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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Liberal Arts

Germanic Studies

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

GER | German

381. Studies in Germanic Linguistics and Philology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics: German.

Topic 3: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 16: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), Classical Civilization 383 (Topic 2: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), and Linguistics 383 (Topic 8: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic).

Topic 4: German Phonetics and Phonology. Same as Linguistics 384 (Topic 3: German Phonetics and Phonology).

Topic 7: Introduction to Old Norse.

Topic 11: History of the German Language. Same as Linguistics 383 (Topic 7: History of the German Language).

Topic 13: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 18: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) and Linguistics 391 (Topic 4: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory). French 392K (Topic: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) and German 381 (Topic 13) may not both be counted.

382M. Cultural History. Study of various political, intellectual, artistic, and social movements in the cultures of Germanic countries. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

382N. Intellectual History. An interdisciplinary investigation of the significance of ideological structures of thought in historical contexts. Emphasis is on the genealogy, interpretative power, and critical reception of ideas that inform the ends and methods of German studies as a discipline. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

185, 285, 385. Conference Course in Germanic Languages or Literature. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

386. Periods in Germanic Literature. Thorough survey of the principal periods of Germanic literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: German Literature: Middle Ages through Humanism (800-1450).

Topic 2: German Literature: Renaissance/Reformation through Baroque (1450-1730).

Topic 3: German Literature: Enlightenment through Realism (1730-1890).

Topic 4: German Literature: Naturalism to the Present (since 1890).

Topic 5: Old Norse Literature.

Topic 10: Modern Dutch Literature.

Topic 11: Yiddish Literature.

389K. Methods in the Study of Literature and Linguistics. An introduction to the critical and technical procedures used in Germanic studies, especially bibliographical aids. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Fundamentals of Scholarship.

Topic 2: Methods and History of Literary Criticism.

Topic 4: Methods for Cultural Studies.

Topic 6: German Rhetoric and Stylistics.

192, 392. Seminar in Germanic Literature and Culture. Study of influences, writers, genres, themes, and movements in Germanic literature and culture. Topics include Goethe, Thomas Mann, Brecht, Schiller, medieval epic, picaresque novel, symbolism and naturalism, classical drama and theatre, Nietzsche, German women writers, myth and mythology in German literature. One or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. German 192 is offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: German Literature and Cinema.

393K. Seminar in Germanic Linguistics and Philology. Study of linguistic topics in Germanic languages, such as grammar, morphology, phonology, dialectology, syntax, lexicology, sociolinguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: German Syntax. Same as Linguistics 384 (Topic 4: German Syntax).

Topic 2: Older Germanic Languages. Same as Anthropology 393 (Topic 17: Older Germanic Languages) and Linguistics 383 (Topic 9: Older Germanic Languages).

Topic 3: The Acquisition of German. Special problems in the acquisition of German or another Germanic language as a first or second language. German 381 (Topic: The Acquisition of German) and 393K (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: German Morphology. How the composition and structure of German words are driven and constrained by lexical, phonological, semantic, and syntactic factors.

Topic 5: Language Variation in German. Historic roots of present-day German language variations, including regional, social, and gender-based differences.

397P. Topics in Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Germanic studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, German 698A.

398R. Master's Report. Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Germanic studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in German. Analysis of the major foreign language teaching methodologies; curriculum and curricular materials development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: German 399R, 699R, or 999R.

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