91233

GER 101 A Beginning German I

Florian Becker

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10:30 - 11:30 am

Olin L. C. 206

FLLC

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, both GER 101 and 102 must be taken to earn credit.

 

91234

GER 101 B Beginning German I

Stephanie Kufner

M T W Th .

12:00 -1:00 pm

Olin L. C. 206

FLLC

See description above.

 

91802

GER 101 C Beginning German I

See description above.

Franz Kempf

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. T . Th .

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3:10 4:10 pm

Olin 306

Olin L. C. 210

Olin 308

FLLC

 

91236

GER 303 Grimms Marchen

Franz Kempf

. T . Th .

10:10 - 11:30 am

Olin L. C. 118

FLLC

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. First-year students should consult with the professor.

 

91235

GER 305 Writing Freedom: German Literature after 1700

Florian Becker

M . W . .

3:10 -4:30 pm

Olin L. C. 118

FLLC

This survey course will introduce you to some of the undisputed greats of German literature from Kant and Goethe to Nietzsche and Kafka. The course is designed to provide a foundation for the further study of German literature and culture, while developing your reading proficiency and interpretive techniques. It is strongly recommended for prospective moderators in German Studies. Authors may include Lessing, Schiller, Lenz, Kleist, Eichendorff, Heine and Mann. Primary texts and class discussion in German, background readings in English. Prerequisite: German 202 or equivalent.

 

91237

GER 405 Exit Metaphysics Enter Sauerkraut - 19th Century German Literature

Franz Kempf

. T . Th .

1:30 -2:50 pm

Olin L. C. 118

FLLC

"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. First-year students should consult with the professor.