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101

GRMN 101. Exploring Your World - elementary level I. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Beginning language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; elementary grammar; and introduction to German culture. Prerequisite: juniors and seniors by permission only.

101A

GRMN 101A. Intensive Elementary German. 1.5 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:4,Other:2
Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Introduction to everyday German culture. Successful completion meets the prerequisites for GRMN 103.

102

GRMN 102. Everyday Life in Germany - elementary level II. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Continuation of language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; grammar; reading in culture and literature. Prerequisite: GRMN 101 or equivalent.

103

GRMN 103. Building Proficiency in German. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
A continuation and review of basic grammar, emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent.

104

GRMN 104. Communicating in Context. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Review of basic grammar, emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: GRMN 103 or equivalent.

127

GRMN 127. Intermediate German - Part A. .5 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:2
Together with GRMN 128 these courses will provide students with the skills covered in the one-semester course GRMN 103. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent.

128

GRMN 128. Intermediate German - Part B. .5 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:2
Together with GRMN 127 these courses will provide students with the skills covered in the one-semester course GRMN 103. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent.

201

GRMN 201. Strategies in Speaking German. .5 Credits.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:2; Repeatable
Concentration on development of speaking skills. Conducted in German by native speaker. Intended for students enrolled in 200 and 300-level courses. Prerequisite: GRMN 103 or equivalent.

202

GRMN 202. Strategies in Speaking German. .5 Credits.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:2; Repeatable
Concentration on development of speaking skills. Conducted in German by native speaker. Intended for students enrolled in 200 and 300-level courses. Prerequisite: GRMN 103 or equivalent.

204

GRMN 204. German Conversation and Composition. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Intensive practice in speaking and writing German. Prerequisite: GRMN 104 or equivalent.

221

GRMN 221. Doing Business in Germany. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Development of skills necessary to function in the German business world. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

225

GRMN 225. German for Engineers and Natural Scientists. .5 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:2
Introduction to concepts and vocabulary pertinent to these disciplines as well as discussion of the "culture" of engineering and science in German-speaking countries. Prerequisite: GRMN 103 or equivalent.

230

GRMN 230. Genre and History: Introduction to German Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Examination of a genre and its historical development with an emphasis on developing a critical approach to the reading of texts. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

231

GRMN 231. Reading German Literature. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Intended to sharpen the critical skills developed in GRMN 230 and provide students with more in-depth knowledge of a particular genre. Prerequisites: GRMN 204 and permission of the instructor.

240

GRMN 240. Reflections of Science and Technology in German Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An overview of German cultural responses to technological and scientific progress from the early 1800s to the present. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

251

GRMN 251. Achtung Kamera. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
This course is an introduction to German film studies. It provides a survey of German films from the beginning until today. Prerequisite: GRMN 204.

261

GRMN 261. Nazi Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
A study of Nazi attitudes towards the arts, science, education, mass media, work, morality, sex, war, and religion. In English. Crosslisted as UNIV 261.

270

GRMN 270. The Bourgeois Era: 19th-century Germany. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
An overview of German society from Romanticism to World War I from a cultural-historical perspective. In German or English. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

272

GRMN 272. Modern German Culture 1945-1990. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
An overview of cultural, social, economic, and political issues in the two Germanys. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

273

GRMN 273. The Berlin Republic since 1990. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Exploration of the cultural world of Germany since unification including literature, art, film, music. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

295

GRMN 295. Topics in German Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Study of topics in German culture or literature at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

296

GRMN 296. Advanced German Composition. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Concentration on the writing of analytic German. Advanced level. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

310

GRMN 310. German for Reading Knowledge. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Students will learn grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to read German-language texts in their discipline. In English. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

318

GRMN 318. Contemporary German Cinema. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Analysis of contemporary German cinema. Advanced level.

322

GRMN 322. Leitmotifs in 19th-century German Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Examination of how German-speaking writers, artists, and composers use a specific form and/or address a specific issues at various points throughout the 19th-century. Prerequisite: GRMN 230 or equivalent.

328

GRMN 328. The Cold War in Germany. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Analysis of Cold War politics and literature in East and West Germany, 1945 to 1990 and beyond. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 230 or equivalent.

329

GRMN 329. German Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Analysis and interpretation of major literary works. In German. Prerequisites: GRMN 204 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

390

GRMN 390. Independent Projects in German Studies. .5-1 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies; Repeatable
Subject to be selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

391

GRMN 391. Culture of the Weimar Republic. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
A study of the history, economy, politics, and culture of the Weimar Republic. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 270 or GRMN 272 or GRMN 273 or equivalent.

392

GRMN 392. Advanced Seminar in Selected Literary Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
The course will deal with selected topics in German literature on an advanced level. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 230 or equivalent.

393

GRMN 393. Advanced Seminar in Selected Cultural Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
The course will deal with selected topics in German culture on an advanced level. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 270 or GRMN 272 or GRMN 273 or equivalent.

419

GRMN 419. Culminating Experience. .25 Credits.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies
Independent study with a faculty member to prepare an oral presentation for annual German Studies Mini-Conference. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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