Humanities

German Program at a Glance

The German Minors and German International Minor give you the opportunity to develop language proficiency while expanding your knowledge of Germanic cultures and literature.

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Modern Language Advisor

Maria Bergstrom

Maria Bergstrom

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities
  • Modern Language Program Advisor
  • Lecturer, Humanities
mjbergst@mtu.edu
906-487-0984
Walker 316

 Courses

German Minor and International Minor start with HU 3280.

HU 2281 - Level I-A German Language and Culture

Introduction to the basics of the German language, acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German and introducing cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

HU 2282 - Level I-B German Language and Culture

Further study of the basics of the German language acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German, with emphasis on conversational skills. Includes continued discussion of cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2281 or Language Placement German >= 150

HU 3263 - Topics in German-Speaking Cultures

An introduction to German-speaking culture (in English) in a comparative perspective. Includes a survey of Central-European history and its influence on modern-day German-speaking societies through movies, media, and recent technologies, and a critical examination of cross-cultural differences between German and North-American cultures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

HU 3280 - Level I-C German Language and Culture

Concluding study of the basics of the German language acquainting students with the essentials of oral and written German, with emphasis on conversational skills. Includes continued discussion of cultures and societies of contemporary German-speaking Europe.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 2282 or Language Placement German >= 221

HU 3281 - Level II-A German Language and Culture

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities, and discussion of various aspects of contemporary German culture.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3280 or Language Placement German >= 301

HU 3282 - Level II-B German Language and Culture

Review of the basics of the German language. Includes study of vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure to improve conversational and reading abilities, discussion of various aspects of contemporary German culture, readings of literary texts, screenings of German films, and writing of compositions in German.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3281 or Language Placement German >= 371

HU 3283 - Level II German for Special Purposes

Review of the basics of the German language. Extensive work on the creative use of written and oral German with emphasis on short themes in German.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 451

HU 3284 - Level III in German Literature and Culture

Study of German literature and cultures. Topics may include postwar German literature, Germany since WWII, or emphasis on a major contemporary writer. Readings, discussion and writing in German.

  • Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 521 or CEEB German Language >= 3

HU 3285 - Level III German: Film and Media

Study of German film, news and media. Topics may include feature films, documentaries, and other audio-visual and digital texts. Readings, discussion, and writing in German.

  • Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3282 or Language Placement German >= 521 or CEEB German Language >= 3

HU 4281 - Modern Language Seminar I-German

Language and power. Critical study of the representation of politics, economies, and social institutions in literature, film, and authentic documents from French, German, and Hispanic language communities. Students read texts in German and in English translation. Course offered every third year beginning 2008-2009.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): HU 3284 or HU 3285

HU 4282 - Modern Language Seminar II-German

Individual and society. Critical study of the relationship between the individual and social institutions in literature, film, and authentic documents from French, German, and Hispanic language communities. Students read texts in German and in English translation. Course offered every third year beginning 2009-2010.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (HU 3284 or HU 3285) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

German Minor Liaison

Karin Schlenker

  • Senior Lecturer in German Languages, Humanities
kbschlen@mtu.edu
906-487-3242
Walker 336

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