Spring 2014

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (COURSES DO NOT COUNT TOWARD GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR OR MINOR)

 
GERM 124 German Cinema in Context, 3 credits
Taught in English. Screening and analysis of German films from the early 20th century to the present. Readings, lectures, and discussions on the films' sources, ideologies, techniques, and artistic achievements. Does not count toward the German major or minor. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Cunningham, Darren J 
R   06:30 -09:00 PM   WES 4051 - LAWRENCE 
 
GERM 125 German Cinema in Context, Honors 3 credits
Taught in English. Screening and analysis of German films from the early 20th century to the present. Readings, lectures, and discussions on the films' sources, ideologies, techniques, and artistic achievements. Does not count toward the German major or minor. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Cunningham, Darren J 
R   06:30 -09:00 PM   WES 4051 - LAWRENCE 
 
GERM 320 Border Crossings in German Culture 3 credits
Taught in English. Introduction to German culture and its transformations in transnational contexts. Examination of the historical, cultural, and literary impact of German emigration and immigration. Topics include emigration to America after the failed Revolution of 1848, exile communities during the Nazi era, and multinational migrations in contemporary Germany. Does not count toward German major or minor.  
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) , HT Historical Studies PC (HT)  
 
Linden, Ari 
MWF 02:00 -02:50 PM WES 1049  
 
GERM 332 Berlin in German Culture, 3 credits
Taught in English. Introduction to Berlin within the context of major German and European historical, social, intellectual, and artistic developments since 1800. Exploration of complex epochs such as the Bismarck, Nazi, Cold War, and post-unification eras through journalism, literature, sociological writings, and film. Does not count toward German major or minor. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) , HL Literature & the Arts PC (HL) 
 
Marx, Leonie 
TR   01:00 -2:15 PM   WES 4049 - LAWRENCE 
 
GERM 335 Love and the German Middle Ages, 3 credits
Taught in English. Introduction to German conceptions of love, marriage, and adultery in medieval and early modern German-speaking Europe. Exploration of the German contribution to discourse of love through theoretical, literary, and legal texts, as well as through visual and material culture. Examination of German discourse within the broader European context, and of similarities, differences, and continuities between medieval and modern constructs. Does not count toward German major or minor.
Satisfies: Satisfies: H Humanities (H) 
 
Keel, William 
TR   TR 11:00 -12:15 PM WES 4049 - LAWRENCE   

 

II. COURSES IN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SEQUENCE THAT COUNT TOWARD FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

 
GERM 104 Elementary German I, 5 credits
Introductory German; no previous German required. Development of students' use of the German language, including the ability to comprehend, interpret, and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 108.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Vyatkina, Nina
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1015 - LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1015 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 108 Elementary German II, 5 credits
Continuation of GERM 104. Further development of students' use of German language through comprehension and production of short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 201. Prerequisite: GERM 104 or placement by examination.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MTWRF   09:00 -09:50 AM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MTWRF   12:00 -12:50 AM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 201 Intermediate German I, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 108. Further development of students' use of the German language through the comprehension, interpretation, and production of short literary and non-literary spoken, written, and multimedia texts in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who successfully complete this course should take GERM 202. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 4049 - LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina 
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 4049 - LAWRENCE  
 
GERM 202 Intermediate German II, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 201. Further development of students' use of the German language through the comprehension, interpretation, and production of short literary and non-literary spoken, written, and multimedia texts in cultural contexts. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who successfully complete this course should take GERM 301. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Vyatkina, Nina
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   FR 221- LAWRENCE   
 
Vyatkina, Nina
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   FR 221 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 203 Introduction to Business German, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 201; completes language proficiency sequence. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, and reading with focus on the basics of German business communication. Recommended for students planning to take GERM 352 and GERM 462. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or placement by examination.  
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  H Humanities (H)
 
Cunningham, Darren J.
MWF   12:00 -12:50 PM WES 4049 - LAWRENCE

 

III. COURSES FOR THE GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR AND MINOR

 
GERM 302 High Intermediate German II, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 301. Refinement and expansion of students' use of German. Reading and discussion in German of literary and non-literary texts (spoken, written, multimedia), combined with continued intensive grammar review. E mphasis on better understanding German grammatical structures and acquisition of vocabulary. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 401. Prerequisite: GERM 301 or placement by examination. 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W) 
 
Linden, Ari
MWF   01:00 -01:50 PM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 375: Topics in the Film of German-Speaking Europe: Filming the City, 3 credits
Taught in German. Focusing on cinematic portrayals of the modern city in all of its wonder and terror, this seminar will offer a survey of German film from the early days of Expressionism to the present. We will experience the city as a musical ensemble (Ruttmann), a dystopian nightmare (Lang), a war-torn ruin (Staudte), a projection of alienation (Fassbinder, Wenders), a place of division (Klein, Haußmann), and a hub of political engagement and vibrant multiculturalism (Akin, Weingartner). Prerequisite: must have taken, or be simultaneously enrolled in GERM 302. 
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)
 
Linden, Ari
W  06:30 -09:00 PM   WES 4051 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 402: Advanced German II, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 401. Development of advanced proficiency in German through analysis and discussion of literary and nonliterary texts and practice in advanced composition. Emphasis in both discussions and papers on style and rhetoric and on developing skill in textual analysis. Focus on advanced German grammar and on style and idiomatic expression in spoken and written German. Prerequisite: GERM 401. 
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) 
 
Vyatkina,Nina 
MW   11:00 -12:15 PM   WES 4038 - LAWRENCE   
 
GERM 453 Investigation and Conference, 1-3 credits
Independent study and directed reading on special topics. Permission of the instructor who will supervise the student's work is required. Not open to native speakers of German. 
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W) 
 
Topic: Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf   Morrison,Jimmy 
 APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
Greenberg,Marc L. 
 APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
Keel,William D. 
APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
Marx,Leonie A. 
APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
Vanchena,Lorie A 
APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
Vyatkina,Nina 
APPT   KULC APPT - LAWRENCE  
 
GERM 462 The German Business Environment, 3 credits
Introduction to German business practices, including basic information about German economic and corporate life. Especially designed for students intending to participate in an internship with a German company and those who wish to enhance their knowledge of basic business German. Taught in German. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: One 300-level German course.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W)
 
Morrison, Jimmy
MWF  9:00 - 10:50 AM   WES 4049 - LAWRENCE 
 
GERM 475 Topics in German Studies: Early Postwar Years in Germany, 3 credits
Exploration of cultural forms such as literature, film, philosophy, social institutions, linguistics, the arts, and the press. Examination of how cultural meaning is produced and interpreted. Topics vary, and course may address topics across a narrow or broad time frame. May be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: GERM 316 and GERM 401
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W)
 
Øhrgaard, Per
TR  01:00 - 02:15 PM   WES 1049 - LAWRENCE 
 
GERM 580: Senior Capstone Course: German-Speaking Europe Today, 3 credits
Focus on synthesizing students' knowledge of the history, culture, and politics of German-speaking Europe 1945-present. Consideration of scholarly articles, journalism, essays, literary texts, film, and the arts on topics including cultural identity in post-unified Germany; European integration; current debates and controversies; political parties and leading political figures; role of literature, film, music, visual arts, media, and popular culture; role of universities. Required of all German majors in senior year. Prerequisite: GERM 316, GERM 401, and senior standing.
Satisfies: Goal 6 Outcome 1 (AE61) ,  H Humanities (H)
 
Vanchena, Lorie
TR  02:30 - 03:45 PM   WES 1015 - LAWRENCE 
 

IV. COURSE IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT COUNT TOWARD GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR/MINOR

German majors can count up to two approved courses offered by other departments credit toward their German major; German minors may count one approved course toward their German minor. Permission of the Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Lorie A. Vanchena, is required.

The following approved courses will be offered in spring 2014:

SOC 500: Sociological Theory, 3 credits
An introduction to the principal texts in sociological theory and the ideas that made them important. Primary materials are emphasized, ranging from medieval to the current age. The goal of the course is to show continuity and change in the theoretical tradition of sociology, and to demonstrate the continued importance of classical ideas. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or permission of instructor. German majors and minors must obtain permission of instructor. 
Satisfies: S Social Science (S)
 
Antonio, Robert
TR   11:00 -12:15 AM   FR 123 - LAWRENCE   
 
POLS 669 / EURS 604: Topics in Comparative Politics: The European Union, 2-3 credits
A study of selected contemporary problems of policy or politics affecting several countries. Course is repeatable for different topics. Prerequisite: POLS 150.
Satisfies: S Social Science (S)
 
Rohrschneider, Rober
TR   11:00 -12:15 PM   BL 207 - LAWRENCE   
 
PHIL 386: Modern Philosophy Descartes to Kant, 3 credits
A survey of the writings of such principal philosophers of the modern period as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Satisfies: Satisfies: Goal 3 Arts and Humanities (GE3H) ,  H Humanities (H) ,  HR Philosophy & Religion PC (HR)
 
Frykholm, Erin
MWF   10:00 -10:50 PM   WES 1007- LAWRENCE   
 
 

V. READING COURSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 
GERM 101 German Reading Course II, 3 credits
A continuation of GERM 100. Review of grammar, with emphasis on reading and translation of material of an advanced nature in the candidate's general field. Three recitations weekly. Not open to native speakers of German. 
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Morrison, Jimmy 
TR   09:30 -10:45 AM   FR 221 - LAWRENCE   
 

 


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