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GER 1105-1106
Elementary German

Fundamentals of the German language with emphasis on grammar, reading, composition, and conversation. 1105: for students with no prior knowledge of the language; 1106: for students who have completed 1105 or less than three years in high school.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 1114
Accelerated Elementary German

Proficiency-oriented approach to elementary German, designed for learners who wish to progress rapidly through the beginning stages of language learning. It develops the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context.

  • 6 Credit Hours
GER 2105-2106
Intermediate German

Review of grammar with increasing emphasis on reading, writing, and oral communication. Pre: 1106.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 2114
Accelerated Intermediate German

Proficiency-oriented approach to intermediate German, designed for learners who wish to progress rapidly through the intermediate stages of language learning. The course strengthens the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a cultural context. Accelerated version of GER 2105-2106. Pre: 1106.

  • 6 Credit Hours
GER 2724
Introdution to German Culture and Civilization

Examination of major German-language cultural movements, works, and figures from the earliest times to the present. Interdisciplinary exploration of German-language literature, film, art, architecture, music, and theatre in the context of the history of the German-speaking world. Analysis of Germanic culture, values and beliefs, and politics in their European and international context. Taught in English. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 2964
Field Study

Pass/Fail only. 

  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 2974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 2984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 3105-3106
Grammar, Composition, and Conversation

Progressive and comprehensive review of German syntax and morphology. Practice in written and oral expression in German on a variety of topics in German culture. 3106 writing intensive. Prerequisites: 2106 or 2114 

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 3125-3126
German for Oral Proficiency

For acquisition of measured levels of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken German. Content-based instruction in small groups. 3125: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to "Intermediate-high" on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL-OPI) or "S-1+" on the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. 3126: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to "Advanced" on the ACTFL-OPI or a "2" on the FSI scale. Admission by oral exam. Pass/Fail only. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 3204
Culture of the German-Speaking Countries

Study of German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures and civilizations from the Middle Ages to the present, including literature, art, architecture, film, and music. Pre: 3104 or 3105 or 3106.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 3305, 3306
Survey of German Literature

3305: Readings in major works of German literature from the late Middle Ages to the end of Classicism. 3306: Readings in major works of German literature from Romanticism to the end of World War II. Pre: (3105, 3106) or (3105, 3204) or (3106, 3204).

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER/ENG 3414
German Literature in English

A variable content course devoted to the study of major German literary works in English translation. May be repeated with different content. May not be taken for credit toward a major or minor in a foreign language. No knowledge of German required. In English. One 2000- level English literature course required. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 3474
Topics in German Cinema

Critical issues in the history of German Cinema. Aesthetic characteristics of major periods, with an emphasis on cinematic trends and ways in which films reflect cultural developments in German-speaking countries.  Taught in English. Variable content. May be taken twice for credit with different content. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 3954
Study Abroad

X-grade allowed.

  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 3984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 4154
Advanced Composition and Stylistics

Intensive advanced work in written German. Development of the student's ability to write clear, correct, and articulate German in a variety of modes. Style analysis. Writing intensive. Pre: 3106.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 4304
Age of Goethe

Major writers of the age of Goethe: Goethe and Schiller; the development of German Classicism. Pre: 3106, 3306.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 4314
Studies in 19th-Century Literature

Variable content course devoted to the study of 19th century drama, lyric, and prose.  May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre: 3106, 3306.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 4324
Studies in 20th-Century Literature

A variable content course devoted to the study of major literary works of the 20th century. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre: 3106, 3306.

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 4334
Special Topics in German Life, Literature, and Language

Variable content course devoted to the study of various aspects of German culture, literature, and language. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre: (3105 or 3106), (3305 or 3306).

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 4794
Senior Tutorial in German Studies

Individual or small group sessions which give the student the opportunity to hone special language skills, with a focus on post-graduation application of these skills. May concentrate on areas such as technical or business language, linguistics, translation, interpreting, creative writing, and specialized literary or cultural studies. Must be pre-arranged three weeks before end of previous semester. May be taken twice for credit with different content. PRE: one 4000-level German course, major with senior standing, and consent required. 

  • 1 Credit Hours
GER 4964
Field Study

Pass/Fail only.

  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 4974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 4984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 4994
Undergraduate Research
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 5154G
Composition, Style, and Verbal Analysis

Development of students’ ability to write German in a variety of formal modes. Theories and methods of teaching composition. Comparative study of style in literary and other types of writing. Techniques of verbal analysis of written texts, using a range of methodological approaches. (3H, 3C)

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 5334G
Advanced Special Topics in German Life, Literature, and Language

Variable content course devoted to the study of various aspects of German culture, literature, and language, such as the history of the German language, aesthetic movements, philosophical trends, or the staging of dramatic works in German. Includes related cultural theory and criticism. May be taken twice for credit with different content. (3H, 3C)

  • 3 Credit Hours
GER 5974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 5984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
GER 5994
Research and Thesis
  • Variable Credit Hours