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. NI HSL
GER 202 Intermediate German (3) Conversation, grammar, reading and writing. Pre: 201. NI 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. NI 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: 202.
GER 305 Media Topics in Composition and Conversation (3) Further development of listening, comprehension, speaking and writing skills through analysis and discussion of videotapes, internet material and magazine articles. Frequent oral and written reports. Pre: 202 or consent.
GER 306 Conversation and Composition (3) Intensive practice in speaking and writing with selected grammar review. Pre: 202 or consent.
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) Pre: 202 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 Topics in German Civilization (3) German cultural heritage and contemporary German civilization in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 202 or consent. 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 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 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 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.
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