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German Studies Courses

Course descriptions listed on this page for the German Studies Program are from the 2020-2021 College Catalog. For more information on the courses offered during the fall and spring semesters, please log in to the course schedule through STAR.

GERM 101 — Elementary German 1

Designed for students with no previous study of German, aimed at the acquisition of a basic speaking, reading and writing knowledge. Five class hours weekly, including two hours of practicum.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 102 — Elementary German 2

Designed for students with no previous study of German, aimed at the acquisition of a basic speaking, reading and writing knowledge. Five class hours weekly, including two hours of practicum.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 201 — Intermediate German 1

A review of the fundamentals of the German language, supplemented by readings in literary and cultural texts as well as practice in oral and written expression. Five class hours weekly and laboratory practice.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 202 — Intermediate German 2

A review of the fundamentals of the German language, supplemented by readings in literary and cultural texts as well as practice in oral and written expression. Five class hours weekly and laboratory practice.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

GERM 250 — Metropolis Berlin

The city of Berlin represents a microcosm of change and growth in European society yet maintains a unique identity. Its development from a royal city to the capital of a united Germany will be examined through the lenses of literature, film, art, and architecture. In English.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Historical Studies
Typically Offered: Every Third Year

GERM 255 — German Practicum


Prerequisite: German majors or minors who have taken Germ 301.
GPA units: 0
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

GERM 301 — German Composition & Conversation

Designed for students wishing to acquire proficiency in spoken and written German. Discussions focus on current and historic events, address stylistic devices and rhetorical strategies in literary texts, and explore students' interests. Weekly oral and written assignments with grammar review as necessary. Required for German majors and recommended for first-year students with advanced placement. In German.
GPA units: 1
Typically Offered: Fall

GERM 303 — German Culture 1750-1890

An introduction to outstanding examples of German thought, art, and cultural developments in the 18th and 19th centuries. Important German cultural figures such as Frederick the Great, Goethe, Beethoven, Nietzsche and Marx are discussed. Readings, lectures, and discussions in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Historical Studies, Literature
Typically Offered: Alternate Years

GERM 304 — German Culture/20th Century

An introduction to political and cultural developments in Germany in the 20th century. Aspects of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, East and West Germany, and the United Germany are studied. Readings, lectures, and discussions in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Historical Studies, Literature
Typically Offered: Alternate Years

GERM 403 — 19c German Lit (Novella)

A study of German literature in the age of burgeoning industrialism and materialism, extending from the late romanticism through the era of realism. Works of representative authors such as Heine, Büchner, Grillparzer, Droste-Hülshoff, Stifter, Keller, Meyer and Fontane. Readings and discussions in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Literature

GERM 405 — Kafka, Hesse, Mann and their Contemporaries

Introduction to the most significant masters of German prose in the first half of the 20th century. Works of representative writers such as Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Brecht. Readings and discussions in German.
Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Literature
Typically Offered: Every Third Year

GERM 406 — Contemporary German Literature

A study of German texts created around the turn-of-the-millenium in the newly unified Germany.
Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Literature
Typically Offered: Every Third Year

GERM 407 — German Law & Literature


Prerequisite: GERM 301 or equivalent
GPA units: 1

GERM 491 — Tutorial


GPA units: 1

GERM 492 — Tutorial

Eligible third-year students may elect German 491, 492 with permission of department chair and instructor. Topics to be determined by instructor. Recent topics: Modern German Drama, East German Literature.
GPA units: 1
German Studies