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Graduate German (GER)

The prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

51095 Special Topics (1-4)
Topic announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated when content varies.

51096 Individual Investigation (1-3)
Independent investigation of problems in German language or literature. Permission of the department chair required. May be repeated. IP permissible.

51212 Stylistics (3)
Development of written German style through selected readings, textual analysis and stylistic exercises.

51216 Contemporary German Culture (3)
A study of selected sociological, political, cultural and economic issues in contemporary German-speaking countries, using readings, films and legal documents as the basis for discussion. Taught in German.

51330 20th Century German Authors (3)
A survey of the major movements and authors of the 20th century.

51331 History of German Literature (4)
History of the development of German literature from 750 to the present.

51332 German Literature by Women (3)
Readings of works by female German authors. Taught in German.

51334 The German Novella (3)
Development of the German novella from the 18th century to the present. Readings of major works, lectures, analyses; taught in German.

51365 Classical German Literature (3)
Reading and critical analysis of major works of the Classical Age with emphasis on Goethe.

51731 Survey of German Cinema (3)
A survey of major contributions to the German cinema from the beginnings to the present; taught in German.

61001 Graduate Research and Writing in German (3)
Individual instruction and assistance with problems encountered in academic research and writing in German. Required of all graduate students in their first semester of graduate work.

61010 The Practice of German Translation (3)
Students apply linguistic and communication science concepts to case studies of language mediation. Corequisite: TRST 60010.

61091 Variable Topic Seminar (3)
Topic announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated when content varies.

61199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

61200 History of the German Language (3)

61240 Literary and Cultural Translation (3)
Translating documents from a variety of literary and cultural sources, including literature, expository and journalistic prose, scholarly treatises and essays. Translation into German will also be emphasized.

61250 Commercial, Legal and Diplomatic Translation (3)
An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of commercial, economic, financial, legal, diplomatic and governmental documents. Prerequisite: TRST 60010.

61251 Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation (3)
An introduction to methods and resources for the translation of scientific, technical, industrial and medical documents. Prerequisite: TRST 60010.

61299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: GER 61199.

61350 Seminar on the Lyric (3)

61353 Seminar on the Novel (3)

61354 Seminar on German Drama (3)

61361 Seminar on the Baroque (3)
Readings in German literature and poetics of the 17th century.

61366 Seminar on Romanticism (3)

61398 Research (1-15)
Research for master’s-level graduate students. Credit toward degree requirements may be given with department approval. Repeat registration permitted. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

*61901 Reading German for Graduate Students (4)
Introduction to the fundamentals of German grammar for graduate students. Practice in reading and translation.

*61902 Reading German for Graduate Students (3)
Continued practice in reading and translation. Independent study of scholarly texts in the student’s own discipline. Prerequisite: GER 61901.

61979 Case Study in Translation (3)
Students will be responsible for a major translation and a terminology glossary as well as a critical analysis of the source text, the problems encountered during the translation process and the strategies used to solve them. S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.

*Credit hours earned in this language sequence are not applicable toward the completion of the hour requirement in a student’s graduate program and do not count toward the minimum 8-hour semester load required.