GERMAN (GRMN)

fALL 2014

GRMN 3210 3 sem. hr. Witness and Resistance in German Film.

Dr. John Pustejovsky covers issues relating to Nazism and the Holocaust, communism, and terrorist movements of the 60s and 70s. (It's also taught in English; knowing German is not essential.)

GRMN 4961 Workshop in German-English Translation

Dr. John Pustejovsky, Students will produce professional quality translations of post-WW II stories which remain untranslated.

 

GRMN 1001. Elementary German 1

4 sem. hrs. Introduction to the German language. Fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Offered fall term. Open to students with no previous study of German or by departmental placement.

 

GRMN 1002. Elementary German 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of GRMN 1001, plus supplementary reading. Offered spring term. Prereq: GRMN 1001.

 

GRMN 2001. Intermediate German 1

3 sem. hrs. Grammar review, oral and written practice, and more intensive reading. Offered fall term. Prereq: GRMN 1002; or by departmental placement.

 

GRMN 2002. Intermediate German 2

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of GRMN 2001, plus supplementary reading. Offered spring term. Prereq: GRMN 2001.

 

GRMN 2003. Intensive Intermediate German

4 sem. hrs. Selective grammar review with conversation and extensive reading. Aimed to give qualified students the opportunity to complete their foreign language requirement in one term. Offered fall term. Prereq: GRMN1002 with minimum grade of AB or by departmental placement.

 

GRMN 2050. Conversational German

1 sem. hr. Students meet once weekly for guided conversation on contemporary topics. May be taken up to three times. Does not count toward the German major or minor. Offered occasionally. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2003.

 

GRMN 3001. German Composition and Conversation

3 sem. hrs. Practice in the oral and written use of the German language. Offered every term. Prereq: GRMN 2002, GRMN 2003; or by departmental placement.

 

GRMN 3030. Intensive Critical Reading in German

3 sem. hrs. Intensive practice in comprehending unedited German prose, with primary emphasis on texts since the Enlightenment. Vocabulary enhancement. May not be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement. Offered spring term. Prereq: GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2003; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 3100. Advanced German Composition and Conversation

3 sem. hrs. Practice and review of advanced grammatical structures of the German language for further development of oral and written communication skills. Offered annually. Prereq: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 3120. German Phonetics and Advanced Speaking Practice

3 sem. hrs. German sounds and speech patterns. Offered alternate years. Prereq: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 3200. German Contributions to Western Civilization

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English translation dealing with the culture and civilization of German speaking countries. Offered spring term. Knowledge of German not required.

 

GRMN 3210. German Literature in English Translation

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English translation of principal authors from the Middle Ages to the present day. Knowledge of German not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.

 

GRMN 3500. The Modern German Short Story

3 sem. hrs. An introduction to textual analysis and interpretation concentrating on the German short story in historical and cultural context. Offered annually. Prereq: GRMN 3030; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 3510. Thematic Surveys in German Literature

3 sem. hrs. Survey of selected themes, forms, or periods in German literature. Subject to be announced. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Offered annually. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 3700. German for the Professions

3 sem. hrs. An introduction to German terminology and practice in such fields as business, journalism, communications, etc. Offered occasionally. Prereq: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4110. Advanced German Grammar

3 sem. hrs. Grammatical structure of the German language in context with other linguistic areas. Offered annually. Prereq: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4505. German Drama

3 sem. hrs. Significant German drama from Lessing to the present. Offered occasionally Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4515. The German Novelle

3 sem. hrs. Novelle: the genre and representative works. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4525. German Literature: From the Twelfth to the Eighteenth Century

3 sem. hrs. Principal works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in German literature. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4530. Eighteenth Century German Literature

3 sem. hrs. Authors and works of the Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and Classicism, including Goethe's late works. Offered occasionally. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4540. Nineteenth Century German Literature

3 sem. hrs. Romanticism and Realism in German literature. Offered Occasionally. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German Literature

3 sem. hrs. Study of German authors and works of such periods as Naturalism, Neo-Romanticism, Expressionism through the most current literary trends. Offered Occasionally. Prereq: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4931. Topics in German Language, Culture and Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Topics vary. Subject to be announced. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Sr. stndg. or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4961. Workshop in German/English Translation

1-3 sem. hrs. A Practical workshop to familiarize advanced students with the problems of and processes required in translating from German to English. Different non-literary texts supplied by outside sources will be assigned to each student. Discussions will involve general principles of translating, as well as text-specific problems. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

 

GRMN 4995. Independent Study in German

1-3 sem. hrs. Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 4999. Senior Thesis in German

2 sem. hrs. Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

 

GRMN 5110. Advanced German Grammar 3 sem. hrs.

Grammatical structure of the German language in context with other linguistic areas. Offered annually.

 

GRMN 5505. German Drama 3 sem. hrs.

Significant German drama from Lessing to the present.

 

GRMN 5515. The German Novelle 3 sem. hrs.

Novelle: the genre and representative works.

 

GRMN 5525. German Literature: Twelfth to the Eighteenth Century 3 sem. hrs.

Principal works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in German literature.

 

GRMN 5530. Eighteenth Century German Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Authors and works of the Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and Classicism, including Goethe’s late works.

 

GRMN 5540. Nineteenth Century German Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Romanticism and Realism in German literature.

 

GRMN 5550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German Literature 3 sem. hrs.

Study of German authors and works of such periods as Naturalism, Neo-Romanticism, Expressionism through the most current literary trends.

 

GRMN 6204. German for Reading Knowledge 3 sem. hrs.

Provides an overview of German grammar, reading comprehension of basic texts and translation practice for graduate students who plan to use German in their field of research. Offered occasionally. May only be taken for credit and may not be audited. Prereq: Enrolled in the Graduate School.

See Graduate Reading Exam and Courses for more information


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