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German Studies (GERM)

German Studies (GERM)

Location

Location

  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 425
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
  • Telephone: 514-398-3650
  • Fax: 514-398-1748
  • Email: german [dot] studies [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/german

About German Studies

About German Studies

With faculty members working at the forefront of literary, media and cultural studies, the Department of German Studies immerses students both in the rich literary traditions of German-language literature and in the innovative directions of transdisciplinary research. With our multiple major, minor, honors and joint honors programs, we can accommodate a broad range of student interests from 18th-century Enlightenment to questions of migration and multiculturalism in contemporary German culture. While our department offers a wide spectrum of courses in language, literature and culture, our particular strengths lie in philosophy, critical theory, cultural studies, philology, cinema and media studies. Students in our department receive close attention and individual mentoring in both their academic and professional training. We also consider German Studies to be part of a broader humanistic endeavor and encourage students to draw on the wealth of faculty working on relevant topics both at McGill and the many other Montreal universities in departments and programs such as History, Philosophy, Music, Art History and Communications, Jewish Studies, English, and other national literatures.

Prerequisites for Literature Courses

Prerequisites for Literature Courses

The prerequisite for all literature courses taught in German is GERM 325, or equivalent, or permission of the Department.

Topical Listings

Topical Listings

Language
a) General courses
GERM 200 (6) German Language, Intensive Beginners'
GERM 202 (6) German Language, Beginners'
GERM 203 (6) German for Reading
GERM 300 (6) German Language Intensive Intermediate
GERM 307 (6) German Language - Intermediate
GERM 325 (6) German Language - Intensive Advanced
b) Special courses
GERM 316 (3) German: Analytic Study of Texts
GERM 330 (3) Landeskunde
GERM 336 (3) German Language, Media and Culture
GERM 341 (3) Essay Writing
GERM 342 (3) Translation
GERM 345 (3) Business German 1
GERM 346 (3) Business German 2
Literature and Culture
GERM 331 (3) Germany after Reunification
GERM 349 (3) Methods of Literary Analysis
GERM 352 (3) German Literature - 19th Century 3
GERM 353 (3) 19th Century Literary Topics
GERM 360 (3) German Literature 1890 to 1918
GERM 361 (3) German Literature 1918 to 1945
GERM 362 (3) 20th Century Literature Topics
GERM 363 (3) German Postwar Literature
GERM 380 (3) 18th Century German Literature
GERM 450 (3) Classical Period in German Literature
GERM 451 (3) German Romanticism
GERM 511 (3) Middle High German Literature
GERM 561 (3) German Literature: Baroque
GERM 580 (3) Topics in 18th Century Literature
Literature and Culture in Translation
GERM 197 (3) FYS: Images of Otherness
GERM 259 (3) Introduction to German Literature 1
GERM 260 (3) Introduction to German Literature 2
GERM 355 (3) Nietzsche and Wagner
GERM 357 (3) German Culture in European Context
GERM 358 (3) Franz Kafka
GERM 359 (3) Bertolt Brecht
GERM 364 (3) German Culture: Gender and Society
GERM 365 (3) Language of Media from Manuscript to Hypertext
GERM 366 (3) Postwar German Literature/Film
GERM 367 (3) Topics in German Thought
GERM 368 (3) Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
GERM 371 (3) Cultural Change and Evolution of German
GERM 382 (3) Faust: Chapbook to Horror Film
GERM 400 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar: Contemporary German Studies

German Studies (GERM) Faculty

German Studies (GERM) Faculty

Chair
Karin Bauer
Emeritus Professor
Peter M. Daly; B.A.(Brist.), Ph.D.(Zur.)
Emeritus Honorific Professor
Adrian Hsia; Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin)
Professor
Paul Peters; B.A.(Man.), Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin)
Associate Professor
Karin Bauer; M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Assistant Professors
Michael Cowan; B.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Andrew Piper; B.A.(Prin.), Ph.D.(Col.)
Faculty Lecturer
Sylvia Rieger; M.A.(Regensburg), M.A.(Vanderbilt), Ph.D.(Wash., Seattle)
Undergraduate Program Director
Professor Michael Cowan
Advisers
Minor, Major, Honours, Joint Honours Programs: Professor Andrew Piper, 514-398-2044
Major in Contemporary German Studies: Professor Karin Bauer, 514-398-3647
Note: Students may begin at the intermediate or advanced level in their first year if they have taken German courses in high school or in CEGEP or through McGill Summer Studies. The courses GERM 202 or GERM 307 may be offered through Summer Studies.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Literature (18 credits)

This is offered as a special program for students who already possess the necessary language skills before coming to McGill, or have acquired the competence by completing the intensive sequence (GERM 200 and GERM 300) as elective courses in their first year. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Literature (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits)

This program may not be expanded to a Major Concentration.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies (36 credits)

The Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies is open to students with a sound knowledge of German as acquired in GERM 325 or equivalent. Those students who do not have the required competence in German may take the Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies only if they also take a Minor Concentration German Language. Proficiency, equivalency and ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration German Studies - Language and Literature (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Language and Literature (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration German Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours German Studies (60 credits)

The Honours German Studies consists of 60 credits in German. Literature courses provide an introduction to the major periods from the Middle Ages to the present. Admission to the honours program requires departmental approval. Students may begin this program in their first year. Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses, and, according ...

For more information, see Honours German Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component German Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs."  Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component German Studies (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)