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GERM 101 Elementary German
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to German language and culture.

GERM 102 Elementary German
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to German language and culture.
Prerequisites
German 101.

GERM 201 Intermediate German
Units: 1
Description
Active practice and reinforcement of German language skills and study of culture.
Prerequisites
German 102 or advanced placement or permission of department.

GERM 202 Intermediate German
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (COM2)
Description
Active practice and reinforcement of German language skills and study of culture.
Prerequisites
German 201or permission of department.

GERM 301 German Conversation and Composition
Units: 1
Description
Expansion and refinement of oral and written expression through reading, discussion, and analysis of topics in German culture and history.
Prerequisites
German 202 or advanced placement or permission of department.

GERM 305 German Grammar and Composition
Units: 1
Description
Concise review of principles of German grammar and development of competent writing skills.
Prerequisites
German 202 or permission of department.

GERM 314 German through Theater
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSVP)
Description
Analysis of plays through selected design projects and a final performance. Provides an introduction to the field of German theater as well as substantial practice in interpersonal and presentational speaking, with a focus on pronunciation.
Prerequisites
German 202 or permission of instructor.

GERM 321 Introduction to German Literature
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement (FSLT)
Description
Introduction to analysis and interpretation of literary texts in their aesthetic, historical, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts. Development of written critical apparatus.
Prerequisites
German 202 or permission of department.

GERM 388 Individual Internship
Units: .5-1
Description
Internship experiences outside of the department in fields related to German studies. No more than 1.5 units of internship in any one department and 3.5 units of internship overall may be counted toward required degree units.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.

GERM 389 Practice Assistantship
Units: .25
Description
Students lead practice sessions associated with the elementary and intermediate language sequence in German. The practice assistantship does not count as credit toward the major or minor. Up to one unit can be applied toward graduation credit.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.

GERM 397 Selected Topics
Units: 1
Description
Special interest topics offered at department's discretion.
Prerequisites
German 301or permission of department.

GERM 402 Advanced German Conversation
Units: 1
Description
Development of advanced level fluency through discussion of contemporary topics in German culture and politics.
Prerequisites
German 301 or permission of the department.

GERM 404 Advanced Composition and Syntax
Units: 1
Description
Advanced grammar, syntax and stylistics.
Prerequisites
German 301 or permission of the department.

GERM 406 Summer Undergraduate Research
Units: 0
Description
Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.
Prerequisites
Approval for summer Arts and Sciences fellowship by faculty mentor

GERM 445 Visions of Berlin
Units: 1
Description
Interdisciplinary seminar on the cultural and historical role of Berlin from the nineteenth century to the present examining architectural, cinematic, literary, and political developments.
Prerequisites
German 321.

GERM 465 Rebels with a Cause: Political Satire
Units: 1
Description
Analysis of political and socially critical poetry, prose, images, songs, and performance from the 19th century to the present.
Prerequisites
German 321 or permission of department.

GERM 471 Sexuality and German Society
Units: 1
Description
Examination of various representations of sexuality and the construction of gender in contemporary German literature and film.
Prerequisites
German 321 or permission of department.

GERM 472 Culture Wars & Identity Debates in German Society from Empire to EU
Units: 1
Description
Analysis of literary and cinematic texts on culture and social relations in Germany from the 19th-century to the present.
Prerequisites
German 321 or permission of department.

GERM 495 Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.

GERM 497 Selected Topics
Units: 1
Description
Special interest topics offered at department's discretion.
Prerequisites
German 321 or permission of department.