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**GERM—025. Twentieth Century Germanic Literature in Translation 3 credits
A study of selected masterpieces of German, Austrian, and Swiss
Literature including novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, read in English
translation. No prerequisite. (ATTR: ARTS, GLST, CAL)
 
**GERM—026. Twentieth Century German Cinema 3 credits
A study of selected 20th century German language films (subtitled)
with focus on the films artistic expression and psychological, social, historical,
and cultural content. Course taught in English. No prerequisites.
(ATTR: ARTS, CAA, GLST)
 
GERM—027. German Media Literacy 3 credits
This course is designed to help students acquire the ability to decode
and evaluate data communicated through a variety of German information
sources: newspapers/magazines, radio, film, and television.The course will
treat printed, audio, and visual information as text and the text will be
processed for its information component, its social, and cultural bias, as well
as for any intended manipulation of the reader’s/listener’s/viewer’s
thoughts and interpretation. To do this, students will first familiarize themselves
with current German history, politics, and culture through selective
readings. This course will be taught in English. All materials will be in
translation, dubbed, or subtitled. (ATTR: ARTS, GLST)
 
GERM—101. Fundamentals of German I 3 credits
Introduction to elementary German grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Designed for students with no previous knowledge of German. (ATTR:
ARTS)
 
GERM—102. Fundamentals of German II 3 credits
A continuation of GERM—101. Prerequisite: GERM—101 or 2
years of high school German. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
GERM—201. Intermediate German I 3 credits
Intensive review of grammar and syntax, supplemented by selected
readings. Prerequisite: GERM—101, 102 or three years of high school
German. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
GERM—202. Intermediate German II 3 credits
A continuation of GERM—201. Prerequisite: GERM—201 or four
years of high school German. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
GERM—230. German Drama: Studied and Staged 3 credits
This course is a literature/language course which will utilize the
process of drama staging as an additional tool for learning language. It is
not a performing arts class. The course will introduce students to an in-
depth literary study of a selected Germanic drama, provide students with
an opportunity to actively engage in the use of the German language in
rewriting parts of the drama for production purposes, and enable students
to stage the drama, which will not only drill language, but also facilitate
the understanding of drama as not only content but also form in performance
space. Prerequisites: German—101 and 102, or permission of the
instructor. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
GERM—301. Conversational German I 3 credits
Emphasis placed on vocabulary building and oral proficiency. Little or no
grammar review. Prerequisite: GERM—202 or consent of instructor.
(ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
GERM—302. Conversational German II 3 credits
Continuation of GERM—301. Prerequisite: GERM—301 or permission
of instructor. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
GERM—330. German Civilization I 3 credits
A survey of German history and culture from the Period of the
Migration to the Age of Frederick the Great. Prerequisite: GERM—202
or permission of instructor. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
GERM—331. German Civilization II 3 credits
A survey of German history and culture from the Age of the
Revolution to the Weimar Republic. Prerequisite: GERM—202 or permission
of instructor. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
***GERM—340. Modern German Readings I 3 credits
Selected German Readings offered as a tutorial for advanced students
of German. Prerequisite: GERM—202 or permission of instructor.
(ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
***GERM—341. Modern German Readings II 3 credits
Continuation of GERM—340 Prerequisite: GERM—340 or permission
of instructor. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)

** This course is taught in English. It fulfills a core requirement but does not fulfill a foreign Language requirement.
*** Offered when there is sufficient student interest.