New Curriculum

In Fall 2013, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures implemented a new undergraduate curriculum that was approved by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in December 2012. In October 2013 the Board of Regents approved the name change for the BA Major and Minor from Germanic Languages and Literatures to German Studies. 

For a list of courses being offered in spring 2015, please see Course Offerings.

NOTE: Students who declared a German major or minor prior to fall 2013 need to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to ensure that all requirements in the German Studies major or minor will be met. Students who declare a major or minor in fall 2013 or later must complete the new German Studies degree requirements.

NOTE: KU Core. Many courses in the new curriculum fulfill goals and learning outcomes for the KU Core. Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor if you have any questions about the KU Core.

Lorie A. Vanchena
Lorie A. Vanchena, Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

vanchena@ku.edu

(785) 864-9174

2078 Wescoe

 

New Courses in Undergraduate German Studies Curriculum

  • GERM 315 German Literature and the Modern Era (3)
  • GERM 316 Discussion Section for German Literature and the Modern Era (1)
  • GERM 335 Love and the German Middle Ages (3)
  • GERM 375 Topics in the Film of German-Speaking Europe (3)
  • GERM 401 Advanced German I (3)
  • GERM 402 Advanced German II (3)
  • GERM 475 Topics in German Studies I (3)
  • GERM 501 Advanced German III (3)
  • GERM 550 German Language Seminar: History of the German Language (3)
  • GERM 560 German Language Seminar: Structure of the German Language (3)
  • GERM 575 Topics in Genre (3)
  • GERM 580 Senior Capstone Course: German-Speaking Europe Today (3)
  • GERM 598 Research for Departmental Honors (3)
  • GERM 599 Departmental Honors Project (3)

All Undergraduate German Courses

The following courses are being pulled directly from the official KU Schedule of Classes with the most up-to-date information on availability and course content.

GERM 100 German Reading Course I
Primarily for graduate students in other departments but also open to seniors planning to pursue graduate study. Fundamentals of grammar and reading texts of medium difficulty. Does not count toward undergraduate language requirement. Previous study of German not necessary. Not open to native speakers of German. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 101 German Reading Course II
Continuation of GERM 100. Advanced grammar and reading advanced texts in the students' respective fields. Does not count toward undergraduate language requirement. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 100 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Morrison, Jimmy
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4019 - LAWRENCE
3 59559
GERM 104 Elementary German I
Introductory German; no previous German required. Development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 108. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Belaire, Bart
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
5 60791
LEC Belaire, Bart
MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
5 51808
LEC Wille, Stephanie
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
5 61259
GERM 108 Elementary German II
Continuation of GERM 104. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 201. Prerequisite: GERM 104 or placement by examination. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kourehpazhassanalizadeh, Schirin
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
5 61074
LEC Roesner, Lena
MTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
5 61637
LEC Keel, William
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
5 51809
LEC Wallace, Emily
MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
5 59290
GERM 111 Introduction to German I
Introduction to German for special purposes; no previous German required. Provides basic familiarity with the German language, focusing on speaking and reading skills and the essentials of German grammar. Introduction to the culture of the German-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by video conference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 112 Introduction to German II
Continuation of GERM 111. Further development of basic familiarity with the German language, focusing on speaking and reading skills and the essentials of German grammar. Continued exploration of the culture of the German-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by video conference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. Prerequisite: GERM 111 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 113 Introduction to German III
Continuation of GERM 112. Further development of basic familiarity with the German language, focusing on speaking and reading skills and the essentials of German grammar. Continued exploration of the culture of the German-speaking world. Three class hours per week; may be delivered by video conference or face-to-face. Does not satisfy any KU language requirement. Prerequisite: GERM 112 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 124 German Cinema in Context
Taught in English. Screening and analysis of German films from the early 20th century to the present. Readings, lectures, and discussions on the films' sources, ideologies, techniques, and artistic achievements. Does not count toward the German major or minor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wille, Stephanie
Th 06:30-09:00 PM WES 4001 - LAWRENCE
3 55032
GERM 125 German Cinema in Context (Honors)
Course content similar to GERM 124. Taught in English. Screening and analysis of German films from the early 20th century to the present. Readings, lectures, and discussions on the films' sources, ideologies, techniques, and artistic achievements. Does not count toward German major or minor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wille, Stephanie
Th 06:30-09:00 PM WES 4001 - LAWRENCE
3 55034
GERM 128 Introduction to the Arts in German-Speaking Europe
Taught in English. Exploration of the arts in German-speaking Europe: major cultural periods, movements, art forms, and people (artists, architects, composers, writers, filmmakers) from the Middle Ages to the present. Consideration of the arts within the larger European historical and cultural context from which they emerged. Does not count toward the German major or minor. This course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels with additional assignments at the 300-level. Not open to students who have completed GERM 328. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 130 German-Speaking Europe and German-Speaking Europeans
A survey of contemporary German-speaking Europe that covers topics such as geography, the environment, technology, the arts, music, film, literature, politics, immigration, language, religion, customs. Focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein. Taught in English. Does not count toward the German Studies major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 132 The City of Berlin in German Culture
Taught in English. Introduction to Berlin within the context of major German and European historical, social, intellectual, and artistic developments since 1800. Exploration of complex epochs such as the Bismarck, Nazi, Cold War, and post-unification eras through journalism, literature, sociological writings, and film. Does not count toward German major or minor. This course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels with additional assignments at the 300-level. Not open to students who have completed GERM 332. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 136 The German Transatlantic Experience
Taught in English. Introduction to the migration of German-speaking Europeans to North America, 17th century-present. Consideration of European and North American factors motivating migration, the journey to the New World, the experiences of immigrants and their descendants, and the ways in which German-speaking Europeans shaped the multicultural history of America. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 148 Germanic Mythology, Religion, and Folklore
Taught in English. Introduction to the pagan myths and beliefs of Teutonic antiquity and their survival in the popular traditions of Germanic countries, within the framework of comparative mythology, archaeology, and anthropology. Does not count toward the German major or minor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Keel, William
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
3 68142
GERM 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in German. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 201 Intermediate German I
Continuation of GERM 108. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts in different genres and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 202. Prerequisite: GERM 108 or placement by examination. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wille, Stephanie
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4019 - LAWRENCE
3 58876
LEC Wallace, Emily
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4019 - LAWRENCE
3 65185
GERM 202 Intermediate German II
Continuation of GERM 201. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts in different genres and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who successfully complete this course should take GERM 301. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kourehpazhassanalizadeh, Schirin
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM LIN 401 - LAWRENCE
3 51810
LEC Kourehpazhassanalizadeh, Schirin
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM LIN 401 - LAWRENCE
3 58877
LEC Kourehpazhassanalizadeh, Schirin
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM LIN 401 - LAWRENCE
3 68135
GERM 203 Introduction to Business German: Deutsch im Berufsalltag
Continuation of GERM 201; completes language proficiency sequence. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on the topics related to professional communication and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American business cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Recommended for students planning to take GERM 352 and GERM 462. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 220 Special Studies in Germanic Languages
Credits awarded for elementary instruction in a Germanic language while studying abroad. Transfer credits must be arranged through the KU Office of Study Abroad, with permission from the departmental undergraduate advisor. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 222 Special Studies in German: _____
Credits awarded for the study of special topics in German while studying abroad. Transfer credits must be arranged through the KU Office of Study Abroad, with permission from the departmental undergraduate advisor. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 233 Introduction to German Conversation
Students learn basic techniques and strategies, expand vocabulary and idiomatic usage, and improve accuracy in grammar and pronunciation. Prerequisite: Only open to students in the KU Summer Language Institute in Eutin, Germany and GERM 108. Corequisite: GERM 201 and GERM 202. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 301 High Intermediate German I
Continuation of GERM 202. Further development of students' use of German through reading and discussion of literary and non-literary texts (spoken, written, multimedia, combined with intensive grammar review. Introduction to expressive functions of German with emphasis on spoken and written communication. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 302. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 302 High Intermediate German II
Continuation of GERM 301. Refinement and expansion of students' use of German. Reading and discussion in German of literary and non-literary texts (spoken, written, multimedia), combined with continued intensive grammar review. E mphasis on better understanding German grammatical structures and acquisition of vocabulary. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 401. Prerequisite: GERM 301 or placement by examination. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Linden, Ari
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
3 51811
LEC Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
3 61075
GERM 315 German Literature and the Modern Era
Introduction in English to German writers 1750-present. Discussion of themes such as technology, modern and postmodern developments, gender, war, politics, and culture in German-speaking Europe. Readings include works in translation by influential German writers. Open to first-year students and non-majors; qualifies for major or minor credit when taken with GERM 316, a one-hour discussion section. GERM 315 and GERM 316 are required for admission to all courses beyond GERM 402 (except GERM 444 and GERM 462). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 316 Discussion Section for German Literature and the Modern Era
Discussion section to be taken with GERM 315: German Literature and the Modern Era. Introduction to critical German vocabulary for discussing German-language literature in its historical and cultural context. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. GERM 315 qualifies for major or minor credit when taken with GERM 316. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 320 Border Crossings in German Culture
Taught in English. Exploration of writers, filmmakers, and artists who have emigrated from, or migrated to German-speaking Europe. Emphasis on both their transnational impact and their representations of border crossings. Topics may include exile communities before, during, and after World War II and multiculturalism in contemporary Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Does not count toward German major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 324 Magic, Monsters and the Occult in German Literature
Taught in English. Reading and discussion of fictional and non-fictional works by German writers that address topics such as magic, monsters, the occult sciences, the Faust legend and pact with the devil, and the vampire. Consideration of the works' influence on other nations' literatures. Does not count toward the German major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 325 Magic, Monsters, and the Occult in German Literature, Honors
Taught in English. For centuries German scientists, philosophers and poets have produced groundbreaking literature that has featured magic, monsters and the occult sciences. German poets introduced popular themes, such as the Faust legend and the pact with the devil, and they introduced one of the most popular monsters into literature - the vampire. In this course we read and discuss fictional and nonfictional works by German authors that address these themes, and we discuss the influence that these works have had on other nations' literatures. Does not fulfill any requirement in the German major or minor. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 328 The Arts in German-Speaking Europe
Taught in English. Exploration of the arts in German-speaking Europe: major cultural periods, movements, art forms, and people (artists, architects, composers, writers, filmmakers) from the Middle Ages to the present. Consideration of the arts within the larger European historical and cultural context from which they emerged. Does not count toward the German major or minor. This course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels with additional assignments at the 300-level. Not open to students who have completed GERM 128. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 330 Topics in: _____
Taught in English. Interdisciplinary study of selected aspects of the society or culture of German-speaking Europe or of the European experience. Does not count toward the German major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 332 Berlin in German Culture
Taught in English. Introduction to Berlin within the context of major German and European historical, social, intellectual, and artistic developments since 1800. Exploration of complex epochs such as the Bismarck, Nazi, Cold War, and post-unification eras through journalism, literature, sociological writings, and film. Does not count toward German major or minor. This course is offered at the 100 and 300 levels with additional assignments at the 300-level. Not open to students who have completed GERM 132. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 333 German Conversation and Idioms
Intensive practice in conversational German with instruction in proper pronunciation as well as an introduction to idiomatic usage. Only for students in the KU Summer Language Institute in Holzkrichen, Germany. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent fourth -semester German course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 335 Love and the German Middle Ages
Taught in English. Introduction to German conceptions of love, marriage, and adultery in medieval and early modern German-speaking Europe. Exploration of the German contribution to discourse of love through theoretical, literary, and legal texts, as well as through visual and material culture. Examination of German discourse within the broader European context, and of similarities, differences, and continuities between medieval and modern constructs. Does not count toward German major or minor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 353 German Conversation
Further development of practical conversational skills for students with intermediate proficiency in German. Discussion of topics from everyday German life and current affairs, based on German newspapers and magazines. May be repeated but counts only once toward the major or minor. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 202. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
3 61076
GERM 362 German and Germany in Global Business Culture I
High-intermediate content-based course with focus on the language skills needed to engage actively with the German business world, including applying for internships and jobs. Introduction to common cultural practices in the German business environment. Use of multimedia sources to explore current events and issues in Germany and their significance within a global business context. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 375 Topics in Film of German-Speaking Europe: _____
Examination of topics such as Expressionism, Turkish-German culture in contemporary German film, popular filmmaking, post-unification film, German literature as film, German film and national identity. Topics and periods vary. Prerequisite: GERM 302. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Linden, Ari
W 03:00-05:00 PM WES 1049 - LAWRENCE
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 68144
GERM 400 Introduction to German Literary Masterpieces
For students enrolled in the KU Summer Language Institute in Germany. Selected works of major German Language writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 302. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 401 Advanced German I
Continuation of GERM 302. Expansion and refinement of proficiency in German (speaking, listening, reading, writing), increased understanding of German grammatical structures, development of a more sophisticated vocabulary, and introduction to stylistics through discussion and analysis of literary and nonliterary texts. Students successfully completing GERM 401 may take all other GERM courses at the 400 and 500 levels. Prerequisite: GERM 302. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 402 Advanced German II
Continuation of GERM 401. Development of advanced proficiency in German through analysis and discussion of literary and nonliterary texts and practice in advanced composition. Emphasis in both discussions and papers on style and rhetoric and on developing skill in textual analysis. Focus on advanced German grammar and on style and idiomatic expression in spoken and written German. Prerequisite: GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 411 German Culture 1150-1750
Exploration of major cultural periods and movements within the framework of historical and political change, with investigation of themes such as nation and national identity, founding myths, geography, and language. Study of forms of culture in German-speaking Europe, including visual art, music, literature, architecture, and the press. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 412 German Culture 1750-Present
Exploration of major cultural periods and movements 1750-present within the framework of historical and political change, with investigation of themes such as nation and national identity, founding myths, geography, and language. Study of forms of culture in German-speaking Europe, including visual art, music, literature, architecture, and the press. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 453 Investigation and Conference: _____
Independent study and directed reading on special topics. Permission of the instructor who will supervise the student's work is required. Not open to native speakers of German. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Morrison, Jimmy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56066
IND Keel, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 51812
IND Linden, Ari
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60317
IND Vanchena, Lorie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56873
IND Vyatkina, Nina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56301
GERM 462 German and Germany in Global Business Culture II
Advanced content-based course with focus on the language skills needed to examine the German social market economy, legal forms of companies, and the business planning process. Use of multimedia sources to explore current German business and economic issues in international, transatlantic, and global contexts. Team research project and presentation. Prerequisite: GERM 362 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 475 Topics in German Studies: _____
Exploration of cultural forms such as literature, film, philosophy, social institutions, linguistics, the arts, and the press. Examination of how cultural meaning is produced and interpreted. Topics vary, and course may address topics across a narrow or broad time frame. May be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 480 Literature and Culture of German-Speaking Europe 1150-1750
Exploration of medieval and early modern literature within the framework of major cultural movements and historical, political, and economic change. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 481 Literature and Culture of German-Speaking Europe 1750-1830
Exploration of literature within the framework of major cultural movements and historical, political, and economic change. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 482 Literature and Culture of German-Speaking Europe 1830-1918
Exploration of literature within the framework of major cultural movements and historical, political, and economic change. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 483 Literature and Culture of German-Speaking Europe 1918-Present
Exploration of literature within the framework of major cultural movements and historical, political, and economic change. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 501 Advanced German III
Focus on usage-based grammar of contemporary German. Extensive reading and analysis of grammatical structures in context and integration of form, meaning, and use. Exploration of grammatical structures using contemporary electronic textual analysis tools. Prerequisite: GERM 402. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 550 German Language Seminar: History of the German Language
Introduction to basic concepts of German philology and historical linguistics and exploration of the development of a national German language. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 560 German Language Seminar: Structure of the German Language
This course provides an overview of the structure of modern standard German. Students will explore different levels of the linguistic system of German (including phonology, morphology, and syntax) and complete practical exercises. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 575 Topics in Genre: _____
Study of the definition, style, form, and content of a specific literary genre in German-language literature and the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that led to its emergence. Consideration of the genre's suitability for particular writers or periods. Topic and period vary. May be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 579 Investigation and Conference: _____
Independent study and directed reading on special topics. Permission of the instructor who will supervise the student's work required. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 580 Senior Capstone Course: German-Speaking Europe Today
Focus on synthesizing students' knowledge of the history, culture, and politics of German-speaking Europe 1945-present. Consideration of scholarly articles, journalism, essays, literary texts, film, and the arts on topics including cultural identity in post-unified Germany; European integration; current debates and controversies; political parties and leading political figures; role of literature, film, music, visual arts, media, and popular culture; role of universities. Required of all German majors in senior year. Prerequisite: GERM 316, GERM 401, and senior standing. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vanchena, Lorie
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
3 60133
GERM 598 Research for Departmental Honors
Research for a departmental honors project, on a topic chosen in conjunction with the faculty advisor. Emphasis on independent study and writing. Open to students with previous coursework in German at the 400 level, an overall 3.0 GPA, and at least a B+ average in advanced work in German. Prerequisite: GERM 316, GERM 401, senior standing, and permission of Undergraduate Advisor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 599 Departmental Honors Project
Continuation of GERM 598. Course consists of completion of Departmental Honors project. Quality of project determines whether student receives credit only or Honors in German. Prerequisite: GERM 598. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vyatkina, Nina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69231
GERM 614 Course in Representative Authors: _____
Readings and discussions in German of selected literary works by a major author (e.g., Goethe, Heine, Fontane, Brecht, Kafka, Grass, etc.). May be repeated. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416 and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 616 Topics in German Literature: _____
Readings and discussions in German of selected literary works on a particular topic or theme (e.g., nature, women, art and literature, etc.). May be repeated. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416, and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 618 Topics in German Language and Linguistics: _____
Readings and discussions in German in an area of specialized language or linguistic study (e.g., lexical fields, modern German dialects, etc.). May be repeated. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416, and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 620 Topics in German Culture and Folklore:_____
Readings and discussions in German on some aspect of German culture or folklore, including Landeskunde (study of contemporary Germany). May be repeated. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416, and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 626 Idiomatic Usage in Modern Colloquial and Literary German
Practical exercises in the systematic study of idioms and synonyms, designed to foster a more discriminating and effective usage of German. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416 and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 628 Translation into German (Advanced)
Exercises in the translation of expository and stylistically sophisticated texts from various fields. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416 and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 630 Advanced German Grammar
Recommended for students intending to teach German. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416 and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 632 Deutscher Stil (Advanced German Composition)
Training in writing reports and seminar papers in German. Recommended for students intending to do graduate work in German. Prerequisite: Two literature courses from GERM 400, GERM 408, and GERM 416 and two composition courses from GERM 340, GERM 344, and GERM 348, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

GERM 681 Language Teaching for Oral Proficiency
A summer course designed principally for secondary school language teachers. Provides an orientation to proficiency-based models in foreign language instruction, national standards in the rating of foreign language proficiency, and curriculum development sessions which address issues of articulation in foreign language curricula. (Not applicable toward a major or graduate degree in German.) (Same as FREN 681 and SPAN 681.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.


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