Skip to main content
College of Liberal Arts »

German

Information » Programs » GERM Course »

Courses - GERM Graduate Level

510. The Faces of United Germany: Past, Present, and Future (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in German or consent of Program Director in German.
Program in German or consent of Graduate Advisor in the German Studies. The course locates the present concentration of international research in the discipline and requires individual research, presentation of findings, and a substantive paper.
Letter grade only (A-F).

530./430. German Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in German.
German poetry from the Baroque to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F).

540. German Novella (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in German.
The German Novella as a separate literary genre, represented by Goethe, Tieck, Kleist, Keller, Meyer, Storm, Spielhagen, Hesse, Kafka, Thomas Mann, and others.
Not open for credit to students with credit in GERM 541. Letter grade only (A-F).

550./450. Reason, Revolution and Romantic Thought (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Literary trends of the 18th century, with emphasis on Lessing, Wieland, Klopstock, Herder, Goethe and Schiller and authors from "Sturm und Drang" to Romanticism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

558. Road to Modernity (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Representative literary works of the "Biedermeier," "Junges Deutschland" and "Poetischer Realismus" against the back-ground of the historical, philosophical, and cultural movements of the times.
Letter grade only (A-F).

559./459. German Literature from 1890-1945 (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German. Major .
German prose, drama, and poetry from Naturalism to the end of World War II.
May be repeatable for 6 units in different semesters.

560./460. Two Perspectives: 1945 to 1990 (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in German.
Significant contemporary German writers of prose, drama and poetry in the context of the divided Germany.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590. Theoretical Approaches (3)

Prerequisite: B.A. in German or equivalent.
Evaluation of various methods in interpreting a literary work of art; different levels of interpretation; concepts of literary movements; complexity of structure related to content; literary appreciation; introduction to bibliographical aids.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

598. Selected Topics in German (3)

Prerequisities: B.A. in German or equivalent.
Exploration of topics in language, culture and literature.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Students with credit in GERM 511 may only have a total of 9 units of GERM 511 and GERM 598 combined.

599. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and department chair.
Consent of instructor and chairperson or graduate advisor. Selected topics in German to be pursued in depth.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

653. Selected Topics - Seminar in a Century of German Literature (3)

Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units in different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

  • A. Century of German Literature
  • C. 18th Century Classicism
  • F. 20th Century German Literature

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and department chair.
Required of all candidates for the master of arts in German who do not choose to write a thesis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-4)

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis. Does not count toward 30 units required for the M.A. degree.


College of Liberal Arts
University Course Listings
PDFPrint (PDF) Versions of the Catalog