Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Spring 2024
GER

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
Time
03:20 PM - 05:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
7 / 20
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 03:20 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 7 / 20

GER 516 – Advanced Research Methods in Transcultural German Studies

Intended for advanced MA and PhD students in their last year of coursework (third-semester for MA students, fifth-semester for PhD students), this student- and project-centered seminar helps students bring their previous research projects to a new level of excellence. Students arrive to the seminar with a recently completed German Studies project (whether literary/cultural, applied linguistic, or both), which they wish to turn into a 'publishable' piece of research. This can be a pedagogical lesson-study, a research article, a multi-modal work, or a mixed-methods project. By mid-way in the semester, students will have brought this project to fruition in writing and by way of an oral presentation, so that the remainder of the semester can focus on cultivating advanced competence in interdisciplinary research methods in German Studies, with equal attention afforded to literary/cultural and applied linguistic/pedagogical approaches.

Section
001
Days
Tu
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
4 / 10
  • Days: Tu
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 10

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
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
18 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 18 / 25

GER 580 – Applied Linguistics for German as a Foreign Language

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
Mo
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
9 / 25
  • Days: Mo
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 25

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
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
9 / 25
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 25

GER 615 – Second Language Acquisition Theory

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
Time
10:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
11 / 20
  • Days: Tu
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 20
Fall 2024
GER

GER 508 – Approaches to German Studies

Section
001
Days
Tu
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 10
  • Days: Tu
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 10
Section
001
Days
Tu
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 10
  • Days: Tu
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 10

GER 511 – Communication & Miscommunication in Middle, High & Later German Literatures

Explores the way German writers have dealt with basic issues of human communications.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 10
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 10
Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 10
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 10

GER 534 – Literacy through Literature

Exploration of the concept of literacy in the field of second language acquisition and the role that literature can play in the acquisition and teaching of literacy in a foreign or second language. Includes a critical review of theoretical readings from the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition theory, education, pedagogy and stylistics and the development of teaching practices, reflecting these theories.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Closed
Enrollment
0 / 15
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 0 / 15

GER 575 – Advanced German Usage

Taught in German.

Section
001
Days
Mo
Time
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
3 / 20
  • Days: Mo
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 20

GER 579 – Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

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
002
Days
We
Time
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 20
  • Days: We
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 20
Section
002
Days
We
Time
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
3 / 20
  • Days: We
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 20

GER 594B – L2 Acquisition and Teaching

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.

Section
001
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 15
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 15

GER 596Y – Proseminar in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

The purpose of the Proseminar is to provide incoming SLAT major and minor students with a forum in which they can acquire knowledge about current major issues in the field of Applied Linguistics and methods applied to investigate them, critically engage with research and scholarship, and develop a stance in relation to these major issues. Please register through the SLAT Program Coordinator.

Section
001
Days
Fr
Time
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 22
  • Days: Fr
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 22