2 semesters, 3 credits each
This course is intended for students who have not had any experience with the German language. The German language is introduced through the use of multimedia resources. The fundamentals of German grammar necessary for the everyday use of the language are introduced, as well as cultural material. Although the emphasis is on oral proficiency, attention is given to reading and writing.
2 semester, 3 credits each
Intended for those students who have learned the fundamentals of the German language and who wish to become more proficient in speaking, reading, and writing and to gain more knowledge of the culture. The course also includes a review of the fundamentals of German grammar. Multimedia resources will be used in the course in order to enhance the learning process.
1 semester, 3 credits
This course is intended for students who wish to gain command of the German language in order to communicate with native German speakers. It is designed to build oral fluency in the use of the German language. The course explores practical topics such as daily living, customs, traveling, and studying in Germany. Multimedia materials will be used to enhance pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, and use of idiom. Voice recognition CD-ROMs are available to improve pronunciation and comprehension. Conducted in German.
This course is intended for students who wish to improve their degree of fluency in German. Students prepare and present oral reports, lead discussions, practice speech patterns, and build vocabulary. Conducted in German.
1semester, 3 credits
A study of contemporary German society through an analysis of the everyday lifestyle, values, attitudes, and unique aspects of the German people. Multimedia materials are used in this course. Conducted in German.
A study of German civilization from its beginning to the present day. Attention will be given to history, geography, the arts, politics, and other pertinent areas. A full range of multimedia materials will be used in this course. Conducted in German.
This course covers the literature, language, and culture from the German Middle Ages to the 18th century. The students encounters heroic and courtly epics such as Hildebrandslied, Parzival,andTristan und Isolde as well as political, religious, and love poetry by writers such as Walther von der Vogelweide and Dietmar von Eist. Renaissance and Reformation literature illustrates development of thought and standardization of the language. Conducted in German.
This course covers the literature of the German Enlightenment and the unique Sturm und Drang movement. Aided by CD-ROMs, videos, Web sites, and other multimedia equipment, the student will study works by others such as Lessing, Goethe, and Schiller. Conducted in German.
This course covers the literature produced in the Weimar Classicism by authors such as Goethe and Schiller. It surveys the meaning of "classicism" and shows how the Classical World influenced the 18th-century German culture. Multimedia resources enhance the learning experience. Conducted in German.
A critical study of the romantic movements in Germany with readings, reports, and interpretations of representative works of the period. A study of the romantic literary movement in Germany, with emphasis on the period from 1790 to 1830. The course includes an introduction of the genre and continues with the reading and interpretation of selected literary works from the period. Some of the works will be taken from the following authors: Goethe, the Schlegel brothers, Jean Paul, J.C.F. Hölderlin, Novalis, Tieck, Wackenroder, Brentano, Amim, the Grimm brothers, Chamisso, Eichendorff, Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué, E.T.A. Hoffman, T. Kömer, Amt, Kleist, Uhland, Mörike, Hauff, and Lenau. Conducted in German.
1 semester, 3 credits (Fine Arts Core)
An introduction to the history of the drama and the development of the German theater, followed by a critical study of several major works of German drama. Authors include: Hauptmann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Frisch, and others. Conducted in English.
This course will provide students the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular topic not treated in existing course offerings. Topics will vary and may be drawn from current issues, events, debates, or from other related areas of interest to students of the discipline. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least two GER courses at the 200-level or above.
The course will review the development of drama as a literary form, including the role of Lessing and Schiller in Germany. Specifically, it will focus on the development of German drama during the first of two time periods of the 18th century. This course will concentrate on the first period, 1820-1850, which deals with the rise of German drama and which will include representative works from authors such as Franz Grillparzer, Christian Grabbe, Georg Büchner, and Friedrich Hebbel. The selected dramas will be read in German and enhanced by the use of multimedia resources. Conducted in German.
A study of representative dramatic works from the second period of German drama, the period from 1850-1880. A progression from classical to contemporary drama is examined. The following authors are studied: Ludwig Anzengruber, Gerhart Hauptmann and the introduction of the naturalistic drama, Wadekind, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, and Frisch. The selected dramas will be read in German and enhanced by the use of multimedia resources. Conducted in German.
A study of the major trends in the evolution of modern German literature as exemplified in the works of Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Kafka, Hesse, and German Expressionism. Conducted in German.
A study of contemporary German and Swiss literature with particular emphasis on the works of Thomas Man, Brecht, Rilke, Frisch, Dürrenmatt, and others. Conducted in German.
This course offers majors at the advanced level the opportunity to apply and deepen their knowledge of the major language/culture in a meaningful way outside the classroom. Students interested in an internship must finalize the details of their placement and obtain approval both from the faculty member who will serve as their internship advisor and from the department chairperson PRIOR to registering for this course. Interns sign the departmental and college internship contracts and, in addition to the minimum ten hours per week devoted to supervised on-site responsibilities, meet regularly with the faculty internship advisor to discuss the ongoing process of the scholarly project that will emerge from the internship experience. At the conclusion of the internship, interns will submit the following in the target language: a written journal documenting and reflecting upon their weekly internship experiences, and a scholarly project submitted in writing to the internship advisor and presented orally to the department faculty.
Research in selected areas of language and literature directed by a member of the department. Topic will be arranged in consultation with the instructor. Approval of the department chairperson is required.