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German, Scandinavian, Dutch B.A.

German, Scandinavian, & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 33 to 54
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch offers a major, several minors, and a broad range of courses in the languages, literatures, intellectual history, media, cultures of Germany, the Scandinavian countries, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The German, Scandinavian, Dutch (GSD) major gives students the flexibility either to combine coursework in any of the languages and literatures of the department or to designate an emphasis in German or in Scandinavian and Finnish. Many of our students also have majors in such fields as business, computer science, biology, English, history, linguistics, or political science, or have interdisciplinary concentrations like global, media, and sustainability studies. In the GSD major, students develop advanced language competency, come to understand changing cultural and social contexts in relation to various forms of media (from oral and manuscript traditions to book culture, film, and hypermedia), and deepen their interdisciplinary understanding of other cultures. A major in GSD is ideally suited for students wishing to work in public, private, and non-profit organization fields, especially in areas where multilingual and transcultural knowledge is essential. The department recommends study abroad in the target language for at least six months to strengthen cultural familiarity and language fluency. Students may apply appropriate study abroad coursework to the major or minors. Minors are available in Dutch, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Austrian & Central European Studies.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Beginning and Intermediate Language Courses
These courses, or equivalent, must be taken in sequential order. In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may be exempt from taking some or all of these courses. See the departmental advisor for more information.
Dutch
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 1001 - Beginning Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1002 - Beginning Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1003 - Intermediate Dutch (5.0 cr)
· DTCH 1004 - Intermediate Dutch (5.0 cr)
or Finnish
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· FIN 1001 - Beginning Finnish I (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1002 - Beginning Finnish II (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1003 - Intermediate Finnish I (5.0 cr)
· FIN 1004 - Intermediate Finnish II (5.0 cr)
or German
Students who place above GER 1001 may take GER 1022 in place of GER 1001 and 1002.
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· GER 1001 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1002 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1022 - Beginning German Review (5.0 cr)
· GER 1003 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1004 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
or Norwegian
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· NOR 1001 - Beginning Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1002 - Beginning Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1003 - Intermediate Norwegian (5.0 cr)
· NOR 1004 - Intermediate Norwegian (5.0 cr)
or Swedish
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· SWED 1001 - Beginning Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1002 - Beginning Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1003 - Intermediate Swedish (5.0 cr)
· SWED 1004 - Intermediate Swedish (5.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Dutch, or Finnish, or German, or Norwegian, or Swedish. with a grade of C-, or better, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college. CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the German, Scandinavian, Dutch BA is GER. Students may combine coursework across the department's designators, or to concentrate on one area by declaring an emphasis (either German or Scandinavian & Finnish). In order to add a German or Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis to your transcript, courses in the competencies, and 3 of 5 electives must be in the appropriate designator(s). Students who take courses taught in English will integrate work in the language of emphasis, as directed by the course instructor or the director of undergraduate studies. Up to one directed study (GER 3993/5993, SCAN 3933/5933) may be used in place of any one course in the program, with approval from the DUS. A given course may only count towards one major requirement. At least 17 upper-division credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First-Year Experience course sequence.
Core Courses
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
Advanced Language
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
Language & Textual Analysis
Any DTCH 30xx, FIN 30xx, GER 30xx, 34xx, GER 37xx, GER 57xx, SCAN 57xx, or its cross-list may count towards this requirement.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DTCH 3012 - Conversation and Composition (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3014 - German Media (3.0 cr)
· GER 3021 - Business German (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3421 - 18th-Century German Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3431 - 19th-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3441 - 20th-/21st-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3701 - History of the German Language (3.0 cr)
· GER 3702 - Beginning Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5711 - History of the German Language I (3.0 cr)
· GER 5712 - History of the German Language II (3.0 cr)
· GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 5734 - Old Saxon (3.0 cr)
· GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
Critical Literacy & Global Understanding
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany (3.0 cr)
· GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3641 - German Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GER 5651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [GP, LITR] (3.0 cr)
· Study abroad course (requires prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies)
Electives
Any DTCH 3xxx, FIN 3xxx, GER 3xxx, GER 5xxx, SCAN 3xxx, or its cross-list may count towards this requirement. Up to one elective may be taken outside of the GSD department, but must be pre-approved by the departmental advisor or director of undergraduate studies.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DTCH 3012 - Conversation and Composition (3.0 cr)
· DTCH 3610 - Dutch Literature in Translation (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3014 - German Media (3.0 cr)
· GER 3021 - Business German (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3421 - 18th-Century German Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3431 - 19th-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3441 - 20th-/21st-Century Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany (3.0 cr)
· GER 3510 - Topics in German Studies (3.0 cr)
· GER 3520 - Topics in Austrian and Central European Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3641 - German Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3642 - The Grimms' Fairy Tales, Then & Now (3.0 cr)
· GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3701 - History of the German Language (3.0 cr)
· GER 3702 - Beginning Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5011 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (3.0 cr)
· GER 5410 - Topics in German Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 5610 - German Literature in Translation (3.0 cr)
· GER 5630 - Topics in German Cinema (3.0 cr)
· GER 5711 - History of the German Language I (3.0 cr)
· GER 5712 - History of the German Language II (3.0 cr)
· GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 5734 - Old Saxon (3.0 cr)
· GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 4011 - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (2.0 cr)
· SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5613 - Contemporary Scandinavian Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature (3.0 cr)
· GER 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
or CSCL 3123 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GER 5651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates [LITR, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5605 - The Scandinavian Short Story [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
or SCAN 5634 - Scandinavian Women Writers [GP, LITR] (3.0 cr)
· Directed Study
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-5.0 cr)
· DTCH 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GER 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GER 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SCAN 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
Capstone
For the capstone, students write a substantial paper that relies on primary or secondary resources in German, Dutch, a Scandinavian language, or Finnish. Students who double major and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major may waive the German, Scandinavian and Dutch BA capstone, but they do need to replace the 3 credits with another DUS-approved upper division elective that includes substantial writing. Talk to the DUS for more information
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
Capstone Seminar
The Capstone Seminar is taught by a faculty member who supervises the students writing their capstone papers on a topic that each student chooses. The seminar focuses on critical literacy and the use of writing as an analytical tool.
· GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
or GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER/SCAN 5xxx-level course
Students who choose to complete a German emphasis or Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis should complete their senior capstone course under the corresponding designator. GER 5011 may not count as the capstone.
· GER 5xxx
or SCAN 5xxx
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages [WI] (4.0 cr)
· SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
or GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
German
Students who choose to complete the German emphasis must fulfill all three competencies (Advanced Language; Language & Textual Analysis; Critical Literacy & Global Understanding) with GER courses. Additionally, at least 3 of the 5 required electives must also be GER. If a 5xxx course is chosen as the senior capstone, it must be a GER 5xxx. The major program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Scandinavian & Finnish
Students who choose to complete the Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis must fulfill all three competencies (Advanced Language; Language & Textual Analysis; Critical Literacy & Global Understanding) with SCAN or FIN 3xxx or SCAN 5xxx courses. Additionally, at least 3 of the 5 required electives must also be SCAN or FIN 3xxx, or SCAN 5xxx. If a 5xxx course is chosen as the senior capstone, it must be a SCAN 5xxx course. The major program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
 
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DTCH 1001 - Beginning Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
DTCH 1002 - Beginning Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and Dutch culture. prereq: 1001
DTCH 1003 - Intermediate Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1003/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on intermediate proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is combined with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1002
DTCH 1004 - Intermediate Dutch
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Dtch 1004/4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasis on developing intermediate mid-high proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is supported by work with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1003
FIN 1001 - Beginning Finnish I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include every day subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
FIN 1002 - Beginning Finnish II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing) with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and the Finnish culture. prereq: 1001
FIN 1003 - Intermediate Finnish I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1003/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on intermediate proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is combined with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1002
FIN 1004 - Intermediate Finnish II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fin 1004/4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasis on developing intermediate mid-high proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is supported by work with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1003
GER 1001 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01184 - Ger 1001/Ger 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
GER 1002 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01185 - Ger 1002/Ger 4002
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Emphasizes proficiency. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and culture of German-speaking areas. prereq: 1001
GER 1022 - Beginning German Review
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intended for students with previous experience in German, primarily those who have studied German in high school or at community colleges, or who are transfer students. Intensive review of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis to prepare for German 1003. prereq: Placement above 1001
GER 1003 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01186 - Ger 1003/Ger 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1002 or Entrance Proficiency Test
GER 1004 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1003 or completion of Entrance Proficiency Test at 1004 level
NOR 1001 - Beginning Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
NOR 1002 - Beginning Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing) with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and Norwegian culture. prereq: 1001
NOR 1003 - Intermediate Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 1003/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on intermediate proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is combined with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1002
NOR 1004 - Intermediate Norwegian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nor 1004/4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasis on developing intermediate mid-high proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is supported by work with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1103
SWED 1001 - Beginning Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 1001/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
SWED 1002 - Beginning Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 1002/4002
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues the presentation of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and Swedish culture. prereq: 1001
SWED 1003 - Intermediate Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 1003/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on intermediate proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is combined with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1002
SWED 1004 - Intermediate Swedish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Swed 1004/4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasis on developing intermediate mid-high proficiency in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Contextualized work on grammar and vocabulary is supported by work with authentic readings and essay assignments. prereq: 1003
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from early Germanic times to 1700.
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from 1700 to present.
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01946
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Finnish. Discussion of fiction, film, journalistic, and professional prose is complemented by grammar, vocabulary building exercises, and review of oral/written modes of communication. prereq: 1004 or 4004
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01957
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/composition in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish for advanced proficiency. Introduction to differences between the three languages. prereq: [Dan or Nor or Swed][1004 or 4004] or instr consent
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
DTCH 3012 - Conversation and Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01947
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Practice and refinement of spoken and written Dutch. Compositional skills, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch and Flemish media reports. Grammar review. Development of critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 3011 or 4011
FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01946
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Finnish. Discussion of fiction, film, journalistic, and professional prose is complemented by grammar, vocabulary building exercises, and review of oral/written modes of communication. prereq: 1004 or 4004
FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01948 - Fin 3012/Fin 4012
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion of novels, short stories, plays, articles. Structural, stylistic, vocabulary-building exercises. prereq: 3011 or 4011
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prepares students for upper-level language and content courses in German. Continues the same focus and approach as 3011 with the addition of a larger reading component. prereq: 3011
GER 3014 - German Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to German language media. German language newspaper/magazine articles. The Internet. Radio/TV broadcasts. Structure/style of journalistic prose. prereq: 3011
GER 3021 - Business German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
German economy, business culture. Practice of language used in business. Reading/discussion of German business documents. Preparation of formal letters and reports. prereq: 3011 or equiv
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3421 - 18th-Century German Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
German literature, 1720-1810, Enlightenment/Weimar classicism in historical/cultural context. Reading/discussion of literary/philosophical works, aesthetic criticism. prereq: 3011
GER 3431 - 19th-Century Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural exploration of 19th-century German literature through an investigation of romanticism, realism, and naturalism. Reading/discussion of literary/critical texts. prereq: 3011
GER 3441 - 20th-/21st-Century Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
German literature, from 1890 to present, in historical, political, social, and cultural context. prereq: 3011
GER 3701 - History of the German Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Change in grammar and lexicon, 750 A.D. to present. prereq: 1004
GER 3702 - Beginning Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Middle High German grammar. Selected literary texts. prereq: 1004
GER 5711 - History of the German Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical development of German, from beginnings to 1450. prereq: 3011
GER 5712 - History of the German Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical development of German from 1450 to 2000. prereq: 5711
GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to Middle High German language and literature. Study of grammar through formal description of Middle High German phonology, morphology, and syntax. Normalized MHG texts read.
GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Acquisition of fluency in reading Middle High German normalized as well as non-normalized texts, both poetry and prose. prereq: 5721
GER 5734 - Old Saxon
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the poetry of Old Saxon. Detailed investigation of Old Saxon in comparison with the other Old Germanic languages.
GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Modernity's search for new forms to represent changing historical situations. Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Selma Lagerlof, Hjalmar Bergman, Paar Lagerkvist, Karen Blixen, Moa Martinson, Tarjei Vesaas, Edith Sodergran, Ingmar Bergman, Lars Gustafsson. All readings in translation.
SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major literary works from the Middle Ages to the present. Readings in translation.
SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spr & Summer Odd Yr
Literary fairy tales from Scandinavia, especially Hans Christian Andersen. Readings in translation for non-majors.
SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Analysis and discussion of representative works in Scandinavian children.s literature from picture books to young adult books using a variety of critical methods of interpretation. Taught in English.
SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Acquisition of a reading knowledge of Old Norse; linguistic, philological and literary study of Old Norse language and literature.
SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading and analysis of either eddic poetry from the Poetic Edda or skaldic poetry. Texts read in Old Norse.
SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topic may focus on Old Norse prose or poetry. Primary texts read in Old Norse. Critical literature about texts, medieval Icelandic culture in English. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 5701 or equiv
SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02022 - Scan 3605/Scan 5605
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Short stories by important 19th/20th-century authors from five Scandinavian countries. Genre theory/practical criticism. Readings in English for non-majors.
SCAN 5605 - The Scandinavian Short Story (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02022
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Short stories by 19th-20th century authors from all five Scandinavian countries. Genre theory/practical criticism. Readings in English for non-majors.
GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social, political, and cultural developments in Germany, from 1945 to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary investigation of the greatest works of medieval German poetry. Readings in English. Majors will be required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GER 3641 - German Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the main folklore genres: charms, legends, folktales, and ballads; their composition, origin, and role in society with a strong emphasis on their international character. Readings in English. Majors required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr for major or minor by arrangement with instructor
GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Discourses and practices of social control and surveillance in comparative/historical perspective. Explores the central conceptual condition for modern ethics: the relationship between individual and society. Paintings, manuals, scholarly and philosophical essays, and literary texts including writings by Franz Kafka.
SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Cultural, social, and political developments; principal views and core values; major cultural figures; Scandinavian mentality. Readings in translation for nonmajors. Invited lectures on central topics within selected areas of study.
SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the popular beliefs, myths, and religion of the medieval Scandinavians; the interaction of paganism and Christianity; the reflection of myths in Old Scandinavian literature and art. All readings in English.
SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and folkloristic investigation of Scandinavian folktales and legends. Readings in translation for nonmajors.
SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues of origin/language, immigration/settlement, traditions/values, culture/politics, and transgressions of boundaries from the old to the new studied through photos, diaries, letters, stories, and novels by Moberg, Rolvaag, Ager, and other pioneers. All readings in translation.
GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510 - Ger 3633/JwSt 3633
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510 - Ger 3633/JwSt 3633
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates (LITR, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02372
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How environmental thinking became social-political force through German literature/culture, with comparisons to global or U.S. developments. Authors include Goethe, Christa Wolf, Enzensberger.
GER 5651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates (LITR, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02372 - Ger 3651/Ger 5651
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How environmental thinking became social-political force through German literature/culture, with comparisons to global or U.S. developments. Authors include Goethe, Christa Wolf, Enzensberger.
SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01973
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Investigation of issues important to women as articulated by Scandinavian women writers. Historical overview of women's writing in Scandinavia and in-depth investigation of texts by contemporary women writers. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5634 - Scandinavian Women Writers (GP, LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01973 - Scan 3634/Scan 5634
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Issues important to women as articulated by Scandinavian women writers. Historical overview of women's writing in Scandinavia. In-depth investigation of texts by contemporary women writers. All readings in translation.
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
DTCH 3012 - Conversation and Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01947
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Practice and refinement of spoken and written Dutch. Compositional skills, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch and Flemish media reports. Grammar review. Development of critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 3011 or 4011
DTCH 3610 - Dutch Literature in Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
In-depth study of authors or topics from various periods in Dutch literature. All primary/secondary literature is read in English translation.
FIN 3011 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01946
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed to help students achieve advanced proficiency in Finnish. Discussion of fiction, film, journalistic, and professional prose is complemented by grammar, vocabulary building exercises, and review of oral/written modes of communication. prereq: 1004 or 4004
FIN 3012 - Advanced Finnish
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01948 - Fin 3012/Fin 4012
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion of novels, short stories, plays, articles. Structural, stylistic, vocabulary-building exercises. prereq: 3011 or 4011
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prepares students for upper-level language and content courses in German. Continues the same focus and approach as 3011 with the addition of a larger reading component. prereq: 3011
GER 3014 - German Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to German language media. German language newspaper/magazine articles. The Internet. Radio/TV broadcasts. Structure/style of journalistic prose. prereq: 3011
GER 3021 - Business German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
German economy, business culture. Practice of language used in business. Reading/discussion of German business documents. Preparation of formal letters and reports. prereq: 3011 or equiv
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3421 - 18th-Century German Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
German literature, 1720-1810, Enlightenment/Weimar classicism in historical/cultural context. Reading/discussion of literary/philosophical works, aesthetic criticism. prereq: 3011
GER 3431 - 19th-Century Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural exploration of 19th-century German literature through an investigation of romanticism, realism, and naturalism. Reading/discussion of literary/critical texts. prereq: 3011
GER 3441 - 20th-/21st-Century Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
German literature, from 1890 to present, in historical, political, social, and cultural context. prereq: 3011
GER 3501 - Contemporary Germany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social, political, and cultural developments in Germany, from 1945 to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3510 - Topics in German Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
One topic in depth dealing with culture or civilization of German-speaking countries. prereq: 3011
GER 3520 - Topics in Austrian and Central European Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Culture, politics, and economy in Austria and Central Europe. Comparative analysis of cultural/political developments. Topics vary. prereq: 3011
GER 3601 - German Medieval Literature (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary investigation of the greatest works of medieval German poetry. Readings in English. Majors will be required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GER 3641 - German Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the main folklore genres: charms, legends, folktales, and ballads; their composition, origin, and role in society with a strong emphasis on their international character. Readings in English. Majors required to write a paper with use of secondary sources in English and German. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr for major or minor by arrangement with instructor
GER 3642 - The Grimms' Fairy Tales, Then & Now
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Exploration and cultural background of the Grimms' fairy tales and investigation of how various folktale types developed and became classical models for children and adults. The genre of the literary fairy tale in Germany, Europe, and North America. Comparisons of original literary versions with contemporary tales. All readings in English.
GER 3655 - Cultures of Control and Surveillance in Germany and the US (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Discourses and practices of social control and surveillance in comparative/historical perspective. Explores the central conceptual condition for modern ethics: the relationship between individual and society. Paintings, manuals, scholarly and philosophical essays, and literary texts including writings by Franz Kafka.
GER 3701 - History of the German Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Change in grammar and lexicon, 750 A.D. to present. prereq: 1004
GER 3702 - Beginning Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Middle High German grammar. Selected literary texts. prereq: 1004
GER 5011 - Advanced Conversation and Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Achieving high proficiency in writing/speaking professional/academic German. prereq: 3012, [grad student or adv undergrad]
GER 5410 - Topics in German Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topic may focus on a specific author, group of authors, genre, period, or subject matter. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GER 5610 - German Literature in Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study in depth of authors or topics from various periods in German literature. Requires no knowledge of German. prereq: No knowledge of German required; cr toward major or minor requires reading in German
GER 5630 - Topics in German Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics chosen may focus on specific directors, genres, film production or reception, and/or other formal, theoretical, historical, or political issues. prereq: 3xxx film course or instr consent
GER 5711 - History of the German Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical development of German, from beginnings to 1450. prereq: 3011
GER 5712 - History of the German Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical development of German from 1450 to 2000. prereq: 5711
GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to Middle High German language and literature. Study of grammar through formal description of Middle High German phonology, morphology, and syntax. Normalized MHG texts read.
GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Acquisition of fluency in reading Middle High German normalized as well as non-normalized texts, both poetry and prose. prereq: 5721
GER 5734 - Old Saxon
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the poetry of Old Saxon. Detailed investigation of Old Saxon in comparison with the other Old Germanic languages.
GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01957
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/composition in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish for advanced proficiency. Introduction to differences between the three languages. prereq: [Dan or Nor or Swed][1004 or 4004] or instr consent
SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Cultural, social, and political developments; principal views and core values; major cultural figures; Scandinavian mentality. Readings in translation for nonmajors. Invited lectures on central topics within selected areas of study.
SCAN 3502 - Scandinavian Myths (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and cultural investigation of the popular beliefs, myths, and religion of the medieval Scandinavians; the interaction of paganism and Christianity; the reflection of myths in Old Scandinavian literature and art. All readings in English.
SCAN 3503 - Scandinavian Folklore (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Literary and folkloristic investigation of Scandinavian folktales and legends. Readings in translation for nonmajors.
SCAN 3504 - Emigration, Immigration, Integration: The Nordic Experience (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues of origin/language, immigration/settlement, traditions/values, culture/politics, and transgressions of boundaries from the old to the new studied through photos, diaries, letters, stories, and novels by Moberg, Rolvaag, Ager, and other pioneers. All readings in translation.
SCAN 3505 - Scandinavian Fiction From 1890 to Present (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Modernity's search for new forms to represent changing historical situations. Ibsen, Strindberg, Hamsun, Selma Lagerlof, Hjalmar Bergman, Paar Lagerkvist, Karen Blixen, Moa Martinson, Tarjei Vesaas, Edith Sodergran, Ingmar Bergman, Lars Gustafsson. All readings in translation.
SCAN 3601 - Great Literary Works of Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Major literary works from the Middle Ages to the present. Readings in translation.
SCAN 3602 - The Literary Fairy Tale in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spr & Summer Odd Yr
Literary fairy tales from Scandinavia, especially Hans Christian Andersen. Readings in translation for non-majors.
SCAN 3613 - Children's Literature in Scandinavia (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Analysis and discussion of representative works in Scandinavian children.s literature from picture books to young adult books using a variety of critical methods of interpretation. Taught in English.
SCAN 3670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02533 - Scan 3670/Scan 5670
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topic may focus on a specific author, group of authors, genre, period, or subject matter. Topics specified in Class Schedule. Readings in English for nonmajors. May meet with 5670.
SCAN 4011 - Readings in Scandinavian Languages
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01957 - Scan 3011W/Scan 4011
Typically offered: Every Fall
Meets with 3011W. See 3011W for description. prereq: Grad student
SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the sagas written in 13th-century Iceland. Discussion includes cultural and historical information about medieval Iceland and analysis of a selection of saga texts using contemporary critical approaches. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5613 - Contemporary Scandinavian Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
An investigation of issues which emerged as extremely important after 1945 in Scandinavia, as articulated by writers and analyzed by researchers in social sciences. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5670 - Topics in Scandinavian Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02533 - Scan 3670/Scan 5670
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topic may focus on a specific author, group of authors, genre, period, or subject matter. Topics specified in Class Schedule. Readings in English for nonmajors. May meet with 3670.
SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Acquisition of a reading knowledge of Old Norse; linguistic, philological and literary study of Old Norse language and literature.
SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading and analysis of either eddic poetry from the Poetic Edda or skaldic poetry. Texts read in Old Norse.
SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topic may focus on Old Norse prose or poetry. Primary texts read in Old Norse. Critical literature about texts, medieval Icelandic culture in English. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 5701 or equiv
GER 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00966 - CSCL 3123/Ger 3631/JwSt 3631
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literary/cultural modes of writing used by Jewish writers in Germany, Austria, and America to deal with problems of identity, anti-Semitism, and assimilation. Focus on 20th century. All readings (novels, poetry, stories) in English. prereq: No knowledge of German required; Extra work in German must be done in order to count this course toward a German minor or a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major.
CSCL 3123 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00966 - CSCL 3123/Ger 3631/JwSt 3631
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural modes of writing used by Jewish writers in Germany, Austria, and America to deal with problems of identity, anti-Semitism, and assimilation. Focus on 20th century. All readings (novels, poetry, stories) in English. prereq: No knowledge of German required; Extra work in German must be done in order to count this course toward a German minor or a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major.
JWST 3631 - Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00966 - CSCL 3123/Ger 3631/JwSt 3631
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/cultural modes of writing used by Jewish writers in Germany, Austria, and America to deal with problems of identity, anti-Semitism, and assimilation. Focus on 20th century. All readings (novels, poetry, stories) in English. prereq: No knowledge of German required; Extra work in German must be done in order to count this course toward a German minor or a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major.
GER 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510 - Ger 3633/JwSt 3633
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
JWST 3633 - The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02510 - Ger 3633/JwSt 3633
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seventy years after the end of the second world war, the Holocaust continues to play a formative role in public discourse about the past in Germany and Austria. As the event itself recedes into the past, our knowledge about the Holocaust has become increasingly shaped by literary and filmic representations of it. This course has several objectives: first, to deepen students' historical knowledge of the events and experiences of the Holocaust, and at the same time to introduce critical models for examining the relationship between personal experience, historical events, and forms of representation. This class will introduce students to the debates about the politics of memory and the artistic representation of the Holocaust, with special focus on public debates about the complex ways in which Holocaust memory surfaces in contemporary Germany and Austria, and by the accrual of layers of text and discourse about the Holocaust. Additional topics will include Holocaust testimony; Holocaust memoirs, and 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust literature, the Historians' Debate of the 1980s.
GER 3651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates (LITR, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02372
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How environmental thinking became social-political force through German literature/culture, with comparisons to global or U.S. developments. Authors include Goethe, Christa Wolf, Enzensberger.
GER 5651 - Thinking Environment: Green Culture, German Literature and Global Debates (LITR, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02372 - Ger 3651/Ger 5651
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How environmental thinking became social-political force through German literature/culture, with comparisons to global or U.S. developments. Authors include Goethe, Christa Wolf, Enzensberger.
SCAN 3605 - The Scandinavian Short Story (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02022 - Scan 3605/Scan 5605
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Short stories by important 19th/20th-century authors from five Scandinavian countries. Genre theory/practical criticism. Readings in English for non-majors.
SCAN 5605 - The Scandinavian Short Story (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02022
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Short stories by 19th-20th century authors from all five Scandinavian countries. Genre theory/practical criticism. Readings in English for non-majors.
SCAN 3614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 5614 - Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02059
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Scandinavian crime novels/films against background of peaceful welfare states. Readings in translation for non-majors. Scandinavian majors/minors read excerpts in specific languages.
SCAN 3634 - Scandinavian Women Writers (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01973
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Investigation of issues important to women as articulated by Scandinavian women writers. Historical overview of women's writing in Scandinavia and in-depth investigation of texts by contemporary women writers. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5634 - Scandinavian Women Writers (GP, LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01973 - Scan 3634/Scan 5634
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Issues important to women as articulated by Scandinavian women writers. Historical overview of women's writing in Scandinavia. In-depth investigation of texts by contemporary women writers. All readings in translation.
DTCH 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided reading in or study of Dutch literature, culture, or advanced language skills. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
DTCH 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
GER 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
GER 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
SCAN 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading and study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
SCAN 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading and study. Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students prepare major project under supervision of faculty member.
GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major project under supervision of faculty member. Oral exam based on project. prereq: Honors student
DTCH 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01956
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice/refinement of spoken/written Dutch. Composition, vocabulary. Reading, viewing, and discussion of Dutch/Flemish media reports. Grammar review, critical corrective grammatical skills. prereq: 1004 or 4004 or instr consent
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
GER 3012W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prepares students for upper-level language and content courses in German. Continues the same focus and approach as 3011 with the addition of a larger reading component. prereq: 3011
GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011
GER 3604W - Introduction to German Cinema (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
An introduction to the study of German cinema, with a focus on the relation between German film and German history, literature, culture, and politics.
GSD 3511W - Vikings, Knights, and Reformers: German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700 (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from early Germanic times to 1700.
GSD 3512W - Imagined Communities: German and European, Culture and Controversies, 1700 to Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of representative cultural-historical events in Europe (German-speaking countries, Scandinavian, the Netherlands) from 1700 to present.
SCAN 3011W - Readings in Scandinavian Languages (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01957
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/composition in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish for advanced proficiency. Introduction to differences between the three languages. prereq: [Dan or Nor or Swed][1004 or 4004] or instr consent
SCAN 3501W - Scandinavian Culture Past and Present (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Cultural, social, and political developments; principal views and core values; major cultural figures; Scandinavian mentality. Readings in translation for nonmajors. Invited lectures on central topics within selected areas of study.
GSD 3451W - Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students prepare major project under supervision of faculty member.
GSD 3451V - Honors Major Project Seminar (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GSD 3451V/3451W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major project under supervision of faculty member. Oral exam based on project. prereq: Honors student