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Courses - Spring 2019
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.
GERM149Z
Germanic Languages - Elementary II; Elementary Yiddish II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
GERM255
Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: GERM255 or GERM289G.
Formerly: GERM289G.
Additional information: Course is taught in English.
A critical examination of how fairy tales and folklore pervade and influence diverse facets of Western culture, ranging from issues of politics and national identity, ethics and morality, violence and fear, education and pedagogy, to gender and sexuality in the establishment and regulation of social norms. Taking the German tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as its focal point, the magical and often terrifying world of fairy tales within the German, European, and American cultural traditions from Romanticism to today will be explored.
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.
GERM319B
Selected Topics in Germanic Language Studies; Special Topics in Germanic Language Studies; German For Business
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GERM320
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM320H
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM385
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: FILM385.
Credit only granted for: GERM385, GERM285 or FILM385.
Formerly: GERM285.
A history of German cinema from the golden age of silent films to the flourishing film culture of the 21st Century. Focuses on changing ideas of the role and purpose of national cinema, as well as the cinematic representation of nation and national identity. 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.
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.
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GERM403
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced instruction in and acquisition of German writing skills.
GERM403H
Advanced Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced instruction in and acquisition of German writing skills.
GERM458
GERM488B
Capstone Seminar; German-Jewish Authors/Works: Kafka, Seghers, Benjamin, Celan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GERM499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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GERM689A
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Singing in German: Transmission of Sound, Transmission of Culture
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GERM689C
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Comparative Media Studies: Theory, History, Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as SLLC698C, FREN699C, SLLC468C, and CMLT679I. Credit granted for SLLC698C, SLLC468C, GERM689C, FREN699C, or CMLT679I.

Advanced introduction to key issues in comparative media studies. Focus on discipline's foundational texts as well as the most interesting recent humanities-related debates on media and technology. Taught in English.
GERM689Z
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Nuclear Futures: Theorizing Environmental Humanities for thePost-Fukushima Age
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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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