Fall 2015

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

GERM 100 German Reading Course I, 3 credits
Primarily for graduate students in other departments but also open to seniors planning to pursue graduate study. Fundamentals of grammar and reading texts of medium difficulty. Does not count toward undergraduate language requirement. Previous study of German not necessary. Not open to native speakers of German.
Satisfies: U Undesignated elective (U)
 
Morrison, Jim
TR 9:30 - 10:45   4019 WES
 
GERM 130 German-Speaking Europe and the German-Speaking Europeans, 3 credits
A survey of contemporary German-speaking Europe that covers topics such as geography, the environment, technology, the arts, music, film, literature, politics, immigration, language, religion, customs. Focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein. Taught in English. Does not count toward the German Studies major or minor.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)
 
Marx, Leonie
Online KULC  Aug 24 - Oct 16
 
Marx, Leonie
Online KULC Oct 26 - Dec 18
 
GERM 136 / AMS 344 The German Transatlantic Experience, 3 credits
Taught in English. Introduction to the migration of German-speaking Europeans to North America, 17th century-present. Consideration of European and North American factors motivating migration, the journey to the New World, the experiences of immigrants and their descendants, and the ways in which German-speaking Europeans shaped the multicultural history of America.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 1 (AE41) ,  HT Historical Studies PC (HT) ,  U Undesignated elective (U)
 
Vanchena, Lorie A.
TR   1:00 - 2:15 PM   WES 1049
 
GERM 148 German Myth, Religion, and Folklore
Taught in English. Introduction to the pagan myths and beliefs of Teutonic antiquity and their survival in the popular traditions of Germanic countries, within the framework of comparative mythology, archaeology, and anthropology. Does not count toward the German major or minor.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Culture (W)
 
Keel, William
MWF 3:00 - 3:50 PM  WES 1049
 
GERM 177 First-Year Seminar: Thinking About Laughing, 3 credits
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in German. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status.
 
Linden, Ari
MW 3:00 - 4:15 1015 Wescoe
 
 

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' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. 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) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   8:00 - 8:50  AM   WES 1049 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   9:00 - 9:50  AM   WES 1049  
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1049   
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1049 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   12:00 -12:50 AM   WES 1049 
 
GERM 108 Elementary German II, 5 credits
Continuation of GERM 104. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts on everyday topics and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. 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) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 1015
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 1015  
 
GERM 201 Intermediate German I, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 108. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts in different genres and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. Emphasis on interaction. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 202. Prerequisite: GERM 108 or placement by examination.
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  U Undesignated elective (U) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   FR 221
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   FR 221
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MTWRF   12:00 -12:50 AM   WES 4019
 
GERM 202 Intermediate German II, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 201. Further development of students' balanced knowledge of the German language and culture, including the ability to understand and produce short spoken, written, and multimedia texts in different genres and to interpret, compare, and contrast German and American cultural phenomena. 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) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   10:00 -10:50 AM   WES 4049
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   11:00 -11:50 AM   WES 4049

 

III. COURSES FOR THE GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR AND MINOR and for DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

GERM 301 High Intermediate German I, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 202. Further development of students' use of German through reading and discussion of literary and non-literary texts (spoken, written, multimedia, combined with intensive grammar review. Introduction to expressive functions of German with emphasis on spoken and written communication. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 302. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. . 
Satisfies: Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42) ,  H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W) 
 
Meyertholen, Andrea
MWF   01:00 -01:50 PM   WES 1015
 
Linden, Ari
MWF   01:00 -01:50 PM   WES 1015  
 
GERM 315 German Literature and the Modern Era, 3 credits
Introduction in English to German writers 1750-present. Discussion of themes such as technology, modern and postmodern developments, gender, war, politics, and culture in German-speaking Europe. Readings include works in translation by influential German writers. Open to first-year students and non-majors; qualifies for major or minor credit when taken with GERM 316, a one-hour discussion section. GERM 315 and GERM 316 are required for admission to all courses beyond GERM 402 (except GERM 444 and GERM 462).
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)
 
Vanchena, Lorie A
TR 2:30 - 3:45 PM WES 1049
 
GERM 316 Discussion Section for German Literature and the Modern Era, 1 credit
Discussion section to be taken with GERM 315: German Literature and the Modern Era. Introduction to critical German vocabulary for discussing German-language literature in its historical and cultural context. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. GERM 315 qualifies for major or minor credit when taken with GERM 316.
 
Vanchena, Lorie A
T 4:00 - 4:50 PM WES 1049
 
GERM 352 Business German Für Den Beruf,  3 credits
Extensive practice in business communication: terminology, texts and correspondence, oral practice in business situations. Not open to native speakers of German. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) ,  World Civilization (W)
 
Morrison, Jim
MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM WES 4019
 
GERM 401: Advanced German I, 3 credits
Continuation of GERM 302. Expansion and refinement of proficiency in German (speaking, listening, reading, writing), increased understanding of German grammatical structures, development of a more sophisticated vocabulary, and introduction to stylistics through discussion and analysis of literary and nonliterary texts. Students successfully completing GERM 401 may take all other GERM courses at the 400 and 500 levels. Prerequisite: GERM 302.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H) 
 
Vyatkina, Nina
MW   12:30 -1:45 PM   FR 221 
 
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) 
 
IND Topic: Zertifikat Deutsch fur den Beruf  Morrison, Jim
Inst Req APPT   KULC APPT
 
IND Keel,William D. 
APPT   KULC APPT
 
IND Linden, Ari
APPT   KULC APPT 
 
IND Marx,Leonie A. 
APPT   KULC APPT 
 
IND Vanchena,Lorie A 
APPT   KULC APPT 
 
IND Vyatkina,Nina 
APPT   KULC APPT
 
GERM 598 Research for Departmental Honors, 3 credits
Research for a departmental honors project, on a topic chosen in conjunction with the faculty advisor. Emphasis on independent study and writing. Open to students with previous coursework in German at the 400 level, an overall 3.0 GPA, and at least a B+ average in advanced work in German. Prerequisite: GERM 316, GERM 401, senior standing, and permission of Undergraduate Advisor.
Satisfies: H Humanities (H)
 
Vanchena, Lorie A.
Inst Req APPT   KULC APPT  
 

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 fall 2015:

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