German (GERM) < University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2023)

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GERM101 Beginning German (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM102 Beginning German (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM101 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Continuation of German 101. A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM201 Intermediate German I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM102 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Review of standard German grammar and vocabulary with focus on the development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Students gain an understanding of German culture, literature, and current events through a variety of topics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM202 Intermediate German II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM201 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Continuation of German 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM313 Grammar Review and Composition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM202 or equivalent.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Continued development and refinement of structural language skills through review of German morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and style.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM314 Oral Proficiency (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM202 or equivalent.

This course focuses on the advanced-level language functions of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), including conversing, narrating, describing in paragraph-length discourse.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM315 German for Professional Communication I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM202 or equivalent.

This course focuses on the development of practical language skills and functional competence in a German-speaking professional environment. Course language is German. (In sequence with German 316 leading to examination for International Business German Certificate.)

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM325 The German Sound System (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or consent of instructor.

Theory of the German sound system and intensive practice of German pronunciation and intonation. Course language is German.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM340 Introduction to Reading German Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Fluency at the 300 level or consent of instructor.

• To be taught only in the study abroad program in Germany.

Intensive practice in reading (and in speaking and writing about) progressively more challenging literary texts in prose. Introduction to literary forms and genres. Introduction to literary analysis and literary history.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM358 Introduction to Translation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or GERM315.

A practically oriented introduction into the craft of translation, with intensive practice of text translation, mainly from German to English. Discussion of translation techniques and some readings of translation theory.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM363 Modern Germany: Literature, History, Culture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One German course at the 300-level, or permission of the instructor.

Combines German history survey 1889-1989, including work on contemporary images and documents, with close reading of literary/cultural texts and close attention to students' professional development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, translating. Course language is German.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, LE-S3 Creativity, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• A total of no more than six credits of directed study courses may be counted toward graduation.

Study of a problem or special area in German language, culture, or literature.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM413 Structure of German in Contrast (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or GERM315.

The course aims to refine students' proficiency in the German language as well as to further students' "conscious" mastery of German through a comparative/contrastive analysis with English.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM480 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization I, pre-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM363, or permission of instructor.

• Recommended to be taken after study abroad.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language and/or civilization of German-speaking peoples before 1848. Course language is German.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM482 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization II, post-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM363, or permission of instructor.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language, and/or civilization of German-speaking countries after 1848.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or GERM315 or consent of instructor.

In-depth study of a special area of language, culture, history, or literature. Topics and credits will vary depending on interests of students and faculty.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

GERM499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM525 The German Sound System (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM325. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Theory of the German sound system and intensive practice of German pronunciation and intonation. Course language is German.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM558 Introduction to Translation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or GERM315.

• Cross-listed with GERM358. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A practically oriented introduction into the craft of translation, with intensive practice of text translation, mainly from German to English. Discussion of translation techniques and some readings of translation theory.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM563 Modern Germany: Literature, History, Culture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One German course at the 300-level, or permission of the instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM363.

Combines German history survey 1889-1989, including work on contemporary images and documents, with close reading of literary/cultural texts and close attention to students' professional development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, translating. Course language is German.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with GERM395.

Study of a problem or special area in German language, culture, or literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

GERM613 Structure of German in Contrast (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM313 or GERM315.

• Cross-listed with GERM413. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

The course aims to refine students' proficiency in the German language as well as to further students' "conscious" mastery of German through a comparative/contrastive analysis with English.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM680 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization I, pre-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM363, or permission of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM480. Recommended to be taken after study abroad.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language and/or civilization of German-speaking peoples before 1848. Course language is German.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM682 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization II, post-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM363, or permission of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM482.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language, and/or civilization of German-speaking countries after 1848.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Independent study projects under direction of faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

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