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German Studies Department

The German Studies Department offers a major and minor degree in German Studies. Courses range from introductory level instruction to advanced studies seminars. Students may choose from courses in literature, culture, German film, history, music, business, and Yiddish studies.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Hiram Maxim
P9651906
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Texas, Austin, 1999

Departments

  • German Studies, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • second-language acquisition
  • curriculum development in foreign languages
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hiram Maxim
P9651906
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Texas, Austin, 1999

Departments

  • German Studies, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • second-language acquisition
  • curriculum development in foreign languages
Core Faculty
Peter Hoeyng
P5800039
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994

Department

  • German Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • German-Jewish culture
  • German theater
  • German in the eighteenth through twentieth centures
Marianne Lancaster
P8396768
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Other, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, 1984
  • Other, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, 1986

Department

  • German Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • language pedagogy
  • literature
  • business German
Hiram Maxim
P9651906
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Texas, Austin, 1999

Departments

  • German Studies, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • second-language acquisition
  • curriculum development in foreign languages
Caroline Schaumann
P9750365
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, 1999

Department

  • German Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • twentieth-century German literature
  • critical theory
  • language pedagogy
Miriam Udel
P5857330
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University, 2008

Departments

  • German Studies, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • ethics of speech in modernist narratives (emphasis on Yiddish and Jewish-American fiction)

Courses

German 100-Level Courses
GER 100R: Elem German (Indiv Instruc)
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

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Course Type
Seminar
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GER 101: Elementary German I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, Summer (Vienna). The first of the two-course sequence (101-102) that introduces students to reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the German language through an exploration of the roles and group affiliations that contribute to the identity of young adults in the United States and the German-speaking world.

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Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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GER 102: Elementary German II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring, Summer (Vienna). The second of the two-course sequence (101-102) that introduces students to reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the German language through an exploration of the roles and group affiliations that contribute to the identity of young adults in the United States and the German-speaking world.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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GER 110: Intensive Elementary German
General Information
Credit Hours
8
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Credit, eight. Content identical with 101 and 102 but taught in one semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
400
GER 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In-depth treatment of a topic in language, literature, or culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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GER 192R: Beginning Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall and spring. Credit, one. Opportunity for beginners to practice German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
German 200-Level Courses
GER 201: Intermediate German I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, Summer (Vienna). The first of the two-course sequence (201-202) that explores how different societal factors have affected German-speaking young adults coming of age and draws comparisons with comings of age in English language cultures. Through this focus on coming of age at different moments in German cultural history, students will build on the foundation established in first-year German to develop further their abilities as readers, writers, and speakers of German.

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Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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GER 202: Intermediate German II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring, Summer (Vienna). The second of the two-course sequence (201-202) that explores how different societal factors have affected German-speaking young adults coming of age and draws comparisons with comings of age in English language cultures. Through this focus on coming of age at different moments in German cultural history, students will build on the foundation established in first-year German to develop further their abilities as readers, writers, and speakers of German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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GER 210: German For Read Comprehension
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Intended for graduate students and others who wish to concentrate on learning to read German. No previous knowledge of German is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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GER 211: Intensive - Inter German
General Information
Credit Hours
8
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Content identical to 201 and 202 but taught intensively in one semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
400
GER 218: Nazi Germany
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 218: Nazi Germany
JS 218: Nazi Germany
Course Description

Course offers an overview of the origins, development, and outcomes of National Socialism. It covers: the rise of Nazi Party, establishment of dictatorship, emergence of racial state, life of Jews and social outsiders, road to war, WWII, occupation of Europe, resistance, euthanasia, the Holocaust.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 230: Yiddish Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 230: Yiddish Culture
Course Description

A broad introduction to the history, literature, and film of Ashkenazi Jewish culture in Europe and America. All texts in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 290: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

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Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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German 300-Level Courses
GER 300: Continuing Grammar and Comp.
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Advanced study of grammar and stylistics; intensive practice in writing German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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GER 301: German Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. The first part of the GER 301-302 sequence, focusing on the changing portrayal of love in German cultural narratives (prose, drama, novellas, essays, poetry, film). The course introduces students to reading and discussing literary texts in German and is designed to foster academic writing in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 301W: German Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. The first part of the GER 301-302 sequence, focusing on the changing portrayal of love in German cultural narratives (prose, drama, novellas, essays, poetry, film). The course introduces students to reading and discussing literary texts in German and is designed to foster academic writing in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 302: German Studies II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of GER 301 in its thematic focus on the changing portrayal of love in German cultural narratives. Course materials will be drawn from a literary canon on Süße Pein and include a variety of texts (prose, drama, novellas, essays, poetry, film). Introduces students to literary analysis and is designed to foster academic writing in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 302W: German Studies II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of GER 301 in its thematic focus on the changing portrayal of love in German cultural narratives. Course materials will be drawn from a literary canon on Süße Pein and include a variety of texts (prose, drama, novellas, essays, poetry, film). Introduces students to literary analysis and is designed to foster academic writing in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 305: Personal Writing
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 318: Modern Germany
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 318: Modern Germany
Course Description

Political, intellectual, and social history of Germany since the eighteenth century. Particular emphasis on German unification, the Weimar Republic, and Nazi Germany.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 320: Business German I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Development of linguistic and communication skills needed in the transaction of business in and with German speaking countries, combined with an introduction to the major economic, political, social, and cultural factors affecting such transactions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 321: Business German II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continued study of the German business environment to provide adequate preparation for the

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 330: German Prose
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works of prose fiction, focusing on formal aspects of the genres. Writing ssignments are designed to improve structure, voice, vocabulary, grammar, and style in German. In-class time focuses on discussion of literary texts, grammar review, and writing practice, i.e. stylistic and structural improvements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 330W: German Prose
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works of prose fiction, focusing on formal aspects of the genres. Writing ssignments are designed to improve structure, voice, vocabulary, grammar, and style in German. In-class time focuses on discussion of literary texts, grammar review, and writing practice, i.e. stylistic and structural improvements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 331: German Drama And Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Thorough analysis of poetic forms in historical perspective. Focus on selected poems and representative dramas from the enlightenment to contemporary experiments and on the act and art of reading.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 332: German Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 340: German Film
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. History of German cinema and close analysis of selected films. Topics include the silent film era, New German Cinema, contemporary film. No knowledge of German language, history, culture, or background in film studies required. The course will familiarize all students with the vocabulary and concepts necessary for analyzing films, and will practice writing skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 340W: German Film
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. History of German cinema and close analysis of selected films. Topics include the silent film era, New German Cinema, contemporary film. No knowledge of German language, history, culture, or background in film studies required. The course will familiarize all students with the vocabulary and concepts necessary for analyzing films, and will practice writing skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 350: Intro to German Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. Overview of the main periods of German literature through discussion of specific works.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 350W: Intro to German Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. Overview of the main periods of German literature through discussion of specific works.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 360: Current German Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. Interdisciplinary course with focus on current issues in German-speaking countries. Seminar format, with occasional lectures.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 369: Jewish Modernities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 369: Jewish Modernities
Course Description

Explores encounters by Austro-German Jewish musicians and writers with ideas of modernity from 1900 through the 1950s, including responses to the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust, and postwar emigration. Cases studied include Gustav and Alma Mahler, Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Arnold Schoenberg

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 369W: Jewish Modernities
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 369W: Jewish Modernities
Course Description

Explores encounters by Austro-German Jewish musicians and writers with ideas of modernity from 1900 through the 1950s, including responses to the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust, and postwar emigration. Cases studied include Gustav and Alma Mahler, Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Arnold Schoenberg

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 370A: The Austrian Experience
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer (Vienna). Intensive study of Austrian culture within a historical framework. Lectures and discussions concern history, art, architecture, music, literature, and everyday life. For full details, see special brochure published annually.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
GER 370B: The Austrian Experience
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer (Vienna). Intensive study of Austrian culture within a historical framework. Lectures and discussions concern history, art, architecture, music, literature, and everyday life. For full details, see special brochure published annually.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
GER 375: Spec. Topics in German Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. An interdisciplinary course intended to provide in-depth study of formative elements, influences, and movements in German-speaking culture(s). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 375W: Spec. Topics in German Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. An interdisciplinary course intended to provide in-depth study of formative elements, influences, and movements in German-speaking culture(s). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 380: Topics in German Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in German. An interdisciplinary course intended to provide in-depth study of formative elements, influences, and movements in German-speaking culture(s). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 380W: Topics in German Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in German. An interdisciplinary course intended to provide in-depth study of formative elements, influences, and movements in German-speaking culture(s). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 385: Topics in German Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An in-depth study of selected topics in German linguistics (e.g., History of the German language; Analyzing Contemporary German Discourse). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 385W: Topics in German Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An in-depth study of selected topics in German linguistics (e.g., History of the German language; Analyzing Contemporary German Discourse). May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 392R: German Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Credit, one. Discussion of current topics. May be repeated for credit. Required for German majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
German 400-Level Courses
GER 431: German Drama
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 432: German Lyric Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 450R: Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Practical application of language abilities in a German-speaking professional setting such as high schools, companies, or governmental agencies of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
GER 460: German Studies Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. In-depth study of issues central to the understanding of history, culture, and politics in German-speaking countries. A given topic (e.g., the Weimar Republic, 1968, Martin Luther) will provide the focus; the method of inquiry will be interdisciplinary.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 461: German Literature To 1750
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Survey of important literary movements; reading and discussion of representative works from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 461W: German Literature To 1750
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Survey of important literary movements; reading and discussion of representative works from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 462: From Enlightenmt To Romantcsm
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected works by authors such as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, and Novalis. Emphasis on historical context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 462W: From Enlightenmt To Romantcsm
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected works by authors such as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, and Novalis. Emphasis on historical context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 463: Poetic Realsm To Expressionism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Works by authors such as Büchner, Droste Hülshoff, Keller, Rilke, Brecht, Kafka, Lasker-Schüler. Selections from poetry, drama, and prose narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 463W: Poetic Realsm To Expressionism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Works by authors such as Büchner, Droste Hülshoff, Keller, Rilke, Brecht, Kafka, Lasker-Schüler. Selections from poetry, drama, and prose narrative.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 464: German Literature Since 1945
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected works by major writers such as Mann, Musil, Grass, Böll, Handke, Bernhard, and Jelinek.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 470: Topics:Ger Cult & Civilization
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course intended to provide a comprehensive, historically oriented overview of the formative elements, influences, and movements of German culture and civilization. Taught in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 470W: Topics:Ger Cult & Civilization
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
HAPW
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course intended to provide a comprehensive, historically oriented overview of the formative elements, influences, and movements of German culture and civilization. Taught in German.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 475: Topics:German Lit Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. Intensive study of an author, genre, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Recent topics include Thomas Mann, the experimental novel, the Grail, Faust, Portraits of the Artist.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 475W: Topics:German Lit Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Taught in English. Intensive study of an author, genre, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Recent topics include Thomas Mann, the experimental novel, the Grail, Faust, Portraits of the Artist.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 480: Adv Top In German Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Intensive study of an author, genre, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Recent topics: German women writers, literature of the German Democratic Republic, the theater in Vienna, Brecht, the experimental novel.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 480W: Adv Top In German Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Intensive study of an author, genre, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Recent topics: German women writers, literature of the German Democratic Republic, the theater in Vienna, Brecht, the experimental novel.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 482: German Drama 18th & 19th Cent
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 493: Research Workshop
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Select Scheduled related component
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
Select contact time
Additional Course Plus Component
Select other structured components
GER 495A: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Critical approaches to the analysis and interpretation of German texts. Acquisition of independent scholarly research skills to be applied toward an honors thesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
GER 495BW: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Critical approaches to the analysis and interpretation of German texts. Acquisition of independent scholarly research skills to be applied toward an honors thesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
GER 497R: Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of eight hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
GER 498R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit, may be repeated for up to 12 Semester Hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Dutch 100-Level Courses
DUTCH 101: Elementary Dutch 101
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
DUTCH 102: Elementary Dutch II
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Yiddish 100-Level Courses
YDD 101: Elementary Yiddish I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Reading and writing skills in Yiddish as well as the study of Yiddish culture as it has developed through history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
YDD 102: Elementary Yiddish II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of 101.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Yiddish 200-Level Courses
YDD 201: Intermediate Yiddish I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
YDD 202: Intermediate Yiddish II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150

Honors Program

Qualified German Studies majors are encouraged to consider writing an honors thesis their senior year. Consult the department for more information. Each year outstanding German Studies majors and minors are inducted into the Delta Phi Alpha, the national German Honor Society. In addition, qualified students of German can be inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota, the national Foreign Language Honor Society.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

All undergraduate students at Emory are invited and all students in German are encouraged to participate in the department’s summer program in Vienna, Austria (see German 370A/B), which provides cultural immersion as well intensive language instruction. Students majoring in German studies are strongly urged to spend a regular semester or the junior year with an approved program of study in a German-speaking country. Programs are currently available in Freiburg, Berlin, and Vienna; for details contact the Study Abroad Office (CIPA) or the Department of German Studies.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

For further assistance regarding studying German at Emory, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department. The Director of Undergraduate Studies also serves as the advisor to all majors and minors.

Internship

In conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the department is pleased to offer its own summer internship program that arranges summer positions in Germany for up to five students each year. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department for more information.

Awards and Honors

Each year the department recognizes outstanding achievement in German by awarding Sprachpreise to students in first-year German, second-year German, and the German major. In addition, the Emory College Language Center awards a prize each year for excellence in the study of German.