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Department of Modern Languages

German Courses

Prerequisite German Classes

GRMN 101  German I. This interactive course is for students with no previous experience in German. Students develop basic language skills and explore cultural products and practices of the German-speaking world. GRMN 102 German II. In 102, students become more familiar with basic structures of German and continue developing cultural knowledge about the German-speaking world.

GRMN 301-  German IV. In 301, students read, interpret, and discuss longer German texts, extending the focus on language and culture. Students research various aspects of the history and culture of German-speaking countries and learn to write about and present the results of their research.   GRMN 301-  German IV. In 301, students read, interpret, and discuss longer German texts, extending the focus on language and culture. Students research various aspects of the history and culture of German-speaking countries and learn to write about and present the results of their research.

     

Fall 2022 German 500 Level Courses

 

GRMN 522- Intro to 20th/21st  Century Lit. Take your German to the next level while exploring the topics and styles of 20th century literature. Students in this class will gain an overview of the major authors and literary trends of the 20th century while discussing literature’s responses of historical events and concerns. Students will develop their skills in analyzing literature and discussing it in German. Prerequisite: GRMN 4 or equivalent  GRMN 527  Advanced German Conversation. Explore a range of topics including current events, politics, literature, the arts, film, popular science, and technology through multiple media. Build your German vocabulary and improve your reading, listening, and verbal communication skills! Prerequisite: GRMN 4 or equivalent

Fall 2022 German 700 Level Courses

 

The Weimar Republic is 1920s Germany—the era of the so-called “new woman” (equality & the right to vote), of wounded men returning from World War I battlefields, democracy after the Kaiserreich, of edgy experiments in ideas and arts in the context of the struggle between old and new. Join us to investigate literature, such as Im Westen nichts Neues, art, politics, film, and music, such as Die Dreigroschenoper. Prerequisite: GRMN 521 or 522 GRMN 729-   Re-Writing Faust (Special Topic)   Students often note that German literature is too sad, too white, and too male. Let’s correct this! In this course, we will read one of the greatest works of modern fiction, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Teil 1 and evaluate what is enduring about this text and what could be kicked to the curb. After reading and viewing adaptations, we will engage in a group project to reimagine and rewrite Faust for our times. Prerequisite: GRMN 521 or 522