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Dr. Alan Lareau

by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Aug 22, 2014 09:41 AM

Professor of German - Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - UW Oshkosh

Otto Dix GroƟstadt


OFFICE: Dempsey 230, Cubicle 10

-->NEW OFFICE effective May 5

Tel. (920) 424-4015

Office hours, Fall 2014: Tuesday 10:20-11:20, Wednesday 1:50-2:50, and by appointment



Courses for the 2014-15 academic year

FALL 2014

German 110: Introduction to German I

Section A: MWTF 9:10
Section B: MTWF 8:00

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, 10E.

German 301: Advanced Composition & Conversation I

MWF 12:40

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

MWF 9:10-10:10

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 

MWF 10:20-11:20

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.


Syllabi and course materials are available on D2L




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Background Information


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 110-111-203-204

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


A Foreign Affair (1948)

Frederick Hollander (Friedrich Hollaender) and Marlene Dietrich 
in Billy Wilder's film A Foreign Affair (1948)

Contact Information

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


Ein schlechter Tag


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