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Courses in German

Please Note: Not all courses are taught every year. Please see the published class schedule for a listing of courses and sections available in any given term!

Course numbers ending in 99, 40X, 50X, as well as numbers 410 and 510 designate variable content courses that are occasional offerings. Please see the course schedule for the current term's offerings.

You can also view the official and complete course descriptions in the University Bulletin under the section of "Foreign Languages and Literatures".

 


Ger 101, 102, 103 First-year German (4, 4, 4)
Beginning German. Emphasis on communications skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing.

Ger 150, 151 First-year German (Intensive) (6, 6)
A two-term course covering the content of Ger 101, 102, 103.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 199 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 201, 202, 203 Second-year German (4, 4, 4)
Intensive review of basics introduced in first year courses and further development of communications skills.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 103.

Ger 299 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 301 Listening and Speaking (4)
Continued intensive practice in listening and speaking German. May be taken concurrently with Ger 302.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.

Ger 302 Reading and Writing (4)
Continued intensive practice in reading and writing German. May be taken concurrently with Ger 301.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.

Ger 320 German for the Business and Professional World (4)
Intensive practice in scholarly, technical, and business language.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 325 German phonetics and phonology (4)
Introduction to the sounds of German: their place and manner of articulation (phonetics) as well as how they pattern with respect to each other and as influenced by morphological and syntactic factors (phonology). Conducted in English.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 330 Topics in Culture and Civilization (4)
Study of the historical development of life, thought, and the arts in German-speaking lands in times and places such as the Middle Ages, 19th-century Vienna, 20th-century Berlin, the Weimar period, or in fields such as film.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 340 Fundamentals of German Literary Studies (4)
An introduction to the study of German literature. Lectures and discussion on German prosody, genres, fundamentals of literary analysis and criticism. Conducted in German.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 341, 342 Introduction to German Literature (4, 4)
Readings from representative German authors from the Middle Ages to the present.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 203.

Ger 399 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 401/501 Research (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 404/504 Cooperative Education/Internship (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 405/505 Reading and Conference (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Ger 407/507 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Ger 408/508 Workshop (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Ger 409/509 Practicum (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 410/510 Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 411/511, 412/512 Fourth-year German (4, 4)
Special features of German; selected writing and reading assignments and discussion.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 302.

Ger 414/514 Advanced German Grammar (4)
Structural review of German morphology and syntax.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 302.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 415/515 Business German (4)
Advanced work in the language of business and economics.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 302.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 421/521 German Short Prose (4)
Study of the German Novelle and other shorter prose of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Recommended Prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 422/522 18TH Century German Literature (4)
Study of the poetry, drama, and prose of the German Enlightenment and the Sturm und Drang.
Recommended Prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 427/527 The Age of Goethe (4)
Study of German poetry, drama, and prose from the Sturm und Drang and Classicism to the beginning of Romanticism.
Recommended prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 428/528 German Romanticism (4)
Study of the literature, art, and aesthetic theories of late 18th and 19th century Germany.
Recommended Prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 429/529 German Realism and Naturalism(4)
Study of the poetry, drama, and prose of the second half of the 19th century.
Recommended Prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 433/533, 434/534 German Literature of the 20th Century (4, 4)
Readings in modern poetry, drama, and prose. Ger 433/533: from the turn of the century to the end of World War II; Ger 434/534: from the post-war years to the present.
Recommended Prerequisites: at least 8 credits from Ger 340, 341, or 342.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 441/541 Major Works in Translation (4)
Study of selections from masterpieces of German literature in translation, such as Goethe, the Weimar period, German Intellectual History, Ancient Myth in German Literature. Readings, lectures, and discussion in English.
Recommended Prerequisite: 4 credits of upper-division literature.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 442/542 Medieval Works in Translation (4)
Study of texts from the German Middle Ages. Readings, lectures, and discussions in English.
Recommended Prerequisite: 4 credits of upper-division literature.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 490/590 History of the German Language (4)
A general historical survey showing the development of German grammar, word formation, vocabulary, and syntax with reference to the history of other Germanic languages. Conducted in English.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 302.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 494/594 German Linguistics (4)
Introduction to the basic concepts in linguistics and their application to German. Review of sound system; focus on morphology and syntax. Conducted in English.
Recommended Prerequisite: Ger 302.

Ger 497/597 Applied German Linguistics (4)
A practical application of linguistic method to modern German. Emphasis on contrastive analysis of German and English.
Recommended Prerequisites: Ger 302 and 4 credits in linguistics.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 503 Thesis (Credit to be arranged.)

Ger 551 German Poetry (4)
Study of German lyric poetry. Analysis of form and content.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 552 German Drama (4)
Critical study of representative works of German drama.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 553 German Prose (4)
Study of representative works of German prose fiction.
[Not taught every year.]

Ger 560 Principles of Scholarly Research: German (4)
Theoretical and practical introduction to the resources and techniques essential to advanced work in language, literature, pedagogy, and area studies. Investigation of bibliographic materials, primary texts, secondary literature, and major forms of literary criticism. To be taken during the first year of graduate study.

Ger 584 German Stylistics (4)
A study of the stylistic aspects of fictional and non fictional writings within the context of the cultural and philosophical history of modern Germany.
[Not taught every year.]