German (GERM)


GERM 101. FIRST-YEAR GERMAN I. 5 Credits.

The beginning German sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation, and discussion of cultural topics.

GERM 102. FIRST-YEAR GERMAN II. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite GERM 101 or equivalent. The beginning German sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation, and discussion of cultural topics.

GERM 103. FIRST-YEAR GERMAN III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
The beginning German sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation, and discussion of cultural topics.

GERM 113. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
A supplemental first-year course, covering grammar, composition and conversation and emphasizing discussion of cultural topics.

GERM 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

GERM 199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

GERM 201. SECOND-YEAR GERMAN. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite First-Year German or equivalent. Intensive oral exercises and conversation, written exercises and composition, readings of intermediate difficulty.

GERM 202. SECOND-YEAR GERMAN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Intensive oral exercises and conversation, written exercises and composition, readings of intermediate difficulty.

GERM 203. SECOND-YEAR GERMAN. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Intensive oral exercises and conversation, written exercises and composition, readings of intermediate difficulty.

GERM 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

GERM 297. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

GERM 299. SPECIAL STUDIES. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Subjects vary according to faculty and student interest.

GERM 305. GERMAN CONVERSATION. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 201 or permission of the instructor.
Concentrated drill in German conversation, discussing such subjects as the culture, civilization and current events of the German-speaking countries.

GERM 310. ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced review of grammar, vocabulary building, extensive practice in writing, readings of intermediate/advanced level.

GERM 311. ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 310 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced review of grammar, vocabulary building, extensive practice in writing, readings of intermediate/advanced level.

GERM 320. GERMAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.
An examination of political, social, intellectual and artistic development of German culture from the beginnings to the present day.

GERM 321. GERMAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.
An examination of political, social, intellectual and artistic development of German culture from the beginnings to the present day.

GERM 330. SELECTIONS OF GERMAN WRITINGS. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.
Surveys various aspects of German writings, such as great themes in German literature, popular literature, essays and biographical writings.

GERM 331. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.
Examines major issues in comtemporary German-speaking regions. Sample topics: school reform, women's issues, environmental problems, peace movement, foreign workers, reunification, etc.

GERM 381. NATIONALISM AND RACISM IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN FILM. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: HUMN 381.
Pre-requisites: GERM 203.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
This course provides the basic elements of film analysis and examines the depiction of national socialism, racism and the legacy of the Nazi past in German-speaking films by German and other Central European directors from the 1970s to the present. Evaluating criteria will differ depending on whether the course is taken for German or humanities credit.

GERM 382. 20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HIST 382.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to central problems in German history and culture, from the end of World War I to the end of the Cold War. Topics addressed include: the impact of World War I on German National Identity; Avant-garde culture in the Weimar Republic; the rise of Fascism and daily life in Nazi Germany; the Holocaust; cultural and political divides between East and West Germany. GERM 383 Readings/Discussion of 20th century Germany (1), is a companion course for German language students.

GERM 383. READINGS/DISCUSSIONS OF 20TH CENTURY GERMANY. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203.
Discussion course for German students enrolled in HIST 382/GERM 382. Readings in German include memoirs, autobiographical texts, poems, and short stories that focus on the history, culture, and life experiences of Germans.

GERM 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

GERM 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: GERM 203 or permission of the instructor.

GERM 399. IND STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.