Fall 2002 Course Schedule, The University of Texas at Austin

Course Offerings


DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC STUDIES

Kirsten L. Belgum, Chair
EPS 3.102, C3300, 471-4123
URL: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/german/main.html

All students with some knowledge of German, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin German course should take the UT German Placement Test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Nontransfer students must take the test. Test results also serve as the basis for awarding credit (students may choose letter grade or credit only) in one or more of the following courses: GER 506, 507, 312K, 312L, 312V, 312W. Placement tests, which are administered by the Measurement and Evaluation Center, will be given only at scheduled times immediately prior to registration and during summer orientation sessions. Contact the Measurement and Evaluation Center, 2616 Wichita (471-3032), for a schedule of test dates.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT. Under provisions of the most recent college and school catalogs, the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, is the attainment of a fourth-semester proficiency in the foreign language. The courses normally used to satisfy this proficiency in German are 310, 612, 312L or 312W. GER 310 may, with consent of the German undergraduate adviser, be taken concurrently with GER 312K. Only one of these fourth-semester courses will count toward satisfaction of the foreign language requirement, but another may be taken if the student wants the second course for elective credit. After completing the fourth-semester proficiency, students may take GER 118C or 218C for lower-division elective credit.

For all languages taught in the department (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish) a two-semester sequence, 604 and 612, is available. These accelerated courses enable the student to fulfill the foreign language requirement in two semesters. For information about upper-division courses in these languages, contact the appropriate instructor.

INTENSIVE PROGRAMS:
(a) GER 604 (fall semester). Highly motivated students may enroll for this one-semester intensive course covering the first year's work in German. They should limit their enrollment in other courses accordingly. GER 604 stresses writing and reading over listening and speaking.

(b) GER 612 (spring semester). Open to highly motivated students with credit for GER 604, 507, or 508K, this course provides the content of 312K and 312L. Students who enroll in GER 612 should limit their enrollment in other courses accordingly. GER 612 stresses writing and reading over listening and speaking.

(c) GER 507R, 312R, 312S (spring semester only). For qualified students, an intensive sequence consisting of GER 507R, 312R, and 312S is offered in the spring. Students must earn an A in GER 506 to be considered for this program. Qualified students will be invited by the department to apply for the program.

(d) As mentioned above, two-semester accelerated courses (604 and 612) are available in Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish.

GERMANIC CIVILIZATION AND SCANDINAVIAN COURSES. All Germanic civilization and Scandinavian courses are taught in English with English-language texts. Except for GRC 301 (Introductory Topics in Germanic Civilization) and SCA 301 (Scandinavian Culture and Civilization), all GRC and SCA courses are upper-division. Many GRC courses satisfy the Area D requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Germanic civilization courses may not be counted toward a major in German or toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Upper-division GRC courses are frequently offered as writing component courses.

Danish - DAN - undergraduate courses
Danish - DAN - graduate courses

Dutch - DCH - undergraduate courses
Dutch - DCH - graduate courses

German - GER - undergraduate courses
German - GER - graduate courses

Germanic Civilization - GRC - undergraduate courses
Germanic Civilization - GRC - graduate courses

Norwegian - NOR - undergraduate courses
Norwegian - NOR - graduate courses

Scandinavian - SCA - undergraduate courses
Scandinavian - SCA - graduate courses

Swedish - SWE - undergraduate courses
Swedish - SWE - graduate courses

Yiddish - YID - undergraduate courses
Yiddish - YID - graduate courses


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