|Course no.||GER 101|
|Title||Beginning German I|
|Schedule||M T W Th 1:20 pm-2:20 pm Lang Ctr 206|
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.
|Course no.||GER 200|
|Schedule||T W Th Fr 9:20 am-10:20 am Lang Ctr 210|
This course is designed for students who have completed the equivalent of approximately two years of high-school German. While the emphasis will be on a complete review of German grammar, all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as well as cultural proficiency will be enhanced. Extensive language-lab work (with audio/video and computer material) will be combined with conversational practice, reading of modern literary texts, and writing of compositions. Successful completion will allow students to continue with German 202 in the spring semester. Weekly sessions with the German-language tutor are obligatory.
|Course no.||GER 303|
|Schedule||Mon Wed 11:40 am-12:40 pm Lang Ctr 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.
|Course no.||GER 317|
|Schedule||Tue Th 11:40 am-12:40 pm Lang Ctr 118|
This survey of major German-language poets will concentrate on the first half of this century (Rilke, Hofmannsthal, George, Heym, Trakl, Lasker-Schüler, Benn) but will include a selection of the most important eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poets (Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin, Heine) as well as more recent writing (Celan, Huchel, Eich, Krolow, Bobrowski, Enzensberger and others). Emphasis will be on close readings (themes, structures, imagery, meter), but attention will be paid as well to questions of social and historical context and these poems' place in the German literary tradition. Critical and creative assignments. Conducted in German.
|Course no.||GER 408|
|Schedule||Tue Fri 11:40 am-12:40 pm Lang Ctr 120|
For Nietzsche, Heine was "the highest conception of the lyric poet. I seek in vain . . . for an equally sweet and passionate music. He possessed that divine malice without which I cannot conceive of perfection." Acquiring an appreciation of both the music and the malice of Heine's artistry is the primary goal of the seminar. Close reading of the collected poems and selected prose works (e.g, Travel Sketches, political journalism, On the History and Philosophy in Germany). Significant attention will be paid to the cultural and political contexts of his works, with readings drawn from Marx, Hegel, Feuerbach, Madame de Staël, and Wagner. Conducted in German.