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German

101. Elementary German I.  3 cr.

Fundamentals of oral and written German. Focus on development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and culture. Special emphasis on oral communication.

102. Elementary German II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 101. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.

201. Intermediate German I. 3 cr.

An expansion of the language skills acquired in German 101 and 102. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. This course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent.

202. Intermediate German II. 3 cr.

Fourth semester capstone course designed to continue the developments of oral and written skills. Students will read and discuss selected cultural and literary texts, review grammar in the context of situations and readings, and explore cultural trends and issues. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.

250.  Contemporary World Cinema.  3 cr.

A grand tour of the cultural diversity of the contemporary world, as seen through the lenses of award-winning filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Taught in English.

270.  Perspectives on the Holocaust.  3 cr.

Analysis of the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives (social, political, historical, cinematic, artistic, moral, etc.) to help students appreciate the enormity of the event.  A team-taught interdisciplinary course.  Taught in English.

275.  Human Rights in Film.  1 cr.

Survey of contemporary human rights issues as depicted in recent documentaries and feature films, offered in conjunction with annual departmental film series.  May be repeated for credit.  Taught in English.

300W. Introduction to Conversation and Composition. 3 cr.

Focus on increasing oral and written skills through reading and discussion of materials related to everyday life and current events. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent.

301W. German Conversation and Composition I. 3 cr.

A course designed to expand oral and written fluency through extensive reading, discussion, and writing on a variety of topics. A systematic grammar review is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent.

302W. German Conversation and Composition II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 301 with more emphasis on fluency in speaking and writing and idiomatic use of the language. Prerequisite: 301W or equivalent.

306W. Intensive German Conversation and Composition. 6 cr.

Combination of 301W and 302W. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent.

314W.  Independent Study I.  1-3 cr.

Study of special topics, with written permission of the department chairperson.  Variable credit.

315W.  Independent Study II.  1-3 cr.

Study of special topics with written permission of the department chairperson.  Variable credit.

322W.  German Culture and Civilization.  3 cr.

Study of political, historical, social, cultural, and environmental issues and developments that contribute to the construction of national and identity in Germany. 

326W.  Women Figures - German Literature.  3 cr

Study of the literary representation of women.      

328W. Introduction to German Drama. 3 cr.

Analysis of selected works and authors, including review of dramatic forms, techniques, and theories.

330W. Modern German Prose. 3 cr.

Individual’s search for identity in the prose works of T. Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Böll, Frisch, and others.

360W. German for Business. 3 cr.

Spoken and written language of business German:  letter writing, import, export, commercial transactions and business protocols.  Topics will include business, finance, marketing and economics.

410.  Intensive Immersion German Conversation.  3 cr.

An advanced conversation course to augment the student's oral/aural skills.

419W.  European Union.  3 cr.

The study of the history and politics of the European Union, including its multicultural nature, economy, role and impact on today's world and its relations with the U.S.  Taught in English.

420W. German Literature and Film. 3 cr.

Study of cinematic and literary representations of themes and topics in German literature and film, including portrayal of women, search for identity, guilt and innocence, and others.

422W.  German Culture Through Film.  3 cr.

Study of 20th century German socio-cultural and historical context through a wide range of films from the silent era to the present.

461W. Survey of German Literature II: 18th Century to the Present. 3 cr.

Study of literary tradition, representative authors, and major literary works.

464W. German Romantic Literature. 3 cr.

The German Romantic movement following the Napoleonic era. The role of the individual in the works of Novalis, Tieck, and others.

467W.  Advanced German Grammar.  3 cr.

Study of the finer points of German grammar with emphasis on idiomatic uses of the language and the subtle differences in meaning in the use of specific elements of grammar.

470W.  Advanced German Composition.  3 cr.

Designed to strengthen competence in written expression through process-oriented practice of different essay formats and writing strategies.  Course focuses on cultural context and includes continued study and use of grammatical structures and vocabulary.

475W.  East and West in Film and Print,  3 cr.

Survey of recent award-winning filmmakers and Nobel Literature Laureates from non-Western European cultures, including Japan, China, Iran, Egypt, Poland and the Czech Republic.  Taught in English.

476W.  Eastern and Central Europe in Film and Print.  3 cr.

Representative films and literature from Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the Balkans, presented in a cultural and historical context.  Taught in English.

477W.  Classics of Modern European Cinema.  3 cr.

The major movements of Western European cinema, including Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, British Social Realism, New German Cinema, Spanish Surrealism and Postmodernism, illustrated with the works of DeSica, Godard, Reisz, Fellini, Bunuel, Bergman, Wenders, Leigh and others.  Taught in English.

480W. Directed Readings. 1-3 cr.

Individual research on topics in German language, literature or culture under close faculty supervision; with written permission of the department. Variable credit.

490. Individual Field Study. 1-6 cr.

Study under the supervision and guidance of the instructor in foreign countries. Permission of the department chairperson required. Variable credit.

495. Professional Language Internship. 3 cr.

Paid or unpaid internship consisting of 100-120 hours of supervised work with permission of the department chairperson.