German

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016

GERM360 Heaven and Earth: Studies in German Culture and Literature before 1700. Sections

Masterpieces and major trends of the German literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

Masterpieces and major trends of the German literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.
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GERM360

Masterpieces and major trends of the German literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

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Winter 2016

GERM100 Beginners' German I Sections

Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations. See also GERM 433.

GERM110 Beginners' German II Sections

Introduction to the language. Ability to communicate accurately in a variety of everyday situations, speak about past events and express ideas and hypotheses in German. See also GERM 433.

GERM200 Intermediate German I Sections

Competence and fluency in everyday situations; ability to report and narrate past events fluently and to express opinions; familiarity with contemporary issues in the German-speaking societies.

GERM210 Intermediate German II Sections

Competence and fluency in everyday situations; ability to report and narrate past events fluently and to express opinions; familiarity with contemporary issues in the German-speaking societies; introduction to German for professional purposes.

GERM300 Intermediate German III Sections

Fluency in many relevant situations; competence in the most important areas of cultural life; familiarity with study resources and study skills. Review and expansion of grammar; fostering of speaking and writing skills.

GERM301 German Literature 1900 - 1945 (in English) Sections

Reading and discussion of selected works against the background of literary, social, and political developments in twentieth-century Germany with special emphasis on plays and novels dealing with the First World War and Nazism.

GERM302 German Literature after 1945 (in English) Sections

Reading and discussion of selected literary works from West, East, and the United Germany, as well as from Austria and Switzerland.

GERM303 German Literature Before 1900 (in English) Sections

Reading and discussion of translated works from the German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to 1900.

GERM304 German Cinema (in English) Sections

Screening, discussion, and critical analysis of German cinema from the silent era to the 21st century.

GERM305 The Culture of Nazism (in English) Sections

Literature, film and ideology in the Third Reich.

GERM310 Intermediate German IV Sections

Fostering of the ability to discuss controversial issues, express ideas clearly in writing and write essays on selected topics in German. Ongoing grammar review and expansion.

GERM314 Business German Sections

Review of the most important grammatical patterns in application to business geography, import-export trade, marketing, finance, accounting, taxation, workplace conditions and requirements; oral and written forms of presentation for work with German business.

GERM318 Introduction to German Linguistics Sections

Basic theories and methodologies of modern German linguistics.

GERM325 German Translation Sections

Theory, methodology, and practice of translation from German into English.

GERM370 Reason and Revolution: Studies in the 18th Century Sections

Masterpieces and major trends of eighteenth-century German literature against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

GERM390 Progress and Disaster: Studies in the 20th and 21st Centuries Sections

Masterpieces and major trends of 20th and 21st-century German literature against the larger background of the political and social developments of the period.

GERM400 Advanced German I Sections

Near-native competence and thorough understanding of critical contemporary topics in a limited number of areas fostering study skills. All skills will be fostered but the course focuses on accurate writing and conversation in particular.

GERM403A Studies in Modern German Culture (in English) - MOD GERM CULTURE Sections

Topics of special interest, varying from year to year.

GERM403B Studies in Modern German Culture (in English) - MOD GERM CULTURE Sections

Topics of special interest, varying from year to year.

GERM408A Selected Issues in German Culture - ISSU IN GERM CUL Sections

In depth study of one topic from German cultural history, varying from year to year. Possible topics: Germany of the New Europe; Gender and nation in German culture; topics from theory, such as the Frankfurt School.

GERM410 Advanced German II Sections

Development of capabilities to deal with a variety of authentic texts from and about Germany, Austria and Switzerland; fostering of communicative skills, cross-cultural analysis and critical thinking; effective and accurate communication in both spoken and written German.

GERM411 Major Controversies in German Culture (in English) Sections

Selected debates and controversies in the German-speaking countries.

GERM412 German Media Studies (in English) Sections

Major themes and methods in German media studies.

GERM414 Business German Sections

Review of the most important grammatical patterns in application to business geography, import-export trade, marketing, finance, accounting, taxation, workplace conditions and requirements; oral and written forms of presentation for work with German business. Formerly GERM 314.

GERM433 German for Reading Knowledge I Sections

A multimedia introduction to reading skills in German leading to a second year reading knowledge in just one term. Students are expected to work largely independently. Course restricted to beginners or to students with no more than one term of beginner's German (or equivalent).

GERM434 German for Reading Knowledge II (Languages for special purposes) Sections

Multimedia teaching of reading skills in German for special purposes. Students are expected to work largely independently. Focuses on specific topics of the student's choice in the humanities, the natural sciences, economics/business and music and enhances skills in technical reading.

GERM501B Literary Theories - LITERARY THEORY Sections

This course is taught in English.

GERM520A Studies in Literature after 1945 - LIT AFTER 1945 Sections

GERM522 Topics in Media Studies Sections

This course is taught in English.

GERM532A Genre Studies - GENRE STUDIES Sections

GERM547B Guided Research - GUIDED RESEARCH Sections

GERM548 Major Essay Sections

GERM549 Master's Thesis Sections

GERM649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections