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Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits)

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

Program Requirements

This program may not be expanded to a Major concentration.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of courses in German literature or culture in translation, such as:

  • GERM 259 Introduction to German Literature 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the major authors, genres, and topics of German literature from the Middle Ages to the Age of Goethe, including the Nibelungenlied, Faust, classical tragedy, and the rise of the novel.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • GERM 260 Introduction to German Literature 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the major authors, genres, and topics of German literature from the 19th century to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter Schweppe (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • GERM 355 Nietzsche and Wagner (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines the relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the composer Richard Wagner. It explores their intellectual kinship, their view of art, music, and philosophy in the context of Nietzsche's critique of modernity and decadence and analyzes the Third Reich's and Hollywood's appropriation of Nietzsche and Wagner.

    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 English
  • GERM 357 German Culture in European Context (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A comparative examination of selected moments in German literary, artistic and cultural history in relation to broader European movements; focus on influences, exchanges and dialogues across national boundaries.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Course given in English
    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
  • GERM 358 Franz Kafka (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will look at the works on Franz Kafka, a "classic" modernist author, in three characteristic genres: the story, the novel, and the short prose piece. A selection of Kafka's letters and diary entries as well as critical approaches to his work will also be studied.

    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 359 Bertolt Brecht (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course provides an overview of Brecht's development as a dramatist and as a theorist, advocate and practitioner of a new form of theater. Attention will also be given to Brecht as a poet and to film versions of Brecht's works.

    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 364 German Culture: Gender and Society (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : In connection with notions of identity, nationhood, political change, and cultural difference, this course investigates concepts and issues of gender in contemporary German Society. The readings include critical essays and literary texts by writers, scholars, philosophers, journalists, politicians, and political activists.

    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 English
  • GERM 365 Language of Media from Manuscript to Hypertext (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The history of communications media and their impact on our language and thought discussions of literary works in a variety of media (book, radio, film, television, hypertext) by authors such as Goethe, Kafka, Borges, Brecht, Beckett, Sontag and DeLillo.

    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 English
  • GERM 367 Topics in German Thought (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A variety of issues significant to the development of German cultural and intellectual life.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Paul Peters (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • GERM 368 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Interdisciplinary study of one of the formative periods of modern European culture; examination of literature, art, thought, culture and politics in Vienna around 1900.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Paul Peters (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
    • Course given in English
  • GERM 382 Faust: Chapbook to Horror Film (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will explore why the story of a mathematician who sold his soul to the devil has remained one of the most enduring myths in western culture. Works discussed will include plays by Marlowe, Goethe, and Valery and films by Murnau, Kurosawa, and others.

    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 English.
  • 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)