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.

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 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 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/17
  • 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 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • 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: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • 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: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

Taught in German. Required for Major & Minor. Topically, this course focuses on defining moments in cultural history in German speaking countries in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Films, texts and other media provide a basis for discussing events in post-war Germany from 1945 to 1989. A review and expansion of advanced grammatical concepts and vocabulary underlie the course. Focus on improving expression in writing and speaking. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • 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: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • 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 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • 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: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • 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 10:30AM - 11:45AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Uncanny Valleys in Literature & Film
AS.211.335 (01)

When artificial humans too closely resemble actual human beings, feelings of eeriness or revulsion can be elicited in human observers - the ‘uncanny valley’ effect. Something to be avoided in robotics, in fiction this effect has been a source of endless fascination. Tales of the supernatural, science fiction and horror often use doubt about the human or non-human status of fictional characters to structure imaginary worlds. What can our engagement with artificial humans in fiction tell us about our own humanity? How can emotional entanglement with not-quite-human characters help us critically reflect on aspects of reality? Class will be discussion-based with accompanying readings from literary theory, philosophy, sociology and other fields addressing relevant themes. Authors may include ETA Hoffmann, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein, Kafka and Philip K. Dick. Films may include Blade Runner and Get Out.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Grousdanidou, Antonia
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Knowledge in Literary and Theoretical Perspectives
AS.211.362 (01)

How does what we learn and what we call knowledge matter? Is it clear what “knowledge” means? Does it have the same meaning historically, across different academic disciplines and in daily life? Never have such questions been more relevant than in these volatile times. This course offers a literary and theoretical inquiry into the matter of knowledge/s. Through works by authors from diverse, interdisciplinary traditions including German and American thought and literature, as well as critical, Black, feminist, and queer theory, we will address alternative epistemologies that operate with “partial” or “unfinished” models of knowledge. Thus, students will become familiar with difficult, influential material from various disciplines, while focusing less on judgment and more on dialogical aspects of knowing.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Nitis, Maya
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-GERM, GRLL-ENGL

Utopia: Idyllic Pasts, New Frontiers
AS.213.313 (01)

Taught in German. This course will explore the vision in German romantic and modern literature of ideal communities. We will examine the relation of past and to future in these works as well as the way they conceive humans and nature, earth and heavens, bodies and machines. To what extent is a utopia something crafted? To what degree is it presented as a fashioned setting like a work of art? What does the image of utopia tell us about the act of imagining at the heart of literature? To what extent does envisioning a utopia amount to inhabiting one? Why is a utopia at once every place and no place (u-topos)? Reading to include works by Klopstock, Novalis, Hoffmann, Kleist, Nietzsche, Scheerbart, Walser and Jünger.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-GERM

Animals and Animality in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.360 (01)

(300-level, taught in English) 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: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Animals and Animality in Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.360 (02)

(300-level, taught in English) 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: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Phenomenology and Literature
AS.213.437 (01)

Phenomenology and Literature engages the most fertile interchanges between literature and philosophy in the 20th century, focusing on the roots of phenomenology in German philosophy and its connections with and expansion to literary writing. Themes include: the nature of literary experience, including the experience of reading and writing, literary and phenomenological descriptions of reality, the literary construction of the self, and the understanding of literary imagination from a phenomenological perspective. We will read philosophers and literary theorists such as Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Blanchot, Beauvoir, Hamburger, Ingarden and Iser in connection with the works of many modernist writers, including Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Kafka, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Thomas Mann, Thomas Bernhard, Virginia Woolf, Marcel Proust, and Wallace Stevens.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Robert Walser, Literary Miracles and Virgin Births
AS.213.620 (01)

One of the most remarkable features of Robert Walser’s writing is that the narrator consistently orchestrates or engineers his birth. He crafts a narrative that enables him to pass from the page into life in a form of literary transubstantiation in which the word is made flesh. This is the miracle of Walser’s writing. It is also a perversion of the Platonic and mystical ideal of a virgin birth. This seminar will explore Walser’s work against this historical and theological backdrop with special emphasis on the nexus of religion and psychosis, as evidenced in Daniel Paul Schreber’s memoir and Freud’s analysis thereof. We will consider the perversion at the heart of Walser’s work that makes literature the sphere of wonders and miracles in an otherwise disenchanted world. Reading knowledge of German is required for this course, as many of Walser’s works have not been translated into English. In addition to Walser' work, we will also read Plato, Meister Eckhart, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Schreber, Freud, and Beierwaltes on neo-Platonism.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:30PM - 5:30PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Reading Sand
AS.213.624 (01)

Why is there “a world in a grain of sand”? And why in German literature is it a “sandman” who brings dreams? The specific materiality of sand allows for a broad range of metaphorical uses with strong epistemological implications. With its small discrete grains of the same size, sand is barely limited in its potential to coalesce into formations that can be counted yet remain innumerable and to dissolve. Exploring sand in literary texts means to deal with issues like the history of the microscope, the problem(s) of infinity, “sandy” or “grainy” mediality and loose grounds as well as the subjects of remembrance, dream and the historicity of the human being. In this seminar we will read texts by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, Theodor Kornfeld, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Ingeborg Bachmann, Stefan Heym, Paul Celan, E. T. A. Hoffmann and Bodo Kirchhoff. The discussion will be in English, but reading knowledge of German is required for the course material. This course will be taught by Max Kade Visiting Professor, Annina Klappert

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Klappert, Annina
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Spinner, Samuel Jacob
  • 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. Both semesters must be completed with passing grades to receive credit. 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 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Harmon, Bradley G (Brad), Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Maryland 309
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/17
  • 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. Both semesters must be completed with passing grades to receive credit. 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 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Gray, Glen Eric, Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • 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. Both semesters must be completed with passing grades to receive credit. 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 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Wollenschlaeger, Anna Karen Nina
  • Room: Maryland 309
  • 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 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/16
  • 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 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/17
  • 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: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 17/17
  • 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 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: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee, Vijayakumaran, Jana
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • 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 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 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Mifflin, Deborah McGee
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

Taught in English. Graduate students only. 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, with permission from instructor. 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. Seniors by permission.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Critical Knowledges: Black, Feminist, Queer
AS.211.362 (01)

How does what we learn and what we call knowledge matter? Is it clear what “knowledge” means? Does it have the same meaning historically, across different academic disciplines and in daily life? Never have such questions been more relevant than in these volatile times. This course offers a literary and theoretical inquiry into the matter of knowledge/s. Through works by authors from diverse, interdisciplinary traditions including German and American thought and literature, as well as critical, Black, feminist, and queer theory, we will address alternative epistemologies that operate with “partial” or “unfinished” models of knowledge. Thus, students will become familiar with difficult, influential material from various disciplines, while focusing less on judgment and more on dialogical aspects of knowing.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Nitis, Maya
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-PT

Trust: Literature and Philosophy
AS.213.271 (01)

Fake news, policing crises, political polarization, and the like challenge us to reevaluate the notion of trust. The course takes up this challenge with the help of both literary and philosophical texts that shall assist us in posing, and trying to answer, questions such as the following: What or whom should we trust (ourselves, others, neither)? Is it possible and sometimes even preferable not to trust? Or should we cultivate trust in society? If so, how? Authors may include ETA Hoffmann, Hegel, Nietzsche, and others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Yonover, Jason Maurice
  • Room: Ames 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-PT

German Media Theory
AS.213.407 (01)

German Media Theory is an advanced course for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, giving an introduction and overview of the specifically German version of Media Studies that first gained traction in the 1980s. The term media refers not just to mass media but more broadly to devices that process, transfer and store information, reaching from the alphabet that changed the culture of writing, or the printing press made famous as the foundation of the ‘Gutenberg galaxy’ to computers and smart phones dominating our current lives. In this course we will cut across disciplinary boundaries to explore the multifaceted roots and formations of German media theory which combine literary poststructuralism, histories of science and technology, psychoanalysis, cybernetics, art history, and philosophy among other fields. Readings include works by Friedrich Kittler, Bernhard Siegert, Cornelia Vismann, Wolfgang Ernst, Walter Benjamin, Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, Marshall McLuhan and many others. The course will be taught in English and all readings will be available in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Pfannkuchen, Antje
  • Room: Gilman 418
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP

Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary Perspective
AS.213.643 (01)

This course is devoted to close study of the writings of Franz Kafka from both philosophical and literary perspectives. Writings will include Kafka’s short prose works and novels along with philosophical and literary critical interpretations thereof. Readings may include commentaries by Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Albert Camus, Giles Deleuze, and Giorgio Agamben. Primary texts for students from the German section will be in original; any other students may read Kafka in translation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Kleist im Kontext
AS.213.668 (01)

This seminar will explore the narrative, dramatic, and quasi-journalistic work of Heinrich von Kleist in its philosophical and literary environment. We will examine how Kleist comments on and parodies the positions of the enlightenment, German Idealism, Weimar classicism, and the theater establishment. We will pay particular attention to the way he combines the verbal and the visual in his performative, narrative, and syntactic strategies, and analyze how this contributes to a specifically Kleistian sense of humor. Grading: P/F

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room: Shaffer 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study-German
AS.213.800 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Directed Dissertation Research
AS.213.812 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (05)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.210.162 (01)German Elements IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGeeOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.162 (02)German Elements IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMMifflin, Deborah McGeeOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.262 (01)Intermediate German IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.262 (02)Intermediate German IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMWheeler, Heidi LOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.361 (01)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGeeOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.362 (01)Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking WorldMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGeeOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.362 (02)Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking WorldMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.365 (01)German for Science and EngineeringTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWheeler, Heidi LOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.368 (01)Advanced Yiddish IITTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMLang, BeatriceOnlineSpring 2021
AS.210.662 (01)Reading & Translating German for Academic Purposes IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LOnlineSpring 2021
AS.211.335 (01)Uncanny Valleys in Literature & FilmMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMGrousdanidou, AntoniaOnlineSpring 2021
AS.211.362 (01)Knowledge in Literary and Theoretical PerspectivesTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMNitis, MayaOnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.313 (01)Utopia: Idyllic Pasts, New FrontiersWF 12:00PM - 1:15PMTobias, RochelleOnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.360 (01)Animals and Animality in Literature and PhilosophyM 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)OnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.360 (02)Animals and Animality in Literature and PhilosophyM 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)OnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.437 (01)Phenomenology and LiteratureT 1:30PM - 4:00PMGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)OnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.620 (01)Robert Walser, Literary Miracles and Virgin BirthsF 3:30PM - 5:30PMTobias, RochelleOnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.624 (01)Reading SandTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMKlappert, AnninaOnlineSpring 2021
AS.213.800 (01)Independent StudyGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.800 (02)Independent StudyTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.800 (03)Independent StudyPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.800 (04)Independent StudySpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.812 (01)Dir Dissertation RsrchGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.812 (02)Dir Dissertation RsrchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.812 (03)Dir Dissertation RsrchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.812 (04)Dir Dissertation RsrchSpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.213.813 (04)German Qualifying Paper PreparationSpinner, Samuel JacobHomewood CampusSpring 2021
AS.210.161 (01)German Elements IMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMHarmon, Bradley G (Brad), Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.161 (02)German Elements IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMGray, Glen Eric, Mifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.161 (03)German Elements IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, Wollenschlaeger, Anna Karen NinaHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.261 (01)Intermediate German IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.261 (02)Intermediate German IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.262 (01)Intermediate German IITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.361 (01)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, Vijayakumaran, JanaHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.361 (02)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGeeHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.210.661 (01)Reading and Translating German for Academic PurposesMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi LHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.211.362 (01)Critical Knowledges: Black, Feminist, QueerTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMNitis, MayaHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.271 (01)Trust: Literature and PhilosophyTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMYonover, Jason MauriceHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.407 (01)German Media TheoryM 1:30PM - 4:00PMPfannkuchen, AntjeHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.643 (01)Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary PerspectiveW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.668 (01)Kleist im KontextW 3:00PM - 5:00PMPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.800 (01)Independent Study-GermanGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.800 (02)Independent Study-GermanTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.800 (03)Independent Study-GermanPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.812 (01)Directed Dissertation ResearchGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.812 (02)Directed Dissertation ResearchTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.812 (03)Directed Dissertation ResearchPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer Anna (Jennifer)Homewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, RochelleHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, KatrinHomewood CampusFall 2021
AS.213.813 (05)German Qualifying Paper PreparationStaffHomewood CampusFall 2021