University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, German Studies

School of Languages and Literatures.

NOTE: The School reserves the right to determine the appropriate level to be taken by students enrolling in language courses.

GERM*1100 Introductory German I F,W(3-1) [0.50]

A beginning course in German. Students will attain a basic knowledge of the language and practice all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). They will also learn about aspects of German culture. This course may not normally be taken by anyone who has grade 12 or OAC German.

GERM*1110 Introductory German II F,W(3-1) [0.50]

An intensification of the four language skills introduced in GERM*1100. Students will attain a grasp of essential grammatical concepts and the ability to converse comfortably in everyday situations. This course may not normally be taken by anyone who has OAC German.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*1100 or equivalent

GERM*2240 Germany Through the Ages W(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of German history, society and culture illustrated by art, music, film and literature. This course is taught in English.

GERM*2400 Contemporary Germany W(3-0) [0.50]

A multimedia approach to contemporary German culture, 20th-century history and recent political events. Emphasis on oral work in German.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*1110 or equivalent

GERM*2490 Intermediate German I F(3-1) [0.50]

Systematic oral and written practice with discussion of contemporary texts, and comprehensive grammar review.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of OAC German, GERM*1110, equivalent

GERM*2500 Intermediate German II W(3-1) [0.50]

Further development of conversational and writing skills; introduction to more complex grammar.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2490 or equivalent

GERM*2560 Themes in German Literature/Culture W(3-0) [0.50]

This course aims to provide students with basic skills for interpreting literary texts through an exploration of themes that have shaped German literature and culture. Note: Students intending to take both GERM*2560 and GERM*2590 should take GERM*2560 before GERM*2590.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2490 or permission of the instructor

GERM*2590 Classics of German Literature F(3-0) [0.50]

This course is designed to introduce students to German literary texts which could be considered classics. Note: Students intending to take both GERM*2560 and GERM*2590 should take GERM*2560 before GERM*2590.

GERM*3420 Late 18th-and 19th-Century Drama W(3-1) [0.50]

German-language drama from ca. 1780 to ca. 1900 within a European context, including enlightenment, revolutionary and naturalist drama. This course is offered in conjunction with HUMN*3420. Lectures are in English. Students registered in GERM*3420 will meet a fourth hour per week to discuss texts in German. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2560, GERM*2590

Restriction(s): HUMN*3420

GERM*3430 Tradition and Innovation in 20th-Century Drama W(3-1) [0.50]

Trends, themes and theories in 20th-century German-language drama, with particular focus on significant innovations (e.g. expressionist drama, Brecht's epic theatre). This course is offered in conjunction with HUMN*3430. Lectures are in English. Students registered in GERM*3430 will meet a fourth hour per week to discuss texts in German. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2560, GERM*2590

Restriction(s): HUMN*3430

GERM*3440 Ideals and Anxieties in 19th-Century German Literature and Culture F(3-1) [0.50]

An exploration of philosophical and artistic goals, preoccupations and themes which shaped 19th-century literature and culture. Authors and movements of international significance such as Goethe, Heine, Romanticism, Realism will be discussed. This course is offered in conjunction with HUMN*3440. Lectures are in English. Students registered in GERM*3440 will meet a fourth hour per week to discuss texts in German. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2560, GERM*2590

Restriction(s): HUMN*3440

GERM*3450 (Self-) Images in 20th-Century German Literature and Culture F(3-1) [0.50]

Trends and cultural movements that have shaped the 20th-century as reflected in works of major writers (e.g. Mann, Kafka, Grass, Wolf) and film directors (e.g. Fassbinder). This course is offered in conjunction with HUMN*3450. Lectures are in English. Students registered in GERM*3450 will meet a fourth hour per week to discuss texts in German. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2560, GERM*2590

Restriction(s): HUMN*3450

GERM*3500 Advanced German F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of advanced German grammar as well as aspects of structure and style of the German language. Oral presentations and discussions with a special emphasis on essay writing. Translation into idiomatic German and English.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2500

GERM*3530 German in the Workplace W(3-0) [0.50]

This course is designed to enable students to communicate and interact appropriately in professional and business situations.

Prerequisite(s): GERM*2500 or equivalent

GERM*3600 Directed Readings in German Studies U(3-0) [0.50]

A reading course in German literature designed according to the program and interest of the individual student.

GERM*4940 Research Paper in German Studies U(3-0) [0.50]

A reading course on some approved topic in German language or literature, leading to an end-of-term research paper.


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