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 cr. Undergraduate.
Introductory course for students who have had no previous work in German.
Prerequisites: 0-2 yrs of HS German or level 1 score on German placement test.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 102 Second-Semester German
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of German 101.
Prerequisites: 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 111 German Life and Civilization: Part I
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
GERMAN 112 German Life and Civilization: Part II:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Not retakable for credit.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
GERMAN 115 Seminar on Scandinavian Culture:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
In-depth study of a specific topic in Scandinavian culture, e.g., theatre, film, literature, women's issues, etc.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 145 Views of Germany:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
In-depth study of selected aspects of German civilization as reflected in literature.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 192 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
Last Taught: Fall 2002, Fall 2001, Fall 2000, Fall 1999.
GERMAN 197 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/change in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Summer 2015.
GERMAN 199 Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.

Prerequisites: soph st; 2.5 gpa, cons instr & dept chair.
Course Rules: May not be retaken.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012.
GERMAN 203 Third-Semester German
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of German 102.
Prerequisites: 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 204 German in Your Field and Beyond
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.
Prerequisites: none.
Course Rules: 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.
GERMAN 215 Reading for Research:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none.
Course Rules: May be retaken once for cr.
Last Taught: UWinteriM 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Summer 2011.
GERMAN 289 Internship in German, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in German; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2001.
GERMAN 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
GERMAN 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2000, Fall 1999, Summer 1997, Fall 1995.
GERMAN 331 German Grammar in Practice
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Review of major structures in German grammar; application of those structures through writing and speaking. Emphasis on written accuracy and proficiency.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 204(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 332 Presentation and Composition
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Practice in presentation and composition, with emphasis on issues in post-war and contemporary German culture, written accuracy, and proficiency.
Prerequisites: German 204(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 333 Texts and Contexts
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Reading and analysis of literary and non-literary texts in German; introduction to basic textual analysis skills.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 331(P) or GERMAN 332(P).
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GERMAN 334 Introduction to German Literature and Culture
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Survey of German literature and culture from 1750 to the present.
Prerequisites: German 332(P).
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Students are encouraged to take 333 before 334.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
GERMAN 341 Undergrad Seminar in German-Amer Studies: Germans in Wisconsin & Milwaukee
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Student projects and presentations on the various aspects of the German heritage in Wisconsin and Milwaukee.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: Required of ethnic studies majors with a German-American concentration.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2005.
GERMAN 360 German for the Global World
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Vocabulary, writing, reading, and oral German skills needed for the global world.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 332(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009.
GERMAN 397 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/ change in topic.
Last Taught: UWinteriM 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018.
GERMAN 410 German Cultural History
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Major aspects of German culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Last Taught: Fall 1998, Fall 1995.
GERMAN 410G German Cultural History
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Major aspects of German culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Last Taught: Fall 1998, Fall 1995.
GERMAN 415 Topics in German Civilization:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
GERMAN 415G Topics in German Civilization:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
GERMAN 425 Introduction to German Translation
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Introduction to skills necessary to professional translation from German to English, including text analysis, summarizing texts, and terminology research.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 332(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2010, Fall 2008.
GERMAN 450 German Literature: Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, Classicism
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Major literary movements and writers in the late eighteenth century. Emphasis on Lessing, Schiller, and Goethe.
Prerequisites: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2001, Fall 1998, Spring 1996.
GERMAN 451 Introduction to German Linguistics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
The nature of linguistics; aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; discourse and text; varieties of German; acquisition of German as a foreign language.
Prerequisites: German 332(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2006.
GERMAN 451G Introduction to German Linguistics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
The nature of linguistics; aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; discourse and text; varieties of German; acquisition of German as a foreign language.
Prerequisites: German 332(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2006.
GERMAN 454 German Literature: Realism, Naturalism, and the Turn of the Century
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Major literary movements, writers, and works of the second half of the nineteenth century.
Prerequisites: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2013, Spring 2009, Fall 2002, Spring 1997.
GERMAN 456 German Literature from the Turn of the Century to World War II
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Major literary movements, writers, and works of the first half of the twentieth century; expressionism, 'Neue Sachlichkeit,' and exile literature.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 333(P) or GERMAN 334(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2010, Fall 2006, Fall 2003.
GERMAN 460 German Literature from 1945 to the Present
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Literary writers and works of the German-speaking countries from 1945 to the present.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 333(P) or GERMAN 334(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2012.
GERMAN 460G German Literature from 1945 to the Present
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Literary writers and works of the German-speaking countries from 1945 to the present.
Prerequisites: GERMAN 333(P) or GERMAN 334(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2012.
GERMAN 474 German for Professional Purposes
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Language and structures of Germany's professional world. Historical, political, legal, economic, social and cultural forces shaping Germany today.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2015.
GERMAN 474G German for Professional Purposes
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Language and structures of Germany's professional world. Historical, political, legal, economic, social and cultural forces shaping Germany today.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2015.
GERMAN 475 Seminar on the History and Structure of German
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Historical development of the German language from its beginnings to the present.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2013.
GERMAN 475G Seminar on the History and Structure of German
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Historical development of the German language from its beginnings to the present.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2013.
GERMAN 476 Advanced German Grammar and Usage
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010.
GERMAN 476G Advanced German Grammar and Usage
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P) and completion of 3 cr upper-division German electives. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2010.
GERMAN 483 Seminar on Genre Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
In-depth study of major themes, genres, or authors in German-language literature and culture; particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P); and completion of at least 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/ change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
GERMAN 483G Seminar on Genre Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
In-depth study of major themes, genres, or authors in German-language literature and culture; particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P); and completion of at least 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/ change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
GERMAN 484 Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Recurring themes, patterns, and figures in German-language literature.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P); and completion of at least 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/ change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 484G Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Recurring themes, patterns, and figures in German-language literature.
Prerequisites: jr st; GERMAN 332(P); and completion of at least 3 cr upper-division German electives.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/ change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
GERMAN 488 Topics in German Philology:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topics pertaining to advanced German language study or to the development of the German language in its spoken or written form.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2014.
GERMAN 488G Topics in German Philology:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Topics pertaining to advanced German language study or to the development of the German language in its spoken or written form.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2014.
GERMAN 489 Internship in German, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of German in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: German 332(426)(P), 333(P), & 334(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2016, Summer 2012.
GERMAN 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
GERMAN 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
GERMAN 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2009, Fall 2008.
GERMAN 525 Seminar in Advanced German Translation
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Refinement of translation skills; concentration on specific types of texts.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 425(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2011, Spring 2009, Spring 2007, Spring 2005.
GERMAN 597 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
GERMAN 597G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
GERMAN 645 Seminar on Representative German Authors:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Works of representative authors. Any add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic: undergrad, unlimited; grads, 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2010.
GERMAN 645G Seminar on Representative German Authors:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Works of representative authors. Any add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic: undergrad, unlimited; grads, 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Spring 2010.
GERMAN 649 Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts; literary movements in relation to philosophy and aesthetics.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
GERMAN 649G Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Particular theoretical ideas and methods applied to selected texts; literary movements in relation to philosophy and aesthetics.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 334 (P), & 6 cr German courses at the 400-level or above.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
GERMAN 671 Seminar on Phonetics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Articulatory phonetics and phonemics, emphasis on English-German contrasts and pronunciation difficulties; phonetic transcription; drills in pronunciation.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 331(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2016.
GERMAN 671G Seminar on Phonetics
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Articulatory phonetics and phonemics, emphasis on English-German contrasts and pronunciation difficulties; phonetic transcription; drills in pronunciation.
Prerequisites: jr st; German 331(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2016.
GERMAN 697 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Fall 2013.
GERMAN 697G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2014, Fall 2013.
GERMAN 699 Independent Reading
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.