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Dr. Alan Lareau

by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Jan 27, 2014 03:15 PM

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

Otto Dix GroƟstadt


OFFICE: Radford Hall 314

Tel. (920) 424-4015

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



Courses for the 2013-14 academic year

Fall 2013


German 203: Intermediate Structure and Expression II

Sec. A MWF 11:30-12:30
Sec B MWF 12:40-1:40

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.  Prerequisite: German 111 or Placement Text.

Text: Treffpunkt Deutsch 5e

Treffpunkt 5e website

Honors 275-002: Culture Connection

MWF 9:10-10:10

The purpose of this course is twofold: To assist students with cultivating strategies for engaging with cultural experiences and events and to further their development as writers.

To that end, students will read a selection of essays on cultural criticism as well as cultural critiques of theatrical performances, music recitals and concerts, art exhibits, etc. In addition, students will be expected to attend cultural events on campus or in the community and to write critiques on those events.

Text: New York Times Reader--Arts and Culture, Hacker Handbook



German 111: Introduction to German II

Sec. A MTWF 9:10-10:10
Sec. B MTWF 10:20-11:20

Continuation of German 110: 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.  Prerequisite: German 110, placement test, or consent of instructor.

Text: Treffpunkt Deutsch 6e

German 204: Intermediate Structure and Expression II 

MWF 12:40-1:40

This is a three-credit course which continues structural review but adds emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works of current interest. Will count toward fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: German 203 or Placement Test.

Text: Kaleidoskop

2014-15 year:

Fall 2014
German 110-A: Intro to German I (MWTF 9:10)
German  110-B: Intro to German I (MTWF 8:00)
German 301: Advanced Composition & Conversation I  (MWF 12:40)
Spring 2015
German 203: Intermediate Structure & Espression I  (MWF 9:10)
German 312: Advanced Grammar  (MWF 10:20)

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

Radford Hall 314

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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