GERM 101 Elementary German 1
An intensive introduction to practical German with an emphasis placed on the four language skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Four class periods per week and required laboratory work. Annually, as needed.
GERM 102 Elementary German 2 - GS 7
Continuation of GERM 101. Prerequisite: GERM 101. Annually.
GERM 203 Intermediate German 1 - GS 7
Study of intermediate language through grammar, vocabulary, conversation, readings, composition, and culture. Four class periods per week and required laboratory practice. Prerequisite: GERM 102. Annually.
GERM 204 Intermediate German 2 - GS 7
A continuation of GERM 203 with emphasis on developing facility in oral and written expression, as well as reading short literary texts. Prerequisite: GERM 203. Annually.
Advanced Courses in Civilization, Language and Literature:
GERM 304 German Composition - GS 9
Review of German grammatical structures, syntax and idioms through composition and short literary readings. Emphasis on developing facility in diverse types of written expression. This course is comprised of composition on literary topics, to prepare students for upper-level courses in German. Prerequisite: GERM 204.
GERM 305 Introduction to German Literature and Literary Criticism
An introduction to major trends in German literature, including critical terminology and concepts, through class discussion of various literary genres: fables, fairy tales, short stories, poems, and drama. Prerequisite: GERM 375. Required of all majors. Spring semester, alternate years.
GERM 328 Enlightenment and Classicism
A study of the changes and literary production of the German Enlightenment and Weimar classicism, as seen in the works of authors such as Gottsched, Lessing, Herder, Goethe, and Schiller. Emphasis will be placed on drama. Prerequisite: GERM 305. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 349 Realism and Naturalism
A study of the nineteenth-century German literary movements Realism and Naturalism with emphasis on prose and drama; exploring such authors as Stifter, Keller, Raabe, Storm, Fontane, Holz, and Hauptmann. Prerequisite: GERM 305. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 350 Modern German Literature
A study of recent developments in German literature, including East German literature. Literary movements treated include, among others: Impressionism, Expressionism, Epic Theatre, Kahl-Schlag poetry, Group '47 and Neo-subjectivism. Often taught as a seminar on Max Frisch's Homo Faber. Prerequisite: GERM 305. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 355 Romanticism
A study of Romantic movement in Germany with emphasis on prose, poetry and drama. Analysis of such authors as Hölderlin, Novalis, Tieck, Fouque, Hoffmann, Brentano, Eichendorff, and the Brothers Grimm. Prerequisite: GERM 305. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 360 German Poetry
A study of German poetry from Goethe to the present. Prerequisite: GERM 305. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 375 German Civilization 1
This class is meant as the first non-grammar course; through extensive German language readings this course acquaints students with the cultures of German-speaking nations. German history, society, and political institutions as well as literature and art from 800 to 1815 are explored in-depth. Prerequisite: GERM 204. Fall semester, each year.
GERM 376 German Civilization 2
Continuation of German 375. A study of German-speaking countries from 1815 to the present. The course will explore the cultural, sociological, and political developments of the era, with special emphasis on the Art of the Weimar Period (Dada, Bauhaus, Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit,). Prerequisite: GERM 375. Spring semester, alternate years.
GERM 389 Special Topics
Topics of special interest, dealing with German literature, civilization or culture. Courses may be taken at the College or abroad, and more than once for credit if topics differ. Often taught as a beginning writing class with analysis of short literary texts. Prerequisites: GERM 305 and GERM 375.
GERM 390 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
This course reviews German grammatical structures, syntax, and idioms. Special emphasis is given to developing facility in oral expression. In addition, written proficiency in the language is developed through drills, vocabulary exercises, and compositions. Prerequisite: GERM 204. Abroad or as an Arranged Course.
GERM 400 Senior Capstone Seminar
This course will examine contemporary issues in post-1945 German society through various media, including literature. Focus will vary from year to year, but will generally include the following topics: Post War Germany, the "German Question" (division of Germany), Frisch, Dürrenmatt, immigration policies, Neo-Nazism, the European Community, and women's issues. Prerequisites: GERM 305, 375 and/or 376; majors and minors only. At intervals, as needed.
GERM 490 Independent Study
For upper level students in lieu of a regular course; plan of work must be approved before registering. Reports, papers, and examination. Prerequisite: Two courses above GERM 204. Abroad, as needed.
*Further German courses are available at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, when advanced students need classes not offered in a given semester.
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