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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours discussion. (004210)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020496)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Should be taken concurrently with GERM 201 or GERM 202. Intensive practice in the spoken language with the objectives of developing fluency and increasing vocabulary through the study of cultural topics. 3 hours discussion. (004208)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Further intensive practice in the spoken language. May be taken before or after GERM 211. 3 hours discussion. (004209)
3 hours lecture. (020314)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020586)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004211)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004212)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 301 - GERM 303: Review of grammar and syntax; vocabulary-building practice in conversation; synopses of short stories and compositions in German. Emphasis on accuracy in grammar and expression. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (004213)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study and practice of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern German. Contrastive analysis of the sounds of German and English. 3 hours discussion. (004215)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
A survey of some of the great figures and periods of German art, literature, music, and public life which have made significant contributions to the development of civilization in German-speaking countries. 3 hours discussion. (004216)
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or GERM 202.
This course focuses on ecological developments in German history and culture; it emphasizes the historical use of natural energy resources such as wind, water, and their contemporary use, and in addition to these the renewable energy of sun and biomass; the course analyzes the German forest as a significant place in German mythology, history, and contemporary culture; juxtaposed are such 20th century developments as architecture and design of the Bauhaus with ecological ways of architecture and design. Utopian concepts and their readings pertaining to sustainability and technology are discussed. 3 hours lecture. (020677)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes early German literature through the eighteenth century. 3 hours discussion. (004217)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. 3 hours discussion. (004218)
This course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for researching, understanding and discussing current issues of relevance to German speakers. Through the exploration and critical examination of contemporary issues and events in such areas as education, technology, society, the environment, politics, economics and law, you will become more familiar with contemporary German (Austrian, Swiss) culture while simultaneously improving your ability to understand, speak, and write German. As a result of this course, you will be better prepared to engage with native speakers on topics of immediate cultural and personal relevance. 3 hours discussion. (021047)
Prerequisite: GERM 202.
Despite the push toward a united Europe, regionalism permeates German culture. There has even been a revival in regionalism as a response to the consolidation of the European continent. In this course, you will learn about the origin of regional differences and their current manifestations (dialect, attitudes, local customs, food, attire, etc.) and explore the issue of regional vs. state and national identity. You will have a better understanding of Germans' attitudes toward each other and become familiar with some common cultural references. You will gain an awareness of some of the intricacies of German-speaking culture while simultaneously improving your ability to understand, speak, and write German. 3 hours lecture. (021097)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours seminar. (004221)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004222)
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or GERM 202.
A survey of the history of German theater from the middle ages to the present; including Passionsspiele, Wanderbuhne, the social position of actors; the development of regional theaters, the idea of a national theater and that of East and West Germany. However, varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose a specific period or the work of a single author. 3 hours lecture. (020680)
Prerequisites: GERM 201, GERM 202.
The course analyzes the discourse on the German forest as a significant place in German mythology, literature, history, visual art, music, film and contemporary culture; it assesses the nexus of anesthetization and nationalization of the forest, the construction of Germanness, and nationhood by pursuing strands of historical and contemporary debates. 3 hours lecture. (021081)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Primary emphasis on the classical works of Schiller and Goethe, with attention given as well to Lessing and the Sturm und Drang movement as precursors of the period. 3 hours discussion. (004225)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study of prose and lyric works of Novalis, Tieck, Arnim, Brentano, Hoffman, Eichendorff, and other figures of the Romantic Period. Analysis of literary and intellectual trends within the period. 3 hours discussion. (004226)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
A survey of the development of prose, drama, and lyric after Goethe and the Romantics to the twentieth century, including representative authors of poetic realism and naturalism. 3 hours discussion. (004228)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Readings in prose, drama, and lyric of the Expressionists, Rilke, Mann, Hesse, Kafka, Brecht, and others. 3 hours discussion. (004229)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study of ideas and trends in the novel, drama, and poetry of Bachmann, Böll, Dürrenmatt, Frisch, Grass, Hochhuth, Jelinek, Weiss, Wolf, and other contemporary authors. 3 hours discussion. (004230)
Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of film classics from the Expressionist cinema, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich, with an introduction to the main currents in film aesthetics and theory from Kracauer to contemporary feminist film theories. Readings of major authors on films, including Brecht, Eisner, and Kracauer. Screening of films by Murnau, Lang, and von Sternberg. 3 hours discussion. (004223)
Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of representative films from the post-war era, the New German, and feminist cinema, including study of their cultural and social significance, with a component of significant film aesthetics and theories from Kluge to contemporary feminist film theories. 3 hours discussion. (004224)
Class is taught in English; films in German with English subtitles. A historical survey of representative films and cinema cultures of Austria and Switzerland, and of the former two German states, East and West Germany from the 1980's to the present; including study of their cultural and social significance with a component of aesthetic changes in united Germany's cinematic culture after 1990, and a representation of Germany's multicultural society. 3 hours discussion. (020681)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020025)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing.
Writing essays in English on German literature and/or practice in translation from German to English. Ordinarily taken in conjunction with another upper-division German course. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. 1 hour discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004220)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (004233)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004234)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (004236)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (004235)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020179)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004237)
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