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Courses - GERM Upper Division

301. Fiction and Fact: Short Texts (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 201B or equivalent.
Intensive practice and the consolidation of the basic language skills: reading comprehension, composition, and conversation. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building, and idiomatic usage.

302. Language of the German Media (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 201B or equivalent.
Intensive practice and the consolidation of basic skills: reading, comprehension, composition, and conversation. Emphasis on composition, oral reports, and discussion.

303. German Phonetics (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German or consent of instructor.
General concepts of linguistic science. Linguistics applied to the study and teaching of the German language. Articulatory phonetics as a means to form native German pronunciation habits with emphasis upon the difficulties encountered by speakers of American English.

305. Advanced German Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Intensive practice of spoken German with stress on vocabulary building, pronunciation, intonation, and oral comprehension.
Letter grading only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

306. Translating German to English (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German or consent of instructor.
The preparation of translations from German texts of wide-ranging subject matter.

370. German Literature in English (3)

Study of significant German writers. German literary movements, or a specific literary genre in English translation.
May be repeatable for 6 units in different semesters. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERM 470.

380. Contemporary Germany, Society, and Culture (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Germany today presents a unique case study for difficulties and complexity of a unification process. Aspects of historical and cultural legacy and the social and political reality are approached through factual texts and fiction. Taught in English.

398. Selected Topics in German (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German or consent of instructor.
Exploration of topics in language, culture, and literature.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

401. Advanced German Syntax and Composition (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 301, GERM 302. Practice in developing a style and vocabulary suitable for the writing of reports and essays on cultural and literary topics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

410. History and Stories: German Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Historical development of important German institutions, customs and thought.

415. Survey of German Literature and Culture I (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements and upper-division standing in German.
German literature from the Middle Ages to the time of Goethe as related to the other arts, to philosophy, and to the social and political institutions of the time.

416. Survey of German Literature and Culture II (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
German literature from Romanticism to the present as related to the other arts, to philosophy, and to the social and political institutions of the time.

430./530. German Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
German poetry from the Baroque to the present.

440. German Novella in Context (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
The German Novella as a separate literary genre, represented by Goethe, Tieck, Kleist, Keller, Meyer, Storm, Spielhagen, Hesse, Kafka, Thomas Mann, and others.

450./550. Reason, Revolution, Reaction (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Literary trends of the 18th century, with emphasis on Lessing, Wieland, Klopstock, Herder, Goethe and Schiller and the authors from "Sturm und Drang" to Romanticism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

458. Road to Modernity (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Representative literary works of the "Biedermeier," "Junges Deutschland" and "Poetischer Realismus" against the back-ground of the historical, philosophical, and cultural movements of the times.
Letter grade only (A-F).

459./559. German Literature from 1890-1945 (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Major German prose, drama, and poetry from Naturalism to the end of World War II.
May be repeatable for 6 units in different semesters.

460./560. Two Perspectives: 1945 to 1990 (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Significant contemporary German writers of prose, drama and poetry in the context of the divided Germany.
Letter grade only (A-F).

480. German Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Acquaint students with the art of the medium, and the history of German film, particularly as it is realized through the work of the artist most responsible for its success or failure, in this case, the director.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 457. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 457. (2 hrs seminar, 2 hrs activity)

494. Internship in German (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Field work in German, supplemented by readings and tutorials under the direction of a faculty member. Internships, small group discussion/teaching, and other assignments directed by a supervising faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major in German.

498. Selected Topics in German (3)

Prerequisities: Senior standing in German or consent of instructor.
Exploration of topics in language, culture, and literature.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester.


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