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Courses - Fall 2018
GERM
Germanic Studies Department Site
GERM103
Intensive Elementary German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM102; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM102 or GERM103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM148Y
Germanic Languages - Elementary I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST281. Credit only granted for JWST281 or GERM148Y.
GERM203
Intensive Intermediate German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM201; and must not have completed GERM202; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM202 or GERM203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM204
German Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM203; or Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
GERM301
Conversation and Composition I: The German-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Systematic review of grammar, and exercises in composition. Emphasis on cultural contrasts in the German-speaking world.
GERM302
Conversation and Composition II: Current Topics in German-Speaking Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Further practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Contemporary social, political, and cultural themes.
GERM322
Highlights of German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: GERM302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Selected literary masterworks, social and cultural issues, and historical events in German-speaking countries from the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Junges Deutschland, Realism, Naturalism and its counter currents, Expressionism to the present. Taught in German.
Taught in German. Also offered as GERM322H.
GERM322H
Highlights of German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: GERM302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Selected literary masterworks, social and cultural issues, and historical events in German-speaking countries from the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Junges Deutschland, Realism, Naturalism and its counter currents, Expressionism to the present. Taught in German.
Taught in German. Also offered as GERM322.
GERM331
Kafka and Film: The Uncanny in Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: FILM331.
Credit only granted for: GERM331, FILM331, or HONR348K.
Analysis of major works by Franz Kafka (1883-1924), his affinity to the cinema and use of cinematic means and techniques (e.g. the gaze, flashback, parallel action, gesture and body language, etc.) in his writings, as well as examination of adaptations of Kafka narratives (e.g. the Orson Welles and David Jones adaptations of 'The Trial,' 1961, 1992) and other films that use Kafkaian themes (e.g. Steven Soderbergh's 'Kafka,' 1991).
Taught in English.
GERM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM389A
Topics in Germanic Culture; Green Germany: Poets, Nazis, and Environmentalists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will explore the roots of Green Germany, examining texts from the late 18th century to the present in an attempt to trace the cultural history of German conceptions of nature. Germany has long been a leader in green thinking and green practices, yet Germany's green identity is rife with contradictions. German history is marked by the intertwined rise of industry and environmentalism, of racist nationalism and ecological preservation. We will explore this history through novels, poems, operas, movies, and games to deepen our understanding of German culture while also raising questions about contemporary American environmental discourse. Taught in English.
GERM397H
Honors Reading (Independent Study)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Supervised reading to be taken normally only by students admitted into honors program.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM401
Advanced Conversation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Development of fluency in spoken German to achieve advanced level.
GERM436
The Usual Suspects: Criminals in German Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322; or permission of instructor.
An examination of how historical, cultural and political discourses in German-speaking countries influence social norms and criteria for judging what is considered socially acceptable or "deviant". Texts and films span from the 18th to 21st centuries. Taught in German.
Also offered as GERM689J. Credit only granted for GERM436 or GERM689J.
GERM473
Variation in Contemporary German Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Prerequisite: GERM302; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: GERM673.
Credit only granted for: GERM473, GERM489M, or GERM673.
Formerly: GERM489M.
Examines the unique, multilingual society that is modern Germany, exploring issues such as regional varieties, gendered language, language reform (and resistance to it), public and media speech, the influence of American English on colloquial speech and in specific fields, and the problems of immigrant communities acquiring both dialect and standard German.
GERM499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM673
Variation in Contemporary German
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: GERM473.
Credit only granted for: GERM489L, GERM673, or GERM689L.
Examines the unique, multilingual society that is modern Germany, exploring issues such as regional varieties, gendered language, language reform ( and resistance to it), public and media speech, the influence of American English on colloquial speech and in specific fields, and the problems of immigrant communities acquiring both dialect and standard German. This may count for the upper-division requirement of the German major.
GERM689J
Special Topics - M.A. Level; The Usual Suspects: Criminals in German Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as GERM689J. Credit only granted for GERM436 or GERM689J.
GERM798
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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GERM799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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GERM888
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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GERM898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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GERM899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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