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.
The prerequisite for all literature courses taught in German is GERM 325, or equivalent, or permission of the Department.
|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 336||(3)||German Language, Media and Culture|
|GERM 341||(3)||Essay Writing|
|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|
|Peter M. Daly; B.A.(Brist.), Ph.D.(Zur.)|
|Emeritus Honorific Professor|
|Adrian Hsia; Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin)|
|Paul Peters; B.A.(Man.), Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin)|
|Karin Bauer; M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)|
|Michael Cowan; B.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Andrew Piper; B.A.(Prin.), Ph.D.(Col.)|
|Sylvia Rieger; M.A.(Regensburg), M.A.(Vanderbilt), Ph.D.(Wash., Seattle)|
|Undergraduate Program Director|
|Professor Michael Cowan|
|Minor, Major, Honours, Joint Honours Programs: Professor Andrew Piper, 514-398-2044|
|Major in Contemporary German Studies: Professor Karin Bauer, 514-398-3647|
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.
For more information, see Minor Concentration German Language (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).
This program may not be expanded to a Major Concentration.
For more information, see Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 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).
For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Language and Literature (36 credits).
For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Literature and Culture (36 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).
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).