present, on site in Germany. Conducted entirely in German, and all language skills will be inculcated and improved. Format will include seminar, discussions, field trips, and small group projects



GER 3045 - German Culture and Civilization Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3046 - German Culture and Civilization Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3047 - German Culture and Civilization Study Abroad III
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department consent; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3048 - German Culture and Civilization Study Abroad IV
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
For students pursuing formal study of German culture and civilization, beyond the beginning and intermediate levels, in a German-speaking country, under the auspices of another college or university or by individual agreement.



GER 3302 - Advanced Composition and Conversation (COMM & LAN)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Refines students' skills in oral and written expression after they have completed the German language sequence. Individualized work on points of syntax and semantics, set in a contemporary context, using a variety of texts and resources.



GER 3401 - Introduction to Literary Studies (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Techniques and tools for understanding and writing about German poetry, fiction, and drama both as literary texts and as cultural testimony. Emphasis on class discussion and writing critical essays in German. Taught in German.



GER 3403 - Page and Stage: German Theater and Performance (FINE ARTS)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to basic theories of drama and performance, survey of major German dramatists and current stage practices in Germany. Emphasis on class discussion and interpretive reading in German, with critical essays in German. Taught in German.



GER 3591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students develop and carry out reading and research programs in consultation with the instructor.



GER 3601 - German Studies I: Migration and Mythology: Revolt and Revolution (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Introduces students to Germanic history, culture and literature from 3rd century until 1848. Taught in German.



GER 3602 - German Studies II: Revolution, Fascism, New World Order: Germany 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Introduces students to Germanic history, culture, and literature from the mid-19th to the mid 20th century. It is taught in German. Topics may include: Germany as a nation state; Adolf Hilter's rise to power; the Weimarer Republic; Body culture; exile(s) and exile literature during and after the the Third Reich; the city as metropolis; women's movements and women's rights; socialist movements and the beginning of the welfare state; mass culture; the industrial revolution and its influence on humankind; Education and education reforms; (N)Ostalgia, Wendeliteratur; terrorism; the establishment and influence of green party politics.



GER 4095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Various topics in the language history and structure, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries.



GER 4302 - German Women Writers and Filmmakers (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Analysis of German written and visual texts and exploration of women's oppression within repressive political systems as well as Western democracies; women's exploration of their selves; and the question of whether there is a "female writing". Conducted in German.



GER 4305 - German Cinema (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
An introduction to the history of German cinema and to film analysis with a focus on the relationship among German film, history, literature, culture, and politics. The course will examine representative works from various cinematic periods. Taught in German.



GER 4404 - Contemporary Germany (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Civilization, culture, and politics of Germany and German-speaking countries since 1945. Research term paper in German.



GER 4502 - German Modernisms: From Vienna to Berlin (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F only, fall, even academic years)
Focuses on the literature and culture of the two major centers in German modernisms: fin de sicle Vienna and Weimar Berlin. Both cities were the site of intellectual and aesthetic upheavals that challenged traditional notions of the subject, representation, class, gender, and technology. Examines major thinkers, writers, artists, and movements in German speaking areas between 1890 and 1933. Taught in German.



GER 4591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with a grade of C or better and instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Students develop and carry out reading and research programs in consultation with the instructor.



 
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