University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in German (GERM)

GERM 001 - Elementary
An introduction to all aspects of contemporary standard German: Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Cultural components include topics such as: music, art, literature, and current events.
Credits: 4.00
GERM 002 - Elementary
An introduction to all aspects of contemporary standard German: Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Cultural components include topics such as: music, art, literature, and current events. Prerequisite: GERM 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
GERM 051 - Intermediate
Comprehensive review of German grammar, vocabulary-building skills, development of reading strategies and compositional abilities, study of contemporary German culture through literary texts. Prerequisites: GERM 001, GERM 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 052 - Intermediate
Comprehensive review of German grammar, vocabulary-building skills, development of reading strategies and compositional abilities, study of contemporary German culture through literary texts. Prerequisites: GERM 001, GERM 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 096 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 103 - Composition & Conversation
An intensive language course concentrating on more advanced syntax, vocabulary building, and idiomatic expression through written compositions, translations, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: GERM 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 104 - German News Media
Analysis of journalistic style and content in news coverage of contemporary events as reported in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television in German-speaking countries. Prerequisite: GERM 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 121 - Culture & Civilization to 1900
Historical, intellectual, and artistic developments of German culture and civilization from Roman times through the 19th century, stressing written and oral work. Prerequisite: GERM 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 122 - 20th C Culture & Civilization
Social, cultural, and political developments in the German-speaking countries since 1900, stressing written and oral components. Prerequisite: GERM 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 155 - German Lit in Context I
Introduction to German Literature from the Enlightenment through Realism with attention to political, philosophical, musical, and artistic developments. Authors may include Goethe, Schiller, Novalis, Hoffmann, Heine, and Buchner. Prerequisite: GERM 052.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 156 - German Lit in Context II
Study of 20th century German literature in historical and cultural contexts. Introduction to important topics and stylistic elements through representative texts from prevalent literary movements. Prerequisite: GERM 052.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
GERM 198 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
GERM 201 - Methods Research&Bibliography
Introduction to tools and methods of research, including major bibliographical sources, reference works, dictionaries, editions, and journals concerned with German literature, language, and folklore. Prerequisite: Two 100-level courses.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 202 - Expository Writing
Improvement of writing skills through work with authentic texts from different content areas (literature, media, science, business). Emphasis on stylistic development and sophisticated vocabulary-building. Prerequisite: Two 100-level courses.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 213 - History of the German Language
Historical and linguistic development of the German language from Indo-European to the present, emphasizing sound shifts, the 16th century, and the modern age. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156; one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 214 - Middle Ages
Analysis and discussion of several "Minnesang" poets (esp. Walther and Neidhart), the Nibelungenlied, the courtly epics Erec, Parzival, and Tristan, and the satirical epic Helmbrecht. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156; one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 225 - Goethe
Study of Goethe's accomplishments in poetry, drama, and the novel during major phases of his literary career: "Sturm und Drang," Classicism, and Romanticism. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 226 - Schiller
Major attention will be paid to Schiller's development as a dramatist (from Die Rauber to Wilhelm Tell) as well as to his contributions to German Classicism. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 237 - 19th-Century Prose
Literary and stylistic analysis of prose works by Tieck, Kleist, Stifter, Gotthelf, Droste-Hulshoff, Storm, Keller, and Hauptmann with emphasis on Romanticism, Poetic Realism, and Naturalism. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 247 - German Lit from 1890 to 1945
Naturalism, Symbolism, Expressionism and subsequent trends through readings of authors such as Hauptmann, Rilke, Kaiser, Kafka, Mann, and Brecht. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 248 - Contemporary German Literature
Literary movements and their major representatives from 1945 to the present, including relevant sociopolitical, intellectual, and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 251 - German Folklore
Verbal folklore genres (fairy tales, legends, folk songs, and proverbs) treated in their relation to literature, mass media, and popular culture. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 263 - German Romanticism
Study of major works by authors such as Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis, Brentano, Hoffmann, and Eichendorff in their literary, artistic, philosophical, and sociopolitical contexts. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 271 - Proverbs
Diachronic and synchronic survey of German proverbs, proverbial expressions, and wellerisms, emphasizing their use and function in literature, art, mass media, advertisements and oral communication. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 273 - German Intellectual Movements
A survey of developments in art, music, philosophy, and social thought from the Enlightenment to 1945, with particular attention to their impact on German literature. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 275 - Fin-de-Siecle
Prevalent literary and intellectual movements at the turn of the 20th century in their historical, sociopolitical, and cultural contexts. Study of Nietzsche, Freud, Rilke, Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler, and Mann. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 276 - Brecht & the Modern Drama
Brecht's revolutionary concept of "epic theatre" in theory and practice and its influence on subsequent dramatists, including Durrenmatt, Frisch, Handke, Hochhuth, Muller, and Weiss. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 279 - German Short Story after 1945
Aesthetic and thematic evolution of the short story and its relation to historical, political, and cultural developments from 1945 to the present. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 281 - Sem in Lit Genre,Period,Theme
Study of a literary genre, period, or theme through close readings of representative texts supplemented by lectures and reports on sociocultural context. May be repeated. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 282 - Sem on Particular Author
Study of author(s) through close readings of representative texts supplemented by lectures and reports on the works' socio-cultural context. May be repeated. Prerequisite: GERM 155 or GERM 156 and one other 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00
GERM 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
GERM 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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