German (GERMAN)

101-102 Elementary Conversation (2, 2) Introductory course with emphasis on oral communication. Elective credit only. Does not satisfy language requirement.

111-112 Elementary German (4, 4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

211-212 Intermediate German (3, 3) Grammar review, reading, writing, and conversation Prereq: German 112 or equivalent is prerequisite for German 211 and German 211 or equivalent is prerequisite for German 212.

321 Introduction to German Culture (3) An overview of German civilization and culture of the past 1200 years in order to enhance the understanding of Germany today and its role in present-day Europe. Prereq: German 341 or 342 or instructor's approval.

330 Twentieth-Century German Drama (3) Introduction to German Drama, with emphasis on the Expressionists, Brecht, new trends after World War 11, the Swiss and the radio play. Taught in English. No foreign language credit. Offered in alternate years. Prereq: Six semester hours of Western world literature or instructor's approval.

341 (541) Advanced Conversation (3) Emphasizes conversational skills. Oral practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and conversational strategies. Study of the phonetic system of the German language and exercises to improve pronunciation. Grammar appropriate for oral German. Discussions utilizing readings and electronic media such as videos and the internet. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: German 212 or instructor’s approval.

342 (542) Advanced Composition (3) Emphasizes composition skills. Written practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and compositional strategies. Grammar and stylistics appropriate for written German. Practice writing expository and creative prose, translations as well as use of internet discussion lists. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: German 212 or instructor’s approval.

381-382 (581-582) Survey of German Literature (3, 3) 381: Beginning to Enlightenment. 382: 18th-20th Centuries. Prereq: German 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

451 (651) The Language of Business and the Professions (3) Study of the basic terminology and documents of business and various professions as practiced within the Germanic world. In addition to business, professions such as communications, travel and tourism, agriculture, and criminology will be covered. Composition of business letters and resumes, translation, and presentation of oral reports. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: German 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

491 (691) German Cinema (3) A survey of 20th century German film from inception to contemporary manifestation. Discussion of the major German directors and their impact on the medium of film. Special emphasis placed on the silent films of the prewar years, the Weimar period, and the New German Cinema. Film’s reflection of social, political and cultural issues in Germany highlighted throughout. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: German 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

495-496 (695-696) Topics in German Language, Literature, or Civilization (1-3, 1-3) Study of selected aspects of German language, literature, or civilization. Taught in German. Topics and prerequisites announced in course schedule. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may repeat course with change of topic. Only six hours of topics courses may count towards a minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Not regularly offered.

498-499 (698-699) Independent Study (1-3, 1-3) Directed reading or research under supervision of a staff member. Available only to Juniors and Seniors having completed at least six hours of upper-division coursework in German. Project must be approved by faculty in the discipline concerned and the department chair. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may take no more than six hours of independent study.




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