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Courses - Spring 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; Yiddish I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST281. Credit granted for GERM148Y or JWST281. Introduction to the Yiddish language, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will also learn the history of 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.
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.
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.
GERM389W
Topics in Germanic Culture; The "Warrior" in German Culture: From Valiant Knights to Brazen Terrorists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
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.
GERM441
Border Crossings and Cultural Transfers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322.
Credit only granted for: GERM441, GERM439A, or GERM439F.
Formerly: GERM439A, GERM439F.
Border Crossings and Cultural Transfers emphasizes the transnational and global dimensions of German culture, analyzing the interrelationship of dominant and minority cultures within Germany and/or the impact of German cultures abroad. Topics include migration, exile, (post)colonialism, and globalization. Taught in German.
GERM488B
Capstone Seminar; German-Jewish Authors/Works: Kafka, Seghers, Benjamin, Celan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course introduces such great writers as Franz Kafka, Anna Seghers, Walter Benjamin, and Paul Celan who contributed world-renowned works to 20th century Jewish literature in the German language. Taught in German.
GERM489B
Social Issues in German Culture; Weimar Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course provides an overview of the significant artistic and cultural movements of the Weimar Republic, focusing on debates about modernity, political change, and the social upheaval of the interwar period. Taught in German.
GERM499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM689C
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Comparative Media Studies: Theory, History, Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught in English. Also offered as SLLC698C, FREN699C, and CMLT679I. Credit granted for GERM689C, SLLC698C, 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.
GERM689P
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Encountering the Other in German Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GERM689X
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Weimar Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course provides an overview of the significant artistic and cultural movements of the Weimar Republic, focusing on debates about modernity, political change, and the social upheaval of the interwar period. 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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