German

(College of Letters and Science)

Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. German and Russian; 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://german.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://german.ucdavis.edu/faculty

(College of Letters and Science)

Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. German and Russian; 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://german.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://german.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

The German major explores in depth the literature and language, the culture and commerce of the German-speaking world (primarily Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The key to the major lies in the careful balance between solid core requirements and the possibility to explore German subject areas through the lens of other disciplines, such as music, art, philosophy, history, and economics.

The Program. The department offers courses that highlight literary figures, movements and themes. These courses form the core of upper-division literature electives, but we also offer courses that discuss contemporary culture and commerce in German-speaking countries. Regardless of emphasis, students will find maximum practice in spoken and written German as well as in listening comprehension in all upper-division courses offered in German.

Career Alternatives. Completion of the major prepares students for graduate study in German or for career opportunities in international fields ranging from employment in business and government to careers in the fine arts and sciences. Also, it permits admission to professional schools such as law and medicine.

Honors and Honors Program. The honors program consists of two quarters of research (194H) terminating in an honors thesis. For details consult the undergraduate major advisor. Graduation with high or highest honors requires participation in the honors program.

Graduate Study. The Department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree and to the Ph.D. degree in German Literature. Additional degree options for a designated emphasis are available through departmental affiliations with the programs in Social Theory and Comparative History, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, and Second Language Acquisition. Detailed information may be obtained by writing to the Department Chairperson or the Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Advisor. Chunjie Zhang

Prerequisite Credit. Credit normally will not be given on the lower-division level for a course that is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed.

Major Advisor. Elisabeth Krimmer

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 0-27
GER 001
Elementary German (Active)
5
GER 002
Elementary German (Active)
5
GER 003
Elementary German (Active)
5
or
The equivalent.
 
GER 020
Intermediate German (Active)
4
GER 021
Intermediate German (Active)
4
GER 022
Intermediate German (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 44
GER 101A
Survey of German Literature, 800-1800 (Active)
4
GER 101B
Survey of German Literature, 1800-Present (Active)
4
GER 103
Writing Skills in German (Active)
4
GER 120
Survey of German Culture (Active)
4
or
GER 118E
Contemporary German Culture (Active)
4
Choose four courses from upper division offerings taught in German.
16
Choose three additional upper division courses from:
12
GER 104
Translation (Active)
4
GER 105
The Modern German Language (Active)
4
GER 109A
Business German (Active)
4
GER 109B
Advanced Business German (Active)
4
GER 121
The Medieval Period in German Literature (Active)
4
GER 122
Reformation and Baroque (Active)
4
GER 123
Literature of the Classical Age (Active)
4
GER 124
Major Movements in German Literature (Active)
4
GER 125
Short Fiction: 1880-1914 (Active)
4
GER 126
Modern German Literature (Active)
4
GER 127
Major Writers in German (Active)
4
GER 129
Postwar Women Writers (Active)
4
GER 131
German Lyric Poetry (Active)
4
GER 132
The German Novelle (Active)
4
GER 133
The German Drama (Active)
4
GER 134
Topics in German Intellectual History (Active)
4
GER 141
The Holocaust and its Literary Representation (Active)
4
GER 142
New German Cinema (Active)
4
GER 143
Language Through Media (Active)
4
GER 144
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (Active)
4
GER 160
Love in the Middle Ages (Active)
4
GER 168
Multiculturalism in German Literature (Active)
4
GER 176A
Classic Weimar Cinema (Active)
4
GER 185
The Age of Bismarck (Active)
4
GER 192
Field Work in German (Active)
1-12
GER 194HA
Honors Program (Active)
3
GER 194HB
Honors Program (Active)
3
GER 197T
Tutoring in German (Active)
1-4
GER 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
or
Courses in other disciplines that focus on German history, thought, and culture, upon approval of the major advisor.
 
Electives include, but are not limited to:
 
AHI 176C
Art of the Middle Ages: Gothic (Active)
4
COM 138
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
COM 140
Thematic and Structural Study of Literature (Active)
4
COM 141
Introduction to Critical Theoretical Approaches to Literature and Culture (Active)
4
COM 142
Critical Reading and Analysis (Active)
4
COM 147
Modern Jewish Writers (Active)
4
ECN 110B
World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution (Active)
4
ECN 116
Comparative Economic Systems (Active)
4
ECN 160A
International Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 160B
International Macroeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 162
International Economic Relations (Active)
4
FMS 142
New German Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 176A
Classic Weimar Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 176B
Postwar German Cinema (Active)
4
HIS 142A
History of the Holocaust (Active)
4
and
HIS 142B
The Memory of the Holocaust (Active)
4
HIS 144A
History of Germany, 1450 to 1789 (Active)
4
and
HIS 144B
History of Germany since 1789 (Active)
4
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
PHI 170
Spinoza and Leibniz (Active)
4
PHI 175
Kant (Active)
4
POL 117
Topics in the History of Political Thought (Active)
4
POL 118C
History of Political Theory: Late Modern (Active)
4
POL 137
International Relations in Western Europe (Active)
4
Note: Many of the above electives from other disciplines have prerequisites. The total of 44 upper division units may include units earned in the Education Abroad Program.
 
Total: 44-71

(College of Letters and Science)

Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. German and Russian; 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://german.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://german.ucdavis.edu/faculty

Graduate Study. The Department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree and to the Ph.D. degree in German Literature. Additional degree options for a designated emphasis are available through departmental affiliations with the programs in Social Theory and Comparative History, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, and Second Language Acquisition. Detailed information may be obtained by writing to the Department Chairperson or the Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Advisor. Chunjie Zhang

(College of Letters and Science)

Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. German and Russian; 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://german.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://german.ucdavis.edu/faculty

Graduate Study. The Department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree and to the Ph.D. degree in German Literature. Additional degree options for a designated emphasis are available through departmental affiliations with the programs in Social Theory and Comparative History, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, and Second Language Acquisition. Detailed information may be obtained by writing to the Department Chairperson or the Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Advisor. Chunjie Zhang

(College of Letters and Science)

Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. German and Russian; 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://german.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://german.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Department offers a German minor consisting of at least 20 upper-division units of courses taught in German. Students wishing to minor in German should consult the undergraduate advisor.

Prerequisite Credit. Credit normally will not be given on the lower-division level for a course that is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed.

German
Units: 20
Choose at least 20 upper-division units of courses taught in German.
20
Total: 20
Courses in GER:
GER 001Elementary German (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Not open to students who have taken course 1A. Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Students who have successfully completed GER 002 or GER 003 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only; although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required; all other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2007 Spring Quarter.
GER 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary German (15) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Not open to students who have completed German 1, 2, or 3. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Summer Special Session.
GER 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary German (15) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—12.5 hour(s). Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Not open to students who have completed GER 001, GER 002, or GER 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
GER 002Elementary German (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 001. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A. Continuation of course 1 in areas of grammar and basic language skills. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2007 Spring Quarter.
GER 003Elementary German (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 002. Not open to students who have taken course 1A. Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills through cultural texts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
GER 010German Fairy Tales from the Grimms to Disney (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the genre of fairy tale with a focus on the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in their respective political/cultural contexts. Discusses filmic adaptations by Disney, the East German DEFA and Hollywood. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
GER 011Travel and the Modern World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of travel as an essential human activity and experience of global modernity and cross-cultural encounters from the 18th to the 21st century with an emphasis on German-speaking culture. Travelogues, literature, art, memoirs, and films in English translation. (Same course as COM 011.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 020Intermediate German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 003; can be concurrent with GER 006. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
GER 021Intermediate German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 020. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts; addresses social relations and cultural practices in Germany; discusses history of Germany. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
GER 022Intermediate German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 021. Review of grammatical principles by means of written exercises; expanding of vocabulary through readings of modern texts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
GER 040Great German Short Stories (in English) (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Major German short stories from Goethe at the end of the eighteenth century to Thomas Mann at the beginning of the twentieth century. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2005 Fall Quarter.
GER 045Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). History of representations of vampires and horror generally from the 19th through 21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the horror genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity. (Same course as FMS 045.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
GER 048Myth and Saga in the Germanic Cultures (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Knowledge of German not required. English translation from the Norse Eddas, the Volsung and Sigurd-Siegfried cycles, and the Gudrun lays; literary mythology in German Romanticism culminating in Wagner's "total art-work" concept and The Ring of the Nibelung cycle. May not be counted toward major in German. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
GER 049Freshman Colloquium (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to students who have completed 40 or fewer quarter units of transferable college level work. Readings, discussion and written projects treating topics such as communist-capitalist tension in German literary culture; masculine "versus" feminine authorial consciousness; disintegration and reconstitution of language reflecting cultural transformation; exorcising post-Holocaust national guilt and individual frustration-Germany's new European "mission." (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 092Field Work in German (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Restricted to lower-division standing. Total immersion program in Germany or a German speaking setting in the U.S. to further develop students' proficiency in the German language. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
GER 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 101ASurvey of German Literature, 800-1800 (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. German literature from the Middle Ages to Classicism (800-1800) with an overview of major movements and authors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 101BSurvey of German Literature, 1800-Present (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022. German literature from the Age of Romanticism (1800) to the present with an overview of major movements and authors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
GER 103Writing Skills in German (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Practice in different kinds of writing, such as abstracts, correspondence, lecture summaries, analysis of or response to short literary texts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 104Translation (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Exercises in German-to-English, English-to-German translation using texts from the areas of culture and commerce. Not open for credit to students who have completed GER 104A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 105The Modern German Language (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Introduction to the linguistic analysis of contemporary German, including its phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, as well as sociolinguistic considerations. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 109ABusiness German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Specialized language course using business-oriented information and publications as the basis for discussions, roleplay, reports, compositions and translations. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
GER 109BAdvanced Business German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Specialized advanced language course providing in-depth study of major business topics with the help of authentic texts and videos. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
GER 112Topics in German Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Knowledge of German not required. Investigation of significant themes and issues within their European context. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 113Goethe's Faust (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Knowledge of German not required. Intensive study of Goethe's Faust in its entirety. Discussions and readings in English; reading the text in the original is encouraged. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
GER 114 From Marlene Dietrich to Run, Lola Run: German Women and Film (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 (can be concurrent). Knowledge of German not required. Women in German film from the Weimar Republic to present, with special emphasis on conceptualizations of gender, historical and political context, aesthetic and filmic innovations. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
GER 115German Literature Since 1945 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Knowledge of German not required. Major writers of the post-war generation of Austria, Switzerland and Germany: novelists, such as Böll, Grass, Johnson, Walser, Handke; playwrights such as Frisch, Dürrentmatt and Hochhuth; and poets, such as Celan, Enzensberger, and Aichinger. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
GER 116Readings in Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): RST 023; or Consent of Instructor. Historical tradition of Jewish thought in the German cultural context; unique contributions of Jewish writers to culture of the German-speaking world; what it means to be "other" in the mainstream culture. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. No credit will be given to those students who have completed HUM 121. (Same course as JST 116.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2007 Spring Quarter.
GER 117After the Catastrophe: Jews and Jewish Life in Post-1945 Germany (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Jews and Jewish culture in post-1945 Germany, with special attention given to literature, historical debates, photography, film, as well as websites and other new media. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
GER 118AVienna at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (The End of the Habsburg Empire) (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Knowledge of German not required. Cultural ferment in Vienna, capital of the multinational Habsburg empire, at the turn of the century, with consideration of innovations in literature, music, graphic arts, architecture philosophy and psychology, heralding European modernism. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
GER 118BWeimar Culture: Defeat, the Roaring Twenties, the Rise of Nazism (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing—1 hour(s). Knowledge of German not required. Expressionism in graphic arts, literature, film, New Objectivity, Brecht, and Bauhaus considered in the context of the failure of the German experiment in democracy, the Weimar Republic of 1919-33. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
GER 118CGermany Under the Third Reich (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Background in Modern European History; GER 118B recommended. No knowledge of German required. Interdisciplinary study of German society and culture during the Third Reich (1933-45); readings in aesthetics, history, and philosophy; study of Fascist culture in literature, film, architecture, and the graphic arts; focus on everyday life in Hitler's Germany. (Letter.) GE credit: WC, WE. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
GER 118EContemporary German Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Political, economic, social and cultural scene of Germany today. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 119From German Fiction to German Film (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Examines a number of film adaptations of major German prose works and plays to ascertain the types of changes involved in the shift in medium and the positive and negative effects achieved by such transferences. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 120Survey of German Culture (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Major developments in German arts, philosophical thought, social institutions, and political history. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 120Survey of German Culture (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Major developments in German arts, philosophical thought, social institutions, and political history. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
GER 121The Medieval Period in German Literature (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Literary-philosophical profile of the Mittelhochdeutsche Blütezeit in terms of the significant epics, romances, and lyric poetry. Readings in German. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 122Reformation and Baroque (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Exemplary literary works of the 16th and 17th centuries tracing the principal lines of development and showing the reflection in literature of the social, as well as religious, scenes. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 123Literature of the Classical Age (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Critical assessment of principal works of Goethe and Schiller within the historical and philosophical context of their times. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 124Major Movements in German Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Significant movements and schools in German literary history (e.g., the medieval troubadours, Storm and Stress, the romanticists, the George Circle, the expressionists), with emphasis on the broader cultural dynamics and ideologies as these apply to individual literary works. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) if topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 125Short Fiction: 1880-1914 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Reading of short German fiction from the fin-de-siècle period and representative of various prose styles and cultural currents. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 126Modern German Literature (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Selections from significant works of major contemporary writers, such as Hesse, Mann, Kafka, Rilke, Brecht, Grass. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) with consent of an advisor. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 127 Major Writers in German (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Examination of representative works by a major writer, set in the broader cultural context of the relevant period or movement. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 129Postwar Women Writers (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Major writers in both Germanies, Austria, and Switzerland since 1945. Topics include the concept of a feminist aesthetics, East vs. West German writers, and the status of minority women writers in Germany (Jewish, Turkish-German, Afro-German). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 131German Lyric Poetry (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Study of the genre of lyric poety from the late Middle Ages through Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods in correlation with other literary forms and the social climate of each period. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 132The German Novelle (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Inquiry into the art of the "Novelle" through analysis of the materials and formal devices of representative authors from Goethe to Kafka. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 133The German Drama (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Readings in the works of Germany's leading dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present day, such as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Büchner, Hauptmann, Brecht. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 134Topics in German Intellectual History (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Topics in German intellectual history with materials from a number of periods, genres, and disciplines. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 141The Holocaust and its Literary Representation (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Knowledge of German not required. Aesthetic representation and metaphorical transformation of the Holocaust in its human and historical perspectives. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 142New German Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Knowledge of German not required. German filmmakers of the 1960s-1980s such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Syberberg, Brückner, Schlöndorf, Kluge, Wenders. May be repeated for credit content changes and with consent of instructor. (Same course as FMS 142.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
GER 143Language Through Media (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Study of contemporary German-language news media (press, video, film, CD-ROM, Internet) for insight into political and cultural developments in the German-speaking countries. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 144Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Study of major texts of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, selected with an eye to their impact on 20th-century economics, ethics, and attitudes toward eros. Particular focus on conceptions of the self and the individual's relation to society. (Same course as HUM 144.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
GER 160Love in the Middle Ages (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Analysis of the phenomenon of love in selected medieval lyrical poems and romances of the twelfth and thirteenth century Blütezeit. Origins of courtly love, love and individualism, love and the Church, love and adultery. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 165ENazi and Fascist Cinema: Film and other Visual Media (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing. Analysis of nefarious and noxious cultural products in history: films made under the Nazis and other fascists, 1933-1945. Questions at heart of humanistic studies: relationship of culture to propaganda, politics, and even unfathomable crime. (Same course as CDM 165E.) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
GER 168Multiculturalism in German Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Examples of German literature from the High Middle Ages to the present that explore the "encounter with the other" (people of color, different beliefs and cultures, and inner-German minorities). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 176AClassic Weimar Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HUM 001. "German Weimar (1919-1933) cinema. Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, and G.W. Pabst among others. Influence on world-wide (esp. Hollywood) film genres such as film noir, horror, science fiction, and melodrama." Not open for credit to students who have completed HUM 176. (Same course as FMS 176A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
GER 185The Age of Bismarck (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): GER 022; or Consent of Instructor. Notable literary repercussions of the zenith of Germany's international status at the time of Bismarck's Chancellorship. The poetry of Storm, the prose of Fontane, the drama of Hauptmann. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 192Field Work in German (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): GER 109A; or Consent of Instructor. Total immersion program in Germany or a German speaking setting in the U.S. to further develop student proficiency in the German language. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) or up to 12 units of credit with consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2002 Winter Quarter.
GER 194HAHonors Program (3) Active
Independent Study—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Open only to majors with a 3.500 minimum GPA in at least 135 graduation units. Research of an integrative nature (in either "General" or "Area Studies Emphasis" fields of major), guided by thesis advisor chosen by student. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 194HBHonors Program (3) Active
Independent Study—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Open only to majors with a 3.500 minimum GPA in at least 135 graduation units. Writing of Honors Thesis on topic selected by student in consultation with thesis advisor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 197TTutoring in German (1-4) Active
Tutorial—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of German Program Director. Tutoring in undergraduate courses including leadership in small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with department courses. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
GER 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 202Middle High German (4) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s); Lecture—1 hour(s). Graduate standing. Outline of grammar; selections from Middle High German epic, romance, and lyric poetry. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 206Cognitive Grammar for Applied Linguists (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Analysis of grammar and application of cognitive grammar to language instruction. Syntactical problems and analyses relevant to the language which the student will teach. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
GER 210Techniques of Literary Scholarship (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Bibliographical, organizational, and methodological tools and resources for advanced, independent research. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 211Concepts in Literary Theory (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Graduate standing. Advanced course in concepts of literary theory and criticism. Discussion of the emergence of theoretical concepts and their impact on the understanding and appreciation of literary works. Discussion in German and English, readings in German. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 212Contemporary Approaches to Literary Theory (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Study of contemporary theoretical approaches such as structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, Marxism/Frankfurt School, and reception theory in conjunction with the works of major authors. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 239Narrative and Narrative Theory (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Studies, in a theoretical and literary historical context, major elements of 19th- and 20th-century narrative, such as techniques of framing, refraction, and montage; narrative perspective; mimesis; and self-consciousness. Focuses on paradigmatic prose texts alongside a spectrum of critical approaches. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 240Forms of German Verse (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Development of German verse from the Middle Ages to the present, with special emphasis on different techniques of text analysis and interpretation. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 241The German Drama (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Major forms of German drama from its origins to the middle of the twentieth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 242The German Novelle (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. The major German Novellisten, with particular emphasis on the flowering of this genre in the nineteenth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 243Fontane and the Rise of the Modern German Novel (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Fontane, the father of the modern German novel and the chief German representative of the European novel at its greatest, in the context of the nineteenth-century European political and social scene. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 244Gender and Comedy (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Studies of genre and gender in German-language comedy by male and female writers from the 18th century to the present. Authors treated include Lessing, Kleist, Büchner, Ebner-Eschenbach, Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Frisch, Langner, and Jelinek. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 252The Writing of Lessing (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Study of Lessing's theory of literature with particular emphasis upon his critical attacks on French drama. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 253Goethe (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Study of the origins of Goethe's thought in German Pietism, and his principal artistic, autobiographical, scientific, and philosophical works. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 254Schiller (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Critical analysis of Schiller's major works and his impact on the intellectual climate in Germany during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 255Aesthetics in the Age of Goethe (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Emergence of aesthetic autonomy from eighteenth century normative poetics during the Age of Goethe. The shift from a model based on the imitation of nature (and the Ancients) to a new concept grounded in the individuality of aesthetic experience. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Spring Quarter.
GER 257Heinrich von Kleist (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Kleist's important dramatic and prose works; special attention will be given to the peculiar hermeneutic problems in modern German, French, and Anglo-American Kleist criticism. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 258The Novels of Thomas Mann (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Reading of selected novels with emphasis on aesthetic techniques, originality, ethical and political views, and influence on the contemporary literary scene in Germany. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 259Studies in Kafka (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Study of Kafkas narrative techniques with special emphasis in the shorter works on the existential development from its roots in Expressionism. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 260The Poetry of Rilke (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Study of the principal motifs, myths, images, and problems in the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 261Brecht and the Epic Theater (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Reading of Brechts works with emphasis on the ideas which impelled the development of new literary forms and concepts. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 262Studies in Turn-of-the-Century Culture (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. Investigates literary currents in turn-of-the-century Germany and Austria against the background of contemporaneous developments in psychology, the visual arts, philosophy, and music. Authors treated include Hauptmann, Holz and Schlaf, Schnitzler, T. Mann, Wedekind, Musil, Hofmannsthal. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 285Middle High German Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Extensive reading of Middle High German texts in the original language. Examines linguistic and literary problems. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 288The Renaissance and Reformation in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate standing. Parabolic and didactic style in Germany's literature during the sixteenth century. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
GER 289German Literature of the Baroque (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Graduate standing. The "Elegantiaideal" and the varying methods used to portray it in seventeenth-century German literature. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
GER 290The Enlightenment in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Revolt against the concept of the Elegantiaideal, and evolution of a new literature based on reason and wit. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 291Foreign Language Learning in the Classroom (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Overview of approaches to university-level foreign language instruction and the theoretical notions underlying current trends in classroom practices across commonly taught foreign languages. (Same course as FRE 291 and SPA 291.) (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
GER 292Sentimentality and Sturm und Drang in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Reaction to overemphasis on Reason: theories of Hamann and Herder and works of poets such as Lenz, Leisewitz, the early Goethe and Schiller. May be repeated for credit consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 293The Classical Age of German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Inquiry into the aesthetic and humanistic qualities of Germany's greatest literary epoch. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 294The Romantic Period in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Survey of the works of early nineteenth-century authors in reaction against the age of classicism. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 295Poetic Realism in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Outstanding figures in German literature between 1840 and 1890. Important phases in their developments will be treated. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 296Twentieth-Century German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Considers the revolt of the Hauptmann generation, Symbolism, Expressionism, and the chief currents of the contemporary scene. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 297Special Topics in German Literature (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Various special topics in German literature, which may cut across the more usual period and genre rubrics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 299DSpecial Study for the Doctoral Dissertation (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 390AThe Teaching of German (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 390BThe Teaching of German (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 390CThe Teaching of German (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Theoretical instruction in modern teaching methods and demonstration of their practical application. Required of new teaching assistants. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
GER 400Tutorial and Instructional Internship (1-3) Active
Discussion—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Apprentice training in ongoing undergraduate literature courses taught by regular staff, with supplementary weekly critique sessions; intern leadership of discussion sections under staff supervision. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.