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GL 101D, 102D, 103D First Year German (4)

Acquisition of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on communication and working with partners.

Open to all students who wish to begin the study of German. Instruction is in German. Students reach Level A1 of the European Framework of Reference.

Prerequisite: none.

GL 110D Introduction to German Literature in Translation (4)

A survey of German literary genres involving works in English translation. The study may include works of medieval through contemporary literature. Specific focus will be identified in each year's schedule of classes.

Prerequisite: none.

GL 199D Special Studies (1-15)

Terms and hours to be arranged.

GL 201D, 202D, 203D Second Year German (4)

Continuation of First Year but with added depth and breadth. Students reach Level A2 of the European Framework of Reference.  
Prerequisite: GL 103 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 299D Special Studies (1-6)

Terms and hours to be arranged.

GL 301, 302, 303 Intermediate Comp and Con (4)

Continuation of Second Year but with added depth and breadth. Students reach Level B1 of the European Framework of Reference..

Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 310D German Film and Conversation (3)

Study and conversation of German cinema within its social and historical contexts.

Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 320D Business German (3)

Description and analysis of business terminology in German. Study of local business organization, operation and management. Introduction to the language of accounting, marketing, and economic matters in German-speaking countries.
Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 331 German Pronunciation & Phonetics (3)

A thorough study of the sound system of German, with individual attention to each student's difficulties. Distinguish between German and English sounds and practice with IPA.

Prerequisite: GL 201 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 340D German Culture & Civilization I: From Romans to Enlightenment (3)

Study of people and events that helped to shape modern Germany. An intimate study of figures and events including Karl the Great, the Crusades, Barbarossa, the Plague, Martin Luther, Frederick the Great.
Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 341D German Culture & Civilization II: From Classicism to Reunification (3)

Study of people and events that helped to shape modern Germany. An intimate study of figures and events including Napoleon, Goethe, Karl Marx, World Wars I and II, the Cold War and Reunification.
Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 342D/Hum 342 Studies in German Culture and Literature to 1900 (3)

An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and / or themes in German-speaking countries up to 1900. Check the current Schedule of Classes for specific topics. This course is one of two required for the major.

Prerequisite: none.

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GL 343D/Hum 343 Studies in German Culture and Literature to 1945 (3)

An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and / or themes in German-speaking countries up to 1945. Check the current Schedule of Classes for specific topics. This course is one of two required for the major.

Prerequisite: none.

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GL 344D/Hum 344 Studies in German Culture and Literature to 1990s (3)

An in-depth study of selected writers, forms and / or themes in German-speaking countries up to 1990s. Check the current Schedule of Classes for specific topics. This course is one of two required for the major.

Prerequisite: none.

GL 350 Methods in Translation (3)

Examinations of written and oral, structured, and free translations. Materials come from a variety of sources.

Prerequisite: GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 399D Special Studies (1-3)

Terms and hours to be arranged.

GL 401D, 402D, 403D Advanced Comp and Con (3)

Continuation of Third Year but with added depth and breadth. Cultural/literary topics studied will be determined by the needs and interests of the class.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 406D Special Studies (1-6)

Terms and hours to be arranged. Course can be repeated when content is different.

GL 411D German Literature I: Medieval to Classical (3)

Readings from representative German authors within major genres of the periods.
Prerequisite: GL 303, ENG 223 and GL 203 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 412D German Literature II: Naturalism to Present (3)

Readings from representative German-speaking authors from Naturalism to the present.
Prerequisite: ENG 223 and GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 416 Language Teaching Practicum (1-2)

Practice as a teaching assistant, particularly for teachers in training.

Course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

GL 423D Studies in German Language & Literature (2-6)

Focus on a literary figure, genre or other topic such as Family Drama, the Depiction of Women, Fairy Tales.

Course can be repeated when content is different.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 440D 19th Century Drama (3)

An in-depth study of drama by Austrian, German, and Swiss authors within its historical, cultural, and intellectual context.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 441D 20th Century Drama (3)

An in-depth study of drama by Austrian, German, and Swiss authors within its historical, cultural, and intellectual context.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 442D German Drama-Performance (4)

The study and production of a German play.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GL 481D History and Structure of German Language 3

The study of the historical development and modern structure of the German language. Emphasis on comparing and contrasting the grammars of English and German.

Prerequisite: GL 303 or eqivalent, or consent of instructor.

Last update: 3.18.2010

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