UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings - FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - German


43-110 Introduction to German I (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.

Introduction 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.
43-111 Introduction to German II (HU) (4+1) 4 cr.
Prerequisite: 43-110 or Placement Test.
43-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression (HU) 3 cr.
Structural review, development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Will count toward the fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: 43-111 or Placement Test.
43-204 Intermediate Reading (HU) 3 cr.
Continued structural review with emphasis on reading and discussion of selected works of current interest. Will count toward fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Prerequisite: 43-203 or Placement Test.
43-207 Intermediate Conversation I (HU) 2 cr.
Emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills in everyday situations. Course materials will include audio-visual materials. It is recommended that 43-207 be taken concurrently with 43-203. Prerequisite: 43-111 or Placement Test.
43-208 Intermediate Conversation II (HU) 2 cr.
Content similar to 43-207. May be taken prior to 43-207. It is recommended that 43-208 be taken concurrently with 43-204. Prerequisite: 43-111 or Placement Test.
43-248 Fourth Seminar German for CAPP Programs (HU) 5 cr.
An intensive two-semester course taught at high schools affiliated with the CAPP program featuring development of advanced intermediate conversational skills and reading skills through the study of works of German literature and other appropriate materials. This course is a substitute for 43-204 and 43-208.
43-301 Advanced Composition and Conversation I 3 cr.
Development of written and oral facility using materials in German civilization. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-304 Advanced Composition and Conversation II 3 cr.
Development of written and oral facility using materials in German civilization. May be taken before 43-30l. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-312 Advanced Grammar 3 cr.
A thorough survey of grammatical principles and their application in both oral and written German. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207, 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-314 History of the German Language 3 cr.
Historical background of standard High German and its relationship to local dialects. Relates the language to the history, culture, and geographical situation of German-speaking countries, and includes a section on German phonetics. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or Placement Test.
43-315 Survey of German Literature I 3 cr.
From the oldest records to the Classical Period. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-318 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
From the Classical Period to Naturalism. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-321 Survey of German Literature III 3 cr.
From Naturalism to the present. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-330 German Civilization 3 cr.
Lectures, discussions and selected readings dealing with the civilization and cultural history from the Germanic period to the present. Prerequisites: 43-203, 43-204, 43-207 and 43-208 or placement by examination.
43-350 Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
Reading and discussion of outstanding prose works including those of Mann, Kafka, and Hesse; plays from Lessing and Schiller to Brecht and Dürrenmatt.
43-351 Honors: Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation 3 cr.
Reading and discussion of outstanding prose works from German Literature including selections from Mann, Kafka, and Hesse; plays from Lessing and Schiller to Brecht and Dürrenmatt.
43-352 Novels of Hermann Hesse in English Translation 3 cr.
A study of selected early works and the major novels of Hermann Hesse including Demian, Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, Journey to the East, and The Bead Game.
43-353 Honors: Novels of Hermann Hesse in English Translation 3 cr.
A deeper study of the works of Hesse based on the course materials of 43-352. Prerequisite: Honors students.
43-360 Special Topics 1-3 cr.
Special topics in German. Course content to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 43-204 or consent of instructor.
43-427 German Lyric Poetry 3 cr.
History and development of lyric poetry in the German language from the earliest times to the present stressing the development of poetic forms and the interaction between political history and poetical trends. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-432 Goethe, Excluding Faust 3 cr.
An introduction into the life and works of Germany's greatest poet. Detailed biography; some important individual works treated in detail, pointing out in what ways Goethe influenced German literature since his time. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-435 Romanticism in German Literature 3 cr.
Origins and development of the German Romantic Movement in literature. Reading and analysis of Romantic works showing stylistic features and thought content typical for this period. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-438 German Prose Works of the Nineteenth Century 3 cr.
Reading and analysis of representative 19th century German prose works, noting literary trends of the time and showing their interdependence with the political situation of Germany. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-440 German Drama of the Nineteenth Century 3 cr.
Reading and analysis of a number of representative 19th Century German dramas, showing the development of literary trends in Germany and interaction with European literature at large. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-445 German Prose Works of the Twentieth Century 3 cr.
Reading and analysis of 20th Century prose works, showing how 20th Century thought is reflected in the writings of the leading German prose authors of the period. Prerequisite: 43-315 or 43-318 or 43-321.
43-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
43-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
43-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study, e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits.
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