German Studies (GER)
German Studies Major:
A minimum of nine course credits, which include:
1. GER 205; two courses from 301, 302, or 311; and 485;
2. A minimum of two GER literature, culture or history courses conducted in English or in German at or above the 300 level;
3. A minimum of three course credits in German or related areas approved beforehand by the Department as relevant to the major.Teaching Major: A minimum of nine course credits, including at least six course credits in German Studies at or above the 205 level, including GER 205, 301, and 302 or 311; at least one of these four courses: ANT 106 (Lanuage, Culture, and Community), ENG 311 (Grammar and the Politics of English), LAL/PHI 350 (Philosophy of Language), or LAL 352 (Linguistics); and at least one of these two courses: HIS 315 (Diplomacy of War and Revolution) or HIS 324 (Modern Germany). In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete complete coursework leading to certification in Secondary Education. GER 485 is not required for a teaching major because the capstone course required for certification in secondary education will satisfy the capstone requirement for the teaching major in German.
Minor in German: A minimum of six course credits including GER 205, 301, 302, 311, 333 or a 300-level topics class in German, and one 300-level GER course in English or a course in a related area approved beforehand by the Department as relevant to the minor.Minor in German Studies:
A minimum of six course credits beyond 103 including:
1. GER 205
2. One course chosen from GER 301, 302, or 311
3. A minimum of three GER literature, culture, or history courses conducted in English.
4. At least one course credit in German or a related area approved by the Department as relevant to the minor.
Note: A student may not minor in both German and German Studies.
Note: Courses at the 300-level are designated as being taught in German or in English. All lectures, discussions, and readings will be in the language of instruction.
101-102-103. Beginning German I, II, & IIIPronunciation and a survey of grammar. Facility in speaking and understanding spoken German is stressed. Readings emphasize literature and contemporary life in the German-speaking countries.
205. Intermediate German: Topics in German-Speaking Cultures
Continuing development of linguistic and cultural competence in German through engagements with a cultural topic and/or interaction with native speakers. Topic for 2010: Contemporary Austria. Prerequisite: GER 103.
301. Personal Narratives
Development of composition and conversation skills through reading, discussion, and writing about biographical and autobiographical works of selected individuals, from well-known figures to family members. Prerequisite: GER 205. Offered every thrid year.
302. In the Media
Development of composition, conversation, and listening skills through reading, discussion, and writing about articles and reports from contemporary news sources. Prerequisite: GER 205. Offered every thrid year.
311. Introduction to Literature
Introduction to the genres and major literary periods in German literature. Development of reading strategies and skills, with attention given to the advanced grammar needed to read German intelligently. Short writing assignments to develop skill in analyzing texts. Prerequisite: GER 205. Offered every third year. (Humanities)
Introduction to the man and his works, concentrating on Faust. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: GER 302 or 311. (Humanities) CONNELL
380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.
390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.485. Senior Tutorial (Capstone)
Similar to an Oxbridge tutorial, in which one paper per week on an assigned topic is prepared, then read aloud, discussed, commended, and criticized. Students are strongly recommended to take GER 390 or a similar course in one of the terms preceding the seminar, in order to properly prepare. Required of all German majors. Prerequisites: four 300-level German courses. CONNELL
511. German Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of German language skills through reading and conversation. Six meetings per term, with all student work done during the meetings. Prerequisite: GER 102. (CR) CONNELL
990. Term, Semester, or Year in Germany: see Foreign Language Abroad Program and also Goethe Institute’s web site at http://www.goethe.de.