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German Language and Literature Concentration

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
ANT 106
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
ANT 317
LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY
BBE 301
TEACHING ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND DIALECT SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
BBE 304
LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE
BBE 307
EQUITY ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS
BBE 310
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE
BBE 316
SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
BBE 320
ANALYZING RESEARCH ON IDENTITY, CULTURE & LANGUAGE EDUCATION
BBE 325
BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL
BBE 360
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
BBE 366
FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
BBE 370
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
CMN 101
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION
CMN 103
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 211
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 308
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 311
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 320
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 328
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 333
CULTURES IN CONVERSATION
CMNS 341
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
CMNS 361
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
CSC 344
AUTOMATA THEORY AND FORMAL GRAMMARS
ECE 307
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (BIRTH TO 8)
ECE 312
BILINGUAL THEORY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
ECE 325
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
ENG 370
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
GER 277
COFFEEHOUSES AND CULTURE IN TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
GER 301
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE I : FROM ORIGINS TO 1600
GER 302
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE II: FROM 1600-1850
GER 303
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE III: FROM 1850 TO PRESENT
GER 304
GERMAN DRAMA
GER 305
GERMAN PROSE
GER 306
THE NOVELLE
GER 307
GERMAN POETRY
GER 308
GOETHE'S FAUST
GER 309
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
GER 310
GERMAN CIVILIZATION II
GER 311
GERMAN CIVILIZATION III
GER 312
GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
GER 313
TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
GER 314
BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES
GER 315
LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)
GER 316
LITERATURE OF THE WEIMAR YEARS
GER 317
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
GER 319
MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART
GER 320
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
GER 321
TRANSLATION
GER 329
THE GERMAN FILM
GER 351
GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
GER 395
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
GER 397
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
GER 398
STUDY ABROAD
MOL 349
TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES
MOL 350
METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MOL 354
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/CURRENT RESEARCH SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
MOL 356
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
MOL 357
TEACHING CULTURE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
NEU 201
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
PHL 282
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
PHL 283
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
PHL 322
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
PSY 360
THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION
PSY 379
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
WLE 326
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE
WLE 349
STANDARD AND CONTENT-BASED METHODS OF TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES K-12
WLE 360
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
WLE 370
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
WRD 264
LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY
WRD 330
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
WRD 362
SEMIOTICS

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