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Top GER 111 FIRST-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; includes cultural component. Designed solely for students with no prior training in German. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 111, GER 112, or GER 113. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: GER 111, GER 112, GER 113 must be taken in order.

Top GER 112 FIRST-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; includes cultural component. Designed solely for students with no prior training in German. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 111, GER 112, or GER 113. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: GER 111 [D-] and /or placement test score.

Top GER 113 FIRST-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of basic writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; includes cultural component. Designed solely for students with no prior training in German. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 111, GER 112, or GER 113. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: GER 112 [D-] and /or placement test score.

Top GER 188 GERMAN STUDIES, GERMAN STUDY CENTER (1-12) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Section 1: Topics, German language. Section 2: Practical work (exercises). This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top GER 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings and prerequisites. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top GER 211 SECOND-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuing development of writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; cultural component. Completion of second-year German or equivalent with a GPA of 2.50 or higher serves as a prerequisite for upper-division courses. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 211, GER 212 or GER 213. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: GER 113 [D-] and /or placement test score.

Top GER 212 SECOND-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuing development of writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; cultural component. Completion of Second-Year German or equivalent with a GPA of 2.50 or higher serves as a prerequisite for upper-division courses. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 211, GER 212, or GER 213. Lec/rec. PREREQS: GER 211 [D-] and /or placement test score.

Top GER 213 SECOND-YEAR GERMAN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Continuing development of writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills; cultural component. Completion of Second-Year German or equivalent with a GPA of 2.50 or higher serves as a prerequisite for upper-division courses. Completion of GER 213 with grade of C- or better satisfies BA requirement in foreign languages. Native or bilingual speakers of German will not receive credit for GER 211, GER 212, or GER 213. Lec/rec. PREREQS: GER 212 [D-] and /or placement test score.

Top GER 231 GERMAN DICTATORSHIPS: NAZIS AND COMMUNISTS (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduction to the two best-known dictatorships in German society, National Socialism of the Third Reich from 1933-1945 and Socialism in the German Democratic Republic from 1949-1989 via the study of visual media (feature films, documentaries, newsreels, etc.) and other primary and secondary sources. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top GER 261 MASTERPIECES OF GERMAN CINEMA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An introduction to the serious study of German cinema, 1920 to present. Class lectures discussing key works of German cinema will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films accompany the lectures. Taught in English. Film fee will be required. (Bacc Core Course)

Top GER 288 GERMAN STUDIES, GERMAN STUDY CENTER (1-12) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Section 1: Topics, German language. Section 2: Practical work (exercises). Section 3: Topics, German arts and letters. Section 4: Topics, Germany and German society. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top GER 299 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings and prerequisites. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top GER 311 THIRD-YEAR GERMAN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. Required of German majors and minors. PREREQS: GER 213 or equivalent.

Top GER 312 THIRD-YEAR GERMAN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. Required of German majors and minors. PREREQS: GER 213 or equivalent.

Top GER 313 THIRD-YEAR GERMAN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. Both courses required of German majors and minors. PREREQS: GER 213 or equivalent.

Top GER 319 SELECTED TOPICS IN GERMAN LANGUAGE (3) 
Focus on development of German language skills and/or history of the language. Conducted in German. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings and prerequisites. Lec/rec. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top GER 329 SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE AND/OR CULTURE (3) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top GER 331 GERMAN CULTURE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Aspects of history, politics, art, music, literature, and everyday life in German-speaking countries. Attention to development of German language skills. Conducted in German. (H) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: GER 213

Top GER 332 GERMAN CULTURE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Aspects of history, politics, art, music, literature, and everyday life in German-speaking countries. Attention to development of German language skills. Conducted in German. (H) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: GER 213 [D-]

Top GER 339 SELECTED TOPICS IN GERMAN CULTURE (3) 
Focus on specific aspects of German culture. Attention to development of German language skills. Conducted in German. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Completion of 9 credits from GER 311, GER 312, GER 313.

Top GER 341 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
Major works and literary theories of German literature in their cultural context. Attention to development of German language skills with special emphasis on reading and discussion. Conducted in German. (H) PREREQS: GER 213 or placement.

Top GER 342 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
Major works and literary theories of German literature in their cultural context. Attention to development of German language skills with special emphasis on reading and discussion. Conducted in German. (H) PREREQS: GER 213 or placement.

Top GER 343 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
Major works and literary theories of German literature in their cultural context. Attention to development of German language skills with special emphasis on reading and discussion. Conducted in German. (H) PREREQS: GER 213 or placement.

Top GER 345 MULTIMODAL LITERACIES: GERMAN (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the analysis and production of multimodal literacies. Study of semiotic resources such as language and images across modalities such as film, manga, and social media. Required of all majors in World Languages and Cultures. Taught in German. Has to be taken in conjunction with the lecture session in English. PREREQS: GER 213 with a grade of at least C-, or equivalent, or placement test. Sophomore standing required. COREQS: WLC 345

Top GER 349 SELECTED TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
Attention to development of German language skills. Conducted in German. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: GER 213 or placement.

Top GER 351 GERMAN PRONUNCIATION AND PHONETICS (3) 
Analysis of the fundamentals of the German sound system, including pronunciation, phonology, phonetic and contrastive analysis of sounds; phonemes, intonation, and tone patterns. Required of students working toward a teaching certificate in German. Not offered every year. PREREQS: GER 213 or placement.

Top GER 355 TRANSLATION (3) 
Introduces students to translation studies in theory and practice. Students will learn problems behind translating texts and strategies to overcome these issues, before working on shorter and longer translation projects of a variety of texts. Taught in English. PREREQS: GER 312 [D-]

Top GER 361 CRITICAL ISSUES OF GERMAN CINEMA (3) 
Critique of current scholarly debates in German cinema (popular cinema, stars, institutional and cultural frameworks, cultural politics, and transnational connections) in connection with the critical viewing of a large variety of films from various periods. Taught in English.

Top GER 362 DIVIDED SCREEN: GERMAN CINEMA BETWEEN 1945 AND 1990 (3) 
Introduces German cinema between the corner dates 1945--division into East and West--and German unification in 1990. Compares and contrasts films made in East and West Germany to understand differences and similarities in the political and cultural set-up of the two states.

Top GER 363 CONTEMPORARY GERMAN CINEMA (3) 
Introduces German cinema after unification in 1990. Analyzes German films from various genres, "schools," and directors. Reflects and compares contemporary issues of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to Hollywood cinema.

Top GER 365 MIGRANT NARRATIVES: GERMAN (2) 
An examination of migration and forced displacement through the study of personal narrative in German. Includes discussion of the causes of displacement including persecution, ecological degradation, economic pressure and conflict. This is a required course for the German option in the WLC major in the Identities and Intersections thematic area. PREREQS: Third-year proficiency in German. COREQS: WLC 365

Top GER 366 LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY: GERMAN (2) 
An examination between ideology and linguistic behavior as well as the fundamentals of structural linguistics needed to discuss variation and contact phenomena particular to German-speaking communities. This is a required course in the German option in the WLC major in the Identities and Intersections thematic area. PREREQS: Third-year proficiency in German COREQS: WLC 366

Top GER 375 LITERATURES OF POWER AND RESISTANCE: GERMAN (2) 
An examination and discuss of literature in German that deals with the relationships between individuals/groups and institutional power (government, ecclesiastical, etc.) across different historical periods and geographies. Covers specific works dealing with such topics as colonization, forced disappearance, and social resistance in the German-speaking world. This is a required course in the German option of the WLC major in the Social Architecture and Power thematic area. PREREQS: Third-year proficiency in German. COREQS: WLC 375

Top GER 376 EMPIRES AND GLOBALIZATION: GERMAN (2) 
An examination of the history of German imperialism and the rise of neocolonialism in Europe and other parts of the world where Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have had social, cultural, and linguistic impact. Students explore the impact of colonization and the effects of neoliberalism and globalization in German through the use of historical source materials and current news articles. This is a required course in the German option of the WLC major in the Social Architecture and Power thematic area. PREREQS: Third-year proficiency in German. COREQS: WLC 376

Top GER 379 PROCTOR EXPERIENCE (1-2)  Offered in current or future terms
Supervised practicum for advanced students, with assignments as proctors or tutors in lower-division German language courses. No more than 2 credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements for a major in German; no credit may be used to satisfy requirements for a minor in German. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Completion of 12 upper-division credits in German, including GER 311, GER 312, GER 313 and prior authorization of supervisor.

Top GER 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top GER 401 RESEARCH (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 403 THESIS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 410 INTERNSHIP (1-15)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits.

Top GER 411 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3)  WIC Core Course
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: GER 313 and departmental approval.

Top GER 412 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3) 
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. PREREQS: GER 411 and departmental approval.

Top GER 413 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3) 
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. PREREQS: GER 412 and departmental approval.

Top GER 421 GERMAN LANGUAGE TANDEM (1) 
Optional course that can be taken to fine-tune advanced German speaking skills with the help of a native speaker. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top GER 449 SELECTED TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Conducted in German. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: 9 upper-division credits in German.

Top GER 488 GERMAN STUDIES, GERMAN STUDY CENTER (1-12) 
May be repeated for when topic varies. Section 1: Topics, German language. Section 2: Practical work (exercises). Section 3: Topics, German arts and letters. Section 4: Topics, Germany and German society. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top GER 501 RESEARCH (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 503 THESIS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top GER 511 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3) 
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. PREREQS: GER 313 and departmental approval.

Top GER 512 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3) 
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. PREREQS: GER 411 or GER 511 and departmental approval.

Top GER 513 FOURTH-YEAR GERMAN (3) 
Focus on development of German writing, speaking, and listening skills. Conducted in German. PREREQS: GER 412 or GER 512 and departmental approval.

Top GER 549 SELECTED TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE (3) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Conducted in German. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: 9 upper-division credits in German.

Top GER 588 GERMAN STUDIES, GERMAN STUDY CENTER (1-12) 
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Section 1: Topics, German language. Section 2: Practical work (exercises). Section 3: Topics, German arts and letters. Section 4: Topics, Germany and German society. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.



 
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