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Fall 2019
GERMAN

GER 508 – Approaches to German Studies

Section 001
Days Mo
Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Instructor Janice McGregor
Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status Open
Enrollment 4 / 15
  • Days: Mo
  • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 15

GER 518 – Intercultural Communication and Second Language Acquisition
  • Cross Listed
  • Intercultural Communication (ICC) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is a graduate course on theory, research and practice of communication between people from different cultures and how it relates to language learning. The course is designed for future language professionals (e.g., teachers, translators, and researchers). It will (a) help them prepare themselves for intercultural encounters and develop the skills needed to communicate effectively and appropriately when interacting and collaborating with people that are culturally different from themselves and (2) it will help them prepare to teach, and/or conduct research about ICC and SLA.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Peter Ecke
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 20
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 20

    GER 561 – The Task of the Translator
    This course will combine insights from Translation Studies, applied linguistics, and German cultural / literary studies to help students develop skills, knowledge, and experience in translating a number of literary and non-literary genres, including song texts, short essays, advertising texts, everyday speech, and historical artifacts. We will learn about how to negotiate literal and connotative meaning across codes, idioms, cultures, communities, and symbolic systems. We will explore the idea of "being a translator" as an everyday social and cultural practice. Graduate-level requirements include a final paper.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Biol Sci East, Rm 314
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Biol Sci East, Rm 314
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25

    GER 579 – Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
  • Cross Listed
  • This class is intended to prepare students to teach a second/foreign language. It will provide students with the essential foundations in language teaching methodology and theory, pedagogical grammar, curriculum and materials development, classroom management, and formal and informal assessment techniques. In addition, students will gain practical knowledge through video practicum components, which allow them to watch and reflect on actual classroom teaching. Students will complete this program with the pedagogical knowledge and practical understanding necessary to be confident and effective language teachers.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Liudmila Klimanova
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 25
    • Days: We
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 25

    GER 596J – Second Language Acquisition Research
  • Cross Listed
  • The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Instructor Jonathon Reinhardt
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 18
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Jonathon Reinhardt
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 18

    GER 596Y – Topics in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • Cross Listed
  • This seminar is designed to give a weekly topical treatment to a number of pertinent issues in teaching academic writing to linguistically and culturally diverse learners. Through a comprehensive overview of the research base in academic writing in ESL, this course will explore pedagogical implications of L2 writing theories and research findings by engaging students in a number of projects and tasks. Topics vary with instructor. Please check with the SLAT Faculty Advisor.

    Section 001
    Days Fr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 452
    Time 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Beatrice Dupuy
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 22
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 452
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 22
    Spring 2020
    GERMAN

    GER 500 – Intensive Reading German for the Sciences and Humanities
    Rapid acquisition of reading proficiency in German. No prior knowledge of German is necessary. Proficiency certification obtained from this course fulfills graduate foreign language requirement is some departments (consult department for information).

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 301
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 301
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    GER 505 – History of the English Language
  • Cross Listed
  • The evolution of English sounds, inflections, and vocabulary from earliest times to the present, with attention to historical conditions. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 506
    Time 6:30 PM - 8:50 PM
    Instructor Homer Pettey
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Homer Pettey
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 506
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    GER 506 – Representing the "Other"
    Explores narratives that construct the Other, the foreigner, and the outsider; discusses the politics of racism, sexism and exclusion using texts from various fields.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    GER 513 – Visual Culture
    The course focuses on the interrelationship between images and texts and on images as texts in various medium. Images here are understood as symbolic representations of culture that arise out of social contexts that produce and distribute them both locally and globally.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 316
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Barbara Kosta
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 316
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    GER 580 – Applied Linguistics for German as a Foreign Language
  • Cross Listed
  • Issues in and methods of applied linguistics with emphasis on Germanic languages. Student taking GER 480 for German Studies credit must have advanced proficiency in German. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on an aspect of applied linguistic research. Students taking GER 580 for German Studies credit must have advanced proficiency in German.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 136
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Peter Ecke
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 136
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    GER 587 – Assessment in Second/Foreign Language Learning
  • Cross Listed
  • The primary objective of this course is the development of language teachers' assessment literacy, which includes knowledge of key assessment principles and skill in creating or adopting assessment tools and procedures for the language classroom. Participants in this course will develop their knowledge and skills related to assessing all skill areas in the language classroom, including productive skills (writing, speaking), receptive skills (reading, listening), and assessing grammar and vocabulary. Grading and student evaluation will also be important topics of consideration and exploration in this course. Designed specifically for in-service (and pre-service) language teachers, the course combines theory with practice by covering essential principles of effective classroom assessment and the development of effective assessment tools for classroom use. Participants completing this course will become more assessment literate and better able to evaluate student performance in their classrooms fairly and effectively.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 503
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Janice McGregor
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 503
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    GER 588 – European Literary-Political Cabaret
  • Cross Listed
  • The development of European literary-political cabaret from its origins in France to its most recent developments in Western and Eastern Europe.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor David Chisholm
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 346
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    GER 596C – Culture
    The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Education, Rm 502
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Albrecht Classen
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Education, Rm 502
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    GER 597B – Pedagogy Workshop
    This workshop provides a practical introduction classroom-based action research methods for foreign language teachers and opportunity for instructors to conduct their own research project over the course of the semester. As a teacher-researcher, you will be asked to consider various perspectives on classroom-based action, as well as the processes and issues involved in conducting a teacher inquiry project. As you develop your action research plan, you will learn how to develop research questions, read and assimilate existing research, use different types of data to answer questions, and document ongoing problems/processes with your own teaching.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    GER 615 – Second Language Acquisition Theory
  • Cross Listed
  • Survey of major perspectives on second language acquisition processes, including interlanguage theory, the Monitor Model, acculturation/pidginization theory, cognitive/connectionist theory, and linguistic universals. Analysis of research from the different perspectives includes consideration of grammatical, pragmatic, and sociolinguistic dimensions of language learning.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 306
    Time 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Instructor Dwight Atkinson
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 23
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 306
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 23

    GER 699 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

    Section 043
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Thomas Kovach
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 044
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 2
    • +
    • Section: 044
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 2
    Section 048
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Chantelle Reynwar
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5

    GER 920 – Dissertation
    Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

    Section 040
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1