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GERM 800: Seminar: Teaching German as a Second Language (3 )
Introduction to selected aspects of second-language acquisition, foreign-language pedagogy, and contrastive grammar, with the major concentration on practical guidance in teaching elementary German, in test preparation and grading, and in the use of equipment. LEC
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GERM 801: Practicum in GTAs (1 )
Discussion of matters relating to the teaching of German in specific courses. Required of all GTAs in each semester of teaching, unless enrolled in GERM 800. Does not count toward completion of 30 hours of course work for the M.A. or 27 hours of course work for the Ph.D. IND
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GERM 822: Survey of Medieval German Literature (3 )
Text-oriented study of the literature of 750-1500 with selected readings in the original and in translation. Prerequisite: GERM 721. LEC
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GERM 823: Readings in Middle High German Epics: _____ (3 )
Reading and literary analysis of one of the following: Nibelungenlied, Erec and Iwein, Tristan, Parzival. Prerequisite: GERM 721. LEC
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GERM 824: Readings in Middle High German Lyrics (3 )
Reading and literary analysis of one of the following: Minnesangs Fruehling, Walther von der Vogelweide. Prerequisite: GERM 721. LEC
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GERM 851: Studies in Germanic Philology: _____ (3 )
Topics to be announced. Emphasis on studies in etymology, semantics, vocabulary, medieval dialects, linguistic theories. Prerequisite: GERM 711. LEC
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GERM 854: Studies in the Works of: _____ (3 )
In-depth study of the work of a major author in German literature. Prerequisite: GERM 701. LEC
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GERM 855: Introduction to German Applied Linguistics (3 )
Introduction to theories and topics in German applied linguistics. SEM
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GERM 860: Introduction to Modern German Dialects (3 )
Introduction to modern German dialects, methods of dialect research and aspects of linguistic assimilation and loss as well as a survey of German-American dialects. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. SEM
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GERM 899: Master's Thesis (3 )
May not be repeated. THE
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GERM 900: Workshop for Ph.D. Students (1 )
Discussion of policies in the Ph.D. program, research specializations, examinations, dissertation proposals, writing of dissertations, grant proposals, conference presentations, publication of scholarship, and entrance into the academic job market. Required of all Ph.D. students in the first year in the program. Does not count toward completion of 27 hours of course work for the Ph.D. LEC
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GERM 901: Gothic (3 )
Reading of selected Gothic texts. Historical and descriptive study of Gothic phonology and grammar, with an introduction to comparative Germanic grammar. Prerequisite: GERM 711. LEC
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GERM 902: Old Saxon (3 )
Introduction to the elements of its grammar and discussion of its role in the Germanic family of languages. Selected readings from the Heliand and discussion of the entire work. Prerequisite: GERM 711. LEC
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GERM 903: Old High German (3 )
Reading and discussion of selected prose texts and poetic documents; phonological and grammatical features of the Old High German dialects. Prerequisite: GERM 711. LEC
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GERM 904: Gothic and Its Closest Relatives (3 )
A survey of the earliest Germanic languages with an emphasis on the comparative phonology and grammar of Gothic, Old High German, and Old Saxon as well as the reading of selections of major texts in those three language. LEC
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GERM 953: Investigation and Conference: _____ (1-3 )
To be taken only in exceptional cases. Permission of the instructor who will supervise the student's work is required. RSH
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HNGR 103: Survival Hungarian (3 ) U
Practical training for people intending to live, study, travel, or work in Hungary. Focus on conversational skills. Intensive practice in speaking and listening, with vocabulary about Hungarian geography, culture, and business. Introduction to basic grammar. Not for native speakers LEC
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HNGR 104: Elementary Hungarian I (5 ) U
Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking, reading, and writing Hungarian. Five class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Hungarian. LEC
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HNGR 108: Elementary Hungarian II (5 ) U
Continuation of grammar; practice in conversation, composition, and reading. Five class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Hungarian. Prerequisite: HNGR 104 or equivalent. LEC
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HNGR 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Hungarian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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HNGR 212: Intermediate Hungarian I (3 ) U
A continuation of HNGR 108. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, with readings of literary and cultural texts. Three class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Hungarian. Prerequisite: HNGR 108 or equivalent. LEC
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HNGR 216: Intermediate Hungarian II (3 ) U
A continuation of HNGR 212. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, with readings of literary and cultural texts. Three class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Hungarian. Prerequisite: HNGR 212 or equivalent. LEC
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HNGR 453: Investigation and Conference: _____ (1-3 ) U
Independent study and directed readings on special topics. Permission of the instructor who will supervise the student's work is required. Not open to native speakers of Hungarian. Prerequisite: HNGR 216. IND
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NORW 104: Elementary Norwegian I (5 ) U
Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking, reading, and writing Norwegian. Five hours of recitation per week. Not open to native speakers of Norwegian. LEC
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NORW 108: Elementary Norwegian II (5 ) U
Continuation of grammar; practice in conversation, composition, and reading. Five hours of recitation per week. Not open to native speakers of Norwegian. Prerequisite: NORW 104 or permission of instructor. LEC
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NORW 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Norwegian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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NORW 212: Intermediate Norwegian I (3 ) U
A continuation of NORW 108. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Norwegian. Prerequisite: NORW 108 or permission of instructor. LEC
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NORW 216: Intermediate Norwegian II (3 ) U
A continuation of NORW 212. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Norwegian. Prerequisite: NORW 212 or permission of instructor. LEC
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SCAN 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Scandinavian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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SCAN 453: Investigation and Conference: _____ (1-3 ) U
Independent study and directed reading on special topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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SCAN 560: Scandinavia Past and Present (3 ) H
This course presents a historical survey of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In a comparative framework, the course focuses on a variety of central aspects that shaped Scandinavia from the Viking Age to the present. LEC
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SCAN 570: Scandinavian Life and Civilization (3 ) H/W
This course is designed to impart a general knowledge of life in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, with emphasis on social and cultural conditions, against a geographical and historical background, from the Viking age to the present. Slides and other illustrated materials. (Same as EURS 510.) LEC
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SCAN 660: Representative Authors in English (3 ) H/W
Intensive study of one or more major authors from the literatures of Scandinavia. May be repeated. LEC
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SCAN 661: Topics in Scandinavian Languages and Linguistics: _____ (3 )
Intensive study of a selected topic in Scandinavian languages and linguistics. The course deals with the linguistic analysis of language rather than the acquisition of a particular language. May be repeated. Prerequisite: A course in linguistics. LEC
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SCAN 753: Investigation and Conference: _____ (1-3 )
Independent study and directed reading on special topics. Permission of the instructor is required. RSH
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SCAN 906: Old Norse (3 )
Introduction to the grammar and reading of the prose literature of the "saga-age" (1100-1350). Varied selections from the literature provide the context in which the language is discussed. LEC
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SCAN 907: Readings in Old Norse Literature (3 )
Intensive discussion of a single longer saga or several shorter works, or a combination of these on a single theme. Dialectal differences between W. Norse and older Germanic dialects will be noted. Prerequisite: SCAN 906. LEC
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SWED 104: Elementary Swedish I (5 ) U
Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking, reading, and writing Swedish. Five hours of recitation per week. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. LEC
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SWED 105: Elementary Swedish I, Honors (5 ) U
Similar to SWED 104 with additional work to expand the student's cultural context and understanding. Not open to native speakers of Swedish or students who have completed SWED 104. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 108: Elementary Swedish II (5 ) U
Continuation of grammar; practice in conversation, composition, and reading. Five hours of recitation per week. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: SWED 104 or permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 109: Elementary Swedish II, Honors (5 ) U
Course content similar to SWED 108, with additional cultural study. Meets 5 days a week. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Swedish. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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SWED 212: Intermediate Swedish I (3 ) U
A continuation of SWED 108. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: SWED 108 or permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 213: Intermediate Swedish I, Honors (3 ) U
Course content similar to SWED 212, with additional cultural study. Three class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 216: Intermediate Swedish II (3 ) U
A continuation of SWED 212. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: SWED 212 or permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 217: Intermediate Swedish II, Honors (3 ) U
Course content similar to SWED 216, with additional cultural study. Three class meetings per week. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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SWED 330: Intermediate Swedish Composition and Conversation (3 ) H
Extensive practice in writing and speaking Swedish with grammar and review and selected readings. Not open to native speakers of Swedish. Prerequisite: SWED 216 or equivalent. LEC
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Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2080
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
Marc L. Greenberg, Chair
785-864-2349

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2080
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
James H. Brown, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-9174
Lorie A. Vanchena, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-9176

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2076
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
Leonie Marx, Graduate Director
marx@ku.edu
Morgan Swartzlander, Graduate Program Coordinator
mswartz@ku.edu
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