GER: Germanic Languages and Literature

GER 500: Intensive Reading German

Intensive introductory German for graduate students in other programs. Practice in reading and translation; German prose; use of dictionaries and reference materials; as much attention as possible to special problems of various disciplines.

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 506: Advanced Stylistics

Advanced stylistics and discourse analysis. Designed to deepen the advanced student's knowledge of the syntax, structure, and stylistic versatility of the German language.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 539: Contrastive Structures: German-English

Contrastive study of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic structures of German and English.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 541: Literature of the Goethe Period

A study of the literature and culture of Germany during Goethe's lifetime, 1749-1832.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 544: German Fiction

Major authors of modern German fiction are read and discussed. Texts many include works from 19th and 20th century authors. The course may also focus on works by a single author.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 545: 20th-Century German Poetry

Intensive reading and discussion of 20th-century German poetry, including works by Rilke, Trakl, Brecht, Benn, and Kirsch. The course may also focus on a single poet or movement in the 20th century.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 546: 20th-Century German Drama

A survey of representative plays of the 20th century, including works by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, Sternheim, Toller, Fleisser, Horvath, and Brecht. The course may also focus on the works of a single dramatist.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 547: Special Author Studies Tutorial

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

GER 548: Special Period Studies Tutorial

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

GER 557: History of the German Language

The development of the German language from Indo-European to modern High German: a representative selection of texts from different periods will be examined.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 558: Middle High German

An introduction to Middle High German grammar with representative reading from the Middle High German classics.

Fall, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 562: Historical Germanic Linguistics

An introduction to the principles and methods of historical linguistics as applied to problems in the Germanic branch of Indo-European (early tribal movements, attempts at dialect grouping, dialect geography, etc.). Part of the course will be devoted to readings in Gothic, Old Norse, and Old High German with a comparison of the morphologies of these languages.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

GER 581: Independent Study

May be repeated for credit.

GER 582: Language Proficiency

Second language acquisition for M.A., M.A.T. and Ph.D. candidates from other Programs.

Fall, 1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

GER 595: Practicum in Teaching

Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

GER 599: Thesis Research

GER 599 Thesis Research. One-six credits. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit.

1-6 credits,

May be repeated 6 times FOR credit.

GER 601: Special Author

Tutorial to be arranged with appropriate staff member.

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

GER 602: Special Period

Tutorial to be arranged with appropriate staff member.

Fall and Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

GER 800: Summer Research