University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Courses

BASIC LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT for the College of Liberal Arts is 6 hours of 200-level German.  With no experience in German (or less than two years of high school), you should begin with German 111.   Students with two years or more of high school German are advised to enroll in German 211 and will need the approval of the Director of Basic German.  Note that there are no 200-level German courses taught on campus during the summer.

A MINOR IN GERMAN requires the completion of 15 hours beyond the 200-level credits. A maximum of 9 credits for the minor may be taken through an approved study abroad program. German 303 and 304 are required for the minor.

A MAJOR IN GERMAN FOR THE B.A. DEGREE requires 30 semester hours beyond the 200-level credits, including German 303, 304, and 331, and at least 9 hours at the 500 level. Students must complete a minimum of 9 of the 30 upper-division credits in residence on The University of Mississippi campus at Oxford, Tupelo, or Southaven. A maximum of 15 of the 30 upper-division credits for the major may be taken through an approved study abroad program.

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GERM 111. Intensive Elementary German (6 credits; fall, spring and summer).  Intended for students with fewer than two years of high-school German.

GERM 211. Intensive Intermediate German. (6 credits; fall and spring). Development of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding German. (Prerequisite: German 111 or two years of high school German)

GERM 303. Conversation and Composition I. (Fall only).  Development of speaking and writing skills. (Prerequisite: German 211).

GERM 304. Conversation and Composition II. (Spring only). Continued development of speaking and writing skills. (Prerequisite: German 303).

GERM 311. Business German. (every two years). Practical application of specialized vocabulary for letter writing, interviewing techniques, and other applications of German. (Prerequisite: German 304).

GERM 321. German Culture and Civilization. (every two years). A survey of the development of German cultural life through significant literary, artistic, and scientific works. (Prerequisite: German 304).

GERM 330. Introduction to German Linguistics. (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. (Prerequisite: German 304).

GERM 331. Introduction to Literature and Literary Analysis. (every two years). Introduction to scholarly resources and interpretive skills used in the analysis of texts and images. (Prerequisite: German 304)

GERM 361. German Cinema. (every two years). Topic or genre-oriented course about German film. (Prerequisite: German 304).

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. (Prerequisite: 9 hours of 300-level German).

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. (Prerequisite: German 330)

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. (Prerequisite: German 330).

GERM 575. Topics in Applied Linguistics. (3 credits). (Prerequisite: German 330).

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. (Prerequisite: German 331).

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. (Prerequisite: German 331).

GERM 584. The Age of Goethe. (3 credits). (Prerequisite German 331).

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. (Prerequisite: German 331).

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. (Prerequisite: German 331).

GERM 587. German Fairy Tales. (3 credits). (Prerequisite German 331).

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. (Prerequisite: German 321).