German Course Offerings

The Spring 2015 Term will feature a total immersion academic program, Layered Berlin.

Fall 2015

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Elementary German I

GERM 111 - Crockett, Prager (Multiple Sections)

A course in elementary German which emphasizes the spoken language, as well as grammar and reading.

Intermediate German I

GERM 261 - Crockett (Multiple Sections)

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.

Advanced German

GERM 311 - Youngman

Following a study of German phonology and the components of advanced German grammar, the course emphasizes spoken German, accompanied by written exercises.

German Literature, 1800-1850

GERM 313 - Prager

This course is an introduction to German literature through close reading, analysis, and discussion of key German texts written from the early- to mid-19th century. Students become familiar with the development, characteristics, and themes of German literature in this period as well as methods and terms of literary criticism and interpretation (in both English and German). Conducted in German.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett (Multiple Sections)

A course that permits students to follow a program of directed reading or research. The nature and content of the course is determined by their needs and by the instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Internship Abroad

GERM 453 - Youngman (Multiple Sections)

Supervised experience in a German-speaking country in an agency, research organization, or other venue approved by the department. Requires at least 48 work hours over no fewer than four weeks and a research paper in addition to off-campus activities.  


Spring 2015

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Layered Berlin

GERM 264 - Youngman (Multiple Sections)

Spring Term Abroad course. This intensive language course offers students an extended period of direct exposure to the language, culture, and people of Germany. Students immerse themselves in the culturally rich environs of Berlin, improving their language skills through extensive and innovative language instruction and literary study. Students also gain greater understanding of German history and contemporary culture through lectures by native authorities and tours of museums and churches, and through their contact with their host families as well as native German university students.


Winter 2015

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Elementary German II

GERM 112 - Prager (Multiple Sections)

A course in elementary German which emphasizes the spoken language, as well as grammar and reading.

Intermediate German II

GERM 262 - Crockett, Youngman (Multiple Sections)

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.

Advanced German

GERM 312 - Prager

A continuing course of advanced German with emphasis on the written language through composition and a study of stylistics. Advanced conversational material is drawn from topics relevant to contemporary life in the German-speaking world.

Performing German

GERM 332 - Crockett

The reading, interpretation, preparation and performance of one or more German-language dramas. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. A maximum of three credits may be used to meet major requirements.

The Age of Goethe: German Classicism

GERM 349 - Youngman

A course that examines the influence of Greece on German theoretical, dramatic, and poetic works by the mature Goethe, Schiller, and their contemporaries, especially Hölderlin and Kleist. By investigating the extent to which German writers embraced or rejected Winckelmann's stoic vision of Greek art and culture, this course aims to refine our understanding of German Classicism. Regular expository writing in German and performing in debates or scenes are required. Conducted in German.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett, Youngman (Multiple Sections)

A course that permits students to follow a program of directed reading or research. The nature and content of the course is determined by their needs and by the instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.