German Language and Literature Concentration, German (BA)

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Students choosing the Language and Literature concentration will likely fall into one of two categories:

  • Students who choose to complete a majority, if not all, of their coursework in the German language and through German program offerings (i.e. courses with the “GER” designation), which are largely culture-, literature-, history-, and film-oriented.
  • Students who have an academic or professional interest in the structures and mechanics of language, along with questions of second language acquisition and cognition. The “Language” part of this concentration allows students to take elective courses in Linguistics and/or Second Language Acquisition from departments and programs around the university.

After declaring the German major with the Language and Literature concentration, students should meet with the German Program Director to discuss which of these two pathways best fits their interests and academic/postgraduate goals.

Electives (16 quarter hours)

4 courses from MOL, GER, or affiliated departments.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select 4 courses of the following:16
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY
TEACHING ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND DIALECT SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE
EQUITY ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE
SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
ANALYZING RESEARCH ON IDENTITY, CULTURE & LANGUAGE EDUCATION
BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CULTURES IN CONVERSATION
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
AUTOMATA THEORY AND FORMAL GRAMMARS
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (BIRTH TO 8)
BILINGUAL THEORY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
COFFEEHOUSES AND CULTURE IN TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE I : FROM ORIGINS TO 1600
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE II: FROM 1600-1850
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE III: FROM 1850 TO PRESENT
GERMAN DRAMA
GERMAN PROSE
THE NOVELLE
GERMAN POETRY
GOETHE'S FAUST
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
GERMAN CIVILIZATION II
GERMAN CIVILIZATION III
GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES
LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)
LITERATURE OF THE WEIMAR YEARS
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
TRANSLATION
THE GERMAN FILM
GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
STUDY ABROAD
TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES
METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/CURRENT RESEARCH SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
TEACHING CULTURE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE
STANDARD AND CONTENT-BASED METHODS OF TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES K-12
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
SEMIOTICS