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"Aber ich meine, daß die großen verwickelten Vorgänge in der Welt von Menschen, die nicht alle Hilfsmittel für ihr Verständnis herbeiziehen, nicht genügend erkannt werden können."
Bertolt Brecht
(on Theater and the Sciences)

GERMAN
Associate Professors: G. J. Love, J. Schmidt; Assistant Professor: S. Fredrick; Lecturers: L. J. Ferrell, L. Kagel

GER 101 Elementary German 4(3,1) Course for beginners in which, through conversation, composition, and dictation, the fundamentals of the language are taught and a foundation is provided for further study and the eventual ability to read and speak the language. Three hours a week of classroom instruction and one hour a week in the language laboratory.
GER 102 Elementary German 4(3,1) Continuation of GER 101; three hours a week of classroom instruction and one hour a week in the language laboratory.
GER 104 Basic German 4(3,1) Intensive one- semester program combining GER 101 and 102 for students who have previously studied German. Includes fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary as a foundation for written and oral proficiency.
GER 151 German for Graduate Students 3(3,0)
Intensive program only for graduate students preparing for the reading examination in German. A minimum grade of B on a final examination will satisfy graduate school foreign language requirement. May be repeated once for credit. To be taken Pass/Fail only. Preq: Graduate standing.
GER 201, H201 Intermediate German 3(3,1) Brief review of GER 101 and 102, with conversation, composition, and dictation, and the reading of more serious German prose in short stories and plays. Includes literary and cultural perspectives. Preq: GER 102.
GER 202, H202 Intermediate German 3(3,1)
Emphasizes reading nontechnical German prose more rapidly. Writing, speaking, and listening skills continue to be developed. Includes literary and cultural perspectives. Preq: GER 201 or consent of instructor.
GER 260 Selected Topics in German Literature 3(3,0) Study of significant aspects of German literature. Conducted in English.
GER 297 creative Inquiry–German 1-4(1-4,0)
In consultation with and under the direction of a faculty member, students pursue scholarly activities individually or in teams. Arrangements with faculty members must be established prior to registration.
GER 299 Foreign Language Drama Laboratory 1(0,3) Participation in foreign language drama productions. No formal class meetings, but an average of three hours per week in a foreign language drama workshop for production. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits. Preq: Consent of instructor directing the play.

GER 305 German conversation and composition 3(3,0) Training in spoken and written German emphasizing vocabulary acquisition, oral and written communication strategies, appropriate linguistic formulations for specific cultural contexts, and stylistics. Preq: GER 202 or consent of instructor.
GER 306 The German Short Story 3(3,0) Examines the Austrian, German, and Swiss short story as a distinct literary genre that flourished particularly after 1945. Provides ample conversation and composition practice, as well as an introduction to principles of literary prose analysis. Preq: GER 202 or consent of instructor.
GER 310 Summer Immersion Program 6(6,0)
Conducted entirely in German for eight hours daily. Program consists of activities that combine interrelating cultural topics with language skill practice. Frequent opportunities to converse with native speakers during meals and on excursions. Students receive six credits, three of which may be taken in lieu of GER 202. Preq: GER 201.
GER 316 German for International Trade I 3(3,0)
Spoken and written German common to the German-speaking world of business and industry emphasizing business practices and writing and translating business letters and professional reports. Cross-cultural references provide opportunity for comparative and contrastive analysis of American and German cultural patterns in a business setting. Preq: GER 202 and 305 (or concurrent enrollment); or consent of department chair.
GER 340 German Culture 3(3,0) Examines the cultures of German-speaking nations from their origins to the present. Emphasizes the Federal Republic of Germany both before and after the German unification of 1990. Preq: GER 202 or consent of instructor.
GER 360 German Literature to 1832 3(3,0)
Examines selected topics in German literature from the Middle Ages to 1832. Readings may include works by Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, and the Romantics. Preq: GER 305 or 306 (or concurrent enrollment) or consent of instructor.
GER 361 German Literature from 1832 to Modernism 3(3,0) Examines drama, poetry, and prose from the Biedermeier period through naturalism and realism to the advent of modernism. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
GER 369 Special Topics in German Literature 3(3,0) Study of a significant aspect of German literature. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits, but only if different topics are covered. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
GER 397 creative Inquiry–German 1-4(1-4,0)
Students focus on a special research area under the guidance of a faculty member. After acquiring the requisite background, students formulate hypotheses for a group project, develop a critical framework, and initiate research on a specific topic.
GER 398 directed Reading 1-3(1-3,0) Directed study of selected topics in German literature, language, and culture. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: Consent of department chair.
GER 405 Advanced Contemporary German Language 3(3,0) Advanced study of spoken and written contemporary German based on modern autobiographical texts, eyewitness accounts of recent historical events, and media coverage of current events. Employs Internet, print and audio texts, TV programs, and photo series. Preq: One 300-level German course or consent of instructor.
GER 416 German for International Trade II 3(3,0)
Study of language and cultural environment of the German-speaking markets of the world, including linguistic and cultural idioms that support global marketing in general and the international marketing of textiles, agricultural products, and tourism in particular. Preq: GER 316.
GER 417 Topics in German for International Trade 3(3,0) Examination and analysis of selected topics related to the business culture and economy of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the European Union, or the European Free Trade Association. Topics may include the reconstruction of Eastern Germany's economy, the expansion of the European Union, or current events of economic importance. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits, but only if different topics are covered. Preq: One 300-level German course or consent of department chair.
GER 450 Advanced Studies in German drama 3(3,0) Extensive study of a major theme or aspect of German drama. May include recorded live performances, stage design, theatre architecture, and the music and art of the theatre. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
GER 455 German Film 3(2,3) Overview of German cinema including the expressionist classics of the Weimar Republic, entertainment and documentary movies of the Nazi era, classics of the postwar New German Wave (West Germany), distinctive East German films, and vanguard contemporary films. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
GER 460 Modernism in German Literature 3(3,0) Study of major works of German literature and culture in the modernist era (1888-1933). May include drama, music, philosophy, and the plastic arts. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
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GER 461 German Literature Since 1933 3(3,0)
Study of selected authors, texts, or genres in contemporary German literature. Preq: GER 305 or 306 or consent of instructor.
GER 475 Advanced German Seminar 3(3,0)
Concentrated research and discussion on advanced topics, works, or texts in German literature, film, art, drama, music, or philosophy. Conducted in German. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits, but only if different topics are covered. Preq: One 400-level German course or consent of instructor.
GER 476 Advanced Seminar in German Thought 3(3,0) Concentrated research and discussion on advanced topics, works or texts in German literature, film, art, drama, music or philosophy. Conducted in English. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits, but only if different topics are covered. Preq: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
GER 497 Creative Inquiry–German 1-4(1-4,0)
Continuation of research initiated in GER 397. Students complete their project and disseminate their research results. Preq: GER 397 or consent of instructor.
GER 498, 698 Independent Study 1-3(1-3,0)
Supervised study of selected topics in German literature, language, or culture. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Preq: Consent of department chair.