G100-G150 Elementary German I-II (4-4 cr.)
Introduction to present-day German and selected aspects of German culture. Survey of the language: structure and meaning. Introduction to German grammatical forms and their function. Development of listening comprehension, simple speaking proficiency, controlled reading and writing skills. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
G200 Oral Practice, Writing, and Reading I (3 cr.)
Further development of oral and written command of language structures. Reading of literary and nonliterary texts. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
G250 Oral Practice, Writing, and Reading II (3 cr.)
Review of selected grammatical items. Reading of modern German prose and plays with stress on discussion in German. Writing of descriptive and expository prose based on the reading material. Attendance in the language lab may be required.
G255 Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
Recommended for students with no knowledge of German or those in first- and second-year language courses who wish to gain early acquaintance with German literature. Emphasis on such writers as Kafka, Brecht, Hesse, Mann, Goethe, Schiller, and Lessing. Conducted in English. No credit given for German majors.
G275 Deutsch Mittelstufe I (3 cr.)
Intensive review of selected grammatical topics and continued practice of composition and conversation. Conducted in German.
G305 Introduction to German Literature: Types (3 cr.)
Study of literary genres (narrative, dramatic, lyric), with examples of each selected from two or more periods. Focus announced in Schedule of Classes.
G306 Introduction to German Literature: Themes (3 cr.)
Study of a single literary theme (such as music, generational conflict, love, revolution) as presented in two or more periods. Focus announced in Schedule of Classes.
G310 Deutsch Mittelstufe II (3 cr.)
Intensive review of selected grammatical topics with emphasis on expanding proficient composition. Readings from contemporary popular media and news sources. Conducted in German.
G311 Composition and Conversation (3 cr.)
Conversation, writing, and vocabulary building coordinated with readings of contemporary concerns, both nonfiction and fiction. Conducted in German.
G340 German Language and Society: Past and Present (3 cr.)
A study of differences between Neuhochdeutsch (Standard German) and historical German dialects, contemporary regional dialects and standard vernacular, urban and rural Volksmund (colloquial speech), as well as persistent colloquialisms that differ between the former East and West Germany.
G362 Introduction to Contemporary German Culture (3 cr.)
An overview of contemporary German civilization, with attention to the other German-speaking countries. Political, economic, and social organization as well as contemporary cultural expressions (literature, art, architecture and film). Conducted in German.
G363 Deutsche Kulturgeschichte (3 cr.)
A survey of the cultural history of German-speaking countries, with reference to social, economic, and political contexts. Lectures in German; discussions in German or English.
G403 Deutsche Literatur: Mittelalter bis Romantik (3 cr.)
Historical survey of major literary developments from the Middle Ages to romanticism.
G404 Deutsche Literatur seit der Romantik (3 cr.)
Historical survey of major literary developments from young Germany to recent writing in German-speaking Europe.
G415 Perspectives on German Literature (3 cr.)
Study of one aspect of German literature: formal, historical, political, psychological, etc. Relation to wider concerns in and outside of literature. Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once with different topic.
G416 Studies in German Authors (3 cr.)
Life and works of a major author or group of authors. Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once with different topic.
G418 German Film and Popular Culture (3 cr.)
Study of German film and/or other manifestations of German popular culture (television, music, cabaret, Trivialliteratur of the Twentieth Century).
G464 Kultur und Gesellschaft (3 cr.)
The interaction of social, intellectual, and artistic forces in German life of the past two centuries, with stress on important developments and figures. May be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
V415 Individual Readings in German Studies (1-3 cr.)