Aug 21, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

Geographic Techniques and Methods

  
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    GTECH 38500 - GIS Applications


    Selected topics in GIS applications to human and physical geographic problems. See department for topics offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
    Material Fee:$ 15
    prereq: GTEC 20100 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Physical Geography

  
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    PGEOG 13000 - Weather and Climate


    GER 2/E
    Offers a basic understanding of how weather systems form, why certain regions have particular types of weather patterns, and what is known about climatic fluctuations across the globe. This includes an understanding of the basic physical principals that determine: how hot or cold a particular location is; how seasonal cycles vary in different parts of the world; and the types and amounts of precipitation. Students learn to analyze several types of weather maps and acquire a basic understanding of central issues related to global climate change, one of the most significant environmental issues of our time.
    Material Fee: $ 5
    5 hrs (3 lec, 2 lab) 4 cr.
    Offered in the Fall and Spring
  
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    PGEOG 23100 - Physical Geography II: Principles of Geomorphology


    See GEOL 23100 
  
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    PGEOG 25000 - Earth System Science I


    GER 3/B
    In this course students learn to think of Earth as a system of several components that interact with each other, sometimes in very complicated ways. The components of the Earth system that will be considered include the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the biosphere. While each of these components can, and should, be studied in more detail in separate courses, here the focus is on interactions between them.
    prereq: at least one 100-level science course or perm instr. prereq or coreq: GEOL 10100 or PGEOG 13000 or GEOG 22600 or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3.5 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 25100 - Earth System Science II


    GER 3/B
    The second part of a two-course sequence, students continue the objectives of PGEOG 25000 , and learn about our planet as a system of interacting components, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. This course focuses primarily on the biosphere, paleoclimates, and the Arctic climate system.
    prereq: PGEO 25000 or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3.5 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 31100 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics


    GER 3/B
    Covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics including statics, kinematics of fluid motion, integral and differential representation of conservation of mass, linear momentum, the first Law of Thermodynamics, Bernoulli’s equation, dimensional analysis, and elementary viscous flow.
    cross-listed PHYS 31100
    prereq: PHYS 12100 or 12000 and MATH 15500 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 credits
  
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    PGEOG 31300 - Biogeography


    GER 3/B
    Provides an understanding of the geographic distribution and temporal variability of biological diversity over the face of the Earth and the biotic and abiotic factors and processes underlying these patterns and dynamics. Completion of PGEOG 25000/25100 and GTECH 37300 prior to enrollment is strongly recommended.

     

     
    prereq: PGEOG 13000, GEOG 10100 or BIOL 10000/10200
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PGEOG 33200 - Introduction to Hydrology


    GER 3/B
    Designed to provide the basic understanding of how water on the Earth moves, distributes, circulates and interacts with the environment. Focus will be on hydrological processes including precipitation, evapotranspiration (evaporation and transpiration), soil water, ground water, and runoff, which form the complete water cycle at global, regional and watershed scales. The course will also cover some topics on how water responds to environmental changes and strategies of integrated water resources.
    prereq: GEOL 10100, PGEO 13000 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 33400 - Coastal Geomorphology See GEOL 33400


    See GEOL 33400
  
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    PGEOG 33500 - Urban and Metropolitan Coasts


    GER 3/B
     

    A systematic study of the natural and anthropogenic processes on urban coastal environments. Special emphasis on the coastline of the NY metropolitan area, with examples from coastal cities worldwide.
    prereq or coreq: Prereq: GEOL 10100 or GEOG 10100
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PGEOG 36100 - Global Climatic Change


    GER 3/B
    Open to Jr/Sr only. An intensive introduction to the study of climate change with emphasis on modern climate change, anthropogenic forcing and measured and predicted consequences of this forcing. Students will develop an understanding of natural climate forcing, natural variability and feedbacks in the climate system while concurrently studying the Earth’s climate history, and modern climate change.
    prereq: PGEO 13000 or GEOL 10100 or 10500
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 36300 - Environmental Hazards


    GER 3/B
     

    The course, in response to actual and potential hazards, either natural or anthropogenic in origin, will investigate the processes that link fundamental social development to environmental processes that are influenced by human activities. Natural hazards, in many cases, augment the environmental fragility of our society and the consideration of environmental hazards needs to be incorporated into management of climate variability, storms, droughts, floods, earthquakes, etc. An aim is to seek preventive measures and find solutions to act on environmental hazards on national and international levels.
    prereq: PGEO 13000 or equiv. prereq or coreq: PGEOG 13000 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PGEOG 38100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies


    GER 3/B
    Open to Jr/Sr only. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000, one course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 38200 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies


    GER 3/B
    Open to Jr/Sr only. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000, one course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 38300 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies


    GER 3/B
    Open to Jr/Sr only. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000, one course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 39100 - Individual Study in Environmental Studies


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000
    1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 39200 - Individual Study in Environmental Studies


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000, perm instr.
    1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 39300 - Individual Study in Environmental Studies


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: GEOL 10500, GEOG 22600 or PGEOG 13000; perm instr.
    1-3 cr.
  
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    PGEOG 49000 - Honors in Environmental Studies


    Open to upper Jr/Sr environmental studies majors only. Individual research to be carried out under faculty guidance. Results may be embodied in an honors essay or equivalent.
    prereq: perm dept.
  
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    PGEOG 49800 - Internship in Environmental Studies


    Open to qualified environmental studies majors and minors, upper Jr/Sr only. Opportunities for working in positions of responsibility in professional institutions for academic credit. See environmental studies faculty adviser.
    1-4 cr.

Geology

  
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    GEOL 10100 - Fundamentals of Geology


    GER 2/E
    Describes the earth and the forces that shape it. Topics of discussion will be the formation of the earth, plate tectonics, earth materials and geologic time. The goals of the course include introducing students to geology, “systems thinking”, the methods of scientific inquiry. Lab: study of minerals, rocks, maps. Field trips may be required; transportation fee.
    6 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab) 4.5 cr.
    Offered fall and spring.
  
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    GEOL 10200 - Plate Tectonics and the Earth’s Evolution


    GER 2/E
    The second course in geology offered to non-geology majors. It is designed to familiarize students with the main concepts used in deciphering and interpreting earth’s evolution from the spatial and temporal perspective. Topics to be covered include: geologic time; geological principles; earth materials as recorders of past geologic processes; depositional environments and sedimentary rock record; igneous and metamorphic geologic environments and their rock records; evolution of the solar system; plate tectonics and life on earth; origin of the universe; life on earth and the fossil record; Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic life, history and tectonics. Field trips may be required; transportation fee.
    prereq: GEOL 10100
    5 hrs (3 lec, 2 lab) 4 cr.
    Offered fall.
  
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    GEOL 10500 - Introduction to Environmental Geoscience


    GER 2E non-lab
    Introduction to environmental geoscience focusing on aspects of global change and the interrelationship of earth systems. Review of the evolution of the earth from its origins to potential future developments; environmental problems and issues.
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 18000 - Introduction to Oceanography


    GER 2/E
    Dynamic processes are responsible for the ocean’s influence on our environment and life cycles on earth. The course introduces students to the broad field of oceanography and specifically identifies areas which are of concern on both local and global scales. The origins of the oceans and life as it exists in today’s ocean will be covered. Lectures will include the sub-disciplines of biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography and concepts that relate to continental margins, ocean basins, sediments and seafloor spreading. Emphasis will be given to the interaction between the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean surface currents, deep ocean circulation, waves and tides. The coastal zone as a fragile environment will be highlighted in connection with dynamic physical and biological processes. No lab component.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
    Offered fall and spring.
  
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    GEOL 20500 - Environmental Geology


    GER 3/B
    As human populations continue to grow, resource depletion and hazards will become more severe. Many decisions concerning the use of resources, such as water, soil, minerals, energy and space to live, will determine our standard of living and the quality of the environment. Scientific knowledge, combined with human values, will dictate these decisions. This course examines not only the way geological processes operate and impact society, but also how the earth system responds to human activity. The difficult problems associated with extracting enormous quantities of resources needed to sustain modern societies will be discussed. The course will also address ways humans can minimize the risks associated with hazardous earth processes. Quantitative analysis of selected topics will be introduced to provide a deeper understanding of the complexity of today’s environmental issues.
    prereq: GEOL 10100
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 23100 - Principles of Geomorphology


    GER 2/E or 3/B
    Investigates the geologic forces that shape the surface of the Earth. In the laboratory students will learn to analyze features of the landscape and deduce the processes that produced them. Students will use traditional laboratories as well as Google Earth to learn about a variety of surficial processes.
    prereq: PGEO 13000 or GEOL 10100
    4 hrs (2 lec, 2 lab) 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 28000 - Marine Geology


    GER 3/B
    Marine Geology is the study of the seafloor. This course attempts to answer the questions “what?”, “where?”, “when?” and more importantly “how?” in order to better understand the processes that shape the ocean basins and determine the structure and composition of the oceanic crust. The main patterns of sediment distribution in the ocean basins and how sediments preserve a record of past climatic and sea-level changes will be explored. In addition, the role of fluids in ocean sediments and the oceanic crust will be examined. The seafloor sediments will be studied with a focus on their role in marine biogeochemical cycles.
    prereq: GEOL 10200 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
    Fall
  
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    GEOL 33200 - Hydrology See PGEO 332


    See PEGO 332
  
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    GEOL 33400 - Coastal Geomorphology


    GER 3/B
    A study of the basic processes shaping the coast and the resulting form; surficial morphology and internal geometry of such forms as cliffs, dunes, beaches and near shore bars. Map exercise and a one-day field trip.
    prereq: GEOL 23100 or PGEO 23100 or equiv. or perm dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 38000 - Advanced Oceanography: Chemistry and Physics of the Oceans


    GER 3/B
    The oceans play a significant role in how the climate system responds to anthropogenic perturbations. To understand past, present and future climate, students need to know and understand the world ocean. Oceanography is multidisciplinary. It offers an opportunity to review and to apply many of the concepts taught in the major traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. This course will offer an in-depth tour of the complex study of oceanography and an introduction to quantitative methods in oceanography using Matlab. This science-based course requires students to learn and understand, and be willing to work with, physical and quantitative concepts. Students must be prepared to learn the basics of computer scripting/programming syntax and logic, one of the major skills to be acquired in this course.
    prereq: one sem CHEM or PHYS, MATH 15000 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 38100 - Special Topics in Geology and Oceanography


    GER 3/B
    Intensive courses in various aspects of geology or oceanography. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: 200-level course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 38200 - Special Topics in Geology and Oceanography


    GER 3/B
    Intensive courses in various aspects of geology or oceanography. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: 200-level course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 38300 - Special Topics in Geology and Oceanography


    GER 3/B
    Intensive courses in various aspects of geology or oceanography. Topics to be announced.
    prereq: 200-level course of which special topic is logical outgrowth; perm instr.
    1-4 hrs (lec or lec/lab) 1-3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 39100 - Individual Study in Geology


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: 2 sems of geology, perm dept.
    1-3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 39200 - Individual Study in Geology


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: 2 sems of geology, perm dept.
    1-3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 39300 - Individual Study in Geology


    Individual studies and readings, with lab or fieldwork where appropriate, carried out under faculty guidance.
    prereq: 2 sems of geology, perm dept.
    1-3 cr.

Geography: Courses Less Frequently Offered

  
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    GEOG 21000 - Elementary Field Geography


    GER 3/B
  
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    GEOG 21100 - Field Geography of New York City and Vicinity


    GER 3/B
  
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    GEOG 34800 - Geography of Religion


    GER 3/B
  
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    GEOG 37200 - Field Geography of Peru


    GER 3/B
    Regional field study of the geography of Peru. Topics include physical, environmental, historical, cultural, urban, political, agricultural, religious and economic geographies in various ecological zones. Taught in English. Fee for transportation and accommodations required. Completing GEOG 101 or GEOL 101 or PGEO 130 prior to enrollment is strongly recommended.
    prereq: acceptance into Peru Study Abroad Program coreq: GEOG 27100 or dept. perm.
    90 hrs of fieldwork 3 cr.
  
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    GEOL 21100 - Field Geology of New York City and Vicinity


    GER 3/B
    Provides you with the essential information about the geology of New York City, plate tectonics, and the philosophy and the practice of geological field work. Students will learn how to use basic field equipment and geologic and topographic maps. The first part of the course consists of field trips using public transportation to the main geologic formations of the New York metropolitan where students examine and identify rocks in situ and non in situ. Basic procedures of geologic field research are taught and students learn to identify, measure, and describe rocks, geologic structures and textures. The second part of the course will be in the laboratory to study the field material, plot information on topographic maps, correlate information and create basic geologic maps, basic geologic profiles and the synthetic geologic column of the NYC Metropolitan area.
    prereq or coreq: Prereq: GEOL 10100 or 10200

  
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    GEOL 23300 - Geology of North America


    GER 3/B
  
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    GEOL 24400 - Sedimentology


    GER 3/B
  
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    GEOL 24800 - Principals of Stratigraphy


    GER 3/B
  
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    PGEOG 21200 - Geography of Soils and Vegetation


    GER 3/B

German: Beginning/Intermediate Courses

  
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    GERMN 10100 - Elementary German I


    Not credited without GRMN 102. Practice in 4 basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and comprehending German. For beginners.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 10200 - Elementary German II


    Continued practice in speaking, reading, writing and comprehending German.
    prereq: GRMN 10100 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 10300 - Intensive Elementary German


    Intensive practice in 4 basic skills of German. Covers material of GRMN 10100 and 10200 in one semester.
    6 hrs 6 cr.
  
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    GERMN 20100 - Intermediate German I


    Practice in comprehending and communicating in German at the intermediate level. Review of basic structures and study of advanced grammar topics.
    prereq: GRMN 10200 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 20150 - Intermediate German Workshop I


    Additional practice in spoken and written German. Intended to improve the speaking skill of students taking GRMN 201.
    coreq: GRMN 201
    1 hrs 1 cr.
  
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    GERMN 20200 - Intermediate German II


    Grammar review and composition. Reading and discussion of selected literary texts.
    prereq: GRMN 20100 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 20250 - Intermediate German Workshop II


    Intermediate conversation course open to students enrolled in GRMN 202. Conversation on topics from everyday life in modern Germany.
    coreq: GRMN 20200
    2 hrs 2 cr.
  
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    GERMN 20300 - Intensive Intermediate German


    Covers material of GRMN 201 and 202 in one semester.
    prereq: GRMN 10200, 10300 or equiv.
    6 hrs 6 cr.
  
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    GERMN 21100 - Advanced German Reading


    Extensive reading of difficult German texts in various fields of the humanities, arts and sciences.
    prereq: GRMN 11200 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 37300 - German-Jewish Love Stories in Literature and Film after 1945 (W)


    Study of German literature and films that explore and (re)imagine relationships between non-Jewish and Jewish Germans during and after the Holocaust.
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

German: Advanced Courses

  
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    GERMN 30100 - Advanced German Comprehension and Conversation


    GER 3/A
    Intensive practice in reading and listening to German texts and in conversational German; some essay writing.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 30200 - Advanced German Conversation and Composition


    GER 3/A
    Intensive practice in speaking and writing German.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 31000 - Advanced German Language Studies


    GER 3/A
    Intensive language study in a German speaking country. May be repeated at different levels.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 31200 - Introduction to Business German


    GER 3/A
    Introduction to the specialized language of German business and economics and intensive practice in German terminology and style on such topics as banking and finance, the corporate structure and the European Union.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 30100 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32000 - Studies in German Literature and Language


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of literary topics or linguistic phenomena. May be repeated with a different topic.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32100 - Individual and Society in Modern German Literature


    GER 3/A PD/D
    The central conflict between individual liberty and societal constraints as reflected in short stories,novellas and plays by 20th century authors such as Kafka, Brecht. Böll and Frisch.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32200 - German Civilization


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Introduction to key topics in German history, politics, arts, literature and sciences.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32300 - Women in German Literature


    GER 3/A PD/C
    Reading and discussion of literature from the 19th century to the present written in German by and about women.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32700 - Modern Swiss Literature


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Reading and discussion of literature written in German by Swiss authors since the 19th century.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 32800 - German Children’s and Adolescent Literature


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Reading and discussion of literature for young readers and adolescents.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 33400 - The German Short Story and Novelle


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of short narrative works from age of Goethe to present.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 33500 - German Radio Plays: Hoerspiel


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Listening to and discussion of literary radio plays from the 1950s to today.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 33600 - German Lyric Poetry


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of important lyrics from Baroque period to present.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 33900 - German Drama from Naturalism to Present


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of dramas by such writers as Hauptmann, Wedekind, Brecht, Drrenmatt, Frisch and Handke.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 20200 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34100 - German Drama from Age of Goethe to Naturalism


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of dramas by such writers as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Bchner, Grillparzer and Hebbel.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34200 - The German Novel


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of narrative works by such writers as Goethe, Keller, Fontane, T. Mann, Kafka, Döblin and Böll.

     
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    GERMN 34400 - Readings in Classical Period of German Literature


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of selected works by Lessing, Goethe and Schiller.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34500 - Literature of Weimar Republic


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of literary works and documents influential in German life between 1918 and 1933.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34600 - German Literature of the 1930s and 1940s


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Reading and discussion of literature written between the time of the Weimar Republic and 1945.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34700 - German Literature 1945-1995


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Reading and discussion of German literature written between 1945 and 1995.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 34800 - East German Literature (1945-1990)


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Reading and discussion in German of literature written in East Germany during the existence of the German Democratic Republic as a sovereign state.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 35000 - Austrian Literature


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of literature and culture of the fin-de-siècle Vienna.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 35300 - Goethe’s Faust


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Intensive study of Goethe’s Faust, Parts I and II.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 35900 - German Literary Seminar


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Seminar study of significant theme in German literature, German author or literary movement or genre. May be repeated with a different topic.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: one course numbered from GERMN 32000 to 35900 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 38500 - Advanced Topics in German Language Study


    Advanced study of a linguistic phenomenon or of German language for a particular purpose. May be repeated with a different topic or level.
    prereq or coreq: Will vary with topic
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 38501 - The German Press of Today: Reading and Understanding Newspapers and Magazines


    GER 3/A
    Reading and discussion of present-day German newspapers and magazines.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: two courses numbered GERMN 30000 or above or equiv. (excluding courses in English translation)
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 38502 - Advanced Business German


    GER 3/A
    Cross-cultural study and practicing of German business culture and language while studying Germany as global economic player. Topics such as corporate structure, management strategies, international marketing and labor relations.
    prereq or coreq: GERMN 31200 or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 38503 - German Grammar for Upper- Level Discourse


    GER 3/A
    Study of German grammar from basic to complex structures. Intensive practice in control of grammatical forms at high levels of spoken and written discourse.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: three courses above GERMN 30000 or equiv (excluding courses in English translation)
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 39900 - Second Language Acquisition


    GER 3/A
    A survey of issues and approaches to second language acquisition. For students planning to teach languages other than English in grades 7-12.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: at least three courses at the 300 level in the language, ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 44400 - Seminar Studies in German Literature and Language


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Seminar study of literary topic or linguistic phenomenon. May be repeated with a different topic.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: GERMN 2000 or 20300 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 49100 - Honors Project


    Open to Jr/Sr only. Individual study and independent research in consultation with faculty member. Honors essay required.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: perm chair
    3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 49200 - Independent Study in German


    Number of credits to be determined in advance in consultation with faculty member on basis of work planned.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: perm chair
    1-3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 49300 - Individual Studies Project in German Studies


    Individual research on German-studies topic under direction of faculty member. Written report required.
    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: perm chair
    3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 49800 - Internship


    (Conducted in German) A varying selection of the following courses will be offered in alternate years in accordance with student needs. Please consult the chair of the department or a departmental adviser for specific details.
    prereq: perm of chair
    1-4 cr.

German Literature and Civilization (in English)

  
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    GERMN 24000 - German Thought and Culture: A Survey (W)


    GER 2/C PD/D
    Discussion of the German contribution in the fields of art, literature, music, philosophy in historical perspective.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 24100 - German Fairy Tales in Translation (W)


    GER 2/C PD/D
    Reading and discussion of traditional and literary fairy tales of Germany. cross-cultural comparison of various fairy-story traditions; development of motifs through various ages and cultures.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
    *No “W” designation when offered in Winter Session
  
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    GERMN 37200 - Germany in the Twenties (W)


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Literature, art and politics in Germany between World War I and Third Reich, 1918-1933.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 37400 - Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation (W)


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion of some outstanding works of German literature.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 37900 - Studies/Seminar Studies in German Literature in English Translation


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion and analysis of literary movement, genre, major topic or important author.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    GERMN 47900 - Studies/Seminar Studies in German Literature in English Translation


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Discussion and analysis of literary movement, genre, major topic or important author.
    (Conducted in English) Note: No knowledge of German required.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

German: Courses less frequently offered

  
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    GERMN 10600 - German through Lieder


  
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    GERMN 34300 - German Literature from Its Origins to the Age of Goethe


    PD/D
  
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    GERMN 36100 - Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan


    GER 3/A
  
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    GERMN 36200 - Wolfram von Eschenbach: Parzival in translation


    GER 3/A
  
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    GERMN 36300 - Goethe’s Faust in English translation


    GER 3/A
 

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