Currently Offered Courses - Fall 2021

GER 101 - Beginning German I

Introductory course focusing on listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, writing, and culture.

GER 102 - Beginning German II

Continuation of GER 101. Continued focus on listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, writing, and culture at an introductory level. Prerequisite: One semester of college German or equivalent.

GER 103 - Intermediate German I

Continuation of GER 102. Intermediate course focusing on listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, writing, and culture. Prerequisite: Two semesters of college German or equivalent.

GER 104 - Intermediate German II

Continuation of GER 103. Continued focus on listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, writing, and culture at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: Three semesters of college German or equivalent.

GER 191 - Freshman Honors Tutorial

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars and Associates. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors advisor.

GER 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit: 1 to 5 hours. May be repeated.

GER 211 - Conversation and Writing I

Prerequisite: GER 104 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GER 212 - Conversation and Writing II

Continuation of GER 211. Prerequisite: GER 211 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GER 251 - Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context

Special attention is paid to the Grimms' tales in terms of traditional narrative genres, elements of life in early modern Europe, and versions from Italy and France as well as Germany. Course is conducted in English. Same as CWL 254 and ENGL 266. Credit is not given for both GER 251 and GER 250.

GER 270 - Sexuality and Literature

Examination of the historical contexts in which sexuality has been debated during the past three centuries, and to what extent sexuality is perceived differently in diverse cultures. Part one will look at the Western tradition, especially Germany. Part two will shift focus to the non-Western world, especially to the colonial history of Indonesia. Same as CWL 272 and GWS 270.

GER 320 - German for Business

Introduces German business language as used in basic operations in retail/wholesale, export/import, banking transactions. Prerequisite: GER 211 or consent of instructor.

GER 331 - Intro to German Literature

Introductory study of representative works (prose, drama, lyric) by outstanding German, Austrian, and Swiss writers of the modern period. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent.

GER 385 - Politics of the European Union

Same as EURO 385, FR 385, and PS 385. See PS 385.

GER 401 - Global Issues in German

Introduction to global issues in German media. Taught in German. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GER 212 or equivalent.

GER 403 - German-English Translation: Theory & Practice

Theory and practice of translating technical, commercial, scientific, and literary texts from German into English and vice versa. Same as TRST 403. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GER 401 or consent of instructor.

GER 418 - Language & Minorities in Europe

Same as EURO 418, FR 418, ITAL 418, LING 418, PS 418, SLAV 418, and SPAN 418. See FR 418.

GER 460 - Principles of Language Testing

Same as EIL 460, EPSY 487, FR 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, and SPAN 460. See EIL 460.

GER 489 - Theoretical Foundations of SLA

Same as FR 481, ITAL 489, LING 489, PORT 489, and SPAN 489. See LING 489.

GER 491 - Honors Senior Thesis

Intended primarily for candidates for honors in German, but open to other seniors. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of instructor.

GER 496 - Special Topics German Studies

Intensive study of restricted topics in German language, literature, and culture. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER 500 - Readings in German Grads I

Introduction to the reading of German texts in the sciences and the humanities. Credit is not given towards a graduate degree.

GER 511 - Applied Literary Translation I

Same as CWL 511, EALC 511, SLAV 501, and TRST 501. See TRST 501.

GER 575 - 20thC German Studies

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the twentieth century. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary.

GER 582 - German Language Teaching

In-depth exploration of fundamental concepts of teaching German at the college level; designed for Teaching Assistants. Topics include teaching approaches, lesson planning, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, culture, assessment, instructional technology, and curriculum design. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

GER 593 - Research in Special Topics

May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

GER 599 - Thesis Research

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.