Major in Germanic Studies 2013-2014

The Germanic and Slavic Languages department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Germanic and Slavic Languages department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, Germanic Studies majors must complete the requirements listed below.

As of August 1, 1997, the major requirement in Germanic studies is 34 hours beyond GRMN 2010 (with grades of C- or above). Students who declared the major before August 1, 1997, will continue to fulfill the requirements that were in effect at the time they declared a major. Students design their own major in consultation with the undergraduate advisor and a faculty member.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Germanic Studies at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Prerequisites

  • GRMN 1010 (4) Beginning German 1
  • GER 111 (5) German Language I
  • GRMN 1020 (4) Beginning German 2
  • GER 112 (5) German Language 2
  • GRMN 2010 (4) Intermediate German 1
  • GER 211 (3) German Language 3

Completion of the courses is required; only 3 of these courses may be lower level courses. Students who test out of GRMN 2020 are required to complete 33 hours.

A. German Language Courses (13 credit hours above the GRMN 2010 level):

Completion of the following German language courses or demonstration of third-year proficiency (GRMN 4010 is required of all majors, and must be taken at CU-Boulder):

  • GRMN 2020 (4) Intermediate German 2 or
  • GRMN 2030 (5) Intensive Intermediate German
  • GER 212 (4) German Language IV
  • GRMN 3010 (3) Advanced German 1
  • GRMN 3020 (3) Advanced German 2
  • GRMN 4010 (3) Advanced Grammar and Stylistics

Note: GRMN 4010 is required of all majors. With the exception of GRMN 4010, German language courses may be taken either at CU-Boulder or on the CU study abroad programs in Regensburg or Berlin, Germany.

Students have the option of taking the exam Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache in GRMN 3020 and the Geothe-Zertifikat C1 in GRMN 4010.

B. German Culture, Literature, and other Electives (21 credit hours): Including GRMN 4550 Senior Seminar, which must be taken at CU-Boulder.

Note: Choose any six courses from Groups I and/ or II (courses may be taken entirely in either group or in any combination). At least two of the six courses must be upper-division, and at least two must be in German.

I. Courses Taught in German

  • GRMN 3030 (3) Business German
  • GRMN 3110 (3) German Literature from the Avante-garde to the Postmodern
  • GRMN 3120 (3) German Literature from the Enlightenment to Expressionism
  • GRMN 3130 (3) Issues in German Philosophy and Literature
  • GRMN 3140 (3) Current Issues in German Literature
  • GRMN 3150 (3) Issues in German Politics and Literature
  • GRMN 3520 (3) Open Topics in the Cultural Context
  • GRMN 3900 (1-6) Independent Study
  • GRMN 3930 (1-6) Internship
  • GRMN 4330 (3) The Age of Geothe
  • GRMN 4340 (3) Seminar in German Literature
  • GRMN 4450 (3) Methods of Teaching German

II. Courses Taught in English

  • GRMN 1601 (3) Germany Today
  • GRMN 1602 (3) Metropolis and Modernity
  • GRMN 1701 (3) Nature & Environment in German Literature and Thought
  • GRMN 2301 (3) Inside Nazi Germany
  • GRMN 2501 (3) 20th Century German Short Story
  • GRMN 2502 (3) Representing the Holocaust
  • GRMN 2503 (3) Fairy Tales of Germany
  • GRMN 2601 (3) Kafka and the Kafkaesque
  • GRMN 2603 (3) Moral Dilemmas in Philosophy and Literature
  • GRMN 3501 (3) German-Jewish Writers: From the Enlightenment to the Present
  • GRMN 3502 (3) Literature in the Age of Goethe
  • GRMN 3503 (3) German Film Through WWII
  • GRMN 3504 (3) Topics in German Film
  • GRMN 3505 (3) The Enlightenment
  • GRMN 3513 (3) German Film and Society 1945-1989
  • GRMN 3514 (3) German Film and Society after 1989
  • GRMN 3601 (3) German Women Writers
  • GRMN 3702 (3) Dada and Surrealist Literature
  • GRMN 4251 (3) Marxism
  • GRMN 4253 (3) Philosophy of Language
  • GRMN 4301 (3) Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
  • GRMN 4501 (3) Seminar: Literature in Cultural Context
  • GRMN 4502 (3) Nietzsche: Literature and Values
  • GRMN 4503 (3) Issues in German Thought
  • GRMN 4504 (3) Goethe’s Faust
  • GSLL 1108 (3) Introduction to Jewish History
  • GSLL 3401 (3) The Heart of Europe: Filmmakers and Writers in 21st Century Central Europe
  • JWST 4544 (3) History of Yiddish Culture

C. Required for Students in the Secondary Teacher Certification Program

  • GRMN 4450 (3) Methods of Teaching German
  • GRMN 4460 (3) High School German Teaching
  • Other School of Education Requirements

NOTE: GRMN 4450 and GRMN 4460 can be taken only after full admission to the teacher education program in the School of Education.