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Studies in Germanic Philology and Linguistics

GERM 5305 - Studies in Germanic Philology and Linguistics

Study of a coherent body of material related to older Germanic languages; to diachronic or synchronic phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicology of Germanic languages; or to other areas of theoretical or applied linguistics.

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GERM 5306 - Topics in Germanic Philology and Linguistics

Focus on a specific topic, problem, controversy, research methodology, etc. in Germanic philology and linguistics.

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GERM 5314 - German Studies

Exploration of the field of German Studies as an “interdiscipline”; analysis of a coherent body of material drawn from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, or other fields that helps to illuminate the German-speaking world.

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GERM 5315 - Topics in German Studies

Focus on a particular theme (e.g. “revolution,” or “family and society”), approach (e.g. critical theory, or feminist interpretations), genre (e.g. lyric, or autobiographical essay), skill (e.g. research methodology) or other aspect of German studies.

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GERM 5322 - Studies in German Literature I

Study of a coherent body of texts drawn from the period from the beginnings of German literature to approximately 1700.

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GERM 5332 - Studies in German Literature II

Study of a coherent body of texts drawn from the period from approximately 1700 to 1890.

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GERM 5345 - Studies in German Literature III

Study of a coherent body of texts drawn from the period from approximately 1890 to the present.

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GERM 5360 - Research Methodology

Introduction to the methods of literary research and bibliography.

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GERM 5365 - German Film Studies

Study of a coherent body of films and related materials (e.g. fiction, theory, reviews) organized to illuminate particular themes (e.g. representations of postwar Germany), relationships (e.g. between films and literature or film and social context), cinematic styles (e.g. Expressionism), etc.

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GERM 5368 - The German-Speaking World

Landeskunde of the German-speaking world. The physical geography as well as cultural heritage, traditions, and contemporary customs of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and other German-speaking regions of the world.

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GERM 5369 - Topics in Landeskunde of the German-Speaking World

Focus on a specific topic or problem related to diachronic or contemporary Landeskunde of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, or another German-speaking region of the world.

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GERM 5375 - Advanced Conversation and Composition

Practice in oral and written expression, with an emphasis on current idiomatic usage, grammatical structure, and stylistics

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GERM 5376 - Rhetoric and Writing

In-depth introduction to the rhetorical resources of the German language; extensive analysis of spoken and written language; application of knowledge in students’ own writing and speaking.

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GERM 5377 - Topics in Rhetoric and Writing

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GERM 5378 - Preparation for Certification of Proficiency in German

Development of students’ proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing German in preparation for either the Mittelstufenprufung or Oberstufenprufung.

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GERM 5380 - German Language Methodology

Exploration and analysis of a range of theories, issues, and problems in German instruction. Focus on the nature of language acquisition, methods, and implications for practice.

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GERM 5381 - Topics in German Language Methodology

Focus on such special areas as content-based instruction, language for specific purposes (LSP), instructional technologies, development of teaching materials, proficiency, testing techniques, etc.

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GERM 5385 - German Literary Criticism and Theory

Systematic study of literary criticism, including such topics as the contributions of particular critical approaches to the understanding of significant German-language literary works; the philosophies, implicit or explicit, underlying various critical approaches; and the German contribution to international critical discourse.

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GERM 5388 - Topics in German Literature

Focus on a specific topic, problem, controversy, methodology, etc. in German literature studies or criticism.

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GERM 5390 - Independent Study

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GERM 6410 - Seminar in Germanic Philology and Linguistics

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GERM 6420 - Seminar in Medieval Literature

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GERM 6430 - Seminar in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Literature

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GERM 6450 - Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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GERM 6460 - Seminar in Twentieth-Century Literature

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GERM 6480 - Investigation of Special Topics

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