Dr. Alan Lareau
Professor of German - Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - UW Oshkosh
OFFICE: Dempsey 230, Cubicle 10
-->NEW OFFICE effective May 5
Tel. (920) 424-4015
Office hours, Summer 2014: by appointment
Courses for the 2014-15 academic year
German 110: Introduction to German I
This course is a four-credit course. Introduction to German-speaking countries and their people through language study in a cultural context. The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are treated with equal attention using a text supplemented with audio and visual materials relevant to the language and culture. Weekly attendance in the language lab is required as an integral part of the course. Text: Wie geht's.
German 301: Advanced Composition & Conversation I
This is a three-credit course which focuses on development of written and oral facility using materials in German civilization. Text: Anders gedacht, 3E. Prerequisite: German 204 or placement test.
German 203: Intermediate Structure and Expression I
This is a three-credit course which continues building on materials learned in German 110 and 111. It offers some structural review, development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Will count toward the fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Text: Treffpunkt Deutsch 6E. Prerequisite: German 111 or placement test.
German 312: Advanced German Grammar
This is a three- to five- credit course which offers a thorough survey of grammatical principles and their application in both oral and written German. Text: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Prerequisite: German 204, or placement test, or 248 with a grade of B or better.
Prerequisite: German 204, or placement test, or 248 with a grade of B or better.
Syllabi and course materials are available on D2L
PhD in German, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1990
MA in German, Middlebury College/Middlebury Language Schools, 1982
BA in German, Bates College, 1980
Courses Taught include
German 301/304: Advanced Conversation and Composition
German 308: Introduction to German Literature
German 312: Advanced Grammar
German 325: German Culture Through Mass Media
Research and Teaching Interests
- 19th and 20th century German literature and culture
- German-language cinema
- Cabaret and satire
- Mass media and popular culture
- Early 20th century entertainment
- Weimar Republic
Dr. Alan Lareau
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Dempsey Hall 230, Cubicle 10
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Tel. (office) (920) 424-4015
Fax (920) 424-7289