2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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GR 101 Elementary German I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
GR 101 is an introduction to the German language and cultures of the people who speak it. Students learn rudimentary “survival” skills such as social pleasantries, shopping, exchanging money, eating in restaurants, and talking about family, school and weather.
GR 102 Elementary German II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter

A continuation of GR 101. Students add to their proficiency in matters such as those related to health, free time, employment, travel and talking about the past.

Notes: Students should pass GR 101 with a "C" or better or one year of high school German prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
GR 201 Intermediate German I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall

A continuation of GR 102. Students do considerably more reading and writing than in prior courses. The course expands their cultural proficiency.

Notes: Students should pass GR 102 with a "C" or better or two years of high school German prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
GR 202 Intermediate German II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter

A continuation of GR 201. Students do considerably more reading and writing than in prior courses. The course expands their cultural and linguistic proficiency.

Notes: Students should pass GR 201 with a "C" or better or three years of high school German prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
GR 299 Apprenticeship 1-2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Written department approval.
Directed apprentice work and activities that require students to use their knowledge of German and develop their competencies in the language. This includes such things as oral expression, appreciation of grammatical structure, proofreading and editing skills, research skills in German and skills in teaching German to others. Notes: May be taken for a maximum of 2 credit hours.
GR 301 Advanced German I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: GR 202 or equivalent.

The aim of this course is to become comfortable in spoken and written German through an understanding of the culture of Germany and German-speaking countries, intending to develop students’ language abilities at the advanced level, but integrate all language skills in its approach.

GR 302 Advanced German II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: GR 301 or equivalent.

Continues to develop the language skills acquired in German 301. Students will work with authentic German materials in a variety of media and genres to enhance the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

GR 310 German Cultures and Countercultures 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: EN 211 with a grade of "C" or better or HON 101 and HON 111 and sophomore standing.

This course is a multidisciplinary introduction to the cultures and countercultures of Germany. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical, geographical, political and economic factors which have shaped today’s German society.

GR 311 Central European Culture and Civilization 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: Completion of the Written English Competency or instructor permission. If part of a study abroad, instructor permission, and completion of all OIA documents.

A multidisciplinary introduction to the culture and civilization of central Europe, loosely defined as the lands of the Hapsburg Empire, and a comprehensive view of the historical, geographical, political and economic factors which have helped shape today’s central Europe.

Notes: Cross-listed with HS 311. When offered as GR 311X, a mandatory field experience abroad will be required.
GR 319 Death in Vienna 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter, alternating years
  • Prerequisites: EN 211 with a grade of "C" or better or HON 101 and HON 111 and sophomore standing.

The aim of this course is to use crime fiction as a departure point to examine a spectrum of social and cultural topics important in turn-of-the-century Vienna including psychology, criminology, the women’s movement, nationalism, interest in the occult, and others.

GR 411 Der Krimi 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall, alternating years
  • Prerequisites: GR 301, GR 302, or instructor permission.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to examine German crime fiction with students. The course will examine texts from classical German authors, and conclude with contemporary mysteries and graphic novels.

GR 412 Identity and Belonging in German Literature 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall, alternating years
  • Prerequisites: GR 301, GR 302, or instructor permission.

This course explores the topics of identity and belonging in German, Austrian, and Swiss literary texts in their cultural and historical contexts. The selections represent multiple genres and literary movements.  

GR 491X Internship in German 1-12 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: GR 202 or department head permission.

Students will engage in an internship using primarily German in accordance with NMU internship policies.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as internship opportunities vary.
GR 495 Special Topics in German 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: GR 301 or GR 302.
This is an experimental course based on topics of authors, genres or literature periods not covered in other regularly approved German courses. Notes: May be repeated for credit if topic varies.
GR 498 Directed Study in German 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing, instructor and department head permission.
Independent study by qualified students. A directed study course is designed to meet a specific academic requirement of the student who is unable to earn the credit during regularly scheduled course offerings. The student and professor agree to the specific topic and requirements needed to earn the credit.