German

Tim Langen, Chair
College of Arts and Science
451 Strickland Hall
(573) 882-4328
grs@missouri.edu

The Department of German and Russian Studies offers courses in German and Russian language, literature, film and civilization. It also offers instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Korean. Many courses, such as civilization, culture, literature in translation and film courses, do not require knowledge of a foreign language.

The department offers the Bachelor of Arts with majors in German and in Russian, and the Master of Arts in German, and in Russian and Slavonic Studies. The department also offers minors in German, Russian, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, and Korean Studies. Many courses in the minor in East Asian Studies are taught in the Department of German and Russian Studies. The Film Studies program is also housed in the department.

Professor R. F. Cook*, B. Prager*, C. Strathausen*
Associate Professor S. Engelstein*, S. Franzel*, S. Ireton*, K. Kopp*
Assistant Professor S. Howes*
Associate Teaching Professor M. Fischer*
Assistant Teaching Professor M. McKinstry, O. Schmidt

Dual Degrees and Double Majors

As a double major or a dual degree has become an ever more popular choice, an increasing number of students choose German or Russian as one of their majors. Students looking forward to a career in medicine or in the sciences use a double major to ensure a thorough background in the humanities to balance their scientific studies. Double majors within the College of Arts and Science can be arranged and, if the second degree program is identified early, dual degree programs outside the college are also possible. Combined programs with journalism, international studies, education and business are frequent choices. Within the college, combinations with political science, history, philosophy, art history, and the sciences are popular double major programs.

Departmental Honors - German

Departmental honors are available for students majoring in German with a minimum 3.3 GPA. At least two literature courses must be taken at the 4000-level, with no grades below B. The equivalent of one of the courses may be completed in study abroad. Alternately, at the discretion of the department, a paper written within the capstone course may be substituted.

College of Arts and Science
451 Strickland Hall
(573) 882-4328
https://grs.missouri.edu/german/german-graduate-program

Director of Graduate Studies: Sean Ireton

The German and Russian Studies Department offers BA and MA degrees in two cultures and languages of critical significance in the world today - German and Russian. The German program prepares students for admission to PhD programs and for professional language careers in a number of fields. Courses in language, literature, teaching techniques and skills, seminars in various specialized aspects of German studies, and directed study and research provide candidates with opportunities to acquire a comprehensive background in German studies. Teaching assistants receive training in pedagogy.

Resources and Facilities

Resources include extensive library holdings in German literature, cultural studies, and teaching methodology, and an electronically equipped audiovisual laboratory for language training.

Financial Aid from the Program

Some programs require an extra form or statement from those who wish to be considered for internal assistantships, fellowships or other funding packages. Check the program website or ask the program contact for details.

GERMAN 1100: Elementary German I

For beginners with no prior knowledge of German. This course helps learners develop the skills they need to use German as a means of communication in their personal and professional life. It covers a wide variety of vocabulary pertaining to everyday life; emphasis is on all types of communication--oral and listening skills, reading and writing.

Credit Hours: 5


GERMAN 1100H: Elementary German I - Honors

This course is designed for Honors students with little or no German language background and will provide students with a foundation in vocabulary and grammar in order to develop communication proficiency in German. Students will be trained using the five skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading and cultural knowledge. The course will be taught as a total immersion class and thus differs from the standard elementary German sequence. Furthermore, students will be required to complete lengthier reading and writing tasks as well as present a final oral multimedia project at the end of the semester.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 1150: Freshman Introduction to German Studies

Introduction to German Studies as academic field. Small seminar setting with senior faculty, their favorite texts, and questions pursued in the research and teaching. Recommended for all students interested in integrating German studies into their academic career, conducted in English.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: Restricted to Freshman students only


GERMAN 1200: Elementary German II

A continuation of GERMAN 1100. This course helps learners develop the skills they need to use German as a means of communication in their personal and professional life. It covers a wide variety of vocabulary pertaining to everyday life; emphasis is on all types of communication - oral and listening skills, reading and writing.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: C- or better in GERMAN 1100, or equivalent


GERMAN 1200H: Elementary German II - Honors

This course is designed for Honors students who either took the GERMAN 1100H section or are placing into GERMAN 1200 as honors eligible students. The main focus of this course is on further development of basic communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in German adding more nuanced cultural and sociolinguistic competencies in a total immersion environment.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 2001: Undergraduate Topics in German-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and credits may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3


GERMAN 2005: Undergraduate Topics in German-Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and credits may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with departmental consent. No language credit.

Credit Hour: 1-3


GERMAN 2005H: Undergraduate Topics in German-Humanities - Honors

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and credits may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with departmental consent. No language credit.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 2100: Intermediate German I

A continuation of GERMAN 1200. This course helps learners develop the skills they need to use German as a means of communication in their personal and professional life. It covers a wide variety of vocabulary pertaining to everyday life; emphasis is on all types of communication - oral and listening skills, reading and writing.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: C- or better in GERMAN 1200, or equivalent


GERMAN 2260: Intermediate German II: Language and Culture

This course continues to help learners develop the necessary communicative skills in German. The particular emphasis is on oral and writing skills, and texts that provide insight into contemporary German culture and social life.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: C- in GERMAN 2100 or equivalent


GERMAN 2310: German Civilization: Beginning to 1850

Major historical, social, artistic, literary themes from beginnings to end of Revolution of 1848. Films and recordings. May be taken independently of GERMAN 2320. No foreign language credit. Some sections may enforce prerequisite of ENGLSH 1000.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 2310W: German Civilization: Beginning to 1850 - Writing Intensive

Major historical, social, artistic, literary themes from beginnings to end of Revolution of 1848. Films and recordings. May be taken independently of GERMAN 2320. No foreign language credit. Some sections may enforce prerequisite of ENGLSH 1000.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 2320: German Civilization: 1850 to Present

Second Empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi era, two Germanies after 1949. Historical, social, artistic, literary themes. Films and recordings. May be taken independently of GERMAN 2310. No foreign language credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: some sections may enforce prerequisite of ENGLSH 1000


GERMAN 2320W: German Civilization: 1850 to Present - Writing Intensive

Second Empire, Weimar Republic, Nazi era, two Germanies after 1949. Historical, social, artistic, literary themes. Films and recordings. May be taken independently of GERMAN 2310. No foreign language credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: some sections may enforce prerequisite of ENGLSH 1000


GERMAN 2480: Monstrous Births: Tales of Creation in 19th Century Literature

Examines literary and other cultural works which explore the creation of human beings by traditional, technological, or magical means. Course and readings in English translation.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 or equivalent


GERMAN 2820: Trends in World Cinema

(same as FILM_S 2820 and RM_LAN 2820). This course is a historical overview of the major trends in international cinema. It focuses on the intersection of aesthetics, industry, and ideological and social concerns in cinematic production.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, ENGLSH 1800 or FILM_S 1800 or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3001: Topics in German-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: sophomore standing


GERMAN 3005: Topics in German-Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: sophomore standing


GERMAN 3160: German Conversation and Composition

This course expands communicative competence in German and provides a review of advanced grammar concepts. Primary emphasis is on the further development of oral and written skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary expansion, and a broad exposure to relevant topics of contemporary German culture and society. Conducted in German.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 2260 or equivalent


GERMAN 3180: Business German

Examines language within the economic and professional context of German-speaking countries. Introduces different economic concepts of Germany's turbulent 20th century, modern-day business systems and everyday commercial activities such as job applications, professional routines, capital investment and banking. Provides students with vocabulary, cultural knowledge and communicative abilities in order to participate in the professional German-speaking world using linguistically-solid and stylistically-persuasive writing and speaking skills.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 2260 or equivalent


GERMAN 3190: Contemporary German Culture

This content-driven course provides insights into essential subjects of 20th century German history and contemporary society, using a variety of literature, journalistic sources and film. The course will improve German conversation and literacy skills, and will strengthen critical reading and writing, as well as interpretative abilities. Significant grammatical concepts will be thoroughly reviewed throughout the semester. Conducted in German.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 2260 or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3230: Introduction to German Literature

This course introduces students to German-language literary texts, images, and films in their cultural and historical context through exposure to major genres (poetry, drama, short stories, and the novel). It further builds their vocabulary and teaches them critical interpretive skills as preparation for the analysis of literary texts in upper-division courses - and in life.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: C- or better in either GERMAN 3160 or GERMAN 3190


GERMAN 3320: Readings in German Literature

Readings in English of selected works of German literature from Goethe to the present, with a particular emphasis on writers and texts that have had a strong influence on European thought and culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, ENGLSH 1000


GERMAN 3440: After the Fact: Holocaust in Contemporary History, Art & Literature

(same as PEA_ST 3440). Explores responses to the Holocaust from numerous perspectives. Considers how the Holocaust is remembered, memorialized, and debated in a variety of national contexts. Touches on historical, philosophical, and aesthetic points of view.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3460: Marx & Nietzsche: Labor, Power, and the German Mind of 19th Century

Examines writings of Germany's two most radical nineteenth-century thinkers. Explores key terms of political economy and philosophy developed by Marx and Nietzsche. Journal and three papers.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, ENGLSH 1000


GERMAN 3510: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies

(same as T_A_M 2810, PEA_ST 2810, JOURN 3510, DST 3510). This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3510H: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors

(same as JOURN 3510H, PEA_ST 2810H, T_A_M 3010H, DST 3510H). This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.75 GPA or instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 3510HW: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Honors/Writing Intensive

(same as JOURN 3510HW, T_A_M 3010HW, PEA_ST 2810HW). This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.75 GPA or instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 3510W: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies - Writing Intensive

(same as T_A_M 2810W, PEA_ST 2810W, JOURN 3510W, DST 3510W). This interdepartmental course serves as one of the core seminars for students pursuing the undergraduate Certificate in Digital Global Studies. The course focuses on the impact of technological change and globalization on cultures around the world from various interdisciplinary perspectives. The course is open to students in any discipline. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3520: Folk and Fairytales in a Global Context

Analyzes the most famous European collection of fairytales, namely the Kinder-und Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales) by the Brothers Grimm and juxtaposes them to folktales from other cultures. Looks at the genre of fairytales, studies the historical context of the genesis of the collection of tales, and modern versions of the tales. Compares and contrasts Grimm's fairytales with folktales of different cultural traditions, analyzes and identifies the formal structure of fairytales and motifs, discusses various interpretive models/perspectives and juxtaposes several historical and contemporary literary fairytales and fairytale adaptations. Cultural unit examples will be on Mongolian culture and history and the Maori culture of New Zealand. Students are expected to create their own cultural unit based on the course's units. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required


GERMAN 3520H: Folk and Fairytales in a Global Context

Analyzes the most famous European collection of fairytales, namely the Kinder-und Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales) by the Brothers Grimm and juxtaposes them to folktales from other cultures. Looks at the genre of fairytales, studies the historical context of the genesis of the collection of tales, and modern versions of the tales. Compares and contrasts Grimm's fairytales with folktales of different cultural traditions, analyzes and identifies the formal structure of fairytales and motifs, discusses various interpretive models/perspectives and juxtaposes several historical and contemporary literary fairytales and fairytale adaptations. Cultural unit examples will be on Mongolian culture and history and the Maori culture of New Zealand. Students are expected to create their own cultural unit based on the course's units. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required. Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 3520HW: Folk and Fairytales in a Global Context - Honors/Writing Intensive

Analyzes the most famous European collection of fairytales, namely the Kinder-und Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales) by the Brothers Grimm and juxtaposes them to folktales from other cultures. Looks at the genre of fairytales, studies the historical context of the genesis of the collection of tales, and modern versions of the tales. Compares and contrasts Grimm's fairytales with folktales of different cultural traditions, analyzes and identifies the formal structure of fairytales and motifs, discusses various interpretive models/perspectives and juxtaposes several historical and contemporary literary fairytales and fairytale adaptations. Cultural unit examples will be on Mongolian culture and history and the Maori culture of New Zealand. Students are expected to create their own cultural unit based on the course's units. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required. Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 3520W: Folk and Fairytales in a Global Context - Writing Intensive

Analyzes the most famous European collection of fairytales, namely the Kinder-und Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales) by the Brothers Grimm and juxtaposes them to folktales from other cultures. Looks at the genre of fairytales, studies the historical context of the genesis of the collection of tales, and modern versions of the tales. Compares and contrasts Grimm's fairytales with folktales of different cultural traditions, analyzes and identifies the formal structure of fairytales and motifs, discusses various interpretive models/perspectives and juxtaposes several historical and contemporary literary fairytales and fairytale adaptations. Cultural unit examples will be on Mongolian culture and history and the Maori culture of New Zealand. Students are expected to create their own cultural unit based on the course's units. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required


GERMAN 3550: Resistance is Futile: The Advance of the Cyborg

Contemporary culture is haunted by the image of artificial killing machine as metaphor for technology run rampant. Fears may be prompted by feelings of alienation in automated society and underlying suspicion that humans may be nothing more than sophisticated machines. Course maps history of I'homme machine, focusing on fictional representation of creatures that consist of both human and technological "parts." Goal is to discern source of fascination and sociopolitical mechanism behind evocation of "human machine."

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor


GERMAN 3605: The History of Blacks in Germany

(same as BL_STU 3605). This course investigates the history of Africans and African Americans in Germany and Central Europe, from Antiquity to today. Special focus on Medieval Africans in Europe, traveling African American intellectuals around 1900, and African American GIs in occupied Germany. This course will challenge your understanding of race and racism.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 3830: History of the German Film

(same as FILM_S 3830). Introduction to the development of the German film. Old and recent films are viewed and discussed in terms of techniques, artistry, psychology and social impact. English dubbing or subtitles. No foreign language credit.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3840: German Film After 1945

(same as FILM_S 3840). Examines a selection of post-War films by German directors, as well as historical, literary, and theoretical texts.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 3865: The Holocaust on Screen

(same as FILM_S 3865). This course explores how the Holocaust has been depicted on film in a variety of national and historical contexts. Drawing on films from 1945 to the present, from the U.S., Germany, Poland, France, and Italy, we will consider to what end images of the Holocaust have been used. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing


GERMAN 3895: Service Learning in German Studies

Service learning offers students a chance to put into practice what they have learned in theory. Students work as teacher-aids or tutors in foreign language/culture classes at area schools. Does not meet Arts and Science foundation requirements. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisites: GERMAN 2260, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 4001: Topics in German-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: junior standing


GERMAN 4005: Topics in German-Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: junior standing


GERMAN 4005H: Topics in German-Humanities - Honors

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor's consent. Honors eligibility required


GERMAN 4005W: Topics in German-Humanities - Writing Intensive

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: junior standing


GERMAN 4070: Intensive Beginning German

Designed to lead to a reading knowledge of German. Cannot be taken to fulfill undergraduate language requirement.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: graduate standing or instructor's consent


GERMAN 4160: Advanced Language Proficiency

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7160). A course for intermediate to advanced students of German. This course helps learners develop further the necessary communicative skills in German. The particular emphasis is on oral and writing skills, and texts that provide insight into contemporary German culture and social life.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4180: Advanced German: Conversation and Stylistics

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7180). This course continues to emphasize all communicative skills in German: oral and listening skills, reading and writing. There is also an emphasis on advanced grammar. The content focuses on contemporary German culture and social life.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 4220: Eerie Tales: Classic German Narratives

In this class, we will read classic uncanny tales in German by major authors, and will explore the traits of this category across a variety of literary movements.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230 or equivalent language capacity


GERMAN 4230: Enlightenment and Revolution

Reading and discussion of selected works by major German writers from 1740 to 1870.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4240: Modernism and Modernity

Reading and discussion of selected works by major German writers from 1870 to the present.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4260: Recent German Literature

This course examines 'post-unification' works (i.e. by formerly East and West German authors) of literature and film written since 1989 that addresses social and political changes leading to or resulting from unification and the experience of WWII. Students will analyze the diverse cultural, political and economic factors that influence writers and filmmakers whose aesthetic production in turn helps shape contemporary German society.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230


GERMAN 4440: Enlightenment and Sturm und Drang

Survey of literature and thought of 18th-century Germany, with emphasis on the works of Lessing, Wieland, Herder and the younger Goethe.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4450: German Romanticism

German Romanticism.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4530: The German Novelle

The German Novelle.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4650: Faust

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7650). Faust.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4670: Medieval German Literature 1170-1210

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7670). Analysis of major narrative and lyric poetry of the Age of Chivalry.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 4730: German Internship and Methods

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7730). Supervised introduction to the methodology of the teaching of elementary German; conducted in a classroom environment.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing, GERMAN 4230, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 4810: Case Studies in an Inter/Multicultural World

(same as T_A_M 4810, PEA_ST 4810, DST 4805). This inter-departmental course examines the ways in which people across the globe are affected every day by an unprecedented array of linkages that defy geographic and political boundaries. Also serves as one of the seminars for the certificate in Digital Global Studies. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; 2.75 GPA or instructor's consent


GERMAN 4820: Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context

(same as FRENCH 4820 and RUSS 4820). Innovative interdisciplinary course addresses issues of access to international news and specific cultural context working in cross-disciplinary teams. Students in journalism, foreign language, international studies, political science and various other disciplines track cultural developments and information on non-US Web sites, blogs and digital social networks along with exploring various historical forms of communication that preceded the digital era of the Web. Students analyze the potential and limitations/ effects of blogs and the web in specific contemporary cultural contexts and as part of the broader historical evolution of the web. The course is taught in English. The goal of this course is two-fold; students learn the particulars of web blogging, explore various features of the contemporary social network landscape while focusing on the concept of culture, in particular the cultures of Europe and the US. Questions asked are: what is culture? What is common or popular right now in other cultures? And how do new social networks amplify or alter certain features or culture across national and international contests?

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required


GERMAN 4820W: Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context - Writing Intensive

(same as FRENCH 4820 and RUSS 4820). Innovative interdisciplinary course addresses issues of access to international news and specific cultural context working in cross-disciplinary teams. Students in journalism, foreign language, international studies, political science and various other disciplines track cultural developments and information on non-US Web sites, blogs and digital social networks along with exploring various historical forms of communication that preceded the digital era of the Web. Students analyze the potential and limitations/ effects of blogs and the web in specific contemporary cultural contexts and as part of the broader historical evolution of the web. The course is taught in English. The goal of this course is two-fold; students learn the particulars of web blogging, explore various features of the contemporary social network landscape while focusing on the concept of culture, in particular the cultures of Europe and the US. Questions asked are: what is culture? What is common or popular right now in other cultures? And how do new social networks amplify or alter certain features or culture across national and international contests?

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required


GERMAN 4960: Special Readings in German

Independent study through readings, conferences, and reports.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent
Recommended: junior standing


GERMAN 4980: German Capstone Seminar

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 7980). Required of all senior German majors; usually taken in the senior year. Focuses on contemporary Germany and brings together aspects of German literature and culture studies during the degree program.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: senior standing or departmental consent


GERMAN 4996: Honors in German

Special problems in Germanic literature or linguistics.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: departmental consent of Honors director


GERMAN 7001: Topics in German-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3


GERMAN 7005: Topics in German - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-99


GERMAN 7085: Problems in German


Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: chairman's consent


GERMAN 7160: German Conversation and Composition III

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4160). A course for intermediate to advanced students of German. This course helps learners develop further the necessary communicative skills in German. The particular emphasis is on oral and writing skills, and texts that provide insight into contemporary German culture and social life.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7180: Advanced German: Conversation and Stylistics

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4180). This course continues to emphasize all communicative skills in German: oral and listening skills, reading and writing. There is also an emphasis on advanced grammar. The content focuses on contemporary German culture and social life.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 7440: Enlightenment and Sturm und Drang

Survey of literature and thought of 18th-century Germany, with emphasis on the works of Lessing, Wieland, Herder and the younger Goethe.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7530: The German Novelle


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7650: Faust

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4650). Faust.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7660: Recent German Literature


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7670: Medieval German Literature 1170-1210

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4670). Analysis of major narrative and lyric poetry of the Age of Chivalry.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent


GERMAN 7730: German Internship and Methods

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4730). Supervised introduction to the methodology of the teaching of elementary German; conducted in a classroom environment.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: GERMAN 4230 or equivalent, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 7820: Blogging the World: The Web in Cultural Context

(same as RUSS 7820 and FRENCH 7820). Innovative interdisciplinary course addresses issues of access to international news and specific cultural context. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, students in journalism, foreign language, international studies, political science and various other disciplines track cultural developments and information on non-US Web sites, blogs and digital social networks along with exploring various historical forms of communication that preceded the digital era of the Web. Students analyze the potential and limitations/effects of blogs and the web in specific contemporary cultural contexts and as part of the broader historical evolution of the web. The course is taught in English. The goal of this course is two-fold: students learn the particulars of web blogging, explore various features of the contemporary social network landscape while focusing on the concept of culture, in particular the cultures of Europe and the US. Questions asked are: what is culture? What is common or popular right now in other cultures? And how do new social networks amplify or alter certain features or culture across national and international contexts?

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 7960: Special Readings in German

Independent study through readings, conferences, and reports.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


GERMAN 7980: German Capstone Seminar

(cross-leveled with GERMAN 4980). Focuses on contemporary Germany and brings together aspects of German literature and culture studies during the degree program.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: one 3000-level literature course or equivalent, or instructor's consent


GERMAN 8001: Topics in German-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3


GERMAN 8005: Topics in German - Humanities

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and earnable credit may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-99


GERMAN 8007: SEMINAR:GERMAN

Seminar in German.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 8050: Research in German

Translations or creative work not leading to thesis. Credit hours arranged.

Credit Hour: 1-3


GERMAN 8085: Problems in German


Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: chairman's consent


GERMAN 8087: Seminar in German

Course content varies.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 8090: Research in German

Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: graduate director's consent


GERMAN 8450: Reformation and Renaissance Literature

The course investigates significant works of German literature of the late 15th and 16th Centuries.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 8520: German Poetry from Sturm und Drang to 1848

Reading of selected poetry by German writers of Sturm und Drang, Classicism, Romanticism, and Vomarz.

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 8615: History of the German Language

(same as LINGST 8615).

Credit Hours: 3


GERMAN 8625: Middle High German

(same as LINGST 8625).

Credit Hours: 3