Honours German Studies (60 credits)

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

Program Requirements

The Honours in German Studies provides students with a rigorous and broad inquiry into the major features that have defined German cultural life since the eighteenth century. Knowledge of the German language is a core component of the Honours program and all courses towards Honours will be taught in German. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture. Students will acquire the skills of critical reading and viewing that allow them to interpret complex works of art and evaluate their social and cultural significance.

Note: Beginners' and intermediate language levels are offered either as a one-term intensive course or a two-term spanned course. Students choose which version of the level they prefer.

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 to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Honours students, according to Faculty regulations, also must complete at least a minor concentration (18 credits) in another academic unit.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • GERM 575 Honours Thesis (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Research and completion of the Honours thesis on an approved subject.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall or Winter

    • Restriction: For students in the Honours Program only.

Complementary Courses (54 credits)

Revision, May 2017. Start of revision.

54 credits of complementary courses taken in German selected with the following specifications:

6 credits must be in pre-20th century literature and culture.

Students can take a maximum of 6 credits of LLCU courses and only with prior approval.

A maximum of 9 credits in GERM courses offered in English and only with prior approval.

3 credits at the 400-level.

Revision, May 2017. End of revision.

Language Courses

  • GERM 200 German Language, Intensive Beginners (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An intensive language course designed to develop communicative skills; covers the first level (GERM 202D1/GERM 202D2) in one term. Required for program students.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Maria Morrison (Fall) Maria Morrison (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 6 hours, plus 1 hour laboratory

  • GERM 202 German Language, Beginners' (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A comprehensive first-level course designed to develop communicative skills.

    Terms: Summer 2017, Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kathrin Maria Spiller, Olesya Ivantsova (Summer) Tim Klähn, Sun-Young Kim, Lisa Teichmann, Ozlem Orhan, Sophie-Marie Schönberg (Fall) Maria Morrison, Sophie-Marie Schönberg, Tim Klähn (Winter)

    • 6 hours, plus 1 hour laboratory

  • GERM 202D1 German Language, Beginners' (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A comprehensive first level course designed to develop communicative skills.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Tim Klähn, Sun-Young Kim, Lisa Teichmann, Ozlem Orhan, Sophie-Marie Schönberg (Fall)

  • GERM 202D2 German Language, Beginners (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : See GERM 202D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Maria Morrison, Sophie-Marie Schönberg, Tim Klähn (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: GERM 202D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 202D1 and GERM 202D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • GERM 300 German Language Intensive Intermediate (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Continuation of GERM 200; covers the second level (GERM 307D1/GERM 307D2) in one term.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 6 hours, plus 1 hour laboratory

    • Prerequisite: GERM 200 or GERM 202,202D1/D2 or equivalent, or permission of Department

    • Required for program students

  • GERM 307 German Language - Intermediate (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Review of grammar, further development of basic skills; literary and cultural readings.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim, Kathrin Maria Spiller (Fall) Sun-Young Kim, Kathrin Maria Spiller (Winter)

    • 6 hours

    • Prerequisite: GERM 202 or GERM 200, or equivalent, or permission of Department

  • GERM 307D1 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Review of grammar, further development of basic skills; literary and cultural readings.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim, Kathrin Maria Spiller (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisite: GERM 200 or GERM 202, 202D1/D2, or equivalent, or permission of Department.

    • Students must register for both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • GERM 307D2 German Language - Intermediate (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : See GERM 307D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Sun-Young Kim, Kathrin Maria Spiller (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: GERM 307D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both GERM 307D1 and GERM 307D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

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

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Maria Morrison (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.

List of Complementary Courses:

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

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016

    Instructors: Paul Peters (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Given in English

  • GERM 260 Introduction to German Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Given in English

  • GERM 331 Germany after Reunification (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Given in German

    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department

  • GERM 332 Topics in Eighteenth-Century German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Study of specific topics as they relate to eighteenth-century German literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 333 What is Enlightenment? (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An introduction to the debates and values of eighteenth-century German literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 335 Science and Literature (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines the complex exchanges between science and literature across German literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 336 German Language, Media and Culture (3 credits) *

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to German culture through literary and non-literary texts, film, multimedia, commercials, painting and photography. By learning how to read these cultural productions, students will refine their communication skills, expand reading strategies, build vocabulary, and review selective grammatical structures.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Andrew Piper (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Course taught entirely in German.

    • Prerequisite: GERM 307 or equivalent; GERM 325 may be taken concurrently

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken GERM 336 prior to September 2009.

  • GERM 337 Literature and Revolution (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Seminar on the relationship between literature and political, social and aesthetic change.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 340 Romanticism (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines one of the pivotal moments of cultural transition in German literary history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 344 Realism (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : What are the different ways social life has been represented in German literature and culture?

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 348 Nature and Ecopoetics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines how German literature and culture engage with and construct an understanding of nature and the environment

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 350 Modernism and the Avant-Garde (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will focus on the variety of German modernisms and their schools of thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 351 Vienna and Berlin (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Interdisciplinary study of the quintessential modern centers within Germanic speaking Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 355 Nietzsche and Wagner (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Given in English

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

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016

    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,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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Given in English

  • GERM 359 Bertolt Brecht (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Given in English

  • GERM 360 German Drama (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will survey the theatrical tradition within German.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Given in German

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or equivalent or permission of department

  • GERM 364 Gender and Society in German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Winter)

    • Given in English

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

  • GERM 365 Modern Short Fiction (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A study of short prose forms in German throughout history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Given in English

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

  • GERM 366 Lyric (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the study of German Poetry from the Middle Ages to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 368 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,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 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level

    • Course given in English

  • GERM 369 The German Novel (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Sustained engagement with the major texts of the German novel from Grimmelshausen to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Given in English

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

  • GERM 371 German Cinema (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Survey of German cinema from its inception to the present

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Daniel Schwartz (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 372 Topics in German Cinema (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course investigates a special topic related to the history of German cinema.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 375 German Media Studies (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the history of German media studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 379 German Visual Culture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course engages with the different strands of German visual culture across media.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 381 Topics in German Thought (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Special topics on German intellectual history and its contributions to major philosophical traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 385 Critical Theory (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Engagement with the history of critique from Kant to Adorno.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval.

    • 1. Given in German

  • GERM 388 Post-Wall Culture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Upper level seminar exploring topics in German culture after unification.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 390 Topics in 21st Century German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Study of pressing contemporary themes within German literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 397 Individual Reading Course 01 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Given solely at the discretion of the instructor.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

  • GERM 398 Individual Reading Course 02 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Given solely at the discretion of the instructor.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

  • GERM 401 Advanced Topics in German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Advanced research course on special topic of German literature and culture.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 580 Topics in 18th Century Literature (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

*NOTE: Students can take either GERM 331 or GERM 336 but not both.

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