Graduate Courses

All current offerings are below. This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. 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.

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Reading and Translating German for Academic Purposes

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary Perspective

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Haitian Revolution: German Responses

We will explore how contemporary German thinkers and writers reacted to the Haitian Revolution, what their interests were, and how later generations of writers responded to earlier reactions, perhaps tried to do better and used the historical material for their own purposes. Possible authors: Hegel, Humboldt, Kleist, Zschokke, Seghers, Müller, Fichte, Buch, Öziri and others.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.210.661 (01)Reading and Translating German for Academic PurposesMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi L 
AS.213.643 (01)Franz Kafka in Philosophical and Literary PerspectiveW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer Anna GRLL-ENGL
AS.213.679 (01)Haitian Revolution: German ResponsesT 2:00PM - 4:00PMPahl, Katrin GRLL-ENGL