CRN

94830

Distribution

D  / * (FLLC)

Course No.

GER 101 A

Title

Beginning German

Professor

Susan Bernofsky

Schedule

M T W Th Fr 11:30 am - 12:30 pm     LC 208

For students with little or no previous instruction in German. This course is designed to develop listening comprehension and speaking proficiency as well as reading and writing skills. Instruction will include grammar drills, review of readings, communication practice, guided composition, and language lab exercises. Readings furnish insights into many aspects of German civilization and culture, thus conveying to students what life is like in the German-speaking countries today. Indivisible.

If needed,  a second section of Beginning German will be offered, as follows:

CRN

94831

Distribution

D  / * (FLLC)

Course No.

GER 101 B

Title

Beginning German

Professor

Stephanie Kufner

Schedule

M T W Th Fr 8:50 am – 9:50 am         LC 208

See description above.

 

CRN

94433

Distribution

B/D  / * (Lit in English)

Course No.

GER / LIT 270

Title

Rebels with(out) a Cause: Great Works of German Literature

Professor

Franz Kempf

Schedule

Tu Th            10:00 am - 11:20 am     LC 208

A survey of representative works of German literature from the eighteenth century to the present, from Goethe’s Weltschmerz bestseller The Sufferings of Young Werther (1774) to Mother Tongue (1990), a collection of stories by Emine Sevgi Özdamar, a Turkish-German woman writer. Other authors include: Schiller, Eichendorff, Heine, Hauptmann, Wedekind, Rilke, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, and Jelinek. Course conducted in English. Students with an advanced proficiency in German are expected to read the works in the original.

 

CRN

94136

Distribution

B/D  / * (FLLC)

Course No.

GER 303

Title

Grimms Marchen

Professor

Franz Kempf

Schedule

Tu Th            3:00 pm -  4:20 pm       LC 118

Close reading of selected tales, with emphasis on language, plot, motif, image, and the relation to folklore. Critical examination and application of major approaches: Freudian, Jungian, Marxist, and feminist.

 

CRN

94321

Distribution

B/D  / * (FLLC)

Course No.

GER 405

Title

“Exit Metaphysics – Enter Sauerkraut” - Nineteenth Century German Literature

Professor

Franz Kempf

Schedule

Wed Fr          11:30 am - 12:50 pm     LC 210

"Exit Metaphysics, enter Sauerkraut" is the phrase frequently used to describe the development of nineteenth-century German literature from "Romanticism" to "Naturalism". The phrase also alludes to the overwhelming experience shared by the majority of intellectuals and writers at that time: the awareness of the loss of security that idealistic philosophy had provided and the attempt to find new absolutes. We will investigate the evolution and the various facets of this experience as it manifests itself in literature through a close reading of selected works (novels, novellas, poems, and plays) by Grillparzer, Nestroy, Grabbe, Hebbel, Heine, Morike, Droste-Hulshoff, Keller, Stifler, C.F. Meyer, Fontane, Schnitzler, Wedekind, Hauptmann. Conducted in German.