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. Placement exam required. 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 105 prerequisite.
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 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.