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Courses - Fall 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.
GERM148Y
Germanic Languages - Elementary I; Yiddish I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with JWST281. Credit only granted for JWST281 or GERM148 Y. Introduction to the Yiddish language, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will also learn the history o f thelanguage, its significance to Jewish culture, its origins and basic structure.
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. Cross-listed with 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. Cross-listed with GERM322.
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.
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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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GERM442
Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322.
Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society analyzes gender and sexuality as key discourses for understanding German-speaking literatures, cultures, and societies. Topics include the history of sexuality; death and desire; and representations of gender in German literature. Taught in German.
GERM449G
Selected Topics in Germanic Studies; Montage and Modern Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with GERM689G. Credit only granted for GERM449G or GERM6 89G. This seminar explores the relationship between montage/collage arti stic practice and various conceptions of political art and literature in 20thcentury Germany. Authors, artists, and filmmakers to be discussed include Adorno, Benjamin, Brecht, Heartfield, Hoch, Kluge, Ruttmann , Seghers, Vertov, and Weiss.
GERM499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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GERM689G
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Montage and Modern Life
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with GERM689G. Credit only granted for GERM449G or GERM689G . This seminar explores the relationship between montage/collage artisti c practice and various conceptions of political art and literature in 20 thcentury Germany. Authors, artists, and filmmakers to be discussed include Adorno, Benjamin, Brecht, Heartfield, Hoch, Kluge, Ruttmann, Seghers, Vertov, and Weiss.
GERM689L
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society: The Politics of Desire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Analysis of gender and sexuality as key discourses for understanding German-speaking literatures, cultures, and societies. Topics include the history of sexuality; death and desire; and representations of gender in German literature. Taught in German.
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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