German (GER)

GER Class Schedule

Courses

GER 101   Beginning German I   credit: 4 Hours.

Oral practice, reading, and grammar for beginners.

GER 102   Beginning German II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of GER 101. Prerequisite: One semester of college German or equivalent.

GER 103   Intermediate German I   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of GER 102. Prerequisite: Two semesters of college German or equivalent.

GER 104   Intermediate German II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of GER 103. Prerequisite: Three semesters of college German or equivalent.

GER 189   Living German - German Living   credit: 1 Hour.

Practice in speaking German for students living in the German House. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Elementary speaking knowledge of German.

GER 191   Freshman Honors Tutorial   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars and Associates. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors advisor.

GER 200   German Literature in Trans   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to German literature for students with no knowledge of German. Same as CWL 224. May be repeated if topics vary.

GER 201   German Popular Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of modern and contemporary german culture through examining examples of popular culture from the late-eighteenth century to the present. Looks at texts and films as a mirror and critique of modern German society. Topics to be discussed: nationalism, gender, ethnicity, minority cultures, Jewish life in Germany, German images of other cultures, etc. Course taught in English.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 205   Germany and Europe   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction into major issues in contemporary German society with a special focus on Germany's functioning within Europe and the European Union through novels, films, essays, interviews etc. Course taught in English.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 211   Conversation and Writing I   credit: 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: GER 104 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GER 212   Conversation and Writing II   credit: 3 Hours.

Continuation of GER 211. Prerequisite: GER 211 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GER 250   Grimms' Fairy Tales - ACP   credit: 3 Hours.

Special attention is paid to the Grimms' tales in terms of traditional narrative genres, elements of life in early modern Europe, and versions from Italy and France as well as Germany. Course is conducted in English. Same as CWL 250 and ENGL 267. Credit is not given for both GER 250 and GER 251. Prerequisite: Completion of the Campus Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 251   Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Special attention is paid to the Grimms' tales in terms of traditional narrative genres, elements of life in early modern Europe, and versions from Italy and France as well as Germany. Course is conducted in English. Same as CWL 254 and ENGL 266. Credit is not given for both GER 251 and GER 250.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 260   The Holocaust in Context - ACP   credit: 3 Hours.

Jewish contributions to German Literature from 1200 to the present day. Includes trips to the University Library's Rare Book Room. Same as CWL 271 and ENGL 268. Credit is not given for both GER 260 and GER 261. Prerequisite: Completion of the Campus Composition I general education requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 261   The Holocaust in Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines cultural representations of the Holocaust in literature, film, and critical essays. Same as CWL 273 and ENGL 269. Credit is not given for both GER 261 and GER 260.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

GER 270   Sexuality and Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of the historical contexts in which sexuality has been debated during the past three centuries, and to what extent sexuality is perceived differently in diverse cultures. Part one will look at the Western tradition, especially Germany. Part two will shift focus to the non-Western world, especially to the colonial history of Indonesia. Same as CWL 272 and GWS 270.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

GER 299   Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Lectures, seminars, and practical work in German language, literature, civilization, and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same term to a maxiumum of 18 hours; may be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 36 hours. Prerequisite: GER 104 or equivalent; 2.75 overall average; 3.0 average in German courses.

GER 320   German for Business   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces German business language as used in basic operations in retail/wholesale, export/import, banking transactions. Prerequisite: GER 211 or consent of instructor.

GER 321   German for Economics   credit: 3 Hours.

German language as used in professional contexts involving economic matters: texts and documents relating to forms of enterprises and their financing, to macroeconomic structures of domestic and foreign trade, and to reports on the economies of German-speaking countries. Prerequisite: GER 320 or consent of instructor.

GER 331   Intro to German Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Introductory study of representative works (prose, drama, lyric) by outstanding German, Austrian, and Swiss writers of the modern period. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

GER 332   German Literature and Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

In German. Seminar in the literature and culture of German-speaking countries since 1750. Topic varies. Format: lecture; discussion; film screenings. Prerequisite: GER 331 or equivalent.

GER 396   Special Topics German Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Introductory study in such topics as individual authors, selected literary movements or periods, modes of inquiry in literary study, minor genres, subgenres, extraliterary influences, etc. Same as CWL 328. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Reading fluency in German beyond the fourth-semester college level.

GER 401   Global Issues in German   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to global issues in German media. Taught in German. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GER 212 or equivalent.

GER 403   German-English Translation: Theory & Practice   credit: 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of translating technical, commercial, scientific, and literary texts from German into English and vice versa. Same as TRST 403. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GER 401 or consent of instructor.

GER 420   German Cultural History   credit: 4 Hours.

A general introduction to German culture from the pre-Christian period to the twenty-first century, focusing on the tension between forces of history and modernization in German culture. Course materials include literary and philosophical texts, film, painting, and music. Particular attention will be paid to the role of art in society. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One 200-level German course and GER 331; or consent of instructor.

GER 465   Ling Structures of German   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of the linguistic structures of German in historical, geographic, and social context. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER 470   Middle Ages to Baroque   credit: 3 Hours.

Literary, thematic, cultural, and bibliographical analysis of the major authors, works, genres, and movements in German literature from 750-1720. Same as MDVL 470. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 332 or equivalent.

GER 471   Enlightenment to Romanticism   credit: 3 Hours.

Literary, thematic, cultural, and bibliographical analysis of the major authors, works, genres, and movements in German literature from 1720 to 1830. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: GER 332 or equivalent.

GER 472   Realism to Expressionism   credit: 3 Hours.

Literary, thematic, cultural, and bibliographical analysis of the major authors, works, genres, and movements in German literature from 1830 to 1920. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: GER 332 or equivalent.

GER 473   1920s to Today   credit: 3 Hours.

Literary, thematic, cultural, and bibliographical analysis of the major authors, works, genres, and movements in German literature from 1920 to the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: GER 332 or equivalent.

GER 491   Honors Senior Thesis   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Intended primarily for candidates for honors in German, but open to other seniors. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing; consent of instructor.

GER 493   German Cinema I   credit: 3 Hours.

Focus on the rise of German film from its earliest beginnings until 1945. Same as MACS 493. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

GER 494   German Cinema II   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of German film from 1945 until the present. Same as MACS 494. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

GER 496   Special Topics German Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Intensive study of restricted topics in German language, literature, and culture. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent.

GER 500   Readings in German Grads I   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to the reading of German texts in the sciences and the humanities. Credit is not given towards a graduate degree.

GER 501   Readings in German Grads II   credit: 4 Hours.

Designed for graduate students preparing for the German reading requirements for the Ph.D. Credit is not given towards a graduate degree. Prerequisite: GER 500 or equivalent.

GER 510   Introduction to Graduate Study   credit: 4 Hours.

Bibliography and methodology of the study of the Germanic languages and literatures, with particular regard to German literature and Germanic linguistics; introduction to scholarship in general and the German profession in particular, including the modes and methods of scholarly endeavor.

GER 520   History of the German Language   credit: 4 Hours.

Internal and external history of German from prehistoric times to the present. Prerequisite: GER 465 or equivalent.

GER 530   Old High German   credit: 4 Hours.

Grammar and interpretation of the oldest literary documents. Same as MDVL 530. Prerequisite: GER 465.

GER 570   Studies in Critical Theory   credit: 4 Hours.

Critical introduction to the enterprise of reading, accompanied by an overview of this century's most important theories of literature and criticism. Same as CWL 570. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 510 or equivalent, and reading knowledge of German, English, and one other modern European language.

GER 571   Medieval German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the Middle Ages. Epic, lyric, and didactic works in prose and verse are read in the original language. Same as MDVL 571. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 510 and GER 515 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

GER 572   Early Modern German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the early modern period (1500-1700). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 470.

GER 573   18thC German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the eighteenth century. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 420 or GER 471.

GER 574   19thC German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the nineteenth century. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Two 400-level courses in German literature or equivalent.

GER 575   20thC German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in selected genres, themes, or authors of the twentieth century. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Two 400-level courses in German literature or equivalent.

GER 576   Open Seminar in German Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar in literary phenomena (such as movements, genres and forms, relations, themes and types, interdisciplinary studies, women's studies) that go beyond the confines of a particular century. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: GER 510.

GER 582   Theories of German Lang Tchg   credit: 4 Hours.

In-depth exploration of fundamental concepts and problems of teaching German in college; designed for Teaching Assistants; topics include teaching approaches, lesson planning, reading, listening, speaking, writing, language testing, and instructional technology. Students are required to submit a research paper on a topic appropriate to the course content.

GER 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.