Spring 2015

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (DO NOT COUNT TOWARD GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR OR MINOR)

GERM 124 German Cinema in Context, 3 credits
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Wille, Stephanie
R   06:30 -09:00 PM   WES 4051
 
GERM 125 German Cinema in Context, Honors 3 credits
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Wille, Stephanie
R   06:30 -09:00 PM   WES 4051
 
GERM 148 German Myth, Religion and Folklore, 3 credits
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.
 
Keel, William
TR 1:00-2:15 PM   WES 4049
 
GERM 332 Berlin in German Culture, 3 credits
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) , HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Marx, Leonie 
MW   03:00-4:15 PM   WES 4049
 

II. COURSES IN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SEQUENCE THAT COUNT TOWARD FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

GERM 104 Elementary German I, 5 credits
Introductory German; no previous German required. Development of students' use of the German language, including the ability to comprehend, interpret, and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 108.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Marx, Leonie
MTWRF  09:00-09:50 AM   FR 221
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1015
 
Van Scoyk, Stephany
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1015
 
GERM 108 Elementary German II, 5 credits
Continuation of GERM 104. Further development of students' use of German language through comprehension and production of short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics in cultural contexts. 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.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Frawley, Gabrielle
MTWRF   09:00 -09:50 AM   WES 1049
 
Keel, William D
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1049
 
Kourehpazhassanalizadeh, Schirin
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1049
 
Coon, Kelsey
MTWRF   12:00 -12:50 AM   WES 2085
 
GERM 201 Intermediate German I, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 108. Further development of students' use of the German language through the comprehension, interpretation, and production of short literary and non-literary spoken, written, and multimedia texts in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who successfully complete this course should take GERM 202. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Hoehne, Marcus
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 4049
 
Hoehne, Marcus
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 4049
 
GERM 202 Intermediate German II, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 201. Further development of students' use of the German language through the comprehension, interpretation, and production of short literary and non-literary spoken, written, and multimedia texts in cultural contexts. 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. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   FR 221  
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   FR 221 
 
GERM 203 Introduction to Business German, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 201; completes language proficiency sequence. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, and reading with focus on the basics of German business communication. 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.  
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  H Humanities (H)
 
Wille, Stephanie
MWF   12:00 -12:50 PM WES 4049 - LAWRENCE

 

III. COURSES FOR THE GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR AND MINOR

 
GERM 302 High Intermediate German II, 3 credits
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. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W) 
 
Linden, Ari
MWF   01:00 -01:50 PM   WES 1015
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   01:00-01:50 PM  WES 4049
 
GERM 412: German Culture 1750-Present, 3 credits
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.
 
Linden, Ari
MW  03:00 -04:15 PM   WES 1015
 
GERM 444: German Conversation, 3 credits
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 302.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W). 
 
Marx, Leonie
MWF   12:00 -12:50 PM   WES 1049
 
GERM 453 Investigation and Conference, 1-3 credits
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. 
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W) 
 
Topic: Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf   Morrison,Jimmy 
 APPT   KULC APPT
 
Keel,William D. 
APPT   KULC APPT
 
Marx,Leonie A. 
APPT   KULC APPT
 
Vanchena,Lorie A 
APPT   KULC APPT
 
Vyatkina,Nina 
APPT   KULC APPT  
 
GERM 462 The German Business Environment, 3 credits
Introduction to German business practices, including basic information about German economic and corporate life. Especially designed for students intending to participate in an internship with a German company and those who wish to enhance their knowledge of basic business German. Taught in German. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: One 300-level German course.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W)
 
Morrison, Jimmy
MWF  9:00 - 10:50 AM   WES 1015
 
GERM 550 German Language Seminar: History of the German Language (German Languages Areas in Central and Eastern Europe), 3 credits
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
 
Scheuringer, Hermann
TR  01:00 - 02:15 PM   WES 1049
 
GERM 580: Senior Capstone Course: German-Speaking Europe Today, 3 credits
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.
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  H Humanities (H)
 
Vanchena, Lorie
TR  02:30 - 03:45 PM   WES 1015
 
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.
 
Vanchena, Lorie
 

IV. COURSE IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT COUNT TOWARD GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR/MINOR

German majors can count up to two approved courses offered by other departments credit toward their German major; German minors may count one approved course toward their German minor. Permission of the Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Lorie A. Vanchena, is required.

The following approved courses will be offered in spring 2015:

SOC 500: Sociological Theory, 3 credits
An introduction to the principal texts in sociological theory and the ideas that made them important. Primary materials are emphasized, ranging from medieval to the current age. The goal of the course is to show continuity and change in the theoretical tradition of sociology, and to demonstrate the continued importance of classical ideas. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or permission of instructor. German majors and minors must obtain permission of instructor. 
Satisfies: S Social Science (S)
 
Smith, David Norman
TR   09:30 -10:45 AM   FR 123 - LAWRENCE   
 
Antonio, Robert
TR   11:00 -12:15 AM   FR 123 - LAWRENCE   
 
POLS 669: Topics in Comparative Politics: The European Union, 2-3 credits
A study of selected contemporary problems of policy or politics affecting several countries. Course is repeatable for different topics. Prerequisite: POLS 150.
Satisfies: S Social Science (S)
 
Rohrschneider, Rober
TR   11:00 -12:15 PM   BL 209 - LAWRENCE   
 
HA 564: History of Art: European Art 1900-1945, 3 credits
A detailed survey of modern European art from the turn of the century through World War II. Movements to be considered may include post-impressionism, cubism, constructivism, dada, and surrealism. Graduate students may be expected to do additional reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)
 
Pultz, John
TR   11:00 -12:15 PM   SMA 211- LAWRENCE   
 
PHIL 386: Modern Philosophy Descartes to Kant, 3 credits
A survey of the writings of such principal philosophers of the modern period as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Satisfies: Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H) ,  H Humanities (H) ,  HR Philosophy & Religion PC (HR)
 
Robins, Sarah Kathleen
MWF   10:00 -10:50 PM   WES 1007- LAWRENCE   
 
PHIL 582: Existentialism, 3 credits
A survey of the writings of such principal philosophers of the modern period as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W)
 
Woelfel, James
TR 01:00 - 02:15 WES 1007

 

V. READING COURSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 
GERM 101 German Reading Course II, 3 credits
A continuation of GERM 100. Review of grammar, with emphasis on reading and translation of material of an advanced nature in the candidate's general field. Three recitations weekly. Not open to native speakers of German. 
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Morrison, Jimmy 
TR   09:30 -10:45 AM   WES 4049 - LAWRENCE   
 
 

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