Courses

LGER 100  First-Year German I  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of German for the beginner: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. No previous study in German. Credit not allowed for both LGER 100 and LGER 105. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 101  First-Year German II  Credits: 5 (3-0-2)

Course Description: Essentials of German for the continuing student: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing.
Prerequisite: LGER 100 or LGER 105.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Placement exam can substitute for LGER 100. Credit not allowed for both LGER 101 and LGER 107. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face (3 credits face-to-face, 2 credits online) or Face-to-Face only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 108  Intensive German I  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Accelerated practice in German speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
Prerequisite: LGER 100 with a minimum grade of A or LGER 105 with a minimum grade of A.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor or placement exam can substitute for LGER 100 or LGER 105.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 120  Reading for Proficiency-German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Essentials of the German language for developing reading proficiency.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Credit for LGER 120 not allowed if LGER 101, LGER 107, or LGER 108 has been completed.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 200  Second-Year German I (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Grammar review and extensive practice in German conversation, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: LGER 101 or LGER 107 or LGER 108.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for course prerequisites. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LGER 201  Second-Year German II (GT-AH4)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Grammar review and extensive practice in conversation, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: LGER 200.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LGER 200. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, World Languages (GT-AH4).

LGER 208  Intensive German II  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Accelerated practice in speaking, reading, writing, and aural comprehension.
Prerequisite: LGER 108.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LGER 108.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 250  German Language, Literature, Culture in Translation (GT-AH2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected works in translation from different periods and genres which represent the interrelationship of the German language, literature, and culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B, Literature & Humanities (GT-AH2).

LGER 251  The Holocaust in Literature and Film  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Literature and the arts through representations of the Holocaust, more appropriately known as the Shoah. What role have the arts played in working through (and memorializing) the past? And what risks are there in "aestheticizing" the Holocaust? Topics include trauma, collective guilt, violence, and the role of the arts in society. Readings and discussion will be in English.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Arts & Humanities 3B.

LGER 296  Group Study-German  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Group study in German language/literature/culture.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 300  Reading and Writing for Communication-German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of reading and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of contemporary writing.
Prerequisite: LGER 201 or LGER 208.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for course prerequisites.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 301  Oral Communication-German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: In-depth language study to improve proficiency in all language skills emphasizing oral.
Prerequisite: LGER 201.
Registration Information: Placement exam can substitute for LGER 201. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 310  Approaches to German Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Appreciation and critical readings of representative works in prose, drama, and poetry.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 313  Introduction to German Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from German.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 326  German Phonetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Phonetic principles and their application to language sound system; intensive practice in pronunciation, intonation.
Prerequisite: LGER 300, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 335  Issues in German Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Historical context of contemporary issues in the culture of German-speaking countries.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 336  Issues in Swiss and Austrian Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Swiss and Austrian culture focusing on the development of their respective cultures from the medieval to the modern periods. Taught in German.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 345  Business German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Business and commercial aspects of the German language and culture.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 355  20th Century German Literature  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representative literary works from the 20th century.
Prerequisite: LGER 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 365  Introduction to German Cinema Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Terminology, techniques, and approaches specific to German cinema. Taught in German.
Prerequisite: LGER 310 or LGER 335.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 400  Advanced German Communication Skills  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of speaking, reading, and writing proficiency through an in-depth examination of representative writings and media communications.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 401  Advanced German Oral Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced language study to improve proficiency in German language skills, with an emphasis on oral communication.
Prerequisite: LGER 300.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 413  Advanced German Translation and Interpreting  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced practice in translation and interpreting of written and oral texts into and from the German.
Prerequisite: LGER 313.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 434  Advanced German Culture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical examination of selected topics in culture and cultural history of German-speaking countries.
Prerequisite: LGER 335 or LGER 336.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 441  Advanced Business German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced business and commercial aspects of the German language and culture.
Prerequisite: LGER 345.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 450  Selected German Literary Movements and Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Studies in selected literary movements and periods of Germany, such as classicism, realism, naturalism, existentialism.
Prerequisite: LGER 300 and LGER 310.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 452  Genre Studies in German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to major works in literature through selected literary genres and subgenres.
Prerequisite: LGER 300 and LGER 310.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 453  Author Studies in German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Development of critical approaches to authors through the appreciation and analysis of selected works.
Prerequisite: LGER 300 and LGER 310.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 454  Topic Studies in German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topic studies such as themes, topics, and interdisciplinary subjects in literature.
Prerequisite: LGER 300 and LGER 310.
Registration Information: May be taken up to 3 times for credit.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 465  Advanced Studies in German Film  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representation of German society and culture through film. Taught in German.
Prerequisite: LGER 365.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 492  Seminar-German Language, Literature, and Society  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Integrative study of language, literature, and society emphasizing relationships between texts and the society of their origin.
Prerequisite: (LGER 310) and (LGER 400 to 481 - at least 2 courses).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 495  Independent Study-German  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 500  Language Analysis/Stylistics-German  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of German structure through the examination of style in literary and non-literary texts.
Prerequisite: LGER 400.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 508  Intensive German-Graduate Review  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Immersion review of German for the teacher, developing intermediate-level proficiency in culture and the four skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to Summer Institute for Foreign Language Teaching. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 514  Issues in Teaching German  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Current theory and practice in second-language instruction; technological applications.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Concurrent graduate teaching assistantship required.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 525  History of the German Language  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Investigation of both internal (strictly linguistic) and external (sociolinguistic) factors in development of German.
Prerequisite: LGER 400.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 551  Selected German Literary Movements/Periods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies in and critical approaches to selected literary movements or periods.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in German.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 552  Advanced Studies in German Literary Genres  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced studies and critical approaches to literary genres through study of major works in foreign literatures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in German.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 553  Advanced German Author Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Critical approaches to the study of selected authors through appreciation and analysis of their major works.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in German.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 554  Advanced German Topic Studies  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Selected topics (theme, topoi, and interdisciplinary subjects) in foreign literatures.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in German.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 692  Seminar-German  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Treatment of selected topics in seminar.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Undergraduate degree in German.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

LGER 695  Independent Study-German  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.