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German

101. Elementary German I.  3 cr.

Fundamentals of oral and written German. Focus on development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and culture. Special emphasis on oral communication. Fall and Spring. 

102. Elementary German II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 101. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent. Fall and Spring. 

201. Intermediate German I. 3 cr.

An expansion of the language skills acquired in German 101 and 102. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. This course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent. Fall and Spring. 

202. Intermediate German II. 3 cr.

Fourth semester capstone course designed to continue the developments of oral and written skills. Students will read and discuss selected cultural and literary texts, review grammar in the context of situations and readings, and explore cultural trends and issues. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent. Fall and Spring. 

270.  Perspectives on the Holocaust.  3 cr.

Analysis of the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives (social, political, historical, cinematic, artistic, moral, etc.) to help students appreciate the enormity of the event.  A team-taught interdisciplinary course.Taught in English. Intermittently. 

271. Antisemitism. 3 cr.

This course will explore the nature and history of the hatred and persecution of Jews (antisemitism) in western culture. It will pay special attention to the philosophical, sociological, psychological, and religious roots of antisemitism. It will also focus on antisemitism's most violent manifestations during the 20th century to the present. Intermittently. 

301W. German Conversation and Composition I. 3 cr.

A course designed to expand oral and written fluency through extensive reading, discussion, and writing on a variety of topics. A systematic grammar review is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. Intermittently.

302W. German Conversation and Composition II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 301W with more emphasis on fluency in speaking and writing and idiomatic use of the language. Prerequisite: 301W or equivalent. Intermittently.

305. Text, Film, Culture. 3 cr. 

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of texts and films in relation to their cultural, historical and political contexts. Intermittently. 

322W.  German Culture and Civilization.  3 cr.

Study of political, historical, social, cultural, and environmental issues and developments that contribute to the construction of nation and identity in Germany. Intermittently.

328W. Introduction to German Drama. 3 cr.

Analysis of selected works and authors, including review of dramatic forms, techniques, and theories. Intermittently.

330W. Modern German Prose. 3 cr.

Individual’s search for identity in the prose works of T. Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Böll, Frisch, and others. Intermittently.

360W. German for Business. 3 cr.

Spoken and written language of business German:  letter writing, import, export, commercial transactions and business protocols.  Topics will include business, finance, marketing and economics. Intermittently.

410.  Intensive Immersion German Conversation.  3 cr.

An advanced conversation course to augment the student's oral/aural skills. Intermittently.

422W.  German Culture through Film.  3 cr.

Study of German socio-cultural and historical context through a wide range of films from the silent era to the present. Intermittently.

432W. Germany: Issues and Identity.   3 cr.

Exploration of contemporary Germany's position in the 21st century. Focus on political developments, current events, cultural highlights, society, everyday life, national identity and global connections. Discussions based on present-day news, common selected readings and portrayals in various media. Intermittently.

461W. Survey of German Literature II: 18th Century to the Present. 3 cr.

Study of literary traditions, representative authors, and major literary works. Intermittently.

467W.  Advanced German Grammar.  3 cr.

Study of the finer points of German grammar with emphasis on idiomatic uses of the language and the subtle differences in meaning in the use of specific elements of grammar. Intermittently.

470W.  Advanced German Composition.  3 cr.

Designed to strengthen competence in written expression through process-oriented practice of different essay formats and writing strategies.  Course focuses on cultural context and includes continued study and use of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Intermittently.

480W. Directed Readings. 1-3 cr.

Individual research on topics in German language, literature or culture under close faculty supervision; with written permission of the department. Variable credit. Intermittently.