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Courses in German that Qualify for the Miami Plan

CAS-A Requirement:

GER 101 - Beginning German I
GER 102 - Beginning German II
GER 201 - Second Year German I
GER 202 - Second Year German II

CAS-B Requirement:

GER 231 - Folk and Literary Fairy Tales (3)
GER 232 - The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3)
GER 251 - German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3)
GER 252 - The German-Jewish Experience (3)
GER 260 - Topics in German Literature in Translation (3-12)
GER 311 - Passionate Friendships in German Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present (3)
GER 312 - Coming of Age in German Life and Thought (3)
GER 321 - Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 1870 (3)
GER 322 - Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3)
GER 410/510 - Seminar in German Language and Literature (1-4)

CAS-E Requirement:

GER 309 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Foundation IIB (Humanities):

GER 151 - The German-American Experience (3)
GER 212 - Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3)
GER 231 - Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3)
GER 251 - German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3)
GER 252 - The German-Jewish Experience (3)
GER 255 - Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3)
GER 321 - Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 1870 (3)
GER 322 - Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3)

Foundation IIC (Social Science)

GER 322 - Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A. (3)

Foundation IIIB (Global Courses):

GER 232 - The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3)
GER 261 - German Film in Global Context (3)

Foundation V (Formal Reasoning):

GER 309 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Cultural Perspective:

GER 151 - The German-American Experience (3)
GER 212 - Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3)
GER 231 - Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3)
GER 232 - The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3)
GER 251 - German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3)
GER 252 - Jews and German Culture (3)
GER 255 - Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3)
GER 261 - German Film in Global Context (3)
GER 321 - Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe: 1870 to Present (3)
GER 322 - Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S. (3)

Historical Perspective:

GER 151 - The German-American Experience (3)
GER 212 - Secular Jewish Culture From the Enlightenment to Zionism (3)
GER 231 - Folk Fairy Tales and Literary Fairy Tales (3)
GER 232 - The Holocaust in German Literature, History, and Film (3)
GER 251 - German Literature in Translation: Changing Concepts of the Self (3)
GER 252 - Jews and German Culture (3)
GER 255 - Visual Representations of the Holocaust (3)
GER 261 - German Film in Global Context (3)
GER 321 - Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe: 1870 to Present (3)
GER 322 - Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S. (3)

Thematic Sequences:

The German minor counts as a thematic sequence.

GER 1: Culture, Literature, and Language of German-Speaking Europe
(Not open to German majors.)

Explores the way in which culture and language work together as related systems of expression. Course material will be taken, wherever possible, from authentic sources. Prerequisite: GER 202.

GER 321 Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe (MPF) (3), or
GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and U.S. (MPF) (3); and
GER 312 Coming of Age in German Life and Thought (3); or
GER 311 Passionate Friendships in German Literature, Film, and Culture (MPF) (3); and
GER 301 Advanced German Composition (3)

GER 2: Recurrent Themes in German Literature and Film
(Not open to German majors.)

Proceeding from GER 251 Concepts of the Self (MPF), this sequence expands and deepens the study of themes such as maturation and self; the communal and the solipsistic self; tradition and change; love and family; conceptions of nature, society, and the phenomenology of good and evil. Includes readings from courtly literature, popular literature, and folklore; samples of major playwrights, poets, and prose writers, and film.

GER 251 Concepts of the Self (MPF) (3), or
GER 231 Folk and Literary Fairy Tales (MPF) (3); and
HST 472 The Rise and Fall of Hitler (3); and
GER/ FST 261 A Survey of the German Cinema (3)

GER 3: Developing Language Skills in German
(Not open to German majors.)

For students who have completed the first two semesters of college-level German language or the equivalent. This sequence develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing ability using a variety of materials drawn from fiction, television, film, the Internet, journalism, and memoirs. The courses draw on computer-assisted materials developed by the Miami faculty for Miami students and are characterized by small sections and substantial in-class and out-of-class interaction. Courses may not be taken credit/no-credit and must be taken in order.

GER 201 Second Year German (3)
GER 202 Second Year German (3)
GER 301 German Studies Through the Media, Conversation and Composition (3


Capstone Experience:

GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German. Readings and discussions in German. (3)