Department ofLanguages & Literatures

Course Curriculum 

Major in German: A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond 101-102, including 201-202, 301-302, 321, 322, 499, and two 400-level courses

Minor in German: 20 semester hours, excluding 101-102 and including 201, 202, 301, and two additional upper-division courses.

Courses: 

101,102 Elementary German
Basic skills of oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory practice. Use of materials reflecting contemporary German life. (4, 4)

201, 202 Intermediate German (C)
Continued practice in oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory. Use of materials which reflect contemporary life as well as the German cultural heritage. (4, 4)

231/331 Language, Art and Culture in the New Germany (C)
Offered annually.  Students live with a host family, attend the EuroCentres language school, visit sites of historical and cultural significance around Berlin and travel to cities around Germany on weekends.  Intermediate proficiency required.  First-year students welcome. (4)

301, 302 Composition and Conversation (C)
Intensive review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; use of contemporary authors as models of style. Conversation on topics of student interest. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. (4, 4)

321 German Cultural History to 1750 (C)
From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. An exploration of German cultural history through the study of art, music, and literature. Prerequisite: 302. (4)

322 German Cultural History since 1750 (C)
From the Enlightenment to the present. This course explores representative works and trends in German politics, philosophy, literature, art, and music. Prerequisite: 302. (4)

423 Special Topics in German Literature and Culture I (C, LT)
An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in German-language literature and culture.  Prerequisite: 302. (4)

424 Special Topics in German Literature and Culture II (C, LT)
An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in German-language literature and culture.  Prerequisite: 302. (4)

491 Independent Studies (1-4)

492 Independent Studies (1-4)

499 Capstone: Senior Project SR (2)