Hide Advanced Options
Courses - Spring 2020
GERM
Germanic Studies Department Site
GERM103
Intensive Elementary German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM102; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM102 or GERM103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM149Z
Germanic Languages - Elementary II; Elementary Yiddish II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with JWST282. Credit granted for GERM149Z or JWST282.
GERM203
Intensive Intermediate German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM201; and must not have completed GERM202; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM202 or GERM203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM204
German Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM203; or Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
GERM255
Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: GERM255 or GERM289G.
Formerly: GERM289G.
Additional information: Course is taught in English.
A critical examination of how fairy tales and folklore pervade and influence diverse facets of Western culture, ranging from issues of politics and national identity, ethics and morality, violence and fear, education and pedagogy, to gender and sexuality in the establishment and regulation of social norms. Taking the German tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as its focal point, the magical and often terrifying world of fairy tales within the German, European, and American cultural traditions from Romanticism to today will be explored.
GERM301
Conversation and Composition I: The German-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Systematic review of grammar, and exercises in composition. Emphasis on cultural contrasts in the German-speaking world.
GERM302
Conversation and Composition II: Current Topics in German-Speaking Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Further practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Contemporary social, political, and cultural themes.
GERM319B
Selected Topics in Germanic Language Studies; German for the Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: GERM301 or equivalent.
GERM320
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM320H
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM397H
Honors Reading (Independent Study)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Supervised reading to be taken normally only by students admitted into honors program.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM439W
Selected Topics in German Literature; Bertolt Brecht
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course critically examines the life and works of one of Germany's most prominent playwrights and poets of the 20th century. Taught in German.
GERM488C
Capstone Seminar; Encountering the Other: Imagined Orient(s) in German Culture and Thought
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught in German.
GERM489O
Social Issues in German Culture; Work: German Shorts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322

Why do we work? To try and answer this question, we will read a wide range of short works surveying different types of labor and their place in the German imaginary, from the military soldier to the craftsman, the factory worker, the criminal, the bureaucrat, up to the present-day gig economy. Taught in German.
GERM499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM689O
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Work: German Shorts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Why do we work? To try and answer this question, we will read a wide range of short works surveying different types of labor and their place in the German imaginary, from the military soldier to the craftsman, the factory worker, the criminal, the bureaucrat, up to the present-day gig economy. Taught in German.
GERM689W
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Bertolt Brecht
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course critically examines the life and works of one of Germany's most prominent playwrights and poets of the 20th century. Taught in German.
GERM798
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM888
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.