Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers courses in Arabic, German, Japanese, the Romance Language group (French, Spanish), and the Slavic group (Czech, Russian). Whenever possible, the courses are conducted in the language that is studied. The aim of instruction is reading, writing, aural and oral proficiency, and an understanding of the life, literature, and culture of the country. Lectures and films in the language studied are offered during the school year for the benefit of the students in the department. Language laboratories supplement class work.

Placement

Incoming students who wish to enroll in French, Spanish, and German are required to take a placement examination. The examination results will be used in combination with advising to determine appropriate placement in the sequence of courses offered within the department’s curriculum. Exams are administered in the language laboratory (304 Burnett Hall). Students who wish to begin study of a new language other than those previously studied should enroll in the 101 level and do not need to take a placement exam.
 

Education Abroad. Students may receive full credit at the University of Nebraska for education abroad programs in many countries, among these are Costa Rica, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, and the Czech Republic. See http://educationabroad.unl.edu for a guide to these programs.

Program Assessment. Across programs, majors and minors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures acquire a range of intercultural, communicative, intellectual, and practical skills that can enrich their lives and prepare them for productive and meaningful experiences and careers. In order to maintain the effectiveness of its programs, the Department regularly assesses learning outcomes. As part of this assessment, the Department measures the level of achievement of ACE 10 learning outcomes. In addition, majors in the Department are evaluated according to internationally recognized standards set forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and other specific institutional measures that follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Assessment of majors can also include a portfolio, an exit interview, exit surveys, and other forms of testing. Results of participation in this assessment activity will in no way affect a student’s GPA or graduation.

Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL, and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

Advising

Academic and Career Advising

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather is a centrally located and easily accessed resource for students in all majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The professional academic advisors and career coaches offer 1-1 meetings on a walk-in and appointment basis weekdays. Advisors will provide assistance choosing majors and minors, understanding degree requirements and academic policies, completing paperwork, meeting deadlines, adding/dropping courses, and planning for graduation. In addition, career coaches can help students identify career options related to their interests and connect them with experiences like internships, research, and more that will prepare them for those career options. These specially trained advisors and coaches also serve as first point of contact in the College for all incoming freshmen and transfer students during New Student Enrollment.

Students in the College who have declared a major will be assigned an academic advisor who is their first point of contact for a variety of questions. Academic advisors help students be successful in adjusting to UNL overall as well as making progress toward degree completion. The assigned advisor may be located within the department of their primary major, or in the Advising Center. Students can identify their assigned advisor in MyRED on the academics tab. In addition, faculty advisors are experts in their discipline, including advanced coursework and requirements, opportunities for research, student organizations, and considering graduate school in the discipline. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love Library South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 hours + Language)

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to ensure a breadth of courses within the liberal arts degree. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement.
  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement. 
  • A student may not use a course from their primary major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement.
  • Independent study, directed readings, or internship courses cannot be used to satisfy a College Distribution Requirement.
  • Cross-listed courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR A - Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR B and BL - Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR C - Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR D - Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR E - Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies, or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
CDR F - Additional Breadth3
Select from natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D). Cannot be a course from the primary major.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16-32

Scientific Base

Bachelor of Science Only (60 hours)

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for a complete list including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of a college advisor.

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR E) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A total grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and ten student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991 the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

 Learning Outcomes

Graduates of German will be able to:

  1. Perform advanced German grammar: the spontaneous production of grammatically correct German in both written and spoken form—ideally attaining advanced-mid on the ACTFL proficiency scale.
  2. Grasp German stylistics: the ability to produce written and spoken German in the style appropriate to the context and the targeted audience.
  3. Grasp the workings of German culture and cultural history: the ability to discuss complex literary and cultural expressions at a sophisticated level, producing, demonstrating, and defending definable arguments.
  4. Perform proper research methodology: the ability to locate and make productive use of secondary sources, to frame an argument by means of an effective structure.

Major Requirements

Twenty-seven (27) hours of courses numbered 300 or above.

Core Requirements

GERM 301German for Professional Purposes3
GERM 302Contemporary German Culture: Film, Literature, Theater3
GERM 303Advanced Communication: Exploring Contested Identities3
GERM 304Sustainability and Migration3
GERM 403Advanced Syntax and Stylistics in German3
Total Credit Hours15

Specific Major Requirements

Additional German or German Studies Courses
Select an additional GERM course at the 300 level or above (may be taught in English)3
Select two additional GERM courses at the 400 level6
Select an additional course in a related area at the 300 level or above. Specific choices include: 13
GERM course at the 300-level or above
Northern Renaissance Art
Northern Renaissance and Reformation Art
Special Topics in Art History
19th Century Germany
History of Germany: 1914 to Present
The Holocaust
The German Reformation
History of Fascism in Europe
Great Composers & Performers in Music
History of Philosophy (19th Century)
Modern European Jewish Philosophy
Kant
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours12

Minor Requirement

A minor is required and may be taken in any area.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses in the major or minor.

Pass/No Pass

No courses taken for Pass/No Pass credit will be applicable to the major or minor, with the exception of GERM 395.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Twelve (12) hours in German at the 300 or 400 level, including:
 

Select 6 hours from the following:6
German for Professional Purposes
Contemporary German Culture: Film, Literature, Theater
Advanced Communication: Exploring Contested Identities
Sustainability and Migration
Select one GERM course at the 400 level3
Select an additional GERM course at the 300 level or above3
Total Credit Hours12

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses in the minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the minor, with the exception of GERM 395.

GERM101
Beginning German I

Description: Introduction to contemporary German. Stresses oral and written communication, reading and aural comprehension.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 102

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

GERM102
Beginning German II

Prerequisites: GERM 101

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Continuation of GERM 101. Readings on contemporary cultural and social issues in German-speaking countries.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 201; GERM 210

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

GERM181
Beginning Grammar and Reading

Description: Rapid course in the essentials of grammar followed by reading of varied types of literary and technical publications. For mature students; also designed to meet the needs of graduates preparing for the German reading examination.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM201
Second-Year German I

Prerequisites: GERM 102

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Intensive and extensive reading of moderately difficult German prose, review of grammar, conversational exercises based on the texts.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 202

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM202
Second-Year German II

Prerequisites: GERM 201

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Continuation of GERM 201. Reading of more difficult texts. Class discussion and reports on supplementary reading.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 203; GERM 204

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM203
Composition, Grammar, and Conversation

Prerequisites: GERM 202 or GERM 210

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Systematic composition, grammar development, and conversational exercises.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 301; GERM 302; GERM 303; GERM 304; GERM 319; GERM 321

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM204
Communication and Composition

Prerequisites: GERM 202 or GERM 210

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Diverse communication approaches, oral skills development, and in-depth composition.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 301; GERM 302; GERM 303; GERM 304; GERM 307; GERM 319; GERM 321; GERM 392

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM210
Accelerated Second-Year German

Prerequisites: GERM 102

A qualifying score on the Modern Language Placement Exam may be used in place of the pre-requisite course.

Description: Covers the same material as GERM 201-202.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 203; GERM 204

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

GERM282
German Literature in Translation

Description: Masterpieces of German literature in translation. Selected texts to be announced in the schedule and the course description booklet.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GERM291
Special Topics

Description: Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

GERM301
German for Professional Purposes

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or GERM 204

Description: Builds German communication skills appropriate for a variety of professional settings, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM302
Contemporary German Culture: Film, Literature, Theater

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or GERM 204

Description: Focus on aspects of contemporary German culture, including literature, graphic novel, film, theater, and popular music. Emphasis is on developing literary abilities of summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting in German through discussion, presentations, and critical writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

GERM303
Advanced Communication: Exploring Contested Identities

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or GERM 204

Description: Develop a range of communication skills through exploring issues of contested identities in contemporary German-speaking societies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

GERM304
Sustainability and Migration

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or GERM 204

Description: Exploration of response to issues of sustainability and migration in German-speaking societies. Emphasis is on broadening critical reading and writing skills in German in an interdisciplinary context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM307
German for Business and Commerce I

Prerequisites: GERM 204

Description: Initiates a special sequence of language and culture study designed for students interested in international business. Introduction to cultural aspects of problems related to the conduct of international business. Focus on specific business language problems, e.g., business correspondence, commercial vocabulary, etc.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 308

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM308
German for Business and Commerce II

Prerequisites: GERM 307

Description: Continuation of GERM 307.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM319
Phonetics in German

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Intensive study of standard German with the aid of tape recordings. Emphasis on articulation and phonetic transcription.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM321
German Cultural Studies and Civilization

Prerequisites: GERM 203 or GERM 204

Description: In-depth study of German culture and its relation to civilization throughout time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM322
German Civilization

Description: Systematic, chronological presentation of German civilization from the beginning to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM391
Special Topics in German

Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GERM392
Topics in German Studies

Prerequisites: GERM 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Study of specific period or problem in German Studies: Interdisciplinary focus. Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM395
Internship in German-Speaking Country

Prerequisites: Permission.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: The purpose of this course is to give students with appropriate preparation in the German language, and who are planning to do an internship in a German-speaking country, the opportunity to integrate their internship experience through structured reflection, research and writing into their academic German program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM399
Independent Study in German

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GERM399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GERM403
Advanced Syntax and Stylistics in GermanCrosslisted with GERM 803

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

Recommended for all German majors. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Advanced syntax and style in their application to composition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 1 Writing

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 1 Writing

GERM404
Advanced Grammar and Composition in GermanCrosslisted with GERM 804

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

Recommended for all German majors. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Advanced grammar study and its practical applications to writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM405
Linguistics in GermanCrosslisted with GERM 805

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Phonetics, phonemics, morphology, and transformational grammar as applied to standard German.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 810

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM407
History of the German LanguageCrosslisted with GERM 807

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 929

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM442
Survey of Medieval German Literature in TranslationCrosslisted with GERM 842, MODL 442, MODL 842

Prerequisites: Permission

German majors expected to read the works in German translation and to write their papers in German. Non-German majors read the works in English translation.

Description: Development of German vernacular literature during the Middle Ages. Include works that represent the philosophical/religious literature, the heroic epic, and the romance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM443
Middle High German LanguageCrosslisted with GERM 843

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

Description: Grammar to attain reading knowledge of Middle High German/translation of excerpts from a variety of Middle High German texts.

This course is a prerequisite for: GERM 444, GERM 844

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM444
Middle High German LiteratureCrosslisted with GERM 844

Prerequisites: GERM 443 / 843.

See instructor to enroll without prerequisites if you already have reading knowledge of Middle High German.

Description: Reading of masterworks of Middle High German literature in the original language.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM445
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century German LiteratureCrosslisted with GERM 845

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Humanism, Reformation, and Baroque.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM447
Eighteenth-Century LiteratureCrosslisted with GERM 847

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Representative authors of the Enlightenment, Empfindsamkeit, and Storm and Stress.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM448
RomanticismCrosslisted with GERM 848

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Representative authors of the Romantic movement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM449
Survey of Nineteenth-Century German Literature I, 1820-1848Crosslisted with GERM 849

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

Description: A survey of the major literary currents, authors, works, influences in German-speaking countries in the first half of the nineteenth century, excluding Romanticism, which is treated in GERM 448/848. The main concern of the course will be a careful examination of many aspects of "Biedermeier" and "Das Junge Deutschland," the two major movements of the time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM450
Survey of Nineteenth-Century German Literature II, 1848-1900Crosslisted with GERM 850

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

Description: A survey of the major literary currents, authors, works, influences in German-speaking countries in the second half of the nineteenth century. The main concern of the course will be a careful examination of Poetic Realism and Naturalism, the two major movements in this half of the century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GERM451
From Naturalism to ExpressionismCrosslisted with GERM 851

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Critical survey of the major literary currents from the turn of the century to the end of World War I.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM452
From the Weimar Republic into ExileCrosslisted with GERM 852

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Critical survey of German literature from 1918 to 1945.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM453
History of German PoetryCrosslisted with GERM 853

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Critical survey of the development of epic and lyric poetry from the beginning to the present time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM454
German Literature and PhilosophyCrosslisted with GERM 854

Prerequisites: GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Relationship between literature and contemporary thought from the eighteenth century to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM455
Postwar German Literature: The Literature of West Germany, Austria, and SwitzerlandCrosslisted with GERM 855

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Critical survey of major literary currents in the West since 1945.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM459
Works of Goethe and SchillerCrosslisted with GERM 859

Prerequisites: One of GERM 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Representative works.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM460
The Faust TraditionCrosslisted with GERM 860

Description: Critical study. Lectures, assigned readings, and reports.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GERM491
Special Topics in GermanCrosslisted with GERM 891

Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time.

Description: Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


German (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
15 HR TERM 1
CDR E: Language
complete GERM 201
3hr

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 2
CDR E: Language
complete GERM 202
3hr

CDR A: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 3
CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
GERM 203 is recommended this term as a prerequisite to major courses.

CDR B: Math/Sci w/Lab
complete 1 from Approved Science Courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS, STAT (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR B: Lab
complete 1 from ASCLAB1
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select two additional elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
GERM 204 is recommended this term as a prerequisite to major courses.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CDR D: Social Sciences
complete 1 from Any Anthropology Course, Any Communications Course, Any Geography Course, Any National Securities Studies Course, Any Political Science Course, Any Psychology Course, Any Sociology Course
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select two additional elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
German Core
complete GERM 301, GERM 303
6hr
C
GERM 301 will fulfill the CDR C requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. You must declare a required minor by this term.
15 HR TERM 6
German Core
complete GERM 302
3hr
C

German Core
complete GERM 304
3hr
C

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
German Core
complete GERM 403
3hr
C

German 300/400 Level
complete Any German Course at the 300 Level*, Any German Course at the 400 Level*
6hr
C
Complete one GERM course at the 300 level and one GERM course at the 400 level this term.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
14 HR TERM 8
German 300/400 Level
complete Any German Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C
Complete a 400 level GERM course that will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

German Studies Course
complete 1 from AHIS 226, AHIS 426, Any German Course at the 300 Level*, Any German Course at the 400 Level*, HIST 327, HIST 328, HIST 339, HIST 421, HIST 429, MUSC 442, PHIL 333, PHIL 345, PHIL 471
3hr
C

CDR F: Additional Breadth
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved additional courses from CDR B, CDR C, or CDR D that is outside of the discipline of your primary major.

Electives
complete Any Course
5hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  2. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Communicate confidently and appropriately with individuals of different cultures
  • Develop a strong awareness of self and others
  • Gain global perspective and high levels of intercultural awareness
  • Contextualize political, social, and historical events
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Evaluate the interrelatedness of events and ideas
  • Examine problems from multiple perspectives
  • Express ideas creatively
  • Interpret, compare, and contrast ideas
  • Offer empathetic, sensitive, and patient interactions with others

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Account Executive, 93.7 The Ticket - Lincoln NE
  • Writer, Political Communication Firm - Lincoln NE
  • Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • First Grade Teacher, Elkhorn Public Schools - Omaha NE
  • 2nd Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps - Quantico VA
  • Intern, Madison 56'ers - Madison WI
  • Junior Researcher, The Albanian Institute for International Studies - Tirana, Albania
  • Judicial clerk, Judge Riley-8th Circuit - Omaha NE
  • Typesetter and E-Book Creator, University of Nebraska Press - Lincoln NE
  • Deputy County Attorney, Dawson County Attorney's Office - Lexington NE

Internships

  • Social and Media Intern, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalitio - Lincoln NE
  • Management Intern, Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast - Nebraska City NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Master's Degree, Modern Languages & Literature, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Teacher Education in German , University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Juris Doctorate, Harvard University - Cambridge MA
  • Master's of Modern Languages & Literature, University College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Ph.D., Sociology , University of North Carolina -
  • Master's Degree, Linguistics, University of Potsdam - Germany
  • Master's Degree, Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE
  • Master's Degree, Museum Studies, North Carolina State University - Raleigh NC
  • Bachelor's Degree, Nursing, Creighton University - Omaha NE
  • Juris Doctorate, Ohio State University - Columbus OH