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Introduction to contemporary German. Stresses oral and written communication, reading and aural comprehension.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 102
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 101
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Continuation of GERM 101. Readings on contemporary cultural and social issues in German-speaking countries.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 201, GERM 210, GERM 321, GERM 322
Credit Hours: 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Rapid course in the essentials of grammar followed by reading of varied types of literary and technical publications. For mature students; also designed to meet the needs of graduates preparing for the German reading examination.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 102
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Intensive and extensive reading of moderately difficult German prose, review of grammar, conversational exercises based on the texts.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 202
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 201
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Continuation of GERM 201. Reading of more difficult texts. Class discussion and reports on supplementary reading.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 203, GERM 204
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 202
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Systematic composition and conversational exercises.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 301, GERM 302, GERM 303, GERM 304, GERM 319
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 202
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Continuation of GERM 203.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 301, GERM 302, GERM 303, GERM 304, GERM 307, GERM 319, GERM 392
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 102
A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.
Covers the same material as GERM 201-202 and counts as 201-202 in satisfying the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Masterpieces of German literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and the course description booklet.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
GERM 298
Prereqs: Permission.
Special topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded are determined by the instructor.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 203 or GERM 204
Builds German communication skills appropriate for a variety of professional settings, with emphasis on writing and speaking.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 203 or GERM 204
Focus on aspects of contemporary German culture, including literature, graphic novel, film, theater, and popular music. Emphasis is on developing literary abilities of summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting in German through discussion, presentations, and critical writing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs: GERM 203 or GERM 204
Develop a range of communication skills through exploring issues of contested identities in contemporary German-speaking societies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Prereqs: GERM 203 or GERM 204
Exploration of response to issues of sustainability and migration in German-speaking societies. Emphasis is on broadening critical reading and writing skills in German in an interdisciplinary context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 204
Initiates a special sequence of language and culture study designed for students interested in international business. Introduction to cultural aspects of problems related to the conduct of international business. Focus on specific business language problems, e.g., business correspondence, commercial vocabulary, etc.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 308
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 307
Continuation of GERM 307.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 203 or 204
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Intensive study of standard German with the aid of tape recordings. Emphasis on articulation and phonetic transcription.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 102
Systematic, chronological presentation of German civilization from the beginning to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 102
Systematic, chronological presentation of German civilization from the beginning to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
Prereqs: GERM 204
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Study of specific period or problem in German Studies: Interdisciplinary focus. Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Pass/No Pass only. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
The purpose of this course is to give students with appropriate preparation in the German language, and who are planning to do an internship in a German-speaking country, the opportunity to integrate their internship experience through structured reflection, research and writing into their academic German program.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 301
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.
Language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
GERM 399H
Prereqs: Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
Recommended for all German majors. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Advanced syntax and style in their application to composition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 1
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
Recommended for all German majors. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Advanced syntax and style in their application to composition.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GERM 405/805
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Phonetics, phonemics, morphology, and transformational grammar as applied to standard German.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GERM 442/842
Prereqs: Permission.
German majors expected to read the works in German translation and to write their papers in German. Non-German majors read the works in English translation.
Development of German vernacular literature during the Middle Ages. Include works that represent the philosophical/religious literature, the heroic epic, and the romance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
Grammar to attain reading knowledge of Middle High German/translation of excerpts from a variety of Middle High German texts.
This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 444
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 443 / 843.
See instructor to enroll without prerequisites if you already have reading knowledge of Middle High German.
Reading of masterworks of Middle High German literature in the original language.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Humanism, Reformation, and Baroque.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Representative authors of the Enlightenment, Empfindsamkeit, and Storm and Stress.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
GERM 448/848
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Representative authors of the Romantic movement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
A survey of the major literary currents, authors, works, influences in German-speaking countries in the first half of the nineteenth century, excluding Romanticism, which is treated in GERM 448/848. The main concern of the course will be a careful examination of many aspects of "Biedermeier" and "Das Junge Deutschland," the two major movements of the time.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
A survey of the major literary currents, authors, works, influences in German-speaking countries in the second half of the nineteenth century. The main concern of the course will be a careful examination of Poetic Realism and Naturalism, the two major movements in this half of the century.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Critical survey of the major literary currents from the turn of the century to the end of World War I.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Critical survey of German literature from 1918 to 1945.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Critical survey of the development of epic and lyric poetry from the beginning to the present time.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Relationship between literature and contemporary thought from the eighteenth century to the present.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Critical survey of major literary currents in the West since 1945.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: One of GERM 301, 302, 303, or 304.
See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.
Representative works.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
GERM 460/860
Critical study. Lectures, assigned readings, and reports.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Permission.
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Morphemic theory and its application to modern German.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 805 or permission
Recommended for graduate students in German. Application of linguistic theory to teaching or learning German as a second language.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GERM 899
Prereqs: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Braun: Althochdeutsche Grammatik and Lesebuch.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: GERM 807 or permission
Training in descriptive, comparative, and historical linguistics.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
The classical period, Klopstock, Wieland, Lessing, Herder, Schiller, Goethe. Subject to be selected.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Tendencies of German literature during the last 50 years.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Letter grade only.
Examines recent and classic scholarship on German and Central European History.  Covers different periods, topics, and regions depending on professor’s expertise.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Individual research projects on a literary or philological problem in areas not covered by seminars or thesis.
Credit Hours: 1-8
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Course Delivery: Classroom

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