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All German Courses

All current offerings are below. This listing provides a snapshot of courses within this program and may not be complete. All course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

Descriptions of the program’s Spring 2023 courses can be found here.

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Beller, Luke Skyler, Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I
AS.210.161 (02)

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 10:30AM - 11:20AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Erichsen, Käthe Zarah, Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Schmitz, Lisa Katharina
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/17
  • 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 S/U basis. Prerequisites: AS.210.161 or Placement Exam. Tuesday hour is mandatory.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Harmon, Brad G, Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/17
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Slizyk, Almut Elisabeth, Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Medhi, Bidyum Kumar, Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Smokler Center 214
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Smokler Center 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • 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: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Business German
AS.210.363 (01)

Taught in German. Course is designed to familiarize students with the vocabulary and standards for doing business in Germany. Taking a cultural approach, students read texts and engage in discussion that elucidate the works of business, commerce & industry in Germany, the world’s third largest economy. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary expansion and writing as it relates to business and business cases. May not be taken S/U. Recommended background: at least 4 semesters of college German (210.262) or equivalent.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:00PM - 3:00PM, W 1:15PM - 1:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/17
  • 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course introduces students to major figures and trends in German literature and thought from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to the evolution of German political thought from the Protestant Reformation to the foundation of the German Federal Republic after WWII. How did the Protestant Reformation affect the understanding of the state, rights, civic institutions, and temporal authority in Germany? How did German Enlightenment thinkers conceive of ethics and politics or morality and rights? How do German writers define the nation, community, and the people or das Volk? What is the link between romanticism and nationalism? To what degree is political economy, as developed by Marx, a critical response to romanticism? How did German thinkers conceive of power and force in the wake of World Wars I and II? What are the ties that bind as well as divide a community in this tradition? We will consider these and related questions in this course through careful readings of selected works.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Labor in Theory, Literature, and Art
AS.211.307 (01)

This seminar examines some of the ways we define, represent, and think about the concept of labor in capitalism. We will analyze and compare a wide variety of texts (literary, visual, and theoretical) that embody different, often contradictory, notions of the work we do, why we do it, and how it affects us. As we investigate different types of work—productive and unproductive, physical & intellectual, factory & office—a few of the questions we will ask are: What methods have writers and artists used to depict labor in the 20th and 21st centuries? How is labor stratified along racial and gender lines? Is it possible to imagine a post-work society? The course curates a range of cultural artifacts (short stories, manifestos, novel excerpts, visual art, and film) that employ aesthetic strategies like irony, humor, absurdity, and duration to represent the dynamics of labor in capitalism. Theoretical texts then provide varied conceptual viewpoints from which to compare, contrast, and synthesize our impressions and interpretations of art and literary works. By the end of the semester, we will have traced a trajectory of labor in capitalism from the early 20th century to our own strange and precarious present.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Todarello, Josh Joshua
  • Room: Gilman 414
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-GERM, MLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

Texte sehen, Bilder lesen
AS.213.314 (01)

Taught in German. This course examines the intersections of literature and the visual arts. We will read texts by writers influenced by artists and explore art that mobilizes text; and we will examine the relationships between text and image in both illustrated books and artworks. We will also consider the visual dimensions of texts themselves, asking how texts sometimes come to function imagistically or even as images in their own right. We will work across different periods of literary and visual production, and specific topics will include: theories of text and image; manuscript illumination and early printing; typography; concrete poetry; artists’ books; text art; and graphic novels. The course will include visits to the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, Special Collections at the Sheridan Library, and a letterpress shop.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: Hodson 203
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Playtime…auf deutsch
AS.213.315 (01)

Taught in German. German discussions of theater have largely focused on Greek tragedy and how this classical genre can be adapted for the modern stage. Yet comedies (or Lustspiele) have played an equally important role in German cultural productions and discourse from the early modern figure of the buffoon (Hanswurst) to reflections on puppet theater and to larger philosophical and anthropological inquiries into play. In this course we will read several theoretical texts on comedy and play by Aristotle, Huizinga, Kant, Schiller, and Kleist before turning to various comedies by Lessing, Kotzebue, Kleist, Brentano, Droste-Hülshoff, Büchner and Brecht. The culmination of the class will be a theatrical production.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • 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 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): MLL-GERM, MLL-ENGL

Existentialism in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.374 (02)

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: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): MLL-GERM, MLL-ENGL

Poetry and Philosophy
AS.213.623 (01)

This course will trace the tensions, antagonisms, and collaborations between poetry and philosophy as distinctive but fundamental expressions of human thought and experience. We will engage poetry as a form of artistic expression that compliments, completes, or challenges other forms of knowledge, and consider the range of philosophy's responses to poetry and poetics. Readings will include works by philosophical poets and poetic philosophers including Hölderlin, Schlegel, Rilke, Bachmann, Celan, Stevens, Heidegger, Gadamer, Adorno, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Valéry, Wittgenstein, and Agamben.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Husserl’s Ideas: An Introduction to Phenomenology
AS.213.626 (01)

The first volume of Husserl’s Ideas I (1913) provides an overarching picture of the phenomenological method that came to define much twentieth-century German and French thought. This course will consider the foundational concepts introduced in this volume (eidetic analysis, intentionality, bracketing, correlationism, time consciousness, the natural attitude and the phenomenological reduction) as well as responses to them by Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Heidegger and others. We will also consider Husserl’s later efforts to incorporate history, other minds, and even that which is other-than-mind into his idealist system.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:30PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (01)

  • Credits:
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (02)

  • Credits:
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (03)

  • Credits:
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (04)

  • Credits:
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (01)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (02)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (03)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (04)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (03)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (04)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • 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. No prerequisite.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/17
  • 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 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/17
  • 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 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Staff
  • Room: Bloomberg 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • 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 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Krieger 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/17
  • 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: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking World
AS.210.362 (02)

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 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Staff
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German for Science and Engineering
AS.210.365 (01)

Taught in German. This course is designed to provide language training in German tailored to students of science & engineering. Germany has long been a world leader in engineering, most notably in chemical and mechanical engineering. Over the past decades, Germany also has taken a lead in environmental sciences and information technology. In addition, Germany is now becoming an increasingly attractive place to pursue degrees in the technical fields. This course will provide practice and expansion in all language skill areas: analysis of texts, hands-on-activities, preparation of presentations, and discussion of topics. Specific areas of interest to the course members will be taken into consideration for the selection of materials. [Does not replace 210.362 as prerequisite for upper level courses or as major requirement.]

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Staff
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15
  • 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: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 Malebranche’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: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Bloomberg 176
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM, MLL-ENGL

Experimental Literature: Dada to Digital
AS.213.323 (01)

Throughout the 20th century, writers have probed the nature of text as medium through a host of experimental techniques that press literature as an artform to its limits. This course examines the history of this experimentation, from modernist fragmentation of narrative; to Dada typographical and sound poetry; to visual and concrete poetry; to postmodernist metafiction; to hypertext fiction and beyond. By situating various modes of experimentation (formal, stylistic, visual, material, sonic) in relation to media-technological developments and discourses, students will gain an understanding of several literary periods and overview of modern and contemporary media history. The course will make extensive use of Library Special Collections. Conducted in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 400
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/25
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Science and Fiction: From Kepler to Myra Çakan
AS.213.327 (01)

When the German astronomer Johannes Kepler wrote a dream narrative that turned the world on its head, describing it as seen from the moon, he changed the way we think both about scientific progress and about the power of literature. Starting with Kepler’s famous narrative – "Somnium" (1609) – this course will explore the long and intriguing history of German fictions of science. From the most eccentric Baroque thought experiments, to German Expressionist films like Fritz Lang's “Metropolis,” to Lena Richter’s short stories with their neurodivergent characters (such as “3,78 Lifepoints”), to Myra Çakan’s Cyberpunk, we will consider not only literary and filmic representations of the sciences, but also how advances in the sciences together with their critique find early expressions through fiction. Taught in German.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Frey, Christiane
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-GERM, MSCH-HUM

Literature and the Visual Arts
AS.213.332 (01)

Literature and the Visual Arts is devoted to exploring the resonances between literary and visual forms of artistic expression and their enrichment of the modernist cultural landscape. We will aim to understand how the interest in visual art by modernist writers, and the impressions of literature on modernist and contemporary artworks newly illuminate or challenge traditional aesthetics of the temporality and spatiality of the work, aesthetic judgment, and the phenomenology of aesthetic attention. Readings may include works of literature or aesthetics by Immanuel Kant, Rainer Maria Rilke, Paul Klee, Stefan Zweig, Martin Heidegger, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Siegfried Lenz, and Virginia Woolf, alongside work of many visual artists from van Gogh and Cézanne to German Expressionism and Anselm Kiefer. Taught in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Franz Kafka
AS.213.334 (01)

This course, taught in English, is devoted to study of the fiction of Franz Kafka, of his literary and philosophical context, and of his place in European and German modernism. We will read novels and short stories by Kafka alongside philosophical, critical, and literary responses to his works. We will explore themes of knowledge and truth, the nature of reality, perception and attention, power and forms of law, imagination, animality, the self, and the thematization of writing in his works. While the section one of this course is taught in English with texts in translation, a second section may be available for students wishing to read and discuss Kafka in the original German.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Ghost Stories, Haunted House and Other Occult Phenomena
AS.213.380 (01)

From the eighteenth century to the modern period, German authors have been obsessed with uncanny phenomena that blur the line between the natural world and the supernatural world of ghosts, spirits, and magic. We will explore the encounter with otherworldly phenomena in this course with a special emphasis on the status of literature as a play of semblance or collection of shadows. Why have ghost stories been so persistent in the modern era when science and reason are said to dominate our understanding of the world? Is the occult the dark side of science? What kind of knowledge does literature yield? What can literature tell us about phenomena that are random, obscure, or inexplicable? To what degree does literature enable us to interact with figures no longer bodily present?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 77
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Social Imaginaries and the Public Sphere in European Literature, 1760-1815
AS.213.631 (01)

We will examine the contribution of (post-)Enlightenment literature to the evolution of a modern social imaginary. First we will acquaint ourselves with some theoretical approaches to the concept of the social imaginary (Cornelius Castoriadis, Charles Taylor, Albrecht Koschorke). We will then read selected texts from European literature (from Rousseau and Ferguson to Lessing, Schiller, Kleist, Novalis and Fichte, among others) that are characteristic of the formation of a modern social imaginary at the epochal threshold between the 18th and 19th centuries. We will attend to the interface of social self-conceptions and the public sphere.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 3:30PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Schreibszenen/Scenes of Writing
AS.213.641 (01)

Theoretical interest in the “scene of writing” (Schreibszene) has exploded across German-speaking Europe in recent decades, but has found little resonance in North American German Studies. This seminar introduces students to this growing field of (primarily German-language) scholarship, traces its emergence out of poststructuralist critiques of authorship and the advent of media studies, and situates it in relation to related methodological approaches (critique génétique, book history/critical bibliography, Editionswissenschaft). In the growing wave of historical-critical facsimile editions and online archival projects that present traces of textual production, students will gain practical experience working with these resources and exploring possibilities for using them to expand the scope of textual analysis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 5:30PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Haubenreich, Jacob
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
AS.213.705 (01)

We will study key passages of The Phenomenology of Spirit from a queer-feminist and a literary perspective and engage with scholarship on Hegel that is pertinent to these approaches.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:30PM 01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (02)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (03)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (01)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (02)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (03)

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (03)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (05)

  • Credits: 3.00 - 9.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023
  • Instructor: Dornbach, Marton
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • 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 - 9:50AMBeller, Luke Skyler, Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.161 (02)German Elements IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMErichsen, Käthe Zarah, Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.161 (03)German Elements IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, Schmitz, Lisa KatharinaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.162 (01)German Elements IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PMHarmon, Brad G, Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.261 (01)Intermediate German IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMSlizyk, Almut Elisabeth, Wheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.261 (02)Intermediate German IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.266 (01)German ConversationTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMMedhi, Bidyum Kumar, Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.361 (01)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.361 (02)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.363 (01)Business GermanM 1:00PM - 3:00PM, W 1:15PM - 1:45PMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.661 (01)Reading and Translating German for Academic PurposesMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.211.307 (01)Labor in Theory, Literature, and ArtTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMTodarello, Josh JoshuaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.314 (01)Texte sehen, Bilder lesenMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.315 (01)Playtime…auf deutschF 1:30PM - 4:00PMFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.374 (01)Existentialism in Literature and PhilosophyT 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.374 (02)Existentialism in Literature and PhilosophyT 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.623 (01)Poetry and PhilosophyW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.626 (01)Husserl’s Ideas: An Introduction to PhenomenologyTh 1:30PM - 3:30PMTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.800 (01)Independent Study-GermanGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.800 (02)Independent Study-GermanTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.800 (03)Independent Study-GermanPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.800 (04)Independent Study-GermanStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.812 (01)Directed Dissertation ResearchGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.812 (02)Directed Dissertation ResearchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.812 (03)Directed Dissertation ResearchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.812 (04)Directed Dissertation ResearchStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.213.813 (04)German Qualifying Paper PreparationStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.161 (01)German Elements IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.162 (01)German Elements IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.162 (02)German Elements IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.261 (01)Intermediate German IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.262 (01)Intermediate German IIMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.262 (02)Intermediate German IIMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.362 (02)Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking WorldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.365 (01)German for Science and EngineeringMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.210.662 (01)Reading & Translating German for Academic Purposes IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.211.323 (01)Bees, Bugs, and other Beasties: Insects in LiteratureW 3:00PM - 5:30PMFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.323 (01)Experimental Literature: Dada to DigitalWF 1:30PM - 2:45PMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.327 (01)Science and Fiction: From Kepler to Myra ÇakanTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFrey, ChristianeHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.332 (01)Literature and the Visual ArtsW 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.334 (01)Franz KafkaT 3:00PM - 5:30PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.380 (01)Ghost Stories, Haunted House and Other Occult PhenomenaTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.631 (01)Social Imaginaries and the Public Sphere in European Literature, 1760-1815F 1:30PM - 3:30PMTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.641 (01)Schreibszenen/Scenes of WritingTh 3:30PM - 5:30PMHaubenreich, JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.705 (01)Hegel’s Phenomenology of SpiritT 1:30PM - 3:30PMPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.800 (01)Independent StudyGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.800 (02)Independent StudyTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.800 (03)Independent StudyPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.812 (01)Dir Dissertation RsrchGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.812 (02)Dir Dissertation RsrchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.812 (03)Dir Dissertation RsrchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2023
AS.213.813 (05)German Qualifying Paper PreparationDornbach, MartonHomewood CampusSpring 2023