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GERMAN

Lower-Division

GERMAN 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I (4-1-4)(F)(DLL). Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in communicative context. Introduces students to Germanic cultures.

GERMAN 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II (4-1-4)(S)(DLL). Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces students to Germanic cultures. PREREQ: GERMAN 101 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (3-1-3)(F)(DLL). Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Germanic cultures. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 102 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (3-1-3)(S)(DLL). Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Germanic cultures. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 201 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 203 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN CONVERSATION (2-0-2)(F). Cultural readings from a wide range of sources will serve as the point of departure for conversation and discussion as well as refinement of intermediate linguistic skills. Course conducted in German. May be repeated once for credit. PREREQ: GERMAN 102 or PERM/INST.

Upper-Division

GERMAN 303 ADVANCED GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION (3-0-3)(F)(CID). Discussion of short stories, poems, songs, letters, interviews, photographs, and illustrations that trace the course of German cultural history from the Cold War to today. Designed to develop further all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: ENGL 102, GERMAN 202 and GERMAN 203 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 304 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)(S)(Odd years). Develops and expands composition and conversation skills through the use of German literary terms and forms. Introduction to methods of literary analysis and interpretation. Prepares students for advanced upper-division classes in German literature. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 202 and GERMAN 203 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 307 BUSINESS GERMAN (3-0-3)(S)(Odd years). Introduction to the terminology and etiquette of business practice in the German-speaking world. Develops a basic ability to function linguistically and socially in a business setting and introduction to the appropriate terminology and structures for all forms of business communication. Special attention is given to those activities making up the Prüfung Deutsch für den Beruf. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 202 and GERMAN 203 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 377 GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0-3)(S)(Even years). Introduction to German culture and civilization from prehistoric times to the present, with a special emphasis on the time since 1800. Discussion of topics such as political and social history, the question of national identity, and the role of arts, literature, philosophy, music, and architecture. Analysis of German, Austrian, and Swiss contributions to Western civilization. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 303 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 404 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE I (3-0-3)(F)(Odd years). Introduction to a wide range of literary texts from the Middle Ages to 1850. Analysis of not only the literature, but also the social and historical context in which this literature was produced. All genres. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 304 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 405 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE II (3-0-3)(S)(Even years). Introduction to a wide range of literary texts from the 1850 to the present. Analysis of not only the literature, but also the social and historical context in which this literature was and is produced. All genres. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 304 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 412 ADVANCED GERMAN GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX (3-0-3)(S)(Odd years). An intensive study of grammar and syntax rules and their application in written and spoken German. Also develops an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the variety of spoken and written registers. Frequent writing assignments. PREREQ: GERMAN 303 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 420 TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Discussion of topics in literature such as nation, family, minorities, or gender roles. Analysis of not only the literature, but also the social and historical context in which the literature was and is produced. May focus on a particular period or genre. Course conducted in German. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. PREREQ: GERMAN 304 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 455 CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F)(Alternate years). Introduction to a wide range of literary texts by contemporary German-speaking writers, covering the years 1945 to the present. Austrian, Swiss, East– and West–German writers as well as literature by migrants and ethnic minorities. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 304 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 475 THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD TODAY (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). An in-depth analysis of contemporary nonliterary events in the German-speaking world. Discussion includes social and political structure, educational systems, economic and business life, science, theater, arts, music, and recreation. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 303 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 477 WOMEN’S LITERATURE OF THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Introduction to a wide range of literary texts by women in the German-speaking world. Discussion of topics such as representation of women in literature and the social and historical climate in which the literature was and is produced. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: GERMAN 304 or PERM/INST.

GERMAN 490 TOPICS IN GERMAN CINEMA (3-2-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Advanced course using films from German-speaking cultures for further refinement of analytical, interpretive and linguistic skills. Topics will vary. Film lab required. Readings include critical articles on the films and/or literary texts from which films were adapted. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in German. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: GERMAN 304.

GERMAN 498 SENIOR SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F)(FF). A capstone, exit requirement course. Topic chosen by instructor on a rotating basis such as literary, linguistic, and/or social and historical subject matter. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the written, spoken, and cultural codes of German by means of a research paper and an expanded oral presentation on the topic of the paper. Course includes an exit oral proficiency interview. Required of all German majors in their senior year. Course conducted in German. PREREQ: Senior standing or PERM/INST. COREQ: FORLNG 498.

German Programs