German Undergraduate Spring Courses

Spring 2021 Tentative Class Descriptions

GER 2G. German for Graduate Students.
Gisela Kommerell
Course is a continuation of German 1G, using the same approach, with reading texts on a more complex level. 
GER 3. Elementary German.
Continuation of German 2.
GER 6. Intermediate German. 
Continuation of German 5.
GER 101C. Advanced German. 
Kelsey White
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing on an advanced level, while exploring contemporary German culture. Systematic review of grammar material. Additional focus on vocabulary building. Written and oral discussions based on newspaper articles, literary texts, German films, and websites. Topics will vary by quarter. 
GER 105C. Advanced German Conversation.
Gisela Kommerell
Emphasizes interactional strategies needed for communication in German, while also giving intermediate and advanced students the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of topics. Not open to students with native fluency in German.
GER 108. Media and Politics.
In the wake of reunification, Germany has struggled to come to terms with its changing political identity and pressing cultural issues, including Germany's contested status as a "nation of immigrants," extremism, environmental problems, and government surveillance. A variety of media actively engage with these issues, particularly within youth culture. This course analyzes how established and emerging media (literature, music, television, film, video, blogs, etc) shape and respond to the challenges of the day. Taught in German.
GER 116A/ C LIT 122A. Representations of the Holocaust.
Catherine Nesci
Close reading of post-Holocaust literature. Taught in English.
GER 190. Proseminar.
Wolf Kittler
Intensive advanced seminar on topic to be determined on a quarterly basis. Taught in German.