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Minor Concentration German Literature (18 credits)

Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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.

Required Course (6 credits)

  • GERM 325 German Language - Intensive Advanced (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course aims at developing post-intermediate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with emphasis on oral and written expression. Special attention is given to word formation and to the proper choice of grammatical structures, vocabulary, and phraseology.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger (Fall) Sun-Young Kim (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: GERM 300 or GERM 307D1/D2, or equivalent, or permission of Department.
    • Required for program students.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of courses in German literature or culture, given in German, such as:

  • GERM 330 Landeskunde (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to images of modern Germany, perceptions and conceptions of Germany since the Second World War.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of Department.
  • GERM 331 Germany after Reunification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The events which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the changing cultural, social, political and economic landscape of the 'New Germany'. Highlighting issues of cultural and social politics, texts discussed include historical, literary and film material.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • GERM 352 German Literature - 19th Century 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course offers an introduction to the literary movements of Biedermeier, Junges Deutschland, Vormärz, Poetic Realism, and Naturalism in connection with the political and social developments in 19th century Germany. Tests by major authors such as Buchner, Heine and Fontane will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • GERM 353 19th Century Literary Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Varying topics of 19th century literature.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paul Peters (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325, or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • GERM 360 German Literature 1890 to 1918 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The course deals with various genres of literature and forms of culture associated with Naturalism and Expressionism from the turn of the century to the Weimar Republic. Writers studied may include: Hauptmann, Wedekind, Schnitzler, Heinrich Mann, Sternheim, Kaiser, Thomas Mann, Kafka, Rosa Luxemburg.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 361 German Literature 1918 to 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The course deals with the culture, literature and society of the Weimar Republic and the period of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Writers studied will include: Brecht, Seghers, Fleisser, Kästner, Tucholsky, Benn, Kolmar, and Lasker-Schüler.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 362 20th Century Literature Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to selected topics and genres in twentieth century literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 363 German Postwar Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The course deals with the literature and culture of the Federal Republic of Germany, the former German Democratic Republic and unified Germany since 1945. It treats major authors and trends. Topics addressed include issues of nationalism and gender, multiculturalism, and other concerns of contemporary German society.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 380 18th Century German Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An introduction to German literature of the 18th century: Enlightenment and Sturm und Drang. The course will follow a socio-historical approach, i.e. it will attempt to delineate some of the relations that exist between the texts and their social, political, and cultural context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 400 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Contemporary German Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar, for third-year students on a single topic or theme. Topics may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • GERM 450 Classical Period in German Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : For the most part, the works of Goethe and Schiller are discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 451 German Romanticism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course deals with German literary texts of the Romantic period, studied in their literary, historical, cultural and sociological context. References will be made to the other arts, in particular to music. Writers studied will include: Hoffmann, Eichendorff, Novalis, Hoffmann, Kleist, and Tieck.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 455 Women of the Romantic Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course places at its centre the life-worlds, biographies, and forms of self-expression by German women of the Romantic Era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent.
    • Course is given in German for advanced undergraduate program students.
  • GERM 511 Middle High German Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This seminar course will acquaint students with the German courtly literature of the 12th and 13th century, its concepts, concerns and its sociology. The knightly romances of Hartmann von Aue (Erec), Wolfram von Eschenbach (Parzival), Gottfried von Straßburg (Tristan), and the heroic epic (Nibelungenlied) will be read and discussed in class, Hartmann's Erec in the original MHG language as well as in translation, to give students a basic acquaintance with the Middle High German literary language. Writers studied will include: Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Straßburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: Germ 325 or equivalent
  • GERM 580 Topics in 18th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Topics in eighteenth-century German literature.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent.
Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)