German Course Offerings

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

Winter 2017

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Elementary German II

GERM 112 - Alvizu, Josh

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

Intermediate German II

GERM 262 - Crockett, Roger A.

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.

Intermediate German II

GERM 262 - Alvizu, Josh

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, Debra N.

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.

German Literature, 1900-1945

GERM 314 - Crockett, Roger A.

Readings in German fiction, essays, drama and poetry from the end of Naturalism through World War II. Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Rilke, Wedekind and Brecht are among the authors treated. Conducted in German.

Performing German

GERM 332 - Crockett, Roger A.

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.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett, Roger A.

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.

Fall 2016

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Elementary German I

GERM 111 - Prager, Debra N.

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

Intermediate German I

GERM 261 - Crockett, Roger A.

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.

Intermediate German I

GERM 261 - Prager, Debra N.

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, Paul A.

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

The Age of Goethe: Sentimentalism to Sturm und Drang

GERM 347 - Crockett, Roger A.

A study of dramatic, expository, narrative, and poetic works by the young Goethe, Schiller, and their contemporaries. While emphasizing the historical and sociopolitical context of this aesthetically revolutionary period, this course examines Germany's turn toward Sentimentalism that culminates in the Sturm und Drang movement. Regular expository writing in German and performing in debates or scenes are required. Conducted in German.

GERM 380 - Miller, Russell A. (Russ)

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett, Roger A.

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.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 403 - Youngman, Paul A.

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, Paul A.

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.

Internship Abroad

GERM 456 - Youngman, Paul A.

Supervised experience in a German-speaking country in an agency, research organization, or other venue approved by the department. Requires at least 96 work hours over no fewer than four weeks and a research paper in addition to off-campus activities.

Spring 2016

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Traces of Empire: Exploring the Cultural Centers of Austria and Hungary

GERM 305 - Prager, Debra N.

A four-week advanced language and culture class based in Graz, Austria, with a particular focus on the multi-national, ·polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire and its impact on modern Austria's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural identity. Language and culture classes take place in the University of Graz's language center, Treffpunkt Sprachen. Afternoon discussion classes focus on Austrian culture, supported by readings from the texts, film screenings, and visits to important sites and events in Graz and its environs. During excursions to Vienna and Budapest, we compare the two rival imperial capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visit the opera houses and national art collections, and consider both the function of art in forging national - and imperial - identity, and the role of power in the construction of "taste."