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Spring 2021
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 Live Online
Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Date Jan 13 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 11 / 25
  • Days: MoWe
  • Location: Live Online
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 25

GER 512 – Minority Discourses
Examines the nature and function of minority discourses in German culture and literature.

Section 001
Days Th
Location Modern Languages, Rm 214
Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Date Jan 13 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 15
  • Days: Th
  • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 214
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 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 We
    Location Live Online
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Janice McGregor
    Date Jan 13 - May 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: Live Online
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 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 We
    Location Live Online
    Time 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Instructor Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
    Date Jan 13 - May 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 23
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
    • Days: We
    • Location: Live Online
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 23
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
    Date Jan 13 - May 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Hayriye Kayi-Aydar
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    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 13 - May 5
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 2 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 13 - May 5
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 2 / 1
    Fall 2021
    GERMAN

    GER 508 – Approaches to German Studies

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 404
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Joela Jacobs
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 8
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 404
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 8

    GER 509 – Traditions and Revolutions
    Provides a critical overview of literary and intellectual currents of the "modern" period; explores the changing status and social function of literature.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 129C
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Barbara Kosta
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 10
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 129C
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 10

    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 Th
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 301
    Time 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Instructor Peter Ecke
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 10
    • Days: Th
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 301
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 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 MoWe
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Janice McGregor
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 20

    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 Mines & Metallurgy, Rm 221
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Wenhao Diao
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Wenhao Diao
    • Days: We
    • Location: Mines & Metallurgy, Rm 221
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 25

    GER 594A – Literature
    The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.

    Section 801
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1

    GER 594B – L2 Acquisition and Teaching
  • Cross Listed
  • The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Peter Ecke
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5

    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 111
    Time 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Suzanne Panferov Reese
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 22
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Suzanne Panferov Reese
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 111
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 22

    GER 696A – Literature
    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 801
    Days
    Location Room To Be Announced
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location: Room To Be Announced
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1

    GER 696C – 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 801
    Days
    Location Room To Be Announced
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Gramling
    Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location: Room To Be Announced
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1