College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

German Courses at Butler

GR101, Beginning German I:

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and insights into German speaking cultures. Prerequisite: No previous formal German instruction or placement in GR101. (U)(4). Annually.

GR102, Beginning German II:

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and insights into German speaking cultures. Requires regular practice in the Language Center. Prerequisite: One semester of college German or placement in GR102. (U)(4). Annually.

GR203, Intermediate German I:

Review of the basic structures of German with an emphasis on active skills. Introduction to German literature through readings, film and discussion in German. Prerequisite: One year of college German or placement in GR203. (U)(3). Annually.

GR204, Intermediate German II:

Continuation of the review of the basic structures of German with an emphasis on active skills. Practice through readings, films and discussions in German. Exploration of social, artistic, historical and/or political topics. Prerequisite: Three semesters of college German or placement in GR204. (U)(3). Annually.

GR305, German for Oral Communication:

Oral Emphasis: Conversations, discussions and individual presentations based on readings, films. etc. Vocabulary building and grammar review supported by written exercises. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in German at the 300-level. (U)(3). Annually.   

GR310, German for Written Communication:

Written emphasis: further development of writing skills in German through description, narration and argumentation. Peer editing, rewriting and grammar review included. Discussions based on student writing and selected readings. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in German on the 300-level. (U)(3). Annually.

GR311, Contemporary German Authors:

A course providing reading and discussion of selected texts by post-war authors. Oral and written literary analysis. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in 300-level German. (U)(3). Annually.

GR315, German for Business:

Introduction to the German business world and examination of its structures, institutions, procedures and terminology. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement on the 300-level. (U)(3). Annually.

GR335, Germany: Middle Ages to the 1800s:

Use of selected works and multimedia materials to study the history, literature and arts of Germany from the Middle Ages to the 1800s Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in 300-level German. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR340, Germany: 1800s to Present:

Study of the history, literature and arts of Germany from the 1800s to the present. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement at the 300-level. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR341, Romanticism to the Modern Period:

Representative works of authors and artists of the 19th century up to Nietzsche's time. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement on the 300-level. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR342, Major Trends in Modern German Literature:

Investigation of currents underlying modern art and literature from Nietzsche to the present. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement on the 300-level. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR351, German Civilization:

Investigation of German literature and culture in an historical context. Course may focus on a specific theme or time period. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in German at the 300-level. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR360, German Film:

Analysis and discussion of German films within their cultural, historical, political and social contexts. Study of cinematic technique. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement on the 300-level. (U)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR390, Topics:

Study of a selected topic in German literature or culture. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: Two years of college German or placement in German at the 300-level. (U)(3).On a rotating basis.

GR400, Internship:

A supervised work experience in business, government, media or other institution. Primary language must be German. May be completed abroad or in the U.S. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of the department chair. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR430, German Drama After 1945:

An in-depth study of selected dramas by authors such as Brecht, Borchert, Dürrenmatt and Jelinek. Discussion is in German. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G) (3). On a rotating basis.

GR 467, The Age of Goethe:

German literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism. Primary focus on the works of Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist and von LaRoche. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR470, German Literature of the 19th- Century:

The literature of the 19th century and of the major political, social and philosophical influences during that period. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR475, Wendeliteratur and Beyond:

A study of contemporary writing, including social and political context, intellectual currents and stylistic innovations. Individual study. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G)(3). On a rotating basis.

GR490, Seminar:

Investigation of a selected topic in German such as a genre, time period writer, artist or historical figure in its historical and social context. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G) (3). On a rotating basis.

GR491, 492, 493, Independent Study:

An opportunity for qualified students to pursue a topic of special interest. Open to majors and minors in German, by permission of the instructor and department head. Prerequisite: Three years of college German or equivalent. (U/G)(1, 2, 3). As needed.

GR499, Honors Thesis in German:

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