Courses

Courses Offered

The following is a list of all possible German courses available to students. Please refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes for courses offered during a specific semester.

GERMAN 101 - First-Semester German (4 units; U)
Introductory course for students who have had no previous work in German. Prereq: 0-2 yrs of HS German or level 1 score on German placement test.
GERMAN 102 - Second-Semester German (4 units; U)
Continuation of German 101. Prereq: grade of C or better in German 101(P) or level 2 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
GERMAN 111 - German Life and Civilization: Part I (3 units; U)
The historical and cultural heritage of Germany from earliest times to 1806: major figures and developments in German art, literature, music, philosophy, and language. In English. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 112 - German Life and Civilization: Part II (3 units; U)
The historical and cultural heritage of Germany from 1806 to the present: major figures and developments in German art, literature, music, education, and philosophy. In English. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 115 - Seminar on Scandinavian Culture: (3 units; U)
In-depth study of a specific topic in Scandinavian culture, e.g., theatre, film, literature, women's issues, etc. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 145 - Views of Germany: (3 units; U)
In-depth study of selected aspects of German civilization as reflected in literature. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
GERMAN 197 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. May be retaken w/change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
May not be retaken. Prereq: soph st; 2.5 gpa, cons instr & dept chair.
GERMAN 203 - Third-Semester German (3 units; U)
Continuation of German 102. Prereq: grade of C or better in German 102(P) or level 3 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
GERMAN 204 - German in Your Field and Beyond (3 units; U)
Continuation of German 203. Grammar structures; vocabulary development through reading, writing, and speaking about subjects in students' fields of study; inter- and cross-disciplinary studies. Prereq: grade of C or better in German 203(P) or level 4 score on German placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
GERMAN 213 - Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages (3 units; U)
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages. Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, Italian 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213 & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 215 - Reading for Research: (3 units; U)
Basic grammatical principles and linguistic structures, augmented by individually-supervised readings in the student's field of specialization. Designed for students preparing for reading examinations. May be retaken once for cr. Prereq: none.
GERMAN 289 - Internship in German, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in German; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
GERMAN 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
GERMAN 331 - Intermediate German Grammar and Usage (3 units; U)
Review of major structures in German grammar; application of those structures through writing and speaking. Emphasis on written accuracy and proficiency. Prereq: German 204(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
GERMAN 332 - Intermediate Conversation and Composition (3 units; U)
Practice in conversation and composition, with emphasis on issues in post-war and contemporary German culture, written accuracy, and proficiency. Prereq: German 331(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
GERMAN 333 - Analysis of German Texts (3 units; U)
Introduction to a variety of texts in German; overview of basic textual analysis skills. Students are encouraged to take 332 before 333. Prereq: German 331(P).
GERMAN 334 - Introduction to German Literature and Culture (3 units; U)
Survey of German literature and culture from 1750 to the present. Students are encouraged to take 333 before 334. Prereq: German 332(P).
GERMAN 341 - Undergrad Seminar in German-Amer Studies: Germans in Wisconsin & Milwaukee (3 units; U)
Student projects and presentations on the various aspects of the German heritage in Wisconsin and Milwaukee. Required of ethnic studies majors with a German-American concentration. Prereq: jr st.
GERMAN 360 - German for the Global World (3 units; U)
Vocabulary, writing, reading, and oral German skills needed for the global world. Prereq: German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
GERMAN 397 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. May be retaken w/change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 410 - German Cultural History (3 units; U/G)
Major aspects of German culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
GERMAN 415 - Topics in German Civilization: (3 units; U/G)
In-depth study of selected topics of German civilization. Critical analysis and practical application of texts and teaching aids. Recommended for present and future high school teachers. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
GERMAN 425 - Introduction to German Translation (3 units; U)
Introduction to skills necessary to professional translation from German to English. Text analysis, summarizing texts and terminology research will also be part of this class. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P), 333(R), & 334(R).
GERMAN 450 - German Literature: Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Classicism (3 units; U)
Major literary movements and writers in the late eighteenth century. Emphasis on Lessing, Schiller, and Goethe. Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
GERMAN 451 - Introduction to German Linguistics (3 units; U/G)
The nature of linguistics; aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; discourse and text; varieties of German; acquisition of German as a foreign language. Prereq: German 332(426)(P).
GERMAN 454 - German Literature: Realism, Naturalism, and the Turn of the Century (3 units; U)
Major literary movements, writers, and works of the second half of the nineteenth century. Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
GERMAN 456 - German Literature from the Turn of the Century to World War II (3 units; U)
Major literary movements, writers, and works of the first half of the twentieth century; expressionism, 'Neue Sachlighkeit,' and exile literature. Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
GERMAN 460 - German Literature from 1965 to the Present: (3 units; U/G)
Literary writers and works of the German-speaking countries from 1965 to the present. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P) , 333(P), & 334(P).
GERMAN 488 - Topics in German Philology: (3 units; U/G)
Topics pertaining to advanced German language study or to the development of the German language in its spoken or written form. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
GERMAN 489 - Internship in German, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
GERMAN 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
GERMAN 525 - Seminar in Advanced German Translation (3 units; U)
Refinement of translation skills; concentration on specific types of texts. Prereq: jr st; German 425(P).
GERMAN 597 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 626 - Advanced German Grammar and Usage (3 units; U/G)
Analysis and discussion of a variety of text topics and genres. Practice in speaking and writing German; attention to written accuracy and sophistication of form. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(C). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
GERMAN 643 - Seminar on Genre Studies: (3 units; U/G)
Major genres in German literature - the drama, the novel, the novelle, poetry and film. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
GERMAN 645 - Seminar on Representative German Authors: (3 units; U/G)
Works of representative authors. Any add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be retaken w/chg in topic: undergrad, unlimited; grads, 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
GERMAN 647 - Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Recurring patterns and figures in the major genres. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 334(P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
GERMAN 649 - Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts; literary movements in relation to philosophy and aesthetics. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
GERMAN 671 - Seminar on Phonetics (3 units; U/G)
Articulatory phonetics and phonemics, emphasis on English-German contrasts and pronunciation difficulties; phonetic transcription; drills in pronunciation. Prereq: jr st; German 331(P).
GERMAN 672 - German for Professional Purposes (3 units; U/G)
Language and structures of Germany's professional world. Historical, political, legal, economic, social and cultural forces shaping Germany today. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P), 333(P)& 334(P).
GERMAN 681 - Seminar on the History and Structure of German (3 units; U/G)
Historical development of the German language from its beginnings to the present. Prereq: jr st; German 332(P).
GERMAN 697 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
GERMAN 699 - Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a German faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult the German program coord. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.