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DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

German (GER)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All courses are conducted in German.

GER 101 Elementary German (3) Conversation, grammar and reading. HSL

GER 102 Elementary German (3) Conversation, grammar and reading. Pre: 101 HSL

GER 201 Intermediate German (3) Conversation, grammar, reading and writing. Pre:
102. HSL

GER 202 Intermediate German (3) Conversation, grammar, reading and writing. Pre: 201. HSL

GER 204 Intermediate German: Business and Related Fields (3) Intermediate German conversation, reading, and writing with a special emphasis on the vocabulary and cultural context of the German business world. Pre: 201. HSL

GER 260 Intensive Intermediate German Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the second-year level in German language and culture in Germany. Pre: 102. HSL

GER 301 Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice (3) Analysis of the German phonological system and practice in pronunciation. Pre: 202. DH

GER 303 Reading and Writing (3) Further development of reading and writing skills through the study of modern short stories by major German authors such as: Böll, Borchert, Frisch, Kafka, and Novak. Pre: 202. DL

GER 304 Advanced German: Business and Related Fields (3) Advanced German conversation, reading, and writing with a special emphasis on the vocabulary and cultural context of the German business world. Pre: 204.

GER 305 Composition and Conversation (3) Intensive practice in writing and speaking, with selected grammar review. Pre: 202 or consent.

GER 306 Composition and Conversation (3) Continuation of 305. Pre: 305.

GER 307 German for Reading I (3) Development of reading skills through the study of short scholarly, technical, and literary texts. Pre: 202 or consent.

GER 308 German for Reading II (3) Continuation of 307. Pre: 307 or consent.

GER 312 Introduction to German Literature (3) Representative reading and discussion of cultural periods in chronological order from c.1700; brief reference to earlier periods. Pre: 303 (or concurrent) with consent. DL

GER 313 Introduction to German Literature (3) Continuation of 312. Pre: 312 or approval of instructor. DL

GER 360 Intensive Third-Level German Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the third-year level in German language and culture in Germany. Pre: 202 or 260.

GER 361 Introduction to German Civilization (3) German cultural heritage and contemporary German civilization in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Pre: 305 (or concurrent). DH

GER 371 Practical German for use in Hawai‘i (3) Use of German in practical situations in Hawai‘i, e.g., in travel industry. Pre: 305 (or concurrent).

GER 401 German Literary Criticism (3) Role of literary criticism, function of literature, literary techniques, and German schools of literary theories. Pre: 312. DL

GER 407 Early German Literature to 1500 (3) Beginnings, mythology, and literary documents; courtly literature, including Wolfram’s Parzival; lyrics of Minnesingers; heroic epic, mysticism, and church drama. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 408 German Literature from 1500 to 1700 (3) Reformation, humanism; folksong chapbooks, popular theater, early novel, baroque poetry, drama, novel. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 409 Enlightenment—Sturm und Drang (3) Lessing and his contemporaries; early dramas of Goethe and Schiller; Goethe’s early lyrics. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 410 Classicism (3) Classical writings of Goethe and Schiller; some reference to other writers. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 411 Romanticism (3) Novalis, Tieck, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Eichendorff, etc. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 412 Poetic Realism (3) Masterworks by Büchner, Raabe, Storm, Keller, Meyer, Hebbel, and others. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 414 German Literature from 1880 to 1950 (3) Theater, prose, poetry exemplifying literary currents from naturalism to expressionism and Nullpunkt literature. Hauptmann, Rilke, Trakl, Kafka, Brecht, Böll, etc. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 415 Contemporary German Literary Activity (3) Handke, Becker, Weiss, Bernhard, Walser, Böll, Grass. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 428 Survey of German Lyric Poetry (3) Individual interpretation complements lectures on theoretical and historical background. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 432 Stylistics (3) Analysis of prose selections through identification of their structural and semantic elements. Written and oral styles; specific structural elements and their semantic effect. Pre: 306 or consent. DL

GER 450 The Structure of German (3) Analysis of German phonology, syntax, and semantics. Pre: 301 and 306; or consent. DH

GER 451 Introduction to the History of German Language (3) Survey of important developments from beginnings to present. Pre: 301 and 306; or consent.

GER 460 Intensive Fourth-Level German Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the fourth-level in German language and culture in a German-speaking country. Pre: 360 or equivalent.

GER 615 History of the German Language (3) Development from Middle High German to present; fundamentals of linguistics.

GER 616 History of the German Language (3) Development from the beginnings through the Old High German period. Pre: 615 or consent.

GER 632 German Stylistics (3) Concepts of style and stylistics; descriptive and applied stylistics; stylistic phenomena in texts and methods of assessing style.

GER 650 Seminar: The German Essay (3) Development as exemplified by works from various periods.

GER 651 Seminar: The German Novelle (3) Discussion of representative works from end of 18th century to 1955.

GER 652 Seminar: German Drama (3) Development of dramatic theory and literature as exemplified by typical works of literary periods.

GER 653 Seminar: Lyric Poetry (3) Comparative study of works of representative German poets.

GER 654 Seminar: The German Novel (3) Novels representative of a period, movement, or author.

GER 655 Faust (3) Short history of Faust theme; Goethe’s dramatic poem.

GER 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent of department chair.

GER 735 Seminar (3) Study of authors, topics, a genre, or a period. Repeatable. Pre: consent of chair of graduate field.