German (GRMN)


GRMN 1003  Intensive Elementary German  (4 credits)  
First year German course, and the first course in the core language sequence. Development of listening, speaking, reading and writing in German. Cultural awareness is developed through exposure to a wide range of authentic texts and materials. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in German. No previous German experience is required.
Prerequisite: No previous German; or by departmental placement.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term  
GRMN 2003  Intensive Intermediate German  (4 credits)  
Second-year intensive German course. Continuation of GRMN 1003. Completes the second language requirement. Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing in German. Cultural readings from the German-speaking world are discussed. Emphasis on communicative practice and interaction in German, and the development of intermediate mid language proficiency required for the German Studies major and minor.
Prerequisite: GRMN 1003; or by departmental placement.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Expanding Our Horizons  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
GRMN 3000  Introduction to German Studies  (3 credits)  
Selected issues in German history, politics, social issues, contemporary society and European context.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2003; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
GRMN 3001  German Composition and Conversation  (3 credits)  
Examine the structures of the German language, and thereby also your own native language’s structure, and learn how language influences how one thinks about, perceives and describes the world. Students not only review but also build on the grammar and vocabulary that has already been learned. Demonstrate learning through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2003; or by departmental placement.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Cgntn, Lang, Mmry/Intlgnc  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term  
GRMN 3120  German Phonetics and Advanced Speaking Practice  (3 credits)  
German sounds and speech patterns.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2016 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2007 Fall Term, 2005 Fall Term  
GRMN 3200  Topics in German Culture  (3 credits)  
Studies in German culture and cultural history. Knowledge of German not required. Topics vary. May be repeated once when topic varies.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2019 Fall Term, 2014 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term  
GRMN 3210  German Literature in English Translation  (3 credits)  
Readings in English translation of principal authors from the Middle Ages to the present day. Knowledge of German not required. May fulfill the UCCS LPA requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the second language requirement.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Fall Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Fall Term, 2019 Spring Term  
GRMN 3500  The Modern German Short Story  (3 credits)  
An introduction to textual analysis and interpretation concentrating on the German short story in historical and cultural context.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2003; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Writing Intensive  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term  
GRMN 3500H  Honors The Modern German Short Story  (3 credits)  
An introduction to textual analysis and interpretation concentrating on the German short story in historical and cultural context. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.; admission to German Disciplinary Honors Program.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2003 or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
GRMN 3505  The Modern German Short Story in English  (3 credits)  
Combining reading and writing, students explore the genre of short story in Germany following WWII as a communication of human experience in historical and cultural context. Students experience discussions of interpretive questions, and together arrive at a characterization of a “good interpretation.” Written assignments are designed to develop this ability to produce a sound interpretation. Taught in English. Knowledge of German language is not required.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Writing Intensive  
GRMN 3510  Thematic Surveys in German Literature  (3 credits)  
Survey of selected themes or periods in German literature. Topics vary. Subject to be announced. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2018 Spring Term, 2017 Spring Term, 2014 Spring Term, 2013 Spring Term  
GRMN 3520  Selected Genres in German Literature  (3 credits)  
Studies in a specific author of German literature. Topics vary. May be repeated once when the topic varies.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Spring Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2018 Fall Term, 2017 Fall Term  
GRMN 3530  Individual Authors in German Literature  (3 credits)  
Studies in a specific author of German literature. Topics vary. May be repeated once when the topic varies.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Fall Term, 2016 Fall Term, 2015 Fall Term  
GRMN 3540  Heckling Hitler  (3 credits)  
Explore through theory, original documents and film how and why the figure of Adolf Hitler has been confronted through comedy. Confront the nature of humor and explore its use in the face of evil and impact in communities affected by Hitler's policies. Taught in English.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, HUM Individuals & Communities  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term  
GRMN 3550  German Reunification: The Collision of Two Worlds  (3 credits)  
Examines the collision of two political and economic philosophies within the boundaries of what we view as one country, Germany. Through historical documents, political, sociological and economic texts, literature and film as well as firsthand interviews, reflection and role play, the history of the Wall, its tearing down and the global and individual impact is explored. Topics include identity, class, gender, “colonization,” linguistics and education. Taught in English. Knowledge of German language is not required.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: Engage Social Systms & Values 2, HUM Individuals & Communities  
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Affairs  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term  
GRMN 3570  Berlin: Capital of Europe  (3 credits)  
Approach the metropolis of Berlin from multiple angles using a variety of media. Explore the communities and values that engendered revolutionary movements centered in Berlin. Examine the diversity of Berlin’s population and its evolution in light of multiple waves of immigration. Study Berlin’s impact of artistic, political and economic swings throughout the world. Understand the significance of contributions of individuals in Berlin and Germany to global politics, music, architecture and cultural memory. Taught in English.
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Marquette Core Curriculum: HUM Individuals & Communities  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term  
GRMN 3701  German for Professional Purposes  (3 credits)  
Introduces concepts and terminology prevalent among professionals and in the business world in German-speaking Europe. Learn subject-specific vocabulary and practice communicative situations such as, oral and written contact with customers, presenting facts and figures, telephone communications and mock job interviews. Converse with partners in Germany to enhance the cultural insights gained. Conducted in German.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2003 or cons. of inst.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
GRMN 4000  Public Speaking in German  (2 credits)  
Skills of public speaking using German in presentational mode.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500 or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Spring Term  
GRMN 4110  Advanced German Grammar  (3 credits)  
Grammatical structure of the German language in context with other linguistic areas.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2015 Fall Term, 2014 Fall Term, 2013 Fall Term  
GRMN 4931  Topics in German Language, Culture and Literature  (1-3 credits)  
Topics vary. Subject to be announced.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Spring Term, 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term  
GRMN 4961  Workshop in German/English Translation  (1-3 credits)  
A practical workshop to familiarize advanced students with the problems of and processes required in translating from German to English. Different non-literary texts supplied by outside sources are assigned to each student. Discussions involve general principles of translating, as well as text-specific problems.
Prerequisite: Cons. of instr.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2020 Spring Term, 2019 Spring Term, 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Fall Term  
GRMN 4962  Workshop in German Studies Research  (1-2 credits)  
Research areas, methods and current topics relevant to German Studies, with assistance of university professional library staff. Culminates in creation of an individual research grant proposal.; Jr. stndg.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500 or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
GRMN 4963  Workshop in German Studies Writing  (1-2 credits)  
Intensive German language writing experience in text types relevant to German Studies.; Jr. stndg.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2018 Spring Term, 2016 Spring Term  
GRMN 4995  Independent Study in German  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in German.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Fall Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2021 Fall Term  
GRMN 4999  Senior Thesis in German  (2 credits)  
Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
Last four terms offered: 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Fall Term, 2008 Summer Term, 2008 Spring Term  
GRMN 4999H  Honors Senior Thesis  (3 credits)  
Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component.; admission to German Disciplinary Honors Program.
Prerequisite: Cons. of dept. ch.  
Level of Study: Undergraduate  
GRMN 5110  Advanced German Grammar  (3 credits)  
Grammatical structure of the German language in context with other linguistic areas.
Level of Study: Graduate  
GRMN 6204  German for Reading Knowledge  (3 credits)  
Provides an overview of German grammar, reading comprehension of basic texts and translation practice for graduate students who plan to use German in their field of research. May only be taken for credit and may not be audited.
Prerequisite: Enrolled in the Graduate School.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2024 Summer Term, 2023 Summer Term, 2022 Summer Term, 2021 Summer Term