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Course ID:GRMN 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary German I
Course
Description:
Development of the language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a cultural context with a focus on spoken German. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Elementary German I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 1002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary German II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Elementary German I. Development of the language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a cultural context with a focus on spoken German. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Elementary German II
Prerequisite:GRMN 1001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 1110. 4 hours.
Course Title:Accelerated Elementary German
Course
Description:
Accelerated course reviewing basic principles of the German language for students with some background in high school German. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Accelerated Elementary German
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 1140H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 1140H. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary German (Honors)
Course
Description:
A combination of Elementary German I and Elementary German II. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Elementary German Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate German I
Course
Description:
Topic-oriented course focusing on contemporary German culture and society. Comprehensive review of German grammar, vocabulary building, practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate German I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 2001E
Prerequisite:GRMN 1002 or GRMN 1110 or GRMN 1140H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2001E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate German I
Course
Description:
Topic-oriented course focusing on contemporary German culture and society. Comprehensive review of German grammar, vocabulary building, practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate German I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 2001
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:GRMN 1002 or GRMN 1110 or GRMN 1140H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate German II
Course
Description:
Continuation of Intermediate German I. Topic-oriented course focusing on contemporary German culture and society. Comprehensive review of German grammar, vocabulary building, practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate German II
Prerequisite:GRMN 2001 or GRMN 2001E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Accelerated Intermediate German
Course
Description:
Accelerated course with comprehensive grammar review and readings of intermediate texts; composition and conversation. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Accelerated Intermed German
Prerequisite:GRMN 1002 or GRMN 1110
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2140H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate German (Honors)
Course
Description:
Intensive readings in modern German literature and culture, composition, and conversation. Additional language laboratory work may be required. Not open to native speakers.
Athena Title:Intermediate German Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 2001, GRMN 2001E, GRMN 2002
Prerequisite:(GRMN 1002 or GRMN 1110) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Viking Mythology
Course
Description:
Explores the Viking myths and legends from multiple perspectives: comparative world mythology; ancient Germanic origins; medieval literary and historical context; modern reception, revival, and misuse; popular mass culture; and creative reinterpretation. Taught in English.
Athena Title:Viking Mythology
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to German Culture Studies
Course
Description:
Introduces central texts, schools, and debates of German cultural studies and their relationship to literature and film. Issues addressed may include nationalism, gender studies, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, pop culture, and critiques of industrial/capitalist society. Required of all German majors; open to all students. Taught in English.
Athena Title:Intro German Culture Studies
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Improbable Laughter? German Film Comedy
Course
Description:
German film comedy during the 20th and 21st centuries, accompanied by an introduction to the genre of comedy and theories of laughter and humor. No background knowledge required. All readings and discussions are in English and all films are in English or have English subtitles.
Athena Title:GERM FILM COMEDY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Germany and the Holocaust
Course
Description:
The history of the Holocaust, its aftermath in German society and artistic reflection in Germany from 1945 on; discussion of German-Jewish relations, historical trials, important debates, the representation of the Holocaust in German literature, film, and art, and its memorialization in Germany. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GERMANY & HOLOCAUST
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 2500. 3 hours.
Course Title:The German Fairy Tale
Course
Description:
Traditional German folk tales, fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and German authors in the social and cultural context of the early 19th century. The use and abuse of fairy tales in contemporary culture and popular media, including advertising, film, and TV. Taught in English.
Athena Title:The German Fairy Tale
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 3870
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language: Culture and Society I
Course
Description:
Refines basic command of the language, emphasizing written and oral expression. Materials include historical and autobiographical texts that acquaint students with German history and culture from 1900 to the present. Discussion of social, cultural, and political questions central to the development of modern Germany.
Athena Title:Lang Culture and Society I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 3015
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3015. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language: Engineering and Science
Course
Description:
Advanced study of German through an examination of the fields of engineering and science in Germany, with an emphasis on the knowledge and skills needed for success in a German university, lab, or workplace.
Athena Title:Language Engineering and Scien
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN 3010
Nontraditional Format:Designed for students from the College of Engineering, but open to all who satisfy prerequisites.
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language: Culture and Society II
Course
Description:
Development of language skills, emphasizing compositions, oral reports, discussions. Organized around literature, film, websites, and nonfiction on topics pertaining to contemporary Germany. Topics include political movements and parties; issues of postunification, the GDR and the Nazi past; multiculturalism; environmentalism; the press and other media; and Germany in a united Europe.
Athena Title:Lang Culture and Society II
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Germania
Course
Description:
Explores the diverse histories and cultures of pre-national Germany from the Germanic barbarians through the Holy Roman Empire to the Thirty Years' War (1618-48). Emphasis on history, archaeology, art, and architecture, as well as their historical, religious, and political context. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Germania
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3120. 3 hours.
Course Title:German Courtly Literature
Course
Description:
Reading and analysis of representative lyric and epic texts from the medieval German "Blütezeit" (1150-1250). Explores the origins and development of German/European secular society in the courtly ideals of love and romance, knighthood and femininity, war and redemption. Taught in German.
Athena Title:German Courtly Literature
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Age of Reformation
Course
Description:
Multi-media investigation of the period of massive intellectual and religious transition between 1350 and 1600 in the German-speaking lands. Emphasis on the Catholic conciliar movement; the Protestant Reformation and Sectarianism; and the rise and spread of Northern Humanism. Includes close-readings of German texts. Taught in German.
Athena Title:The Age of Reformation
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contrastive Grammar: German - English
Course
Description:
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.
Athena Title:CONT GRMN GER-ENG
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3300. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to German Cinema
Course
Description:
Survey of history of German cinema; investigation of particular directors, periods, and styles; relationship between German and other national cinemas. Course includes a required weekly film screening. Taught in English.
Athena Title:INTRO GRMN CINEMA
Nontraditional Format:This follows the same format as the film courses offered by Theater and Film Studies. Students must attend a scheduled 2-hour film screening every week, but this is simply part of the work for the course (analogous to a reading assignment in a literature class), and therefore does not carry any additional credit.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Revolution, Revolt, and Nationlism in the Nineteenth Century
Course
Description:
Discussion of texts by German/Austrian writers and artists who responded to and participated in political movements of the nineteenth century. Texts address the Napoleonic Wars, democratic visions, the mid-century revolts, women's rights, Jewish emancipation, and the rise of nationalism. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Revolution, Revolt, Nationism
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3420. 3 hours.
Course Title:The German Romantic Age
Course
Description:
What is Romanticism? How do artistic disciplines vary in their expression of Romantic ideals? Works include nineteenth-century poems, fairy tales, short fiction, letters, brief philosophical texts, music, and art. Taught in German.
Athena Title:The German Romantic Age
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:German for Reading Knowledge
Course
Description:
Review of grammar, idioms, and vocabulary; practice in translating moderately difficult technical and non-technical German texts into correct English. Does not apply to the major or minor in German or language certificates. Satisfies language requirement for graduate students.
Athena Title:GERREADKNOWL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Issues in German Culture, Society, and Literature
Course
Description:
Selected contemporary topics in the culture, civilization, language, or literature of German-speaking countries. Taught in English.
Athena Title:CONT ISSUES IN GRMN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3600H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Heroic Literature (Honors)
Course
Description:
The oldest northern European medieval literary movements from the Age of Migrations to the Viking period, with influences from mythology and folklore. Taught in English.
Athena Title:HEROIC LIT HONORS
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Discourses of Post-War Literature
Course
Description:
Post-war German-speaking literature and ideas. Traces literary themes and topics and analyzes their social, political, and cultural context. Includes aftermath of World War II (philosophical, political, cultural, economic), feminism, new politics of the 60s/70s, terrorism, foreigners/guestworkers/immigrants, East and West Germany, Generation X. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Discourses of Post-War Lit
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3620H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Wild Berlin of Bertolt Brecht (Honors)
Course
Description:
Focuses on German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century drama. Discussion of Brecht's political and artistic development during his Berlin years, a period of explosive political constellations and artistic controversy. Involves the discussion of art, music, film, and drama from the period.
Athena Title:BERLIN OF B BRECHT
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Memory, History, Narrative
Course
Description:
Personal and historical memory in literary texts. Discussion of "Geschichte" in its multiple meanings of history and story, questions of literary representation, and role of gender. Longer narratives supplemented by short stories, essays, interviews, and music that illuminate socio-historic contexts. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Memory, History, Narrative
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3710. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Wall
Course
Description:
The Berlin Wall as a site of history and imagination within the context of post-war politics, culture, and everyday life. Discussion of the physical border and the persistence of mental "walls" between East and West Germans. Prose supplemented by political documents, interviews, films, and music. Taught in German.
Athena Title:The Wall
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Authorities and Law in Modern German Society and Culture
Course
Description:
A cross-cultural exploration of current perceptions and interactions of authorities (e.g., police) with the public through examination of laws and regulations. Specific focus on protecting youth, religious neutrality in schools, migration, and immigration. Explores crime and morality in literature and popular media such as television crime dramas. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Authorities Law in Mod Ger Soc
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Heritage German: Language Change and Language Shift
Course
Description:
Provides a broad overview of the social and institutional factors that affect language use in German-speaking heritage communities in the United States. Emphasis is placed on quantifiable methods for correlating extra-linguistic factors with observable changes in language use over time.
Athena Title:Heritage German
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Literature in Music, Music in Literature
Course
Description:
Explores the synthesis of the verbal and musical arts in German culture from a dual perspective: literary content of musical genres (such as minne- and meistersang, Lutheran hymn, cantata, opera, folk song, lied), and musical structures and themes in certain literary works. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Lit in Music, Music in Lit
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:German Film
Course
Description:
The history of German film and its political, social, and cultural contexts. Includes expressionism, nazi film, post-war "Heimatfilm," new German cinema, the post-wall comedy wave, and the contemporary state of German film making. Taught in German.
Athena Title:German Film
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Children's and Youth Literature
Course
Description:
Examines the representation of childhood in German juvenile literature in various genres. Issues of identity and self-realization in traditional and contemporary children's literature. Focuses on stories that reflect upon the art and value of storytelling, as well as the nature and function of creative imagination. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Children's and Youth Lit
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3840. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Jewish Experience in German Culture
Course
Description:
Contributions of Jews and Jewish culture to the German-speaking world. Emphasis on how Jewish writers, thinkers, and artists portray their experiences and identities. Responses of Jews and non-Jews to discrimination, emancipation, assimilation, the Holocaust, and the Jewish presence in Germany today. Taught in English.
Athena Title:JEWISH EXPERIENCE
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Goethe's Life and Works
Course
Description:
Taking Goethe's late autobiographical writing Dichtung und Wahrheit as point of departure, this course explores the life and work of Goethe, focusing on dramatic, novelistic, and poetic genres for which he is renowned and considering their aesthetic, historical, and cultural implications. Taught in German; English as necessary.
Athena Title:Intro to Goethe's Life Works
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 3860. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Evolution of German as a Standard Language
Course
Description:
Provides an understanding of the linguistic processes and cultural factors determining the evolution of German as a codified standard language from the Reformation to the present.
Athena Title:Evol German as Standard Lang
Prerequisite:GRMN 2002 or GRMN 2110 or GRMN 2140H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3870. 3 hours.
Course Title:The German Fairy Tale Tradition
Course
Description:
Traditional folk fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and literary fairy tales by Clemens Brentano, Ludwig Tieck, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué and others in their social and cultural contexts. Taught in German.
Athena Title:German Fairy Tale Tradition
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 3990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in German
Course
Description:
Independent study, research, and substantial final project under the direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:Directed Study in German
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4001/6001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced German Conversation and Composition
Course
Description:
Vocabulary building and review of grammar. Emphasis on common errors of English speakers and on distinctions in meaning.
Athena Title:Adv German Convers and Comp
Prerequisite:GRMN 3020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4015. 3 hours.
Course Title:Magic, Monsters, and the Occult in German Literature
Course
Description:
Texts that address themes from occult science and philosophy such as magic, alchemy, and secret societies by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Gustav Meyrink and excerpts from works by Paracelsus and other occult scientists and philosophers. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Magic Monsters and the Occult
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theory and Practice of German Theater
Course
Description:
Overview of major developments in German-speaking theater. Students will be introduced to various dramaturgical models and analytic approaches (semiotic, phenomenological, social) before analyzing representative texts and performances. Theoretical insights will then be applied to the production of a play. Taught in German; readings in German and English.
Athena Title:German Theater
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Goethe and Islam
Course
Description:
The influence of Islam on Goethe was profound. This course examines various literary responses, such as his "Mahomets Gesang" or the "West-östlicher Divan"; considers how Islamic and Qur'anic thought is reflected elsewhere in his oeuvre; and investigates Muslim responses to Goethe (especially that of Muh. Iqbal). Taught in German.
Athena Title:Goethe and Islam
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4210. 3 hours.
Course Title:From the Enlightenment to the Dialectic of Enlightenment
Course
Description:
An in-depth study of major texts from the German cultural and literary traditions, going from the Enlightenment to twentieth-century critical appraisals of that very same Enlightenment tradition. Authors considered include Kant, Mendelssohn, Goethe, Hoffmann, Rilke, Kafka, Kracauer, Simmel, Brecht, the brothers Mann, Benjamin, Riefenstahl, Celan, Arendt, Wolf, and Habermas. Taught in English.
Athena Title:ENLIGHTENMENT
Prerequisite:Second-year standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Germany and the French Revolution
Course
Description:
The political and literary reception of the French Revolution in Germany. Includes representative literature of German classicism, travelogues and journalistic writings by German Jacobins, and political and sociological essays from 1775 to 1806. Focuses on the relationship between politics and aesthetics. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Germany and French Revolution
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 4380/6380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contrastive Grammar: German-English
Course
Description:
Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.
Athena Title:CONT GRAM GER-ENG
Prerequisite:LING 2100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4410/6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Holocaust in German Literature and Film
Course
Description:
Literary and cinematic representations of the Holocaust from post-war to contemporary Germany. Topics include: artistic versus historical truth, moral and ethical dimensions, representation in different media. Additional readings address the social, political, and cultural significance of the Holocaust in German society. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Holocaust German Lit and Film
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in German Studies or Linguistics
Course
Description:
Intensive reading and study of a genre, period, or topic.
Athena Title:German Studies or Linguistics
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4520. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Senior Seminar
Course
Description:
Capstone course for German majors, minors, and advanced students. Selected topics in German literature and culture. Required for German majors.
Athena Title:Senior Seminar
Prerequisite:GRMN 3020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4610H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Elective Affinities: Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue (Honors)
Course
Description:
Since time immemorial, literary writers and philosophers have engaged in an intense dialogue and intellectual exchange. How have the discourses of literature, poetry, and philosophy mutually influenced and complemented each other? Figures considered may include Plato, Kleist, Hoelderlin, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kafka, Hesse, Arendt, Adorno, Celan and Gadamer. Taught in English.
Athena Title:LIT AND PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:German Phonology and Morphology
Course
Description:
Theoretical and applied German phonology and word structure. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GER PHONOL MORPHOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GRMN(LING) 6810
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Vienna: Literature, Art, Music, Culture
Course
Description:
The golden age of Viennese culture, from the fin-de-siecle literature of the cafes to the rise of expressionism, the influence of psychoanalysis, and the ravages of the war. Figures considered include: Mozart, Schubert, the Strauss dynasty, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Mahler, Freud, Wittengenstein, Kafka, Altenberg, Polgar, Trakl, Kraus and Musil. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Vienna Lit Art Music Culture
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Image and Word: Reading Culture Through the Visual Arts
Course
Description:
An exploration of various stages of German and Austrian culture through the visual arts. Attuned to the relation between word and image, we interpret exemplary paintings, poetry and prose from the rich German and Austrian artistic traditions. Figures: Duerer, Friedrich, Klimt, Lasker-Schueler, Schiele, Kokoschka, Kiefer, Beuys, Hoech, Rilke, Celan, and Richter. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Culture Through Visual Arts
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4800. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship
Course
Description:
Designed for students interning at a company with a German- speaking working environment. Students apply and deepen their German language skills and cultural knowledge while gaining hands-on work experience in a professional work/business environment.
Athena Title:Internship
Nontraditional Format:Students submit a learning agreement prior to the start of the internship, intern for at least four weeks full-time, keep a written journal of their work experience, and write a final paper reflecting on their observations. Paper may be a cross- cultural comparison.
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4810. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Contemporary Issues in German Business and Politics
Course
Description:
Builds detailed, specialized knowledge of cutting-edge issues in contemporary German/European public and corporate life. Current events and student-teacher consensus will determine thematic foci. Intended to foster competence in reading "newspaper" German and development of a good formal written style with emphasis on rhetoric and idioms. Taught in German.
Athena Title:Contemp Business and Politics
Prerequisite:GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or project under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Dir Reading and/or Project Hon
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:(GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or project under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Dir Reading and/or Project Hon
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:(GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research, under the direction of a project director, leading to a formal thesis.
Athena Title:Honors Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:(GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6020. 1 hour.
Course Title:Survey of German Literature and Film
Course
Description:
Concise overview of German literary history and the history of German film.
Athena Title:SURVEY GERMAN LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Medieval German Courtly Literature
Course
Description:
Representative narrative texts from the classical period of Middle High German literature (c. 1150-1250). Focus on Arthurian romance as both the paradigmatic genre of medieval aristocratic self-representation and the prototype of the modern European novel.
Athena Title:MED GER COURT LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Early Modern German Literature, 1400-1700
Course
Description:
Broad overview of German literature from approximately 1400 to 1700, including Neo-Latin writings by German authors. Readings from Humanism, Reformation, and Baroque represent the development of forms and aesthetics within the historical and cultural context.
Athena Title:EARLY MOD GER LIT
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:18th-Century Texts and Contexts
Course
Description:
Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 18th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical context.
Athena Title:18TH TEXTS CONTEXTS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6350. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Classics and Romantics
Course
Description:
Interpretation and analysis of works from the late 18th through early 19th centuries considered in their social, cultural, and historical contexts. Studies of individual authors, specific genres, significant topics, or literary constellations.
Athena Title:CLASS & ROM
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:19th-Century Texts and Contexts
Course
Description:
Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 19th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical contexts.
Athena Title:19TH TEXTS CONTEXTS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6450. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Fin-de-Siecle: Its Roots and Aftermath
Course
Description:
What cultural, social, and political conditions gave rise to the fin-de-siecle spirit in the 19th and 20th centuries? Placing the phenomenon in a comparative context, this seminar explores the period's vibrant literature, its arts (Jugendstil), and the rise of crucial intellectual movements (psychoanalysis, relativism, aestheticism), including their persistence in the present.
Athena Title:FIN-DE-SIECLE
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Structure of Modern German
Course
Description:
Linguistic and sociolinguistic structures of modern German with relevant linguistic terminology. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, and syntax. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GERMAN STUCTURE
Prerequisite:GRMN 3001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:German Gothic Literature
Course
Description:
Broad overview of the development of Gothic horror literature in Germany from the 18th to the 20th century in its historical and cultural contexts. Study of 18th- and early 19th-century aesthetic theory, which inspired German authors of horror literature. Given in German.
Athena Title:GOTHIC LIT
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 6500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:20th- and 21st-Century Texts and Contexts
Course
Description:
Significant works, authors, topics, genres, or movements in 20th- and 21st-century literature examined within their specific historical contexts.
Athena Title:20TH TEXTS CONTEXTS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of the German Language
Course
Description:
The origins of modern standard German from the Indo-European parent language through proto-Germanic, Old and Middle High German, and the early modern period.
Athena Title:HIST GER LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 7000. 3-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 27 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN 7300. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 27 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Teaching College German
Course
Description:
Methods for teaching foreign language and development of language skills in German. For teaching assistants in German and graduate students in German and Language Education. Taught in English.
Athena Title:TEACH COLL GERM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 7600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Teaching with Technology
Course
Description:
Professional development in language pedagogy with a focus on enhancing teaching through technology. Assessment of how technologies can enrich student learning and be effectively integrated into syllabi and curricula.
Athena Title:TEACHING TECHNOLOGY
Prerequisite:GRMN(LING) 7500 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 8160. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or project under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 8200. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:German Cinema
Course
Description:
History of German cinema; investigation of particular directors, periods, and styles; relationship between German and other national cinemas. The course includes a required weekly film screening.
Athena Title:GERMAN CINEMA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gothic
Course
Description:
Morphology, phonology, and history of the Gothic language based on extant texts. Emphasis on the development of earlier stages of the language and on its later language forms. Taught in English.
Athena Title:GOTHIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Middle High German
Course
Description:
Phonology and grammar of the language, with extensive readings in the prose, epic, and lyric poetry of the Middle High German era.
Athena Title:MIDDLE HIGH GER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 8410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Proseminar: Text and Interpretation
Course
Description:
An introduction to German literary studies. Techniques and methods of interpretation of literary works. Topics include: genres and literary periodization, literary theories, research methods.
Athena Title:TEXT & INTERP
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(CMLT) 8480. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)
Course
Description:
Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.
Athena Title:AESTHETICTHEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(CMLT) 8490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Theory
Course
Description:
Introduction to the literary, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical theories of the Frankfurt School (first-, second-, and third-generation theorists). Examines the main tenets of this tradition, places these theories in a comparative context, and explores the after-effects of Critical Theory in contemporary criticism.
Athena Title:CRITICAL THEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Linguistics
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of a subject or topic in German linguistics. Taught in English.
Athena Title:SEM GER LINGUISTIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN(LING) 8520. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Language Variation
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of synchronic and diachronic variation in German. Taught in English.
Athena Title:SEM GER LANG
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 8530. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Literature
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of a particular genre, theme, topic, or author.
Athena Title:SEM GER LITERATURE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GRMN 8540. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in German Studies
Course
Description:
Intensive investigation of a particular theme or topic.
Athena Title:SEM GER STUDIES
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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