German Courses

Winter 2020 Courses

Winter 2020

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.

GERM206 Exile, Flight and Migration (in English) Sections

Transnational narratives about exile, migration and integration in the German-speaking countries.

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.

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.

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.

GERM404 Religion and German Literature (in English) Sections

Religion and literature in Germanic cultural history.

GERM408 Selected Issues in German Culture 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.

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).

GERM500A German Studies Research Methods - GERM RSRCH MTHDS Sections

GERM501A Literary Theories - LITERARY THEORY Sections

This course is taught in English.

GERM514A Studies in the Literature of the 18th Century - LIT OF 18TH CENT Sections

GERM520A Studies in Literature after 1945 - LIT AFTER 1945 Sections

GERM531B Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

This course is taught in English.

GERM547B Guided Research - GUIDED RESEARCH Sections

GERM548 Major Essay Sections

GERM549 Master's Thesis Sections

GERM649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections