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101

Exploring Your World -- elementary level I (I; 4, 0)

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

Intensive Elementary German (II; 4, 2) One and a half course.

Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Introduction to everyday German culture. Successful completion meets the prerequisite for GRMN 103.

102

Everyday Life in Germany -- elementary level II (II; 4, 0)

Continuation of language skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; grammar; reading in culture and literature. Prerequisite: GRMN 101 or equivalent.

103

Building Proficiency in German -- intermediate level I (I; 4, 0)

A continuation and review of basic grammar, emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent.

104

Communicating in Context -- intermediate level II (II; 4, 0)

Review of basic grammar, emphasizing all four language skills and culture. Prerequisite: GRMN 103 or equivalent.

127

128. Intermediate German, Part A and Part B (I and II; 2, 0) Half course.

Together these courses will provide students with the skills covered in the one-semester course GRMN 103. Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or equivalent.

201

202. Strategies in Speaking German (I and II; R; 2, 0) Half course.

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

German Conversation and Composition (I; 3, 0)

Intensive practice in speaking and writing German. Prerequisite: GRMN 104 or equivalent. 

221

Doing Business in Germany (I; 3, 0)

Development of skills necessary to function in the German business world. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

225

German for Engineers and Natural Scientists (I or II; 2, 0) Half course.

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

Genre and History: Introduction to German Studies (I; 3, 0)

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

Reading German Literature (AI; R; 3, 0)

Intended to sharpen the critical skills developed in GRMN 230 and provide students with more in-depth knowledge of a particular genre. Prerequisite: GRMN 204.

240

Reflections of Science and Technology in German Culture (I or II; 3, 0)

An overview of German cultural responses to technological and scientific progress from the early 1800s to the present. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

251

Achtung Kamera (I; 2, 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

Nazi Culture (I; 3, 0)

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

The Bourgeois Era: 19th-century Germany (AII; 3, 0)

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

Modern German Culture 1945-1990 (AII; 3, 0)

An overview of cultural, social, economic, and political issues in the two Germanys. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

273

The Berlin Republic since 1990 (AII; 3, 0)

Exploration of the cultural world of Germany since unification including literature, art, film, music. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

295

Topics in German Studies (II; R; 3, 0)

Study of topics in German culture or literature at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

296

Advanced German Composition (II; R; 3, 0)

Concentration on the writing of analytic German. Advanced level. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

310

German for Reading Knowledge (I or II; 3, 0)

Students will learn grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to read German-language  texts in their disciplines. In English. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

318

Contemporary German Cinema (AI or AII; 3, 0)

Analysis of contemporary German cinema. Advanced level.

322

Leitmotifs in 19th-century German Culture (I or II; 3, 0)

Examination of how German-speaking writers, artists, and composers use a specific form and/or address a specific issue at various points throughout the 19th century. Prerequisite: GRMN 230 or equivalent.

328

The Cold War in Germany (I; 3, 0)

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

German Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries (I or II; 3, 0)

Analysis and interpretation of major literary works. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 204 or equivalent.

390

Independent Projects in German Studies (I and II; R) Half to full course.

Subject to be selected by student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

392

Advanced Seminar in Selected Literary Topics (I or II; R; 3, 0)

The course will deal with selected topics in German literature on an advanced level. In German. Prerequisite: GRMN 230 or equivalent.

393

Advanced Seminar in Selected Cultural Topics (AI and AII; R; 3, 0)

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

Culminating Experience (II) Quarter course.

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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