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Courses - Spring 2024
GERS
German Studies
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06/18/2024 at 08:30 PM
GERS103
Intensive Elementary German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERS103 or GERM103.
Formerly: GERM103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERS141
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: JWST281.
Credit only granted for: JWST281, GERM148Y or GERS141.
Introduction to the Yiddish language, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will also learn the history of the language, its significance to Jewish culture, its origins and basic structure.
GERS203
Intensive Intermediate German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS103; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM203 or GERS203.
Formerly: GERM203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERS204
German Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS203; or Must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM204 or GERS204.
Formerly: GERM204.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
GERS255
Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: GERM255 or GERS255.
Formerly: GERM255.
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. Taught in English.
GERS301
Conversation and Composition I: The German-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: GERM301 or GERS301.
Formerly: GERM301.
Practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Systematic review of grammar, and exercises in composition. Emphasis on cultural contrasts in the German-speaking world.
GERS302
Conversation and Composition II: Current Topics in German-Speaking Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: GERM302 or GERS302.
Formerly: GERM302.
Further practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Contemporary social, political, and cultural themes.
GERS320
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: GERM320 or GERS320.
Formerly: GERM320.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERS320H
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERS301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: GERM320 or GERS320.
Formerly: GERM320.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERS386
(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.
Credit only granted for: GERM386 or GERS386.
Formerly: GERM386.
Internship and practicum.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERS439K
Selected Topics in German Literature; Future Tense: Speculative Visions in Contemporary German Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Investigates how literature and film can help us speculate on the future and imagine more just worlds. We will consider how German-language writers and filmmakers respond to the precarity caused by neoliberal capitalism, climate change, biopolitics, colonialism, and racist violence by offering alternative and resistant visions that help us to think through the problems of the present. Taught in German.
GERS458B
Literary or Media Genres; The Modern Lyric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Studies the relationship of the lyrical poem to the social, political, and ecological catastrophes of the 20th century. Students will also study poetic theory, historical poetry readings, and musical adaptations. Poets studied include Hofmannsthal, Trakl, Rilke, Lasker-Schuler, Benn,Kolmar, Brecht, Sachs, Celan, Aichinger, Bachmann, and Biermann, among others. Taught in German
GERS618
College Teaching of German
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to GERS graduate students or by permission of the instructor only.
GERS689K
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Future Tense: Speculative Visions in Contemporary German Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Investigates how literature and film can help us speculate on the future and imagine more just worlds. We will consider how German-language writers and filmmakers respond to the precarity caused by neoliberal capitalism, climate change, biopolitics, colonialism, and racist violence by offering alternative and resistant visions that help us to think through the problems of the present. Taught in German.
GERS689R
Special Topics - M.A. Level; The Modern Lyric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Studies the relationship of the lyrical poem to the social, political, and ecological catastrophes of the 20th century. Students will also study poetic theory, historical poetry readings, and musical adaptations. Poets studied include Hofmannsthal, Trakl, Rilke, Lasker-Schuler, Benn,Kolmar, Brecht, Sachs, Celan, Aichinger, Bachmann, and Biermann, among others. Taught in German