German

Major in German (36 credits)

Required Courses:
212; 311; 312; six additional upper-division courses, of which at least three must be in literature, 399.

Major in German/Secondary Education (36 credits)

Required Courses:
Same as concentration in German, but must include 344.

Suggestion:
See the education department listing for minor requirements.

Minor (20 credits)

Required Courses:
212, 311, 312; and two additional upper-division 4-credit courses.

Courses (GERM)

111 Elementary German I. (4)
Basic elements of German. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, including work with pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Designed for students with no prior study of German.

112 Elementary German II. (4)
Continuation of basic German with emphasis on acquiring communicative skills, both narrative and descriptive, in a variety of practical situations. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible for study abroad in Salzburg.

211 Intermediate German. (4)
Review and continued study of German structures, with an emphasis on the development of reading skills and the discussion of ideas. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the core foreign language proficiency requirement and prepares students for 212 (HML).

212 Introduction to Literature. (4)
Study and analysis of literary texts in German to illustrate genre, periodization and poetic categories. This course is required for students who wish to earn a major or minor in German. 212 fulfills a core HML requirement.

271 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of department chair required. Consult department for applicability towards major requirements. Not available to first-year students.

311 German Conversation and Composition I. (4)
An exploration of the cultures of German speaking countries, with an emphasis on the development of discussion skills in response to written texts and a variety of media.

312 German Conversation and Composition II. (4)
Discovery and analysis of German culture, with special emphasis on developing writing skills in response to written texts and a variety of other media.

334 The Turn of the Century (1890-1918). (4)
The Fin de Siècle, Germany, and the Austrian-Habsburg era. Major works by Kafka, Schnitzler, Zweig, Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Mann. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212, 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

336 Literature of the Late 20th Century. (4)
Major texts of the second half of the 20th century. Selected works by authors such as Böll, Grass, Dürrenmatt, Frisch, Bachmann, Bernhard, Wolf among others. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

338 19th Century German Literature (1830-1890). (4)
Selections from such literary movements as Junges Deutschland (Heine, Büchner); Realism (Storm, Droste-Hülshoff, Fontane, Keller); and Naturalism (Hauptmann). Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

341 The Age of Goethe. (4)
The period between the Enlightenment and romanticism in Germany. Major works of Goethe, Schiller, Lessing, Hölderlin, and Kleist. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

343 German Poetry. (4)
Representative poets and poems, medieval to contemporary, with special emphasis on the classical and romantic periods. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

344 Topics in German History, Culture, and Civilization. (4)
Topics related to Germany, Austria and Switzerland, stressing the literature, culture, art, history and society. Offered alternate springs. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312. Required for students majoring in German with an Education minor.

346 Medieval German Literature. (4)
Major works of the Middle Ages from the Nibelungenlied and Minnesang to the works of Martin Luther, in modern German translation. Utilization of HMML as a resource center. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

347 Studies in Language and Style. (4)
This course assists students to develop their German language skills with special attention on writing, vocabulary building, grammar, and formal and informal language. Students develop their sensitivity to writing styles and types of texts by reading a variety of short texts and performing various writing tasks, including some translation. Prerequisite: 312 or equivalent. Offered every third year.

348 Literature of the Weimar Period. (4)
Major achievements from the period of expressionism to the rise of fascism. Works of such authors as Brecht, Hesse, Horvath, Feuchtwanger, Th. Mann, Broch, Musil. Related developments in film, art and architecture. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 and 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

349 German Romanticism. (4)
An interdisciplinary approach. Study of the romantic movement as a literary phenomenon in Western Civilization with reference to film and music as well as political thought from Werther to Wagner. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: 212; 311 or 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

355 Seminar. (4)
A detailed study of a particular author or topic. The precise subject to be studied will be announced prior to registration. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: 212; 311 or 312, or concurrent enrollment in 311 or 312.

371 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Permission of department chair and completion and/or concurrent registration of 12 credits within the department required. Consult department for applicability towards major requirements. Not available to first-year students.

398 Honors Senior Essay, Research, or Creative Project. (4)
Required for graduation with "Distinction in German." Prerequisite: HONR 396 and approval of the department chair and director of the Honors Thesis program. For further information see HONR 398.

399 Senior Project. (1 credit)
All majors must present a senior project in a public forum. In consultation with a faculty advisor students choose a project appropriate to their previous course of study and/or their individual goals.

Courses taught abroad

115 Elementary German I Abroad.
116 Elementary German II Abroad.
215 Intermediate German I Abroad.
216 Intermediate German II Abroad.
315 Conversation and Composition I Abroad.
316 Conversation and Composition II Abroad.
360 Advanced Grammar Abroad.
361 Selected Topics.
362 German Literature.