University of Mississippi

German M.A. Courses

MASTER OF ARTS

An M.A. in Modern Languages with a specialization in German gives graduates a high proficiency in communicative skills and a deep awareness of cultures in the German-speaking world. The degree prepares students for a teaching career at a variety of levels as well as doctoral work in the discipline.

Two options for completing the degree are available, each of which requires 36 hours and must include Germ 672. The two options are:
(1) a minimum of 24 hours of course work in German and 6-12 hours of course work in a departmentally approved subfield, or
(2) a minimum of 24 hours of course work in German and 6-12 hours of thesis work.

COURSES OFFERED:

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GERM 529.  Contemporary German (every two years). Introduction to the linguistic terminology and scientific techniques used to study the sounds, vocabulary, phrase and sentence structures, history and social uses of the German language.

GERM 561. German Cinema. (every two years). Topic or genre-oriented course about German film.

GERM 571. Advanced Grammar and Composition. (every two years).  Review of the finer points in grammar, style, and diction. Developing linguistic skills to appreciate literary language, read scholarly prose, and analyze texts.

GERM 572. German Phonetics and Phonology. (every two years). Introduction to the production of German sounds, using linguistic analysis and articulatory practice to improve pronunciation skills.

GERM 574. History of the German Language. (every two years). Examination of origins and development of standard German and regional dialects from the Middle Ages to the present.

GERM 575. Topics in Applied Linguistics. (3 credits).

GERM 577. Survey of German Literature and Culture I. (every two years). Introduction to the history of German literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.

GERM 578. Survey of German Literature and Culture II. (every two years). Introduction to the history of German literature and culture from the Age of Goethe to the present.

GERM 584. The Age of Goethe. (3 credits).

GERM 585. Nineteenth Century German Literature. (every two years). Acquaintance with cultural intellectual debates in Germany through in-depth discussion of 19th-century authors, literary works, art, and music.

GERM 586. Twentieth-Century German Literature. (every two years). Acquaintance with contemporary culture and intellectual debates in Germany through in-depth discussion of 20th century authors, literary works, art, film, design, and music.

GERM 587. German Fairy Tales. (3 credits).

GERM 593. Topics in Cultural Studies. (every two years). Analysis of social, cultural, and political phenomena, inquiry into philosophical and theoretical issues, and/or study of influential ideas in German literature and culture. Content varies. May be repeated once for credit.

GERM 601. Professional Issues in Graduate Study. (1 credit).

GERM 671. Research Methods. (3 credits).

GERM 672. Research and Practice in Classroom Second Language Acquisition (every Fall). An overview of second language acquisition, the theoretical underpinning of teaching and learning, and the practical considerations of classroom work.

GERM 673. Seminar. (3 credits).

GERM 697. Thesis. (1-6 credits).