Undergraduate Program

Requirements for the German Minor:

  1. GRMN 101, 102, 201, 202 and 15 upper-division credits.
  2. Upper division courses must include GRMN 301, 302, 311 and 312 or 313, and one of the following culture courses: 351H, 352H, 352, 322L or 362Y.
  3. Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in these courses.  Native or near-native speakers of German must substitute two 400-level courses for 301 and 302.

Requirements for the German Major:

  1. GRMN 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. At least 30 credits of upper-division work in German, including GRMN 301, 302, 311, 312 or 313.
  3. At least two 3-credit course in literature at the 400 level.
  4. At least two of the following culture courses: 351H, 352H, 350, 322L and 362Y.
  5. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division GRMN courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the German major.
  6. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the General Education Requirements section of the University catalog.

Undergraduate Courses

U = for undergraduate credit only, UG = for undergraduate or graduate credit, G = for graduate credit.
R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.

U 101 Elementary German I 5 cr. Emphasis on oral communication, with development in all major skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

U 102 Elementary German II 5 cr. Prereq., GRMN 101. Emphasis on oral communication, with continuing development in all major skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

U 191 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 193 Omnibus Variable cr. (R-10) Offered intermittently. University omnibus option for independent work. See index.

U 199 Lower Division Elective Variable Cr.

U 201 Intermediate German I 4 cr. Offered Autumn. Prereq., GRMN 102 or equiv. Continuation of active skills approach to German listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

U 202 Intermediate German II 4 cr. Offered Spring. Prereq., GRMN 201 or equiv. Continuation of 201.

U 292 Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered autumn and spring.

U 293 Omnibus Variable cr. (R-10)

U 301 Oral and Written Expression I 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., GRMN 202 or equiv.  Native or near-native speakers may not apply for credit for this course towards a German minor.

U 302 Oral and Written Expression II 3 cr. Prereq., Offered spring. Prereq., GRMN 301 or equiv.  Native or near-native speakers may not apply for credit for this course towards a German minor.

U 305 Practicum in German Language 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instructor. Offered as part of the Study abroad program in Heidelberg, Germany and/or Vienna, Austria. Concentration on grammar topics and advanced language usage.

U 311 Introduction to German Literature: Prose 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., Germ 202 or equiv.

U 312 Introduction to German Literature: Drama and Poetry 3 cr. Offered spring Prereq., Germ 202.

U 318 Introduction to German and Austrian Theater 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instructor. Offered as part of the Study Abroad program in Heidelburg, Germany  and/or Vienna, Austria. Introduction to the basics of German-speaking theater. Students read, discuss, and analyze plays before seeing them performed on stage.

U 321 Advanced Conversation in German 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Offered as part of the Study Abroad program in Heidelburg, Germany  and/or Vienna, Austria. Development of conversational skills.

U 322L Advanced German Cinema 3 cr. Offered intermittently. The development of the German film from its beginnings in 1895 down through the contemporary New German Cinema. Topics include Expressionism, New Objectivity, the Nazi film, the German contribution to Hollywood, the post-war film in East and West Germany, and film in unified Germany. Credit not allowed for LS 282L or MCLG 222L and GRMN 322L.

U 350 Introduction to German and Austrian Culture 3 cr.  Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Offered as part of the Study Abroad program in Heidelberg, Germany and/or Vienna, Austria. Introduction to cultural topics, current topics, current events, and historical topics of Germany and Austria. Course content supplemented with on-site visits.

U 351H German Culture to 1900 3 cr.  Offered intermittently in spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Overview of major events and currents in German culture to 1900 with emphasis on the arts, literature, and intellectual movements. Lectures in English. Some work in German required for German Credit. Credit not allowed for both MCLG 330H and GRMN 351H.

U 352H German Culture from 1900 to the Present 3 cr.  Offered intermittently in spring. Overview of major events and currents in German-speaking world from 1900 with emphasis on the arts, literature, and intellectual movements. Lectures in English. Some work in German required for German Credit. Credit not allowed for both MCLG 331H and GRMN 352H.

U 362Y Topics in German Language, Literature and Culture 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Germanic culture and mythology from 200 B.C. to 1200 A.D. Topics include the Germanic pantheon, Germanic religious practices, Germanic migrations and major literary masterpieces.  Credit not allowed for LS 221Y, MCLG 231Y and GRMN 362Y.

U 391 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-9) Prereq., GRMN 202 or equiv. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 392 Internship Variable cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

U 393 Omnibus Variable cr. (R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instructor. Independent work under the university omnibus option. See index.

U 399 Upper Division Elective Variable Cr.

U 400 Applied Linguistics 3 cr. Offered autumn odd-numbered years. Same as Ling 403. Offered alternate years. Specific problems in contrastive analysis of German phonology, morphology and syntax.

U 431 German Literature from 1760 to 1832 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., GRMN 311 and 312 or consent of instructor. Readings, study, and discussion of writers, texts, and contexts in German literature from 1760 to 1832, including Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Romanticism, and Classicism.

U 441 19th Century German Literature 3 cr.Offered autumn. Prereq., GRMN 311 and 312 or consent of instructor. Readings, study, and discussion of writers, texts, and contexts in German literature from 1832 to 1900.

U 451 20th Century German Literature to 1945 3 cr.Offered autumn. Prereq., GRMN 311 and 312 or consent of instructor.

U 452 20th Century German Literature Since 1945 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., GRMN 311 and 312 or consent of instructor.

U 453 German Literature Since Unification 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., GRMN 311 and 312 or consent of instructor.  An introduction to current literature in Germany that has been produced since the fall of the Berlin wall and the process of unification in 1989/90.

U 491 Special Topics 1-9 cr. (R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offering of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

U 492 Independent Study Variable cr. (R-6) Offered autumn or spring.

U 493 Omnibus. Variable cr. (R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instructor. Independent work under the University omnibus option.

U 494 Seminar in German Studies Variable cr. (R-12) Offered autumn. Prereq., Germ 311 and 312. Advanced studies in major topics in German literature and culture.