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German Elements I
AS.210.161 (01)

Four-skills introduction to the German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media and communicative language activities. Online tools required. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee; White-Nesbitt, Tegan Dominique
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I
AS.210.161 (03)

Four-skills introduction to the German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media and communicative language activities. Online tools required. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Dargan, Gargi; Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Krieger 307
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate German I
AS.210.261 (01)

Taught in German. This course continues the same four-skills approach (speaking, writing, reading and listening) from the first-year sequence, introducing and practicing more advanced topics and structures. Expansion and extension through topical readings and discussion and multi-media materials. Online tools required. Prereq: 210.162 or placement exam. May not be taken on an S/U basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate German I
AS.210.261 (02)

Taught in German. This course continues the same four-skills approach (speaking, writing, reading and listening) from the first-year sequence, introducing and practicing more advanced topics and structures. Expansion and extension through topical readings and discussion and multi-media materials. Online tools required. Prereq: 210.162 or placement exam. May not be taken on an S/U basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Beller, Luke Skyler; Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate German II
AS.210.262 (01)

Taught in German. This course is designed to continue the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) approach to learning German. Readings and discussions are topically based and include fairy tales, poems, art and film, as well as readings on contemporary themes such as Germany’s green movement. Students will also review and deepen their understanding of the grammatical concepts of German. Prereq: 210.261 or placement exam May not be taken on an S/U basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Conversation
AS.210.266 (01)

Taught in German. This course is designed for intermediate and above students who wish to improve their conversational and oral presentational language skills. The syllabus aims to provide useful, relevant language and necessary discourse structures to hold conversations and presentation on varied topics of an everyday, as well as academic nature. Students will practice German to build confidence, develop fluency and improve pronunciation and accuracy. Short texts, audio and films will provide the basis for discussion. Students fields of study and interests will be incorporated into the syllabus and tasks will be matched to the ability level of the students enrolled. Recommended course background: 210.262 or at least 3 semesters of college instruction or the equivalent. May be taken concurrently with other courses in German. May be taken S/U. Not for major or minor credit.

  • Credits: 1.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee; Schmitz, Lisa Katharina
  • Room: Krieger 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World
AS.210.361 (01)

Taught in German. Topically, this course focuses on defining moments in cultural history in German speaking countries in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Films, texts, including a full-length novel, and other media provide a basis for discussing events in post-war Germany from 1945 to 2000. A review and expansion of advanced grammatical concepts and vocabulary underlies the course. Focus on improving expression in writing and speaking. May not be taken on an S/U basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World
AS.210.361 (02)

Taught in German. Topically, this course focuses on defining moments in cultural history in German speaking countries in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Films, texts, including a full-length novel, and other media provide a basis for discussing events in post-war Germany from 1945 to 2000. A review and expansion of advanced grammatical concepts and vocabulary underlies the course. Focus on improving expression in writing and speaking. May not be taken on an S/U basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gray, Glen Eric Stewart; Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading and Translating German for Academic Purposes
AS.210.661 (01)

Graduate students only. Seniors may enroll with permission from LPD and instructor. Taught in English. This is the first semester of a year-long course designed for graduate students in other fields who wish to gain a reading knowledge of the German language. Seniors who intend to do graduate study in other disciplines are also welcome. Instruction includes an introduction to German vocabulary and grammatical structures as well as discussion of relevant translation practices. The goal of the course is for students to gain confidence in reading a variety of texts, including those in their own fields of study. No knowledge of German is assumed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course will survey German ideas—in philosophy, social and political theory, and drama—since the Enlightenment. Authors include Kant, Schiller, Lessing, Goethe, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Horkheimer, and Adorno.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Jelavich, Peter
  • Room: Bloomberg 168
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT, HIST-EUROPE

Bees, Bugs, and other Beasties: Insects in Literature
AS.211.323 (01)

Beetles, fleas, bees, ants, ticks, butterflies: as the earth’s most abundant animals, insects affect our lives in countless ways. In this seminar, we will explore the diverse world of insects and other arthropods and analyze their appearance in philosophy, literature, and the sciences. Reading our way from John Donne’s “The Flea” and Robert Hooke’s “Micrographia” to Mandeville’s “The Fable of the Bees,” Uexküll’s biosemiotics, and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” we will ask how concepts and stories of insects reflect and shape the ways we imagine our ecological milieus. We will look more closely at how entomological imaginaries evolved over time and pursue lines of inquiry that will shed new light on human interactions with the environment, politics, and cultural diversity. This course covers a wide range of sources from different European languages (all made available in English translations) and is writing intensive.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, MSCH-HUM

Die Stunde Null
AS.213.326 (01)

Conducted in German. This course explores the so-called Stunde Null or Zero Hour in German history: the years 1945-1949, from the end of World War II to the formal division of Germany into the DDR and the BRD. How did German writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals in the immediate aftermath of the war begin to grapple with questions of guilt and responsibility, and with possibilities for moving forward and national renewal? Additional topics include gender roles, the figure of the Trümmerfrau (rubble-woman), and crises of masculinity; exile, return, and the Gruppe 47. Texts/films include Karl Jaspers’s Die Schuldfrage, Roberto Rossellini’s Germania Anno Zero, Wolfgang Borchert’s Draußen vor der Tür, Wolfgang Staudte’s Die Mörder sind unter uns, Heinrich Böll’s Der Zug war pünklich.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Literary Geographies: Landscape, Place and Space in Literature
AS.213.608 (01)

This graduate-level course will explore the material topographies of literature, both real and imagined, engaging the landscapes, geographies, and environments of literary works both as a vital dimension of the text and as contributions to 'cultural ecology'. We will explore how topography may be engaged not as mere background or setting for literary situations, but as a dynamic and vital dimension thereof, and how the human experiences evoked can be radically recontextualized and engaged through environmental attention to the text. We will read theoretical and philosophical works on geography and topography in literature along with environmental literary theory in approaching literary works by writers from the late 18th to the mid 20th centuries. Readings may include works by Goethe, Novalis, Heine, Thoreau, Schnitzler, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Hofmannsthal, Brecht, Woolf, Borges, and other writers from the late 18th through 20th centuries. Discussions will invite phenomenological, de- or post-colonial, and ecological perspectives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:30PM - 5:30PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Drama and the Time of Politics
AS.213.611 (01)

The dictum, regularly invoked with reference to Aristotle, that not only action and place, but also the time of the drama must be “uniform” has blocked rather than facilitated an understanding of dramatic temporality. For even the “closed drama” certainly knows forms of acceleration and dilation. Political drama in particular often turns less on the question of what than of when, on deeds that seem inevitably to come too early or too late. In this seminar, we will explore the various ways in which time functions in political dramas and ask what this can show us about the relation of political action to time, setting out from extant research (surprisingly meager) and working closely with selected dramas from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Readings from Gryphius, Shakespeare, Goethe, de Gouges, Büchner, Droste-Hülshoff, Büchner, Grillparzer, and others. In the last part of the seminar, initial research results will be presented in the form of a seminar-internal conference. Taught in German.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 5:30PM 08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (01)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (02)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (03)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (01)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (02)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (03)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (05)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (03)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (04)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (05)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Professional Training - German
AS.213.850 (01)

Training for professional academic purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-28-2023 to 12-08-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I
AS.210.161 (01)

Four-skills introduction to the German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media and communicative language activities. Online tools required. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Djapo, Hervé Boza; Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements II
AS.210.162 (01)

Continuation to the introduction to the German language and a development of reading, speaking, writing & listening through the use of basic texts and communicative activities. The culture of the German-language countries is also incorporated into the curriculum. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Choose your section based on MWF schedule. Tuesday hour is mandatory but flexible and conflicts with Tuesday hour can be resolved after the start of the semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gray, Glen Eric Stewart; Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements II
AS.210.162 (02)

Continuation to the introduction to the German language and a development of reading, speaking, writing & listening through the use of basic texts and communicative activities. The culture of the German-language countries is also incorporated into the curriculum. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Choose your section based on MWF schedule. Tuesday hour is mandatory but flexible and conflicts with Tuesday hour can be resolved after the start of the semester.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Dargan, Gargi; Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate German II
AS.210.262 (02)

Taught in German. This course is designed to continue the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) approach to learning German. Readings and discussions are topically based and include fairy tales, poems, art and film, as well as readings on contemporary themes such as Germany’s green movement. Students will also review and deepen their understanding of the grammatical concepts of German.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German through Reading “Märchen”
AS.210.268 (01)

Whether we consider them enchanting or naive, fairy tales and their narrative forms have inspired a wealth of cultural production. In this course, we will read and talk about German fairy tales (in German) and look at some spin-offs and parodies they have inspired. Students will hone their skills in reading, identifying plot, settings, characters and symbols while expanding their bank of vocabulary and grammatical structures. Speaking activities in class will be adjusted to the level of participants. Short creative writing assignments throughout the semester will culminate in students writing their own version of a fairy tale. Not for German major or minor credit. May be taken S/U

  • Credits: 1.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Maryland 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking World
AS.210.362 (01)

Taught in German. Topically, this course focuses on contemporary issues such as national identity, multiculturalism and the lingering social consequences of major 20th century historical events. Readings include literary and journalistic texts, as well as radio broadcasts, internet sites, music and film. Students read a full-length novel. Emphasis is placed on improving mastery of German grammar, development of self-editing skills and practice in spoken German for academic use. Introduction/Review of advanced grammar.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Yiddish II
AS.210.368 (01)

Continuation of Advanced Yiddish I (AS.210.367). Students will continue to hone their skills in all four language areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition to advanced grammar study and readings in Yiddish literature, the course will take into account the interests of each individual student, allowing time for students to read Yiddish texts pertinent to their own research and writing.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Smokler Center 214
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading & Translating German for Academic Purposes II
AS.210.662 (01)

Taught in English. Seniors by permission & Graduate students only. This course is designed for graduate students in other departments who wish to gain reading knowledge of the German language and translation practice from German to English. This course is a continuation of the Fall semester. Focus on advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary. For certification or credit.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Bloomberg 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Cinema: The Divided Screen
AS.211.372 (01)

This course is an approach to Twentieth century German history and culture via film and related readings in English translation. We will emphasize the national division thematically, and explore the audio and visual aspects of cinema by focusing on representative films embedded in larger narratives. Some prior familiarity with German culture is recommended but not required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Rhee, Sharlyn
  • Room: MSE Library LRG AV
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Wiener Moderne / Viennese Modernism
AS.213.338 (01)

Taught in German. The capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna was the center of extraordinary cultural and intellectual flourishing around the turn of the 20th century. A monumental building campaign along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the old city walls, massively transformed the urban fabric of the city. The founding of the Vienna Secession marked a period of re-birth that spread throughout the visual arts, literature, theater, music, architecture, and design. Literati and intellectuals including Sigmund Freud, who revolutionized psychology through the founding of psychoanalysis, gathered at now-famous Viennese Kaffeehäuser. This course surveys the artistic, cultural, intellectual, and political landscape of Vienna from ca. 1890 to the First World War. Figures to be examined include Hoffmansthal, Schnitzler, Rilke, Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Loos, Wagner, Schönberg, Freud, and Wittgenstein, among others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Existentialism in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.374 (01)

What does it mean to exist, and to be able to reflect on this fact? What is it mean to be a self? This course explores the themes of existentialism in literature and philosophy, including the meaning of existence, the nature of the self, authenticity and inauthenticity, the inescapability of death, the experience of time, anxiety, absurdity, freedom and responsibility to others. It will be examined why these philosophical ideas often seem to demand literary expression or bear a close relation to literary works. Readings may include writings by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Heidegger, Rilke, Kafka, Simmel, Jaspers, Buber, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and Daoud.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Animals and Animality in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.460 (01)

This course critically engages the presentation and imagination of animals and other non-human life in modern literature, philosophy, and thought. We will examine the figure of the animal and the means of conceptual differentiation between the animal and the human, considering animals' relation to or perceived exclusion from language, pain, embodiment, sexuality, and the visual gaze. The course is ideal for students interested in fascinating themes in literature and how they reflect philosophical concerns. No prior courses in philosophy are required. Students will read philosophical texts alongside literary works in learning the conceptual history of animals and of humanity as a distinct species. Expect fascinating readings and engaging, lively discussions. Readings may include works by Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger Derrida, Agamben, Poe, Kleist, Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Kafka, Mann, Pirandello, and Coetzee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Animals and Animality in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.460 (02)

This course critically engages the presentation and imagination of animals and other non-human life in modern literature, philosophy, and thought. We will examine the figure of the animal and the means of conceptual differentiation between the animal and the human, considering animals' relation to or perceived exclusion from language, pain, embodiment, sexuality, and the visual gaze. The course is ideal for students interested in fascinating themes in literature and how they reflect philosophical concerns. No prior courses in philosophy are required. Students will read philosophical texts alongside literary works in learning the conceptual history of animals and of humanity as a distinct species. Expect fascinating readings and engaging, lively discussions. Readings may include works by Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger Derrida, Agamben, Poe, Kleist, Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Kafka, Mann, Pirandello, and Coetzee.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/4
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Habit and Habitation: On Walter Benjamin's Media Aesthetics and Philosophy of Technology
AS.213.605 (01)

In recent years, Walter Benjamin has become one of the most quoted media theorists. His philosophy of technology is not as widely known as the concept of aura he developed in his essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility." The contemporary relevance of his philosophy of technology lies in the fact that Benjamin establishes a connection between technology and different forms of habitation, and between the latter and the concept of habit (Gewohnheit), which is etymologically related to the concept of habitation (Wohnen). This enables a comparison of Benjamin's approach with the philosophies of technology developed by Heidegger, Deleuze/Guattari, and Simondon, all of whom associate technology with the shaping of environments and the problem of poses. In our seminar, we will reconstruct Benjamin's media anthropology of technology through a close reading of his diaries and essays and compare it to philosophies of technology very much being discussed today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:30PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Deuber Mankowsky, Astrid; Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Mergenthaler 266
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL, MLL-FREN, MLL-GERM, MLL-HEBR

Materiality of German Literature: The Long 20th Century
AS.213.632 (01)

This course surveys the history of twentieth-century German literature through the lens of textual materiality. Reading both canonical and lesser known works, we will consider how material circumstances of textual production, circulation, and consumption inform and are entangled within formal, stylistic, semantic, and political dimensions of literature. In some cases, authors explicitly experimented with the writing process and/or visual/typographic form. In others, authors’ aesthetic and poetological programs extended into the material design of their books. We will also examine writer-artist collaborations and graphic novel adaptations of literary works. The course thus combines literary criticism with textual criticism, hermeneutic with materialist approaches. Much of the material we will examine is housed in the Sheridan Library Special Collections, where numerous class sessions will take place. Works by writers/artists such as Stephan George, Else Lasker-Schüler, Kurt Schwitters, Paul Celan, Eugen Gomringer, Dieter Roth, the Vienna Group, the Rixdorfer Workshop, Günter Grass, Herta Müller, Yoko Tawada, Nicolas Mahler, and Veronika Schaepers, among others. The majority of readings in German will also be available in English translation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:00PM 01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: MSE Library Special Co
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (01)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (02)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (03)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (04)

This course is for a graduate students pursuing an independent research project with a faculty mentor. Students are expected to meet regularly with the mentor and to write a lengthy paper, or several short papers, on the chosen topic.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (01)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (02)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (03)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (04)

Students are expected to meet regularly with their dissertation director to ensure they adhere to a research and writing schedule for their dissertation.

  • Credits: 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (04)

This course is for graduate students to prepare one of their two required qualifying papers. One qualifying paper should be article-length and present work that will not be part of the dissertation. The second should be the draft of a chapter for the dissertation.

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Professional Training - German
AS.213.850 (01)

Training for professional academic purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-22-2024 to 04-26-2024
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.210.161 (01)German Elements IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGee; White-Nesbitt, Tegan DominiqueHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.161 (03)German Elements IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMDargan, Gargi; Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.261 (01)Intermediate German IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.261 (02)Intermediate German IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMBeller, Luke Skyler; Wheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.262 (01)Intermediate German IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.266 (01)German ConversationTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGee; Schmitz, Lisa KatharinaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.361 (01)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.361 (02)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMGray, Glen Eric Stewart; Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.661 (01)Reading and Translating German for Academic PurposesMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMJelavich, PeterHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.211.323 (01)Bees, Bugs, and other Beasties: Insects in LiteratureTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.326 (01)Die Stunde NullMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.608 (01)Literary Geographies: Landscape, Place and Space in LiteratureT 3:30PM - 5:30PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.611 (01)Drama and the Time of PoliticsTh 3:30PM - 5:30PMFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.800 (01)Independent Study-GermanGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.800 (02)Independent Study-GermanTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.800 (03)Independent Study-GermanPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.812 (01)Directed Dissertation ResearchGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.812 (02)Directed Dissertation ResearchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.812 (03)Directed Dissertation ResearchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.812 (05)Directed Dissertation ResearchHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.813 (04)German Qualifying Paper PreparationFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.813 (05)German Qualifying Paper PreparationHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.213.850 (01)Professional Training - GermanGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2023
AS.210.161 (01)German Elements IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PMDjapo, Hervé Boza; Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.162 (01)German Elements IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMGray, Glen Eric Stewart; Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.162 (02)German Elements IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMDargan, Gargi; Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.262 (02)Intermediate German IITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.268 (01)German through Reading “Märchen”Th 3:00PM - 4:15PMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.362 (01)Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking WorldMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.368 (01)Advanced Yiddish IITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLang, BeatriceHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.210.662 (01)Reading & Translating German for Academic Purposes IITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.211.372 (01)German Cinema: The Divided ScreenMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMRhee, SharlynHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.338 (01)Wiener Moderne / Viennese ModernismMW 10:30AM - 11:45AMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.374 (01)Existentialism in Literature and PhilosophyT 3:00PM - 5:30PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.460 (01)Animals and Animality in Literature and PhilosophyW 3:00PM - 5:30PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.460 (02)Animals and Animality in Literature and PhilosophyW 3:00PM - 5:30PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.605 (01)Habit and Habitation: On Walter Benjamin's Media Aesthetics and Philosophy of TechnologyT 1:30PM - 3:30PMDeuber Mankowsky, Astrid; Frey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.632 (01)Materiality of German Literature: The Long 20th CenturyM 3:00PM - 5:00PMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.800 (01)Independent StudyGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.800 (02)Independent StudyTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.800 (03)Independent StudyPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.800 (04)Independent StudyFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.812 (01)Dir Dissertation RsrchGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.812 (02)Dir Dissertation RsrchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.812 (03)Dir Dissertation RsrchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.812 (04)Dir Dissertation RsrchFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.813 (04)German Qualifying Paper PreparationFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2024
AS.213.850 (01)Professional Training - GermanMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2024