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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions G German GERM
German GERM

Instruction offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

Notes:

  • German 200305, 317, 349, 357, 359, and 451 are given in English and no knowledge of German is required. These courses do not count as prerequisites to other senior German courses.
  • Course outcomes for German have been aligned with the descriptions found in the internationally recognized Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) coe.int/t/dg4/Linguistic/CADRE_EN.asp. These CEFR designations enable easier transfer between institutions, both within Canada and abroad, and provide better evidence of language proficiency for employment purposes. The correlations with the CEFR given for each language course provide an orientation, but do not confer accreditation for a particular level. However, if they choose, students will be able to take an internationally recognized exam through the Language Research Centre as accreditation for the proficiency level they have achieved.
Junior Courses
German 200       Made in Germany
An introduction to the study of German-language cultures through key historical and contemporary works.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
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German 202       German I
A comprehensive course for students with no prior knowledge of the language. Includes training in listening, speaking, reading and writing of German in its cultural context. Corresponds to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for German 202 and any of 30, 31, 213 or 305 will not be allowed.
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German 204       German II
A continuation of German 202. Corresponds to level A2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
German 202.
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Senior Courses
German 305       Reading German
An introduction to analytic reading strategies for the purpose of understanding the content of moderately difficult texts with diverse content and discourse styles. Designed for students with no knowledge of German, who wish to be able to understand German texts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for German 305 and 202 will not be allowed.
Notes:
This is an online course. Taught in English.
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German 317       Topics in German Culture
Distinctive features of German culture within a historical and contemporary context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 331       Continuing German I
A comprehensive course that includes training in listening, speaking, reading and writing of German in its cultural context. Development of increased sophistication in language production and cultural understanding. Corresponds to A2.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
One of German 30 or 30-3Y, 204, 223, 302, or 303.
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German 333       Continuing German II
A continuation of German 331. Corresponds to B1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
German 331.
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German 349       German Studies Research Methods 
Introduction to research questions and research methods in German studies through case-study application.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Notes:
Taught in English. German 333 is recommended as preparation for this course.
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German 353       Structure of German
Development of a structural understanding of the German language through an introduction to linguistic analysis, including research questions and research methods in German linguistics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 333.
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German 357       Topics in Film
German film from the perspectives of film theory and political and cultural history. May concentrate on a specific director, a period, or a genre in German film.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3) or H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 359       German Texts in Translation
Study of literary and cultural texts within the rich tradition of Germany's Dichter und Denker (poets and philosophers).
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 369       Telling Stories: Exploring German Literature
An introduction to historical and contemporary literary and cultural texts in German.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 349.
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German 413       Intermediate German: Speaking and Listening
Targeted focus on aural/oral communication skills in a variety of contexts and media. Corresponds to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 333.
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German 415       Intermediate German: Reading and Writing
Targeted focus on reading strategies, interpretive skills, and the production of a variety of texts. Corresponds to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 333.
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German 451       Cross-Cultural Explorations
Cross-cultural comparison of events, cultural patterns, historical periods, or social movements which find a parallel in more than one of the cultural traditions represented in the School.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 467       Advanced German Linguistics

In-depth exploration of topics in German linguistics.

467.01. Synchronic Linguistics

467.02. Diachronic Linguistics

467.03. Language Acquisition


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 353.
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German 469       Culture Change: Concepts and Critique

In depth exploration of topics in German culture, with an approach to texts and representations that incorporates new directions in cultural criticism.

469.01. Memory and Memorials

469.02. Counter Cultures

469.03. (Trans)Nationalism

469.04. Media and Intermediality


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
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German 497       Inter-Cultural Immersion Experience
Independent study course. Project with Inter-cultural theme, derived from an immersion experience at an advanced level, most likely abroad.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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German 501       Advanced German 
Students will increase their overall proficiency, enhance their intercultural communication competencies, and review key grammatical concepts. Corresponds to B2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 413 or 415.
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German 503       Senior Projects in Language 
Students will integrate theory and practice in the use of German through a variety of class projects. Designed to expand and refine overall linguistic and intercultural competence. Corresponds to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
German 501.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 551       Independent Study
Research project developed in consultation with and under supervision of instructor.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 561       New Research Directions in German Studies
Centred on a professor's current research project, the course will engage senior students as members of a collaborative research team. Independent research, discussion, group presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in German 469 and consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 591       Honours Project
The Honours project for Honours students in their final year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
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Graduate Courses

Only where appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599.

German 627       Seminar in German Literature and Culture
Selected topics in literary history.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 629       Seminar in German Language and Linguistics

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 631       Seminar in German Language Pedagogy

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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German 696       Bibliography, Research Methods and Grant Proposal Writing

Course Hours:
6 units; F(1-0)
Notes:
Required of all graduate students who have not had an equivalent course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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German 699       Conference Course
Meets the needs of individual students. It may include a general or specific linguistic topic; or the detailed study of an author, period, genre; or any literary problem not dealt with in the honours or graduate courses listed above.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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