GERM-German

GERM 1115. Beginning German.5 Credit Hours.

An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing German. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F, Sp, Su) [I-FL].

GERM 1225. Beginning German (Continued).5 Credit Hours.

(Continued) Prerequisite: 1115. An elementary course in understanding, speaking, reading and writing German. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. (F, Sp, Su) [I-FL].

GERM 2113. Intermediate German.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 1225. Develops reading skills and control of grammar. Emphasis on expansion of vocabulary and strong reinforcement of grammatical structures. Reading and discussion of texts of literary and cultural interest. Oral and written assignments. (F, Sp)

GERM 2223. Intermediate German (Continued).3 Credit Hours.

(Continued) Prerequisite: 2113. (F, Sp)

GERM 2323. German Composition and Conversation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2113. Exercises in oral and written German. Reading of cultural and literary texts of contemporary interest. Emphasis on writing and speaking German. (F, Sp)

GERM 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

GERM 3333. Internship in a German-Speaking Country.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Supplements as well as enhances a work experience of at least four weeks in a German-speaking country (e.g., Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Republic of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, German-speaking northern Italy, German-speaking eastern Belgium) that is typically undertaken during the summer. The course involves research, reflection, and oral and written communication about the internship experience. (Su)

GERM 3423. Advanced German Composition.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GERM 2223. The inculcation of proper writing habits, at an advanced level, toward the achievement of idiomatic German. (Sp)

GERM 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

GERM 3523. Advanced Conversation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GERM 2223. Practice in conversational skills at an advanced level. (Sp)

GERM 3623. Business German.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2223. Introduces German business language as used in retail/wholesale, export/import, transport, and media. Will also familiarize the student with the European Union and cultural aspects of the German speaking business world. (F)

GERM 3723. German for the European Market.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2223. German business language as used in banking transactions, marketing, business letters, and business firms such as corporations, general and limited partnerships, and trade unions. How to respond to claims by firms in European countries and how to establish subsidiaries in another European country. Prepares students to take the "Prufung Wirtschaftsdeutsch" (International Certificate in Business German). (Sp)

GERM 3853. Literature and Film.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GERM 2223. Introduction to representative works of contemporary German literature and film. Within the context of reading and writing assignments and the viewing and discussion of films, the course is designed to improve language skills and knowledge of German culture. (F)

GERM 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will consist of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. The topics will cover materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp)

GERM 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered vary. The content deals with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (Irreg.)

GERM 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp)

GERM 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: one course in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp)

GERM 4003. History of the German Language.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5003) Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. Linguistic, cultural, and social evolution of the German language from Indo-European times to the present. Additional emphasis is given to the place of German within the Germanic family of languages and to significant socio-linguistic issues in German-speaking countries as they enter the new millennium. No student may earn credit for both 4003 and 5003. (F)

GERM 4013. German for Graduate Reading and Research.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Designed as initial preparation for the advanced reading examination. This course does not count for major credit in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. The course sequence of 4013 and 4023 does not satisfy any component of the University language requirement. (F)

GERM 4113. The Middle Ages.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5113) Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. Secular and religious literature of medieval Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands discussed within the international cultural context of the European Middle Ages. No student may earn credit for both 4113 and 5113. (Alt. F)

GERM 4253. Goethe's Faust and the Problem of Evil.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5253) Prerequisite: 3423 and 3853. Intensive study of Faust I, Faust II, and the Urfaust. The social and cultural history of the Faust figure, up to Goethe's Faust, will also be explored. No student may earn credit for both 4253 and 5253. (Irreg.)

GERM G4313. Literature and Culture Pre-1700.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3423 or 3853. From the beginnings until the end of the seventeenth century. A survey of literature, art, religion, social relations, music and history. (Alt. F)

GERM G4323. Literature and Culture 1700-1890.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3423 or 3853. Literature from 1700 to 1900. A survey of literature, art, philosophy, social relations, music and history. (Alt. F)

GERM G4333. Topics in the Twentieth Century German Literature and Culture.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3423 or 3853. From 1900 to the present. A survey of literature, art, film, social relations, music and history. (Sp) [V].

GERM 4353. German Poetry in its Cultural Context.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with GERM 5353) Prerequisite: GERM 3423 or GERM 3853. Focuses on the role that poetry has played in the formation of cultural identity in German-speaking countries from the twelfth to the twentieth century. Makes students aware of the way in which poetry reflects the major cultural developments of this period and gives them the critical skills needed to read, understand, appreciate, and write on German poems. No student may earn credit for both 4353 and 5353. (Irreg.)

GERM 4433. German Classicism and Romanticism.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5433) Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. A comprehensive study of the characteristics of Classicism and Romanticism with emphasis on contrasts in literary theory and techniques. No student may earn credit for both 4433 and 5433. (Alt. F)

GERM 4663. Early Twentieth Century Literature.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5663) Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. A study of the literature and theory of the first half of the twentieth century. Special attention will be given to naturalism, impressionism, and expressionism. No student may earn credit for both 4663 and 5663. (Alt. F)

GERM 4773. Post-1945 German Literature and Culture in Modern Europe.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 5773) Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. Study of selected prose, poetry, and drama written after World War II in Austria, East Germany, Switzerland and West Germany, within the context of cultural and economic changes. Also includes contemporary German films. No student may earn credit for both 4773 and 5773. (F) [IV-WC] .

GERM 4953. Literature, Art and Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Austria.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. Examines two antithetical impulses in the Habsburg fin de siecle: to revel in ornamental display and to reveal essences beneath the exterior. Examines the tension and interplay between the two tendencies in the fields of literature, art, architecture, and theory, and consider some representative figures of the period, such as Klimt, Freud, Rilke, and Kafka. No student may earn credit for both 4953 and 5953. (Irreg.)

GERM 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

GERM 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

GERM 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: three courses in general area to be studied; permission of instructor and department. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (F, Sp)

GERM 5003. History of the German Language.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4003) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Linguistic, cultural, and social evolution of the German language from Indo-European times to the present. Additional emphasis is given to the place of German within the Germanic family of languages and to significant socio-linguistic issues in German-speaking countries as they enter the new millennium. No student may earn credit for both 4003 and 5003. (F)

GERM 5113. The Middle Ages.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4113) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Secular and religious literature of medieval Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands discussed within the international cultural context of the European Middle Ages. No student may earn credit for both 4113 and 5113. (Alt. F)

GERM 5253. Goethe'S Faust and the Problem of Evil.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4253) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Intensive study of Faust I, Faust II, and the Urfaust. The social and cultural history of the Faust figure, up to Goethe's Faust, will also be explored. No student may earn credit for both 4253 and 5253. (Irreg.)

GERM 5353. German Poetry in its Cultural Context.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with GERM 4353) Prerequisite: graduate standing and GERM 3423 or GERM 3853. Focuses on the role that poetry has played in the formation of cultural identity in German-speaking countries from the twelfth to the twentieth century. Makes students aware of the way in which poetry reflects the major cultural developments of this period and gives them the critical skills needed to read, understand, appreciate, and write on German poems. No student may earn credit for both 4353 and 5353. (Irreg.)

GERM 5663. Early Twentieth Century Literature.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4663) Prerequisite: graduate standing. A study of the literature and theory of the first half of the twentieth century. Special attention will be given to naturalism, impressionism, and expressionism. No student may earn credit for both 4663 and 5663. (Alt. F)

GERM 5773. Post-1945 German Literature and Culture in Modern Europe.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with 4773) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of selected prose, poetry, and drama written after World War II in Austria, East Germany, Switzerland and West Germany, within the context of cultural and economic changes. Also includes contemporary German films. No student may earn credit for both 4773 and 5773. (F)

GERM 5910. Problems in Research.2-4 Credit Hours.

2 to 4 hours. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. An individual course of intensive research with the area and problem to be determined by the student and directing instructor. (F, Sp)

GERM 5930. Seminar in German Literature and Culture.2-3 Credit Hours.

2 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: one 5000-level course in same general area. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit nine hours. In-depth study of a topic in German literature and culture. (Irreg.)

GERM 5953. Literature, Art and Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Austria.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines two antithetical impulses in the Habsburg fin de siecle: to revel in ornamental display and to reveal essences beneath the exterior. Examines the tension and interplay between the two tendencies in the fields of literature, art, architecture, and theory, and consider some representative figures of the period, such as Klimt, Freud, Rilke, and Kafka. No student may earn credit for both 4953 and 5953. (Irreg.)

GERM 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

GERM 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

GERM 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp)

GERM 5990. Independent Studies.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Independent reading on one or more topics under the general direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)