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Courses

Note: No course being counted toward the V.3 general education requirement may be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option.

GRMN 101 (4)–Elementary German I
For beginners. Four class periods and two laboratory periods.

GRMN 102 (4)–Elementary German II
Prerequisite: GRMN 101. A continuation of GRMN 101. Four class periods and two laboratory periods.

GRMN 201 (4)–Intermediate German I
Prerequisite: GRMN 102 or placement. Formal study and practice in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding German. Regular laboratory attendance is required.

GRMN 202 (4)–Intermediate German II
Prerequisite: GRMN 201. A continuation of GRMN 201. Formal study and practice in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding German. Regular laboratory attendance is required. V.3.

GRMN 205 (3)–Introduction to German Literature
Prerequisite: GRMN 202 or placement. A study based on readings and discussions of various representative works, chosen from various periods and genres (poetry, drama, and prose). Student participation in discussion and practice in written and oral expression will be emphasized. Offered alternate years. V.2, V.3.

GRMN 225 (3)–Readings in Modern German Literature I
Prerequisite: GRMN 202 or placement. Selected readings from literature of the period between 1890 and 1933. Authors included are Kafka, Mann, Rilke, George Trakl, Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler, Heym, and Benn. Emphasis on the novelle and lyric poetry. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2, V.3.

GRMN 226 (3)–Readings in Modern German Literature II
Prerequisite: GRMN 202 or placement. German literature after 1945. Works of writers from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2, V.3.

GRMN 231 (3)–German Conversation and Composition
Prerequisites: GRMN 202 and permission of the instructor. Practice in written and oral expression with discussions and essays based on contemporary topics and literary selections. Offered alternate years. III.O, III.W, V.3.

GRMN 251 (3)–Introduction to German Culture I
Prerequisite: GRMN 202. A study of various historical, cultural, political, literary, and social trends in the German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages until 1900. Offered alternate years. III.O, V.1, V.3.

GRMN 252 (3)–Introduction to German Culture II
Prerequisite: GRMN 202. A study of various historical, cultural, political, literary, and social trends in the German-speaking countries after 1900. Included will be a study of German Nationalism, the “völkisch movement,” National Socialism, life in the post-war divided country, and the German reunification. Offered alternate years. III.O, V.1, V.3.

GRMN 254 (3)–German Culture through German Films
Prerequisite: GRMN 202. In this course students will view and discuss both older and more recent German films. Emphasis will be placed on the image these films portray of German society during the Weimar Period, the time of National Socialism, life in East and West Germany during the Cold War, and Germany since the reunification. Taught in English with a special discussion session in German. May be counted toward the minor in film studies. May be counted toward the majors in German and German studies or minor in German for those who elect the German discussion session and do all written work in German. Offered alternate years. V.1, V.6a.

GRMN 261 (1, 2, or 3)–Directed Study
Prerequisites: One GRMN course and permission of the instructor. The study of introductory level material by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.
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GRMN 311 (3)–History and Structure of the German Language
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. Through the reading of sample texts derived from the whole of German literary history, from the present back to the Old High German of the early ninth century, this course will investigate patterns of historical development and impart the skills to describe them systematically, creating, in effect, rather than just learning of, a descriptive history of the development of the German language. Offered alternate years. V.1.

GRMN 322 (3)–German Literature Before 1700
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. A study of trends in literature in rela- tion to the social, historical, and religious condi- tions in Germany from the Middle Ages through the Baroque. Offered alternate years. V.2.

GRMN 351 (3)–The Age of Goethe I: German Classicism and Its Precursors
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. A study of the Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Early Classicism. Readings from Lessing, Wieland, Lichtenberg, Lenz, Klinger, Goethe, and Schiller. Offered alternate years. V.2.

GRMN 352 (3)–The Age of Goethe II: Later Classicism and Romanticism
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. Selections from the later works of Goethe and Schiller, the works of Tieck, Novalis, Brentano, Arnim, Arndt, Eichendorff, the Schlegels, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Chamisso, Kleist, Hölderlin, and others. V.2.

GRMN 361 (1, 2, or 3)–Special Study
Prerequisites: 100-level GRMN course and permission of the instructor. The study of an intermediate level topic by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. Selections from the writers of Jungdeutschland, Grabbe, Lenau, Mörike, DrosteHülshoff, Hebbel, Grillparzer, Nestroy, Stifter, C.F. Meyer, Keller, and Fontane. Offered alternate years.

GRMN 372 (3)–The German Novelle
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. A study of the Novelle as a genre from the 18th to the 20th century. Offered alternate years. V.2.

GRMN 377 (1, 2, or 3)–Internship
Prerequisites: Three credits in GRMN and permission of the instructor, department chair, and dean. This course is graded P/CR/NC only.

GRMN 384 (3)–The Modern German Drama
Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. The course will start with Naturalism and move through Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit, post-war and present-day theatre. Emphasis will be placed on the development of dramatic theories, dramatic styles and staging as well as on the analysis of individual works. Selected plays by such dramatists as Gerhart Hauptmann, Frank Wedekind, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Ernst Toller, Georg Kaiser, Bertolt Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Max Frisch. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.2, V.6a.

GRMN 452 (3)–Senior Seminar
Prerequisite: Required of seniors majoring in German and other qualified students by permission. III.O, III.W.

GRMN 461 (1, 2, or 3)–Independent Study
Prerequisites: One 100-level GRMN course, one 200-level GRMN course, and permission of the instructor. Pursuit of an upper-level research project determined in advance by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will act as the sponsor.