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.

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.

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
  • Instructor: Wheeler, Heidi L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • 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
  • 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
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Independent Study
AS.213.800 (01)

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

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (02)

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

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dir Dissertation Rsrch
AS.213.812 (04)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • 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:
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Instructor: Pahl, Katrin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Qualifying Paper Preparation
AS.213.813 (04)

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.210.662 (01)Reading & Translating German for Academic Purposes IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMWheeler, Heidi L 
AS.213.620 (01)Robert Walser, Literary Miracles and Virgin BirthsF 3:30PM - 5:30PMTobias, Rochelle GRLL-ENGL
AS.213.624 (01)Reading SandTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMStaff 
AS.213.800 (01)Independent StudyGosetti, Jennifer Anna 
AS.213.800 (02)Independent StudyTobias, Rochelle 
AS.213.800 (03)Independent StudyPahl, Katrin 
AS.213.800 (04)Independent StudySpinner, Samuel Jacob 
AS.213.812 (01)Dir Dissertation RsrchGosetti, Jennifer Anna 
AS.213.812 (02)Dir Dissertation RsrchTobias, Rochelle 
AS.213.812 (03)Dir Dissertation RsrchPahl, Katrin 
AS.213.812 (04)Dir Dissertation RsrchSpinner, Samuel Jacob 
AS.213.813 (01)German Qualifying Paper PreparationGosetti, Jennifer Anna 
AS.213.813 (02)German Qualifying Paper PreparationTobias, Rochelle 
AS.213.813 (03)German Qualifying Paper PreparationPahl, Katrin 
AS.213.813 (04)German Qualifying Paper PreparationSpinner, Samuel Jacob