Courses

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

GER 101 - Introductory German I

Credits: 3
Not open to native or heritage speakers. Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice, intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken German; reading, writing and basic conversation. For students with one unit or less of high school German.

GER 102 - Introductory German II

Credits: 3
Not open to native or heritage speakers. Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice, intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken German; reading, writing and basic conversation. Only for students who have successfully completed GER 101 or the equivalent.

GER 201 - Intermediate German I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent. Not open to native or heritage speakers. Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice, intensive study of complex patterns of spoken German, reading, writing, and basic conversation. 

GER 202 - Intermediate German II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 201 or equivalent. Not open to native speakers. A review of the grammatical structure of the language. Application of the language in composition, conversation, and readings.

GER 209 - German Literature in Translation: Topics

redits: 3
Study of representative works of literature from the German-speaking world. Readings and class discussions in English. May be repeated under different subtitles. A maximum of 3 hours can be applied toward the major.

GER 294 - German Study Abroad I

Credits: 1- 6
Lower division level of special topics relating to the German-speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as a transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.  

GER 301 - Advanced German

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. No native speakers allowed. Culmination of the lower-level language sequence. Development of advanced language proficiency. A comprehensive review of grammar. Application of the language in composition, convention, and reading. Intensive work on increasing vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and overall accuracy.  

GER 304 - Business German

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Designed for students who need familiarization with the terminology necessary for the fields of economics, business, accounting, natural sciences and others. Business correspondence in German is also included.

GER 306 - Advanced Grammar

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent. Grammatical forms and usage.  

GER 307 - Text and Context

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent. Not open to native speakers. Introduction to humanistic inquiry and critical thinking through close examination of German literary texts in their broader cultural context. Extensive reading, writing, and discussion. Can be repeated under different subtitles.  

GER 311 - German Civilization

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent. Geographical, historical, political and cultural aspects of Germany from the beginnings to the twentieth century.
 

GER 321 - Introduction to German Literature

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent. Selected readings covering the main currents of German, Austrian, and Swiss literature. Emphasis on textual analysis and criticism in classroom discussions; oral and written reports.
 

GER 331 - Fairy Tales: From Grimms to Disney

Credits: 3
German fairy tales of the Romantic era, including both literary fairy tales and folk fairy tales. Comparisons to other fairy tale traditions and adaptations. Attention to the literary, feminist, and historical elements of the fairy tale genre. Taught in English.  

GER 332 - Germans and the New World

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 307 or equivalent. Examination of German fantasies of and experiences in the Americas from the 1700s through today. Includes diaries, travel narratives, drama, fiction, poetry, film, political tracts, advertising, and propaganda. Taught in English.  

GER 385 - Introduction to German Cinema

Credits: 3
(FST 386) Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent. Analysis of films from the “Golden Age” of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the New Wave, East German films, and current German and Austrian cinema. Works by Lang, Riefenstahl, Wenders, Reitz, Fassbinder, von Trotta, and other recent films.  

GER 394 - German Study Abroad II

Credits: 1- 6
Junior-level designation for non-catalogue courses offered by a department abroad. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.  

GER 485 - Seminar in German Cinema

Credits: 3
(FLL 480 , FRH 485 , FST 480 , SPN 485) Prerequisite: GER 307 and GER 385 or equivalent. Advanced study of a selected topic in German cinema. May be repeated under different subtitles.
 

GER 491 - Directed Individual Study

Credits: 1- 3
Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.00, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor, department chair and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue.

GER 494 - German Study Abroad III

Credits: 1- 6
Upper division level of specialized topics relating to the German-speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.
 

GER 495 - Seminar in German Studies

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 307 or equivalent. Intensive study of a selected topic in German Studies. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Possible topics include “Fairy Tales / Marchen”, “Legacies of the Enlightenment”, and “The German Novella”.

GER 496 - Topics in German Studies

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: GER 307 or equivalent. Intensive study of a selected topic in German Studies. Taught by faculty at other UNC-system schools though the NC German Studies Consortium (live video conferencing). May be repeated under a different subtitle. Possible topics include “Goethe’s Faust” and “Current Issues in the German Media”.

GER 498 - Internship in German

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. A program of work and study conducted within an agency and/or setting that provides practical experience with observation and application of foreign language skills.

GER 499 - Honors Work in German Studies

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Second semester junior or senior standing. Eligibility for honors program and at least 6 hours of German studies courses at the 300-400 level. Independent study for honors students.


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