Current Course Offerings
No GERM course(s) were found for W2018 term.
Courses Offered in Other Terms
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.Read More....
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.
GERM313 Conversational German II Sections
Emphasis on the study of oral communication skills and strategies. Fluency in many situations, communicative competence in important areas of cultural life, ability to participate in discussions of current as well as controversial issues to express ideas clearly in spoken word.
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.
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.
GERM402 Words and Music in German Literature (in English) Sections
Study of individual works and genres in which words and music together form a whole. Possible topics include the Lutheran Hymn, the Volkslied, the Romantic Lied and Brecht songs, operas by Mozart, Wagner and Strauss, and music and the musician as a subject in literature. No musical training is necessary to take this course.
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.
GERM426 German Representations of the Holocaust (in English) Sections
The German Nazi Holocaust in German literature and film.
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.
GERM500A German Studies Research Methods - GERM RSRCH MTHDS Sections
GERM501A Literary Theories - LITERARY THEORY Sections
This course is taught in English.
GERM510 German Literary History Sections
GERM520C Studies in Literature after 1945 - LIT AFTER 1945 Sections
GERM547B Guided Research - GUIDED RESEARCH Sections
GERM548 Major Essay Sections
GERM549 Master's Thesis Sections
GERM649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections