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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


GERMAN German



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101 First-Semester German. 4 cr. U. Introductory course for students who have had no previous work in German.|Prereq: 0-2 yrs of HS German or level 1 score on German placement test.
102 Second-Semester German. 4 cr. U. Continuation of German 101.|Prereq: grade of C or better in German 101(P) or level 2 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
111 German Life and Civilization: Part I. 3 cr. U. The historical and cultural heritage of Germany from earliest times to 1806: major figures and developments in German art, literature, music, philosophy, and language. In English.|Prereq: none.
112 German Life and Civilization: Part II. 3 cr. U. The historical and cultural heritage of Germany from 1806 to the present: major figures and developments in German art, literature, music, education, and philosophy. In English.|Prereq: none.
115 Seminar on Scandinavian Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. In-depth study of a specific topic in Scandinavian culture, e.g., theatre, film, literature, women's issues, etc.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
145 Views of Germany: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. In-depth study of selected aspects of German civilization as reflected in literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
190 Thomas Mann. 1 cr. U. A literature-in-translation course offered through UW-Extension for independent study (by correspondence).|Does not carry foreign lang cr; may not count toward major. Prereq: none.
191 Gunter Grass. 1 cr. U. A literature-in-translation course offered through UW-Extension for independent study (by correspondence).|Does not carry foreign lang cr; may not count toward major. Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
197 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. |May not be retaken. Prereq: soph st; 2.5 gpa, cons instr & dept chair.
203 Third-Semester German. 3 cr. U. Continuation of German 102.|Prereq: grade of C or better in German 102(P) or level 3 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
204 German in Your Field and Beyond. 3 cr. U. Continuation of German 203. Grammar structures; vocabulary development through reading, writing, and speaking about subjects in students' fields of study; inter- and cross-disciplinary studies.|Prereq: grade of C or better in German 203(P) or level 4 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.|Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, Italian 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213 & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
215 Reading for Research: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Basic grammatical principles and linguistic structures, augmented by individually-supervised readings in the student's field of specialization. Designed for students preparing for reading examinations.|Retakable once for cr. Prereq: none.
250 Jewish Contributions to German Life and Civilization: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Jewish contributions to German life, letters, and civilization throughout the ages, reflected in legal, historical, literary, and personal writings in translation.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
270 German Myths and Legends: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Variable topics in German myths and folk literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none.
271 Essentials of German Grammar. 3 cr. U. Systematic review and practice of grammar.|Prereq: German 204 or equiv, or cons instr.
289 Internship in German, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in German; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
301 German Authors in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Major works of one or more representative German authors.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st.
331 Intermediate German Grammar and Usage. 3 cr. U. Review of major structures in German grammar; application of those structures through writing and speaking. Emphasis on written accuracy and proficiency.|Prereq: German 204(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
332 (426) Intermediate Conversation and Composition. 3 cr. U. Practice in conversation and composition, with emphasis on issues in post-war and contemporary German culture, written accuracy, and proficiency.|Prereq: German 331(P).
333 Analysis of German Texts. 3 cr. U. Introduction to a variety of texts in German; overview of basic textual analysis skills.|Students are encouraged to take 332 before 333. Prereq: German 331(P).
334 Introduction to German Literature and Culture. 3 cr. U. Survey of German literature and culture from 1750 to the present.|Students are encouraged to take 333 before 334. Prereq: German 332(P).
341 Undergrad Seminar in German-Amer Studies: Germans in Wisconsin & Milwaukee. 3 cr. U. Student projects and presentations on the various aspects of the German heritage in Wisconsin and Milwaukee.|Required of ethnic studies majors with a German-American concentration. Prereq: jr st.
360 German for the Global World. 3 cr. U. Vocabulary, writing, reading, and oral German skills needed for the global world.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
381 Honors Seminar: 3H cr. U. Selected topics in German literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
397 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
410 German Cultural History. 3 cr. U/G. Major aspects of German culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
411 Modern-Day Germany. 3 cr. U/G. Continuation of German 410; the 19th and 20th centuries. May be taken before or after German 410.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
415 Topics in German Civilization: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. In-depth study of selected topics of German civilization. Critical analysis and practical application of texts and teaching aids. Recommended for present and future high school teachers.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
425 Introduction to German Translation. 3 cr. U. Introduction to basic skills necessary to professional translation. Translation of texts from German into English and from English into German. Summarizing texts. Sight translation.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
450 German Literature: Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Classicism. 3 cr. U. Major literary movements and writers in the late eighteenth century. Emphasis on Lessing, Schiller, and Goethe.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
451 Introduction to German Linguistics. 3 cr. U/G. The nature of linguistics; aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; discourse and text; varieties of German; acquisition of German as a foreign language.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P).
452 German Literature from Romanticism to the Revolution of 1848. 3 cr. U. Major literary movements, writers, and works of the first half of the nineteenth century.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
454 German Literature: Realism, Naturalism, and the Turn of the Century. 3 cr. U. Major literary movements, writers, and works of the second half of the nineteenth century.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
456 German Literature from the Turn of the Century to World War II. 3 cr. U. Major literary movements, writers, and works of the first half of the twentieth century; expressionism, 'Neue Sachlighkeit,' and exile literature.|Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
460 German Literature from 1965 to the Present: 3 cr. U/G. Literary writers and works of the German-speaking countries from 1965 to the present.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P) , 333(P), & 334(P).
488 Topics in German Philology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Topics pertaining to advanced German language study or to the development of the German language in its spoken or written form.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
489 Internship in German, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
525 Seminar in Advanced German Translation. 3 cr. U. Refinement of translation skills; concentration on specific types of texts.|Prereq: jr st; German 425(P).
597 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
626 (526) Advanced German Grammar and Usage. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis and discussion of a variety of text topics and genres. Practice in speaking and writing German; attention to written accuracy and sophistication of form.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(C). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
643 Seminar on Genre Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Major genres in German literature -- the drama, the novel, the novelle, poetry and film.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; one course from the group German 450-458(C).
645 Seminar on Representative German Authors: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Works of representative authors. Any add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|Retakable w/chg in topic: undergrad, unlimited; grads, 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; one course from the group German 450-458(P).
647 Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Recurring patterns and figures in the major genres.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; one course from the group German 450-458(C).
649 Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts; literary movements in relation to philosophy and aesthetics.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; one course from the group German 450-458(C).
671 Seminar on Phonetics. 3 cr. U/G. Articulatory phonetics and phonemics, emphasis on English-German contrasts and pronunciation difficulties; phonetic transcription; drills in pronunciation.|Prereq: jr st; German 331(P).
672 (461) German for Professional Purposes. 3 cr. U/G. Language and structures of Germany's professional world. Historical, political, legal, economic, social and cultural forces shaping Germany today.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P), 333(P)& 334(P).
681 Seminar on the History and Structure of German. 3 cr. U/G. Historical development of the German language from its beginnings to the present.|Prereq: jr st; German 332(P).
697 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
699 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a German faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult the German program coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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