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German (Ger)

Under WLC Option I, students with a concentration in German must complete at least 30 credits beyond the intermediate (Ger 201-202) level. Students electing the German Studies option may count only one of the following courses towards the major: Ger 370, Ger 371, Ger 375, Ger 378.

A. German Studies Required Core Courses:
(24 credits) Ger 301 (Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century, 3 cr.)
or Ger 304 (German for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 302 (Composition, 3 cr.)
Ger 305 (Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
or Ger 330 (Introduction to German Literature, 3 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 475 (Foundations of German Civilization, 4 cr.)
Ger 476 (Topics in German Cultural Studies, 4 cr.)

B. Electives:The remaining 6 credits may be chosen from the following courses:
Ger 301 (Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century, 3 cr.)
Ger 304 (German for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
Ger 330 (Introduction to German Literature, 3 cr.)
Ger 370 (German Studies in English, 4 cr.)
Ger 371 (The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory, 4 cr.)
Ger 375 (Grimms' Tales, 4 cr.)
Ger 378 (German Film and Media Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 395 (Study Abroad, 1-10 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)

C. Study Abroad:
The department strongly recommends that all students of German participate in an approved study abroad program based in a German-speaking country.

Curricular Notes: Ger 475 (4 cr.) and Ger 476 (4cr.) are required for the WLC major option in German Studies. Majors must enroll in each of these courses for 4 credits. Majors choosing the German Studies option may select one additional course for 4 cr. from the following: Ger 370, 371, 375, or 378.

Minor in German

The minor in German requires at least 15 credits, nine of which must be at the 300 level or higher, of these, three credits must be in literature or culture taught in German (320, 330 or 440). Eligible courses for the minor are: Ger 301, 302, 304, 305, 320, 330, and 440.

WLC Option II: Languages and Cultures for Professions
Under WLC Option II students with a concentration in German must complete a minimum of 30 credits beyond the intermediate (Ger 201-202) level. Students electing the LCP option may not count the following courses toward the major: Ger 370, Ger 371, Ger 375, Ger 378.

I. Languages and Cultures for Professions (Business)

Students with a primary major in the College of Business may select from one of the following options:
Business Option 1
International Business Secondary Major and German LCP Minor Emphasis (27 credits total)
A. International Business Secondary Major
(12 credits from approved list)

B. LCP Minor Emphasis Courses (15 credits):
Ger 304 (German for Business & Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 305 (Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 475 (Foundations of German Civilization, 4 cr.)
or Ger 476 Topics in German Cultural Studies, 4 cr.
Ger 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

Business Option 2
International Business Secondary Major and LCP Major Option (42 credits total)
A. International Business Secondary Major
(12 credits from approved list)

B. LCP Second Major (30 cr.)
I. LCP Required Core Courses (20 credits)
Ger 304 (German for Business & Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 305 (Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 475 (Foundations of German Civilization, 4 cr.)
or Ger 476 (Topics in German Cultural Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

II. Electives (10 credits)
Ger 301 (Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century, 3 cr.)
Ger 302 (Composition, 3 cr.)
Ger 330 (Introduction to German Literature, 3 cr.)
Ger 395 (Study Abroad, 2-6 cr.)* Additional credit from an approved study abroad program may be applied to the major.

Curricular Notes: students may only enroll in the Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP) Option as a Second Major. They may not graduate with the Second Major in LCP alone.

Business Option 3
Languages and Cultures for Professions (without International Business Major) (30 credits total)
I. LCP Required Core Courses (20 credits)
Ger 304 (German for Business & Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 305 (Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 475 (Foundations of German Civilization, 4 cr.)
or Ger 476 (Topics in German Cultural Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

II. Electives (10 credits)
Ger 301 (Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century, 3 cr.)
Ger 302 (Composition, 3 cr.)
Ger 330 (Introduction to German Literature, 3 cr.)
Ger 395 (Study Abroad, 2-6 cr.)*

* Additional credit from an approved study abroad program may be applied to the major.

II. Languages and Cultures for Professions (Engineering)
Engineering students pursuing the second major option in German are required to take at least 30 credits beyond the intermediate (Ger 201-202) level.

Engineering LCP: Second Major Option in German (30 credits total)
A. Required Core Courses (20 credits)
Ger 304 (German for Business & Professions, 3 cr.)
Ger 305 (Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe, 3 cr.)
Ger 320 (Germany Today, 3 cr.)
Ger 440 (Colloquium in German Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 475 (Foundations of German Civilization, 4 cr.)
or Ger 476 (Topics in German Cultural Studies, 4 cr.)
Ger 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)
B. Electives (10 credits)
Ger 301 (Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century, 3 cr.)
Ger 302 (Composition, 3 cr.)
Ger 330 (Introduction to German Literature, 3 cr.)
Ger 395 (Study Abroad, 2-6 cr.)*

* Additional credit from an approved study abroad program may be applied to the major.

Curricular Notes: students may only enroll in the Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP) Option as a Second Major. They may not graduate with the Second Major in LCP alone.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Ger 101. Elementary German I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.SS.Introduction to German language within the context of German culture; practice in the basic skills. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Ger 102. Elementary German II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S.SS.Prereq: 101. Continuation of German 101. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Ger 201. Intermediate German I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.Prereq: 102. Review of grammar, selected readings, further practice in oral and written communication. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Ger 202. Intermediate German II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S.Prereq: 201. Continuation of German 201. One section will emphasize the use of German in professional contexts. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Ger 301. Reading: Problems of the Early Twentieth Century. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 202. Emphasis on the development of reading skills through a variety of text types with a focus on German Culture from circa 1900 to 1933.

Ger 302. Composition. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 202. Emphasis on writing skills, with further development of grammar and reading skills using a variety of current and historical materials.

Ger 304. German for Business and Professions. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 202. Communication in business and professional contexts in German-speaking countries. Development of effective communication strategies and project management in the workplace. Cultural contexts of business and professional practice. Preparation for internships. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ger 305. Conversation: The City in Contemporary Europe. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 202 minimum, 301 recommended. Intensive conversational and listening practice in German with an emphasis on a major German-speaking city.

Ger 320. Germany Today. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 301 or 304. Selected topics dealing with contemporary German society and culture. Introduction to materials, resources, and forms of communication available on the Internet, and in other electronic and print media.

Ger 330. Introduction to German Literature. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 301 or permission of instructor. Selected readings in German literature from Classicism to present. Emphasis on techniques of reading and analysis of literary texts.

Ger 370. German Studies in English. (3-0) Cr. 3-4. Repeatable.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: Required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.
G. German topics on women or feminism (cross listed to W S 370G)

Ger 371. The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory. (3-0) Cr. 3-4.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level. Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German major credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.

Ger 375. Grimms' Tales. (3-0) Cr. 3-4.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level. Introduction to Germanic antiquities, mythology, and heroic legends; Herder's concept of Naturpoesie. Emphasis on the Grimm tales: theoretical approaches to the tales from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; perversions of these traditional tales by the National Socialists (Nazis). Readings in contemporary Grimm scholarship. Taught in English. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.

Ger 378. German Film and Media Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3-4. S.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, 6 credits in German at the 300 level. Analysis and interpretation of film or media in German society. Study of media production and reception within multicultural and global contexts. Thematic emphases based on faculty and student interest including: 1) film directors, genres, movements (e.g. New German Cinema), aesthetics, and cinematography or 2) media studies (e.g. television, mass press, popular culture). Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German.

Ger 395. Study Abroad. Cr. 1-10.Prereq: 2 years university-level German. Supervised instruction in language and culture of Germany; formal class instruction at level appropriate to student's training, augmented by practical living experience.

Ger 440. Colloquium in German Studies. Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.Prereq: 302, and either 320 or 330. Fourth credit required for the major. Emphasis on student research in a colloquium format. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ger 475. Foundations of German Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3-4. F.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, six credits in German at the 300 level. Study of various aspects of German history and culture from the Germanic tribes and Christianization to 1870. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ger 476. Topics in German Cultural Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3-4. S.Prereq: Sophomore classification. For fourth credit, six credits in German at the 300 level. Continuation of 475 and will cover German history and culture up to the modern era. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required or German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Ger 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.Prereq: 6 credits in German and permission of department chair. Designed to meet the needs of students who seek work in areas other than those in which courses are offered, or who desire to integrate a study of literature or language with special problems in major fields. No more than 9 credits of Ger 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Ger 499. Internship in German. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.Prereq: 9 credits of German at the 300 level; permission of advisor and the World Languages and Cultures Internship coordinator. Work experience using German language skills in the public or private sector, combined with academic work under faculty supervision. Available only to majors and minors. Ger 499 may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. No more than 3 credits of Ger 499 may be applied to the major. Satisfactory-fail only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Ger 590. Special Topics in German. Cr. 2-4. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level German.
A. Literature or Literary Criticism
B. Linguistics
C. Language Pedagogy
D. Civilization