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See the course catalog descriptions for German, on this campus document (click on Complete Course Listing) Courses taught by
Dr. Wade:
Spring 2012
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German 1A / 1B -- Beginning German (4 units each) First and Second semester

German 2A / 2B -- Intermediate German (4 units each) Third and Fourth semester

German 5 / 105 -- GERMAN LANGUAGE PRACTICE (3 units)

Dr. Wade's Grammar links page for German 5 / 105

German 100 -- Advanced Grammar (3 units)

Grammar Review for German 100
Grammar Links for German 100 (Tom Mays page)

The following courses taught by Professor Wade are taught entirely in English. They meet the current requirements for General Education. See Course Descriptions below.

German 140 -- HEROES, DRAGONS AND QUESTS (3 units) Flyer

German 141 -- GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND (3 units)

German 142 -- GERMAN FOLK LITERATURE, LEGEND AND LORE (3 units) Flyer

German 143 -- KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE IN GERMANY (3 units) Flyer

German 150 -- GERMAN CIVILIZATION: BEGINNINGS THROUGH THE REFORMATION (3 units )

German 151-- GERMAN CIVILIZATION: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO PRESENT (3 units)

 

Course Descriptions

German 5 / 105 -- GERMAN LANGUAGE PRACTICE (3 units)

German 5 - Practice with German conversation and vocabulary; supervised individual and small-group instruction designed to develop German vocabulary, including conversation and listening skills at an intermediate level. Note: Meets the Foreign Language Graduation Proficiency Requirement. May be taken for credit four times.

German 105 - Advanced German Language Practice. Supervised individual and small-group practice for upper-division students desiring to improve their German language skills, especially conversation, listening and vocabulary. Some written work may be assigned. May be taken for credit three times, but may count only once for major or minor credit.

German 140 -- HEROES, DRAGONS AND QUESTS (3 units)

Exploration of the heroic adventures of the medieval knights in their quests for fame and love, with special attention to the bridal quest and the roles of their ladies, their social, political and economic position, and their impact on life in the Middle Ages. Discussions will be based on the reading of selected Middle High German works in English translation.
Prerequisites: There is no German language requirement for this class. All lectures, class discussions and readings are in English.
This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for category C4.

German 141 -- GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND (3 units)

An exploration of Germanic myth and legend and their impact on Western art and literature. The Germanic peoples depiction of the creation of the world and its destruction.
Prerequisites: There is no German language requirement for this class. All lectures, class discussions and readings are in English.
This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for category C4.

German 142 -- GERMAN FOLK LITERATURE, LEGEND AND LORE (3 units)

Through the study of the folk literature, traditions, and customs of the German-speaking world we can gain a better understanding of the traditional culture which has contributed so richly to our own society. Readings from the Fairy Tale collections of the Brothers Grimm and the Germanic heroic legends will provide the basis for our study of folk tales. Attention will be given to the study of the German calendar year—holiday customs, rites of passage, national festivals—and how these festivals have contributed to our own holiday practices. An overview of the geography and history of Germany, Austria and Switzerland will provide the background to the study of the traditional material culture of the German-speaking world: national dress, folk art, folk dance, folk music and instruments. Prerequisites: There is no German language requirement for this class. All lectures, class discussions and readings are in English.
This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for category C4.

German 143 -- KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE IN GERMANY (3 units)

A study of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table in the German medieval romances. In our reading and discussion of the epics we will examine the underlying values and ideals which have had significant impact on the morals and customs of Western Civilization. No prerequisites. There is no German language requirement for this class. All lectures, class discussions and readings are in English.
This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for category C4.

German 150: -- GERMAN CIVILIZATION: From the Great Migrations through the Age of the Reformation. (3 units)

Course Description. A history of German culture from its beginnings through the sixteenth century, this course surveys the historical, social and artistic forces in German civilization.
At the geographic heart of Europe, the Germanic peoples have played a central role in European civilization since Carolingian times and have had a major influence on world history and world thought. This course provides an overview of the Great Migrations, the Gothic invasions of the Roman Empire, feudal culture under Charlemagne and his successors, the Crusades and the knightly culture of the Hohenstaufen princes, and the Age of Martin Luther and the Reformation. German 150 provides a foundation for study in depth of the literature, life and culture of the German-speaking countries and is intended to help the student develop an appreciation and knowledge of the contributions of the German-speaking world to Western civilization.
Students interested in History, Political Science, Philosophy, Journalism, Art History and Music should find this course useful.
Prerequisites: There is no German language requirement for this class. All lectures, class discussions and readings are in English.
Fulfills the General Education Requirement for category C1.

German 151: GERMAN CIVILIZATION: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO PRESENT (3 units)

The historical, social and artistic forces in German civilization from the Seventeenth century to the present. The German-speaking countries, geographically at the very heart of Europe, have played a central role in European civilization since Carolingian times and have had a major influence on world history and world thought. This course is designed to provide a background of the political and cultural history of the German-speaking world and presents an overview of the geography, political, social and intellectual history with attention to the major trends in art and music This course provides a foundation for study in depth of the literature, life and culture of the German-speaking and is intended to help the student develop an appreciation and knowledge of the contributions of the German-speaking world to Western civilization.

All reading and lectures in English. (3 units)
This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for Category C1.

 

Fall 2011

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Spring 2011

  • Germ 1B
  • Germ 5A/105
  • Germ 140
  • Germ 151

STUDY GUIDES FOR GERM 151:
Materials for Test #1:
Handout House of Hapsburg

Materials for Test #2:
Handout Prussia (ch9)
Handout Baroque (ch10)
Handout Dualism (ch11)
Handout Eighteenth Century

Materials for Test #3:

Materials for Test #4:

Materials for Test #5:
Handout Origins of National Socialism (ch23)
Handout The Third Reich

Fall 2010 Courses

  • Germ 1A
  • Germ 100
  • Germ 141
  • Germ 150

Spring 2010 Courses

  • Germ 5 / 105
  • Germ 142
  • Germ 151

Fall 2009 Courses

  • Germ 1A (sec 1)
  • Germ 1A (sec 2)
  • Germ 2A (sec 1)
  • Germ 150

 

 

Office: MRP 2021
Telephone: (916) 278-5508 (no voice mail)
Email: mdwade@csus.edu

SPRING 2012 office hours:
MW 5-5:30pm, WF 11-11:50am