GERMAN 491 - German Honors Proseminar
Section: 001 Research
Term: FA 2017
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior Honors standing.
Other Course Info:
Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of GERMAN 492, the final grade is posted for both term's elections. F.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Completion of the sequence of GERMAN 491 and 492 is required for an Honors concentration in German Studies. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Honors concentration advisor for admission into the program (minimum 3.4 GPA with at least 3.7 in German) for Fall Term of their senior year, preferably — but not necessarily — as early as Winter Term of their sophomore year. GERMAN 491 is regarded as a seminar style preparatory course (facilitated by one faculty member for all honors students) in anticipation of GERMAN 492 (Winter), in which each student concludes the Honors thesis with the support of an individual thesis advisor. The kinds of work to be read in GERMAN 491 will be determined in part by the perceived needs of the students, geared possibly toward already-identified thesis topics and/or toward intensified focus on reading literary and scholarly texts, acquiring and honing interdisciplinary research skills, and developing a persuasive and sustained argument. Every effort will be made to accommodate students with a broad range of interests from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

Regardless of ultimate subject matter, the intent of the seminar will be to increase students' critical reading abilities and familiarity with secondary literature, source material, and contemporary scholarship in German Studies. Students are urged to contact the Honors Concentration Advisor in advance of the Fall Term to arrange an interview in which particular individual needs and interests will be discussed, so that the course may be tailored to fit each group.

Course Requirements:

Requirements for the course include class readings and discussions as well as individual reading assignments and literature reports; at least one extensive oral presentation on each student's thesis topic; the drafting and revision of a thesis proposal and one chapter draft (to total about 25 pages, in German or English).

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Class Format:


GERMAN 491 - German Honors Proseminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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