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Undergraduate Degree Programs

German (GER)

GER 001 Elementary German I (4) Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the first two skills; cultural aspects through readings and videos. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of German may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

GER 002 Elementary German II (4) Continuation of GER 001; further introduction of basic structures, culture, and development of four basic skills stressing aural-oral aspects. Students who have received high school credit for four or more years of German may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: GER 001  

GER 003 Intermediate German (4) Continued four-skill development with increased emphasis on reading, writing, and grammatical accuracy; culturally-oriented reading selections and videos. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: GER 003 or GER 008.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: GER 002  

GER 008 Business German (4) Introduction to Business German. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: GER 003 or GER 008.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: GER 001, GER 002  

GER 011 Intensive Basic German (6) Listening, speaking, reading, writing, basic structures and vocabulary of German. Taught on an accelerated basis. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: GER 001, 011, or 015.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

GER 012 Intensive Intermediate German (6) Continued skill development of structures and vocabulary; listening, speaking, reading, writing. Taught on an accelerated basis. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: GER 002, 003, 012, or 016.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: GER 011  

GER 051 Elementary Intensive German for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to German: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

GER 052 Elementary Intensive German for Graduate Students II (3) Intensive introduction to German: second half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: GER 051 or equivalent and graduate standing  

GER 053 Intermediate Intensive German for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of German at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: GER 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

GER 083S (GH;US;IL) First-Year Seminar in German (3) Germany's cultural past and present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 099 (IL) Foreign Study--German (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 100 (GH;IL) German Culture and Civilization (3) Culture and civilization of the German people from the Germanic migrations to the Nazi period. Conducted in English.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 143 (GH;IL) (RUS 143) The Culture of Stalinism and Nazism (3) The culture of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany in comparative perspective.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 157 (GH;US) Pennsylvania Germans: The Culture of the Sectarians (3) Survey of the religious background, beliefs, social life, customs, education, and culture of the Pennsylvania German sectarians, especially the Amish. Conducted in English.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 175 (GH;IL) Germanic Heroic and Medieval Literature in English Translation (3) Germanic heroic and medieval courtly literature from 800 to 1350 focusing on the prevailing cultural, social, and legal conditions.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GER 189 (GH;IL) German Film (3) A survey of German film from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on historical, political, and cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

GER 189U (GH;IL) German Film (3) A survey of German film from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on historical, political, and cultural contexts.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

GER 190 (GH;IL) Twentieth-Century German Literature in English Translation (3) Works of such writers as Boll, Brecht, Durrenmatt, Frisch, Grass, Hesse, Kafka, Mann, Rilke, Weiss, and Wolf.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GER 195 (GH;IL) Modern German Drama and Theatre in English Translation (3) Plays and their stage realization by writers such as Brecht, Durrenmatt, Handke, Hauptmann, Kaiser, Schnitzler, Wedekind, and Weiss.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

GER 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

GER 199 (IL) Foreign Study--German (3-6) Intermediate training in German language skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: GER 002  

GER 200 (GH;IL) Contemporary German Culture (3) Germany since WWI, its politics, economics, society, arts, and educational system in the international context; conducted in English.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 201 (IL) Conversation and Composition (4) Continuation of GER 003; emphasis on reading, writing, and conversational skills; course utilizes short literary selections, a concise novel, videos.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GER 003 orGER 008  

GER 208Y (IL) Business German (4) Intermediate Business German.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: GER 003 orGER 008  

GER 245 (GH) The Vikings (3) Focus on the history of the Vikings from 800 to 1400 as conveyed to us in mythology, literature, and archaeology. Conducted in English.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

GER 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

GER 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

GER 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1985
 

GER 299 (IL) Foreign Study--German (3-6) Advanced training in German language skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

GER 301 (IL) Intermediate Speaking and Listening (3) Intensive practice in spoken German through readings, discussions and video.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 201 orGER 208  

GER 302W Intermediate Composition and Grammar (3) Continuation of oral and written practice in German with extensive work in composition.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 201 orGER 208  

GER 308Y (IL) German Business Communication (3) Development of German commerce and industry; extensive practice in the major forms of business communications such as business correspondence.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 301 orGER 302W  

GER 310 (IL) Introduction to the Study of German Literature (3) History, methods, and the terminology of literary interpretation and analysis in German.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 301 orGER 302W  

GER 344 (IL) Intermediate German Culture (3) An overview of German culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Conducted in German.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 301 orGER 302W  

GER 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

GER 399 (IL) Foreign Study--German (3-12) Advanced studies in German language and/or literature.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: GER 201  

GER 401Y (IL) Advanced Composition (3) Intensive practice in writing different text types in German.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: GER 301 andGER 302W  

GER 408 (IL) Advanced German Business Communications (3) Study of German business organization, forms of business communications, business terminology; writing of reports and abstracts.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: GER 308  

GER 411 The Teaching of German (3) Theory, methods, techniques, materials, bibliography; use of inter-active media; contributions of linguistics or psychology to language learning.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: or concurrent:GER 401  

GER 412 (IL) Contrastive Analysis of Modern German and English (3) Structural comparison of the German and English grammatical systems: morphology, syntax, phonology.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: or concurrent:GER 401  

GER 420 (IL) Genre (3-9) Special studies in a particular literary genre in German literature, such as lyrical poetry, drama, or narrative prose.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: GER 310, GER 401  

GER 430 (IL) History of the German Language (3) Development of German from its earliest stages, including historical and cultural aspects.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:GER 401Y  

GER 431 (IL) History of German Literature and Culture I (3) Significant works of German literature before the mid-eighteenth century considered in their cultural context.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: GER 310 . Prerequisite or concurrent:GER 401  

GER 432 (IL) History of German Literature and Culture II (3) Significant works of German literature from the mid-eighteenth century to the present considered in their cultural context.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: GER 310 . Prerequisite or concurrent:GER 401  

GER 440 (IL) Seminar in German Culture (3-6) Seminar devoted to a special topic in the field of German culture and civilization.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: or concurrent:GER 401  

GER 472 (IL) Romanticism (3) A study of both early and late romanticism, including such writers as Novalis, the Schlegels, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Heine.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: or concurrent:GER 431 orGER 432  

GER 489 Introduction to German Film History and Theory in Context (3) Introduces films in German since the 1960s and addresses issues relevant to German and European cultures and politics.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: GER 310 orCOMM 250  

GER 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

GER 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

GER 495 Internship (3-9) Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction including individual field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1981
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

GER 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

GER 496A Modern Austrian Novel (3) Advanced study and readings in literary genre.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

GER 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1985
 

GER 499 (IL) Foreign Study--German (3-12) Advanced studies in German language, literature, and culture.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: any 300-level course in German  

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