Graduate Courses

GRMN


GRMN 3500 - German for Reading Knowledge

Review of grammar, idioms, and vocabulary; practice in translating moderately difficult technical and non-technical German texts into correct English. Does not apply to the major or minor in German or language certificates. Satisfies language requirement for graduate students.

Semester Offered: Summer


GRMN 6001 - Advanced German Conversation and Composition

This course revolves around three major areas of investigation pertaining to German culture and society:

1) Does freedom of choice really exist?

Based on the movie Das Leben der Anderen we will discuss how personal relationships are influenced and possibly determined by societal and political pressures. Under what conditions are autonomy and integrity even possible? 

2) What is Political Correctness really?

We will watch Die Neue, a recent German TV-show, to explore religious tensions when an orthodox Moslem student joins a typical German classroom. Which conflicts arise because of different religious and cultural beliefs? How are they playing out on the administrative, group and personal level?

3) What are some of the Dynamics of Interpersonal Conflicts?

Based on the movie Auf der anderen Seite by Fatih Akin we investigate the fabric of interpersonal interactions across two different cultures (German, Turkish), three families, and two generations. What do the interactions convey about culturally held beliefs regarding sexuality, obligations towards the family, and individual moral responsibility? 

 

This course will be refining your command of spoken and written German. The focus will be on developing a more sophisticated range of vocabulary and expressions, and obtaining more ease in dealing with the finer points of German grammar. A significant part of class time is spent on developing speaking skills. 


GRMN 6100 - Medieval German Courtly Literature

Representative narrative texts from the classical period of Middle High German literature (c. 1150-1250). Focus on Arthurian romance as both the paradigmatic genre of medieval aristocratic self-representation and the prototype of the modern European novel.


GRMN 6300 - 18th-Century Texts and Contexts

Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 18th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical context.


GRMN 6350 - Classics and Romantics

Interpretation and analysis of works from the late 18th through early 19th centuries considered in their social, cultural, and historical contexts. Studies of individual authors, specific genres, significant topics, or literary constellations.


GRMN 6400 - 19th-Century Texts and Contexts

Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 19th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical contexts.


GRMN 6450 - The Fin-de-Siecle: Its Roots and Aftermath

What cultural, social, and political conditions gave rise to the fin-de-siecle spirit in the 19th and 20th centuries? Placing the phenomenon in a comparative context, this seminar explores the period's vibrant literature, its arts (Jugendstil), and the rise of crucial intellectual movements (psychoanalysis, relativism, aestheticism), including their persistence in the present.


GRMN 6470 - German Gothic Literature

Broad overview of the development of Gothic horror literature in Germany from the 18th to the 20th century in its historical and cultural contexts. Study of 18th- and early 19th-century aesthetic theory, which inspired German authors of horror literature. 


GRMN 6500 - 20th and 21st-Century Texts and Contexts

Significant works, authors, topics, genres, or movements in 20th- and 21st-century literature examined within their specific historical contexts.


GRMN 7600 - Teaching with Technology

Professional development in language pedagogy with a focus on enhancing teaching through technology. Assessment of how technologies can enrich student learning and be effectively integrated into syllabi and curricula.


GRMN 8160 - Directed Reading and/or Projects

Individual study, reading, or project under the direction of a project director.


GRMN 8200 - German Cinema

History of German cinema; investigation of particular directors, periods, and styles; relationship between German and other national cinemas. The course includes a required weekly film screening.


GRMN 8530 - Seminar in German Literature

Intensive investigation of a particular genre, theme, topic, or author.


GRMN 8540 - Seminar in German Studies

Intensive investigation of a particular theme or topic.

GRMN, LING


GRMN, LING 6380 - Contrastive Grammar: German-English

Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.


GRMN, LING 6460 - Structure of Modern German

Linguistic and sociolinguistic structure of modern German with relevant linguistic terminology. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, and syntax. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 6600 - History of the German Language

Study of the origins of modern standard German from the Indo-European parent language through proto-Germanic, Old and Middle High German, and the early modern period.


GRMN, LING 7500 - Teaching College German

Methods for teaching foreign language and development of language skills in German. For teaching assistants in German and graduate students in German and Language Education. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8320 - Gothic

Morphology, phonology, and history of the Gothic language based on extant texts. Emphasis on the development of earlier stages of the language and on its later language forms. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8400 - Middle High German

Phonology and grammar of the language, with extensive readings in the prose, epic and lyric poetry of the Middle High German era.


GRMN, LING 8510 - Seminar in German Linguistics

Intensive investigation of a subject or topic in German linguistics. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8520 - Seminar in German Language Variation

Intensive investigation of synchronic and diachronic variation in German. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 6380 - Contrastive Grammar: German-English

Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.


GRMN, LING 6460 - Structure of Modern German

Linguistic and sociolinguistic structure of modern German with relevant linguistic terminology. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, and syntax. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 6600 - History of the German Language

Study of the origins of modern standard German from the Indo-European parent language through proto-Germanic, Old and Middle High German, and the early modern period.


GRMN, LING 7500 - Teaching College German

Methods for teaching foreign language and development of language skills in German. For teaching assistants in German and graduate students in German and Language Education. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8320 - Gothic

Morphology, phonology, and history of the Gothic language based on extant texts. Emphasis on the development of earlier stages of the language and on its later language forms. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8400 - Middle High German

Phonology and grammar of the language, with extensive readings in the prose, epic and lyric poetry of the Middle High German era.


GRMN, LING 8510 - Seminar in German Linguistics

Intensive investigation of a subject or topic in German linguistics. Taught in English.


GRMN, LING 8520 - Seminar in German Language Variation

Intensive investigation of synchronic and diachronic variation in German. Taught in English.

RUSS


RUSS 6980 - Directed Study in Russian Literature

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.

Repeatable for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.

Prerequisites: Permission of department


RUSS 6990 - Directed Study in Russian and Slavic Linguistics

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian and Slavic linguistics under the supervision of a project director.

Prerequisites: Permission of department
 
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