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German (GERM)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1010. First Year German I. 4. [{none}<>H] Explores fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading.

1020. First Year German II. 4. [{none}<>H] Examines fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. Prerequisite: GERM 1010 or two years of high school German.

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

JumpLink2030. Second Year German I. 4. [{none}<>H] Includes reading simple novels, short stories, and dramas; grammar review; and conversation. Eight required laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: GERM 1020 or three years of high school German.

2040. Second Year German II. 3. [{none}<>H] Encompasses formal grammar review; weekly composition; as well as drill of oral skill including pronunciation, oral reports and free conversation. Prerequisite: GERM 2030 or three years of high school German.

JumpLink3006. Twentieth Century German Culture and Civilization. 3. [CH,WC<>{none}] Major political, ideological and cultural developments in Germany between 1871 and the present. An interdisciplinary approach (history, art history, film and literature) allows students to explore and assess a nation's culture and civilization as well as far-reaching events (WWI, WWII and the Holocaust) from various perspectives. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3050. Third Year German I. 3. [WB<>COM2] Encompasses formal grammar review; weekly composition; as well as drill of oral skill including pronunciation, oral reports and free conversation. Prerequisite: GERM 2040 or consent of instructor.

3060. Introduction to German Literature. 3. Introduces literature of Germany. Analyzes major literary types and elements of criticism. Emphasizes compositions and corrective practice, stylistic analysis of representative texts and group discussion on prepared topics. Prerequisite: GERM 3050.

3150. German History and Culture. 3. [CH,G<>{none}] Taught in English, this class engages students both theoretically and practically with German history and culture throughout the ages from the Middle Ages to today. Reading content is complemented with outings to culturally and historically significant sites in Germany as part of a summer study abroad program. Prerequisite: WA or equivalent.

3990. Independent Study. 1-4 (Max. 4). Focuses on books or periodicals of special interest to the student selected in consultation with a staff member; independent reading and reports. Prerequisite: GERM 2030.

JumpLink4070. Fourth Year German. 3. Emphasizes weekly compositions and corrective practice, stylistic analysis of representative texts and group discussion on prepared topics. Dual listed with GERM 5070. Prerequisite: GERM 3060 or consent of instructor.

4080. German-English and English-German Translation. 3. [WB<>{none}] Encompasses written translation exercises based on contemporary and relevant texts in both English and German. Addresses specific translation problems arising in both English and German, when translating into the other language. Prerequisite: GERM 3050 and/or 3060.

4100. A Survey of German Literature I. 3. Studies German literature and civilization from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. Dual listed with GERM 5100. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4110. A Survey of German Literature II. 3. Studies German literature and civilization from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century. Dual listed with GERM 5110. Prerequisite:GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4145. Weimar Classicism. 3. Introduces student to Weimar Classicism, one of the crucial periods in German literature and culture. Explores the foundation of the movement, its cultural and historical contexts, aesthetic and philosophical principles, and significant works during this period. Primary language for instruction for this course is German. Dual listed with GERM 5145. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4180. German Poetry. 3. Surveys poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasizes poetry after 1600. Treats formal elements and genre categories. Dual listed with GERM 5180. Prerequisite: GERM 2140.

4200. Introduction to Research. 1-3 (Max. 9). Senior seminar on a topic varying from year to year. Includes study of standard bibliographical guides. Minimum of 3 hours recommended for majors. Prerequisite: 12 hours of 4000-5000 level courses.

4240. German Literature of the Romantic Period. 3. Introduces the philosophical bases of German Romanticism and analyzes representative works of prose and poetry. Dual listed with GERM 5240. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4255. 19th Century German Novellas. 3. Studies a wide selection of significant German novellas from the period when this genre flourished in the German-speaking world, with a popularity unparalleled in the rest of Europe. Examines the form's origins, evolution, reception, and theory. Dual listed with GERM 5255. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4275. Contemporary Migration Literature. 3. Introduces students to a range of recent cultural production by artists identified with immigrant communities or communities of color. Topics examined include intersections of gender, race, nation, culture, and class; experiences of different minorities; question of national and transnational identity, self-representation, immigration, multiculturalism and integration debates. Course is taught in German. Dual listed with GERM 5275. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

4285. 20th/21st Century German Film. 3. Introduces students to classical German films, and thereby enhances their skills to conduct research in the Humanities. Themes to be discussed: representation of authority, issues of race and gender, German culture and history, the Americanization of German culture, minorities in contemporary Germany. Dual listed with GERM 5285. Prerequisite: WB.

4990. Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 6). Encompasses special projects designed to meet needs of individual students, designed in consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 and consent of instructor.

JumpLink5070. 4th Year German. 3. Emphasizes weekly compositions and corrective practice, stylistic analysis of representative texts, and group discussions on prepared topics. Dual listed with GERM 4070. Prerequisite: GERM 3060.

5100. A Survey of German Literature I. 3. A study of German literature and civilization from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. Dual listed with GERM 4100. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

5110. A Survey of German Literature II. 3. A study of German literature and civilization from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. Dual listed with GERM 4110. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

5145. Weimar Classicism. 3. Introduces students to Weimar Classicism, one of the crucial period in German literature and culture. Explores the foundation of the movement, its cultural and historical contexts, aesthetic and philosophical principles, and significant works written by Goethe and Schiller during this period. Taught in German. Students are expected to read, write and discuss in German. Dual listed with GERM 4145. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5160. Graduate Readings. 1-5 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: undergraduate major or minor in the subject.

5180. German Poetry. 3. A survey of poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on poetry after 1600. Treatment of formal elements and genre categories. Dual listed with GERM 4180. Prerequisite: GERM 2140.

5240. German Literature of the Romantic Period. 3. An introduction to the philosophical bases of German Romanticism and analysis of representative works of prose and poetry. Dual listed with GERM 4240. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

5255. 19th Century German Novellas. 3. Studies a wide selection of German novellas from the period when this genre flourished in the German-speaking world, with a popularity unparalleled in the rest of Europe. Examines the form's origins, evolution, reception, and theory. Dual listed with GERM 4255. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

5275. Contemporary Migration Literature. 3. Introduces students to a range of recent cultural productions by artists identified with immigrant communities or communities of color. Topics examined include: the intersections of gender, race, culture, and class; experiences of different minorities in unified Germany; question of national and transnational identity, self-representation, immigration, multiculturalism and integration debates. Taught in German. Students are expected to read, write and discuss in German. Dual listed with GERM 4275. Prerequisite: GERM 2140 or equivalent.

5285. 20th/21st Century German Film. 3. Introduces students to classical German films, and thereby enhances their skills to conduct research in the Humanities. Themes to be discussed: representation of authority, issues of race and gender, German culture and history, the Americanization of German culture, minorities in contemporary German. Taught in English. Dual listed with GERM 4285. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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