Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,"to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.
Ger Civilization & Cult
Introduces the geography, history, government, literature, and arts of German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Emphasizes comparison of the cultures and values of German societies to those of Anglo-American society. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.
Germ Lit In Trans
Examines representative German literary works, emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both German literature and the literature of other countries. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.
Intensive Elem Ger I
Equivalent to GER 151 and GER 152.
Elementary German I
Introduces the German language, emphasizing all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall, annually.
Elementary German II
Continuation of GER 151. Prerequisite: GER 151 or equivalent. Spring, annually.
Intensive Inter Ger II
Equivalent to GER 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.
Intermed German I (German III)
Continuation of GER 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: GER 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.
Interm German II (German IV)
Continuation of GER 251. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.
A study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in German. Requires writing of business letters and reports in German. Emphasizes cultural differences between German and American business practices. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.
German Civ I
Introduces German society, enlightened by glimpses at Germany's rich history. A study of German geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, education, music, literature, and media helps students define and understand the multiple aspects of German identity. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.
Germanic Civ II
A complement to German 255, with greater emphasis on Germany's past.
This course, offered in Germany, will introduce students to German culture, including aspects of everyday life in Germany, as well as facilitate understanding of Germany's history and civilization through study of important monuments and urban design. Prerequisite: GER 252 or permission of instructor. Pre-session, annually.
The German Short Story
Study of German short stories from the turn of the 19th century to the present. All readings, discussions, and assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for GER 252 with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent.
Intro To German Phoe & Pronun
Introduces the German phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in diction. Introduces corrective phonetics. Prerequisite: GER 252 or equivalent.
Topics in German Lit & Culture
In-depth examination of a German literary movements, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignments done in German for German majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for German majors and minors): GER 251 or GER 250.
German Conv & Comp I
Develops students' abilities in listening, speaking and writing German. This course emphasizes a variety of issues relating to modern Germany. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.
German Conv & Comp II
Continuation of GER 307. Prerequisite: GER 307 or permission of instructor
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Lectures in English; assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.
Surv Germ Lit Mid Ages To 18th
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.
Surv Germ Lit 19th Cen To Pres
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from German Romanticism to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with and subversion of the established literary genres. Prerequisite,: GER 250 or 252.
Modern German Drama
German drama from the middle of the 19th century to the present, covering representative writers of the realist, naturalist, and expressionist movements, as well as selected contemporary writers. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.
Study of German Romantic literature and philosophy, with consideration of their influences on American Romanticism. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.
Classical German Lit
Study of major authors and representative works from the golden age of German literature. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.
Readings: German Lit
Spec Topics German Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of contemporary German literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in German.
Adv Supr Readings In Germ Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.
Adv Germ Ling & Cult Immersion
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on German culture and civilization, prior to a two week trip to a German-speaking country. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical =, cultural, artistic, and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in German as possible. Course offered to graduate students.