German (GERM)

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GERM 101  First-Semester German  4 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (004199)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
GERM 102  Second-Semester German  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GERM 101 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (004201)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
GERM 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
GERM 199  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (020496)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
GERM 201  Third-Semester German  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GERM 102 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (004204)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
GERM 202  Fourth-Semester German  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (004203)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
GERM 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours lecture.  (020314)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
GERM 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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.  (020586)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
GERM 301  Composition and Conversation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
See description below. 3 hours discussion.  (004211)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 302  Composition and Conversation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
See description below. 3 hours discussion.  (004212)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 303  Composition and Conversation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 325  Linguistics of Modern German  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 330  German Culture and Civilization  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 340  Introduction to German Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes early German literature through the eighteenth century. 3 hours discussion.  (004217)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 345  Introduction to German Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. 3 hours discussion.  (004218)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 390W  Contemporary Issues in the German-Speaking World (W)  3 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
GERM 392  German-Speaking Regions  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 202.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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.  (004222)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 430  Topics in German Culture & Society  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Study of selected historical and contemporary cultural issues through the exploration of text and multimedia sources. Content varies. Topics are announced each semester offered. 3 hours discussion.  (021816)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 450  Topics in German Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or Instructor permission)  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Study of selected works, themes, movements, genres, or authors in German literature. Content varies. Topics are announced each semester offered. 3 hours discussion.  (021815)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 480  Topics in German Cinema  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Course is taught in English; films in German with English subtitles. Study of selected films, themes, periods, genres, or directors in German cinema. Content varies. Topics are announced each semester offered. 3 hours discussion.  (021817)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 489  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (020025)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 497W  Writing Proficiency (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; upper-division standing; completion of 6 units GERM 301, GERM 302, GERM 303; GERM 340 and GERM 345, or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course allows students the opportunity to bring together a body of knowledge in German and to solidity it by analyzing and drawing conclusions from a variety written in German and to write arguments about them in English of sources Writing essays in English for different sorts of potential audiences. Students have ample opportunity to progress towards professional level writing so that students demonstrate writing proficiency in English about German. 3 hours discussion.  (004220)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
GERM 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (004234)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 499H  Senior Honors Thesis or Project  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Junior standing, acceptance into German Honors in the major, GERM 497W (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research and public presentation. Research and writing are done under supervision of a faculty advisor over two semesters. 0 hours supervision.  (022064)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
GERM 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (004236)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
GERM 698  Special Topic  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (004235)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
GERM 699P  Master's Project  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: See the department secretary.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (020179)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
GERM 699T  Masters Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (004237)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division