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Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies (36 credits)

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

Program Requirements

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 the Minor Concentration German Language. Proficiency, equivalency and placement will be determined by the Program Adviser.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • HIST 234 German History to 1648 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The development of the German states from the beginning of the Middle Ages, papal-imperial world-power rivalry, the Reformation, and the Thirty Year's War.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-235D
  • HIST 235 German History since 1648 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The decline of the mediaeval empire. Austro-Prussian rivalry, the industrial revolution, the modern German state, the two world wars, and Germany's division and re-unification.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or HIST 234
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-235D

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as follows:

A) 6 credits from courses in German Literature and Culture
B) 12 credits from courses in German Society
C) 9 credits from courses in German Studies

A) German Literature and Culture

6 credits in German Literature and Culture selected from:

  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sylvia Rieger (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Course given in English
    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
  • 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
    • Course given in English

B) German Society

12 credits in German Society chosen from three disciplines including History, or from two disciplines excluding History. Courses are to be selected from the lists below:

Economics

  • ECON 345 The International Economy since 1914 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Studies the history of economic adjustments in the 20th century, with particular reference to the industrialized countries. Topics include: the economic impact of WWI, the attempts to revive the international economy in the 1920s, the causes and consequences of the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the economic problems and subsequent economic boom following WWII.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209, or MGCR 293 and ECON 295, or ECON 230D1/D2, or ECON 250D1/D2
  • ECON 423 International Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of the theory and policy of international trade. Topics examined include: classical and modern theories of trade; tariffs; labour and capital mobility; trade and development; the WTO.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: William Watson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1/D2 or ECON 250D1/D2
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 423D1/D2
  • ECON 424 International Payments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of the theory and policy of international financial relations. Topics examined include: the balance of payments; exchange rates; global capital markets; the international monetary system.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Taweewan Sidthidet (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1/D2 or ECON 250D1/D2
    • Corequisite: ECON 330D1 or ECON 352D1
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 423D1/D2

Management

  • BUSA 391 International Business Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Introduction to the legal aspects of foreign trade and investment transactions. Forms and documentation of types of foreign trade contracts. Conflict avoidance, arbitration, and litigation arising from international transactions. Government regulation of foreign trade. Legal aspects of the international transfer of investments and technology. Conventions and institutions of international economic cooperation (e.g. GATT, ICC, IMF, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: David Schumacher, Hermann Juergens, John Saba (Fall) Sujata Madan, John Saba (Winter) John Saba (Summer)

  • MGPO 383 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational business involvement (exporting, licensing, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, consortia); technology transfer, location and ownership strategies: competitive multinational relationships. Emphasis on pragmatic analysis, using case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MRKT 483 International Marketing Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Marketing management considerations of a company seeking to extend beyond its domestic market. Required changes in product, pricing, channel, and communications policies. Attention to international trade and export marketing in the Canadian context.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382 and MGCR 352
    • Formerly MGMT 483
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Matissa Hollister (Winter) Sung Soo Kim, Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

Political Science

  • POLI 212 Government and Politics - Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The nature of politics in a few selected nations of the industrialized world, applying the concepts introduced in POLI 211 to specific national contexts. Countries studied will be drawn principally from Europe and North America.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 328 Comparing European Democracies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to the study of contemporary European politics. The course presents the basic concepts and approaches used in the field of European comparative politics and examines patterns of similarity and difference across Europe, as well as some current political debates in Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 211 or POLI 212, or POLI 227
    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics.
  • POLI 331 Politics in East Central Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Analysis of recent dramatic changes in East Central Europe in light of the historical development and current structure of these states, their relationship to their societies, with emphasis on diversity and its sources.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Winter) Vincent Post (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related course i.e. Comparative Politics or East European History or written consent of the instructor. Recommended POLI 329.
  • POLI 344 Foreign Policy: Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the evolution of the European system since 1945.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International or European Politics or written consent of instructor. POLI 346 would be a helpful preparation for this course
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 357 Politics: Contemporary Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of political institutions and processes in today's Europe, concentrating on the member-states of the European Union and on the Union itself. The course is organized thematically rather than on a country-by-country basis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Anthony Kevins (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 212 or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 431 Nations and States/Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The role of nationalism in European and North American political development. Topics include: nationalism and state-formation, secession and sub-state nationalism, war and nationalism, federal and consociational arrangements in multi-national societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 or POLI 328
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.

Sociology

  • SOCI 330 Sociological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major sociological theoretical traditions are seen in their historical contexts, as the background to current theoretical issues. Emphasis on Smith, Tocqueville, Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Parsons.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 354 Dynamics of Industrial Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Theories of social, economic, and political change in the industrialized societies. Causes of cycles in economic growth; imperialism and war; and in ethnic, religious, and industrial conflict. Causes of long run trends in social inequality, crime, family stability, and the position of women. Comparison of North America, Europe, Russia, and Japan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or any other introductory course in the social sciences

C) German Studies

9 credits in German Studies selected from the GERM courses below or from any advanced course in German language or German literature (taught in German or in translation) or from the lists of courses on German Society above. Other courses offered by Art History, Geography, Jewish Studies, Music, Philosophy, etc. can be substituted with permission of the Program Adviser.

  • GERM 345 Business German 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course introduces students to the terminology and syntax of Business German in contrast with English to ensure a sound basis for business communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • GERM 346 Business German 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course is designed to develop oral and written skills for competence in German for business communication as well as cross-cultural awareness by discussing current materials from various sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 345 or equivalent, or permission of the Department

Courses may also be chosen from the lists below.

Jewish Studies

  • JWST 371D1 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In the forefront of the development of modern society in Europe and North America, the Jews have shown a distinct preference for the metropolis. The influence of Vienna and New York on the socio-cultural development of the Jews and on the Jewish contribution to general culture. The contributions of Schnitzler, Freud, Herzl and the New York intellectuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Students must register for both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 371D2 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 371D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: JWST 371D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 383 Holocaust Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Readings from Holocaust literature in English translation. Writers include Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Elie Wiesel, Dan Pagis, Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs, U.Z. Greenberg and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken this topic under JWST 381

Philosophy

  • PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of the works of such 19th century philosophers as Mach, Helmholtz, Dedekind, Frege, Marx, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Mill and Bradley.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Susan Judith Hoffmann (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A previous course in philosophy is recommended
  • PHIL 474 Phenomenology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A study of phenomenology from a historical and thematic perspective. The course will typically involve the study of central thinkers such as Husserl, Heidegger, or Merleau-Ponty, with an examination of the nature and development of the phenomenological movement.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Susan Judith Hoffmann (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one intermediate course in philosophy
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