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Courses in German (GER)

Lower Division

Course Placement. Students with two years of high school German normally continue in German 2; those with three years, German 3; those with four years, German 20.

1. Elementary German (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Not open to students who have taken course 1A. Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Students who have successfully completed German 2 or 3 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F, S. (F, S.) Arnett

1A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary German (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Not open to students who have completed courses 1, 2, or 3.—Su. (Su.) Arnett

2. Elementary German (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A. Continuation of course 1 in areas of grammar and basic language skills. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—W. (W.) Arnett

3. Elementary German (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 2. Not open to students who have taken course 1A. Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills through cultural texts. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) Arnett

10. German Fairy Tales from the Grimms to Disney (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Introduction to the genre of fairy tale with a focus on the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in their respective political/cultural contexts. Discusses filmic adaptations by Disney, the East German DEFA and Hollywood. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.Krimmer

11. Travel and the Modern World (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: completion of entry level writing requirement. Examination of travel as an essential human activity and experience of global modernity and cross-cultural encounters from the 18th to the 21st century with an emphasis on German-speaking culture. Travelogues, literature, art, memoirs, and films in English translation. (Same course as Comparative Literature 11.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Zhang

20. Intermediate German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 3; may be taken concurrently with course 6. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.

21. Intermediate German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 20. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts; addresses social relations and cultural practices in Germany; discusses history of Germany. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.

22. Intermediate German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 21. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.

40. Great German Short Stories (in English) (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Major German short stories from Goethe at the end of the eighteenth century to Thomas Mann at the beginning of the twentieth century. Offered irregularly. GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. 

45. Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; film viewing—3 hours. History of representations of vampires and horror generally from the 19th through 21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the horror genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity. (Same course as Film Studies 45.) GE credit: ArtHum | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE.—Fisher

48. Myth and Saga in the Germanic Cultures (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Knowledge of German not required. English translation from the Norse Eddas, the Volsung and Sigurd-Siegfried cycles, and the Gudrun lays; literary mythology in German Romanticism culminating in Wagner's "total art-work" concept and The Ring of the Nibelung cycle. May not be counted toward major in German. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.

49. Freshman Colloquium (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: open only to students who have completed 40 or fewer quarter units of transferable college-level work. Readings, discussion and written projects treating topics such as communist–capitalist tension in German literary culture; masculine "versus" feminine authorial consciousness; disintegration and reconstitution of language reflecting cultural transformation; exorcising post-Holocaust national guilt and individual frustration—Germany's new European "mission." Offered irregularly.

92. Field Work in German (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing. Restricted to lower-division standing. Total immersion program in Germany or a German speaking setting in the U.S. to further develop students' proficiency in the German language. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

Upper Division

101A. Survey of German Literature, 800-1800 (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. German literature from the Middle Ages to Classicism (800-1800) with an overview of major movements and authors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Arnett

101B. Survey of German Literature, 1800-Present (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 22. German literature from the Age of Romanticism (1800) to the present with an overview of major movements and authors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—W. (W.) 

103. Writing Skills in German (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Practice in different kinds of writing, such as abstracts, correspondence, lecture summaries, analysis of or response to short literary texts. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Zhang

104. Translation (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Exercises in German-to-English, English-to-German translation using texts from the areas of culture and commerce. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 104A. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Fisher

105. The Modern German Language (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the linguistic analysis of contemporary German, including its phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, as well as sociolinguistic considerations. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, WC, WE.Arnett

109A. Business German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Specialized language course using business-oriented information and publications as the basis for discussions, roleplay, reports, compositions and translations. Offered in alternate years.Krimmer

109B. Advanced Business German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Specialized advanced language course providing in-depth study of major business topics with the help of authentic texts and videos. Offered irregularly. 

112. Topics in German Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Investigation of significant themes and issues within their European context. Knowledge of German is not required. May be repeated one time for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC.

113. Goethe's Faust (4)

Discussion—3 hours; term paper. Knowledge of German not required. Intensive study of Goethe's Faust in its entirety. Discussions and readings in English; reading the text in the original is encouraged. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

114. From Marlene Dietrich to Run, Lola Run: German Women and Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing; film viewing—3 hours. Knowledge of German not required. Women in German film from the Weimar Republic to present, with special emphasis on conceptualizations of gender, historical and political context, aesthetic and filmic innovations. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Krimmer

115. German Literature Since 1945 (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Knowledge of German not required. Major writers of the post-war generation of Austria, Switzerland and Germany: novelists, such as Böll, Grass, Johnson, Walser, Handke; playwrights such as Frisch, Dürrentmatt and Hochhuth; and poets, such as Celan, Enzensberger, and Aichinger. May be repeated for credit in different topic area. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

116. Readings in Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Religious Studies 23 or consent of instructor. Historical tradition of Jewish thought in the German cultural context; unique contributions of Jewish writers to culture of the German-speaking world; what it means to be "other" in the mainstream culture. No credit will be given to those students who have completed Humanities 121. May be repeated two times for credit if topic differs. (Same course as Jewish Studies 116.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt. | AH, OL, WC, WE.Rose

117. After the Catastrophe: Jews and Jewish Life in Post-1945 Germany (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Jews and Jewish culture in post-1945 Germany, with special attention given to literature, historical debates, photography, film, as well as websites and other new media. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE.—Fisher

118A. Vienna at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (The End of the Habsburg Empire) (4)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours; extensive writing. Knowledge of German not required. Cultural ferment in Vienna, capital of the multinational Habsburg empire, at the turn of the century, with consideration of innovations in literature, music, graphic arts, architecture, philosophy and psychology, heralding European modernism. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC.Finney

118B. Weimar Culture: Defeat, the Roaring Twenties, the Rise of Nazism (4)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours; extensive writing. Knowledge of German not required. Expressionism in graphic arts, literature, film, New Objectivity, Brecht and Bauhaus considered in the context of the failure of the German experiment in democracy, the Weimar Republic of 1919-33. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE. 

118C. Germany Under the Third Reich (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: background in modern European history; course 118B recommended. No knowledge of German required. Interdisciplinary study of German society and culture during the Third Reich (1933-45); readings in aesthetics, history, and philosophy; study of Fascist culture in literature, film, architecture, and the graphic arts; focus on everyday life in Hitler's Germany. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | WC, WE.

118E. Contemporary German Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. The political, economic, social and cultural scene of Germany today. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

119. From German Fiction to German Film (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Examines a number of film adaptations of major German prose works and plays to ascertain the types of changes involved in the shift in medium and the positive and negative effects achieved by such transferences. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC.

120. Survey of German Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Major developments in German arts, philosophical thought, social institutions, and political history. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Zhang

121. The Medieval Period in German Literature (4)

Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Literary-philosophical profile of the Mittelhochdeutsche Blütezeit in terms of the significant epics, romances, and lyric poetry. Readings in German. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—Arnett

122. Reformation and Baroque (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Exemplary literary works of the 16th and 17th centuries tracing the principal lines of development and showing the reflection in literature of the social, as well as religious, scenes. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.

123. Literature of the Classical Age (4)

Discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. A critical assessment of principal works of Goethe and Schiller within the historical and philosophical context of their times. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE. 

124. Major Movements in German Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Significant movements and schools in German literary history (e.g., the medieval troubadours, Storm and Stress, the romanticists, the George Circle, the expressionists), with emphasis on the broader cultural dynamics and ideologies as these apply to individual literary works. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.

125. Short Fiction: 1880-1914 (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Reading of short German fiction from the fin-de-siècle period and representative of various prose styles and cultural currents. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.—Finney

126. Modern German Literature (4)

Discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22. Selections from significant works of major contemporary writers, such as Hesse, Mann, Kafka, Rilke, Brecht, Grass. May be repeated one time for credit with consent of adviser. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.Finney

127. Major Writers in German (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Examination of representative works by a major writer, set in the broader cultural context of the relevant period or movement. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

129. Postwar Women Writers (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Major writers in both Germanies, Austria, and Switzerland since 1945. Topics include the concept of a feminist aesthetics, East vs. West German writers, and the status of minority women writers in Germany (Jewish, Turkish-German, Afro-German). Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, WC, WE.Finney

131. German Lyric Poetry (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Study of the genre of lyric poetry from the late Middle Ages through Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods in correlation with other literary forms and the social climate of each period. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.—Finney

132. The German Novelle (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Inquiry into the art of the "Novelle" through analysis of the materials and formal devices of representative authors from Goethe to Kafka. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

133. The German Drama (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Readings in the works of Germany's leading dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present day, such as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Büchner, Hauptmann, Brecht. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—Krimmer

134. Topics in German Intellectual History (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Topics in German intellectual history with materials from a number of periods, genres, and disciplines. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

141. The Holocaust and its Literary Representation (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Knowledge of German not required. Aesthetic representation and metaphorical transformation of the Holocaust in its human and historical perspectives. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.Rose

142. New German Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. German filmmakers of the 1960s-1980s such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Syberberg, Brückner, Schlöndorf, Kluge, Wenders. Knowledge of German not required. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Same course as Film Studies 142) Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Fisher

143. Language Through Media (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Study of contemporary German-language news media (press, video, film, CD-ROM, internet) for insight into political and cultural developments in the German-speaking countries. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Arnett

144. Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Study of major texts of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, selected with an eye to their impact on 20th-century economics, ethics, and attitudes toward eros. Particular focus on conceptions of the self and the individual's relation to society. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as Humanities 144.) GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC.Rose

160. Love in the Middle Ages (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Analysis of the phenomenon of love in selected medieval lyrical poems and romances of the twelfth and thirteenth century Blütezeit. Origins of courtly love, love and individualism, love and the Church, love and adultery. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.Arnett

168. Multiculturalism in German Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Examples of German Literature from the High Middle Ages to the present that explore the "encounter with the other" (people of color, different beliefs and cultures, and inner-German minorities). Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Arnett

176A. Classic Weimar Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: Humanities 1. German Weimar (1919-1933) cinema. Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, and G.W. Pabst among others. Influence on world-wide (esp. Hollywood) film genres such as film noir, horror, science fiction, and melodrama. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 176. Offered irregularly. (Same Course as Film Studies 176A.) GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Fisher

185. The Age of Bismarck (4)

Discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 22 or consent of instructor. Notable literary repercussions of the zenith of Germany's international status at the time of Bismarck's Chancellorship. The poetry of Storm, the prose of Fontane, the drama of Hauptmann. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

192. Field Work in German (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: course 109A or consent of instructor. Total immersion program in Germany or a German speaking setting in the U.S. to further develop student proficiency in the German language. May be repeated two times or up to 12 units of credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

194HA. Honors Program (3)

Independent study—2 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: open only to majors with a 3.500 minimum GPA in at least 135 graduation units. Research of an integrative nature (in either "General" or "Area Studies Emphasis" fields of major), guided by thesis adviser chosen by student. (P/NP grading only. Deferred grading only, pending completion of course sequence.)

194HB. Honors Program (3)

Independent study—2 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: open only to majors with a 3.500 minimum GPA in at least 135 graduation units. Writing of Honors Thesis on topic selected by student in consultation with thesis adviser. (P/NP grading only. Deferred grading only, pending completion of course sequence.)

197T. Tutoring in German (1-4)

Tutorial—3-12 hours. Prerequisite: consent of German Program Director. Tutoring in undergraduate courses including leadership in small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with department courses. May be repeated up to eight units of credit. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

202. Middle High German (4)

Discussion—3 hours; lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Outline of grammar; selections from Middle High German epic, romance, and lyric poetry.

206. Cognitive Grammar for Applied Linguists (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Analysis of grammar and application of cognitive grammar to language instruction. Syntactical problems and analyses relevant to the language the student will teach. Offered irregularly.Arnett

210. Techniques of Literary Scholarship (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The bibliographical, organizational, and methodological tools and re-sources for advanced, independent research. Offered irregularly.

211. Concepts in Literary Theory (4)

Seminar—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Advanced course in concepts of literary theory and criticism. Discussion of the emergence of theoretical concepts and their impact on the understanding and appreciation of literary works. Discussion in German and English, readings in German. Offered irregularly.

212. Contemporary Approaches to Literary Theory (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of contemporary theoretical approaches such as structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, Marxism/Frankfurt School, and reception theory in conjunction with the works of major authors. Offered irregularly. 

239. Narrative and Narrative Theory (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Studies, in a theoretical and literary historical context, major elements of 19th- and 20th-century narrative, such as techniques of framing, refraction, and montage; narrative perspective; mimesis; and self-consciousness. Focuses on paradigmatic prose texts alongside a spectrum of critical approaches.

240. Forms of German Verse (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The development of German verse from the Middle Ages to the present, with special emphasis on different techniques of text analysis and interpretation. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

241. The German Drama (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The major forms of German drama from its origins to the middle of the twentieth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.—Finney

242. The German Novelle (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The major German Novellisten, with particular emphasis on the flowering of this genre in the nineteenth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

243. Fontane and the Rise of the Modern German Novel (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Fontane, the father of the modern German novel and the chief German representative of the European novel at its greatest, in the context of the nineteenth-century European political and social scene. Offered irregularly.

244. Gender and Comedy (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Studies of genre and gender in German-language comedy by male and female writers from the 18th century to the present. Authors treated include Lessing, Kleist, Büchner, Ebner-Eschenbach, Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Frisch, Langner, and Jelinek. Offered irregularly.—Finney

252. The Writings of Lessing (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of Lessing's theory of literature with particular emphasis upon his critical attacks on French drama. Offered irregularly.

253. Goethe (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The Study of the origins of Goethe's thought in German Pietism, and his principal artistic, autobiographical, scientific, and philosophical works. Offered irregularly.—Krimmer

254. Schiller (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. A critical analysis of Schiller's major works and his impact on the intellectual climate in Germany during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Offered irregularly.—Krimmer

255. Aesthetics in the Age of Goethe (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Emergence of aesthetic autonomy from eighteenth century normative poetics during the Age of Goethe. The shift from a model based on the imitation of nature (and the Ancients) to a new concept grounded in the individuality of aesthetic experience. Offered irregularly.

253. Goethe (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The Study of the origins of Goethe's thought in German Pietism, and his principal artistic, autobiographical, scientific, and philosophical works. Offered irregularly.—Krimmer

254. Schiller (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. A critical analysis of Schiller's major works and his impact on the intellectual climate in Germany during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Offered irregularly.—Krimmer

260. The Poetry of Rilke (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of the principal motifs, myths, images, and problems in the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Offered irregularly. 

261. Brecht and the Epic Theater (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. A reading of Brecht's works with emphasis on the ideas which impelled the development of new literary forms and concepts.—S. (S.) Fisher

262. Studies in Turn-of-the-Century Culture (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Investigates literary currents in turn-of-the-century Germany and Austria against the background of contemporaneous developments in psychology, the visual arts, philosophy, and music. Authors treated include Hauptmann, Holz and Schlaf, Schnitzler, T. Mann, Wedekind, Musil, Hofmannsthal. Offered irregularly.Finney

285. Middle High German Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Extensive reading of Middle High German texts in the original language. Examines linguistic and literary problems. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.

288. The Renaissance and Reformation in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Restricted to graduate standing. The parabolic and didactic style in Germany's literature during the sixteenth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

289. German Literature of the Baroque (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing. The "Elegantiaideal" and the varying methods used to portray it in seventeenth-century German literature. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

290. The Enlightenment in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Revolt against the concept of the "Elegantiaideal," and evolution of a new literature based on reason and wit. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

291. Foreign Language Learning in the Classroom (4)

Seminar—3 hours; project. Overview of approaches to university-level foreign language instruction and the theoretical notions underlying current trends in classroom practices across commonly taught foreign languages. (Same course as French 291 and Spanish 291.)—Arnett

292. Sentimentality and Sturm und Drang in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours. Reaction to overemphasis on Reason: theories of Hamann and Herder and works of poets such as Lenz, Leisewitz, the early Goethe and Schiller. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

293. The Classical Age of German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Inquiry into the aesthetic and humanistic qualities of Germany's greatest literary epoch. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

294. The Romantic Period in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Survey of the works of early nineteenth-century authors in reaction against the age of classicism. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

295. Poetic Realism in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Outstanding figures in German literature between 1840 and 1890. Important phases in their developments will be treated. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

296. Twentieth-Century German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Considers the revolt of the Hauptmann generation, Symbolism, Expressionism, and the chief currents of the contemporary scene. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.—Finney

297. Special Topics in German Literature (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Various special topics in German literature, which may cut across the more usual period and genre rubrics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

298. Group Study (1-5)

299. Individual Study (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

299D. Special Study for the Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

Professional

390A. The Teaching of German (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.)Arnett

390B. The Teaching of German (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.)Arnett

390C. The Teaching of German (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.)Arnett

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

400. Tutorial and Instructional Internship (1-3)

Discussion—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Apprentice training in ongoing undergraduate literature courses taught by regular staff, with supplementary weekly critique sessions; intern leadership of discussion sections under staff supervision. May be repeated for credit.

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