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German Courses

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics will not be offering in-person classes this semester.

When registering in our courses, you will be presented with the following options: 

  • Online courses. All elements of these courses will be offered online without any fixed meeting time. You can do them at the time of your choosing (Asynchronously).
  • Remote courses. These courses will be delivered in real time via Zoom or other videoconferencing platform at the times indicated in the York Courses website (Synchronously). Some of these courses will have both real-time and non-real-time components.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lapsdlll@yorku.ca.

AP/GER 1000 6.00

Elementary German

In this course students acquire basic functional competence in oral and written German. This course also introduces students to aspects of contemporary German culture. No ...

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AP/GER 1790 9.00

Perspectives on German Culture & Society

(Crosslisted to: AP/HUMA 1190 9.0) Germany might exemplify the problems, conflicts, and possibilities of the modern world better than any other single state. It has ...

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AP/GER 1791 6.00

The Fairy Tale: From Grimm To Disney

Pervasive in most cultures across the globe, fairy tales thrive because of their universal nature. Fairy tales are more than just children's literature. They encapsulate ...

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AP/GER 2000 6.00

Intermediate German

Development of oral and written skills, intensive grammar review, introduction to cultural and literary readings.Prerequisite: AP/GER 1000 6.00 or Grade 12 U or M German ...

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AP/GEM 2791 6.00

German Cinema and Hollywood

This course introduces students to German cinema and explores its interaction with Hollywood. Through the study of artistically and commercially successful films, this course traces ...

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AP/GER 3001 3.00

Advanced Level German, Level IA

This course further develops the student's ability to write and speak correct and idiomatic German. Through reading and discussion, in German, of materials on current ...

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AP/GER 3002 3.00

Advanced Level German, Level IB

This course further develops the student's ability to write and speak correct and idiomatic German. Through reading and discussion, in German, of materials on current ...

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AP/GER 3600 3.00

Berlin: History and Memory

(Cross-listed with AP/HUMA 3600 3.0) This course examines the city of Berlin from its emergence as a major metropolis in the early 20th century to ...

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AP/GER 3751 3.00

Utopias and Nightmares: Visions of the Future in Modern German Culture

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP HUMA 4884 This course examines utopian and dystopian discourses in Modern German culture. Studying a variety of texts from literature, cinema and ...

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AP/GER 3792 3.00

Recent German Film and Culture

The course focuses on major filmmakers and trends in German film after 1989. Topics include film and authorship, art vs. popular cinema, approaches to history ...

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AP/GER 3793 3.00

Screening the Past: Rewriting German History in Film

The course investigates the relation between German cinema and history. It examines reconstructions of history in twentieth- and twenty-first century films from Germany and German ...

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AP/GER 3794 3.00

Narrating the Family in German Cinema

Examines the construction of the family as a social unit in German-language cinema. Students will investigate cinematic family narratives, discuss their function in different genres ...

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AP/GER 3989 6.00

Germany and the Global Imaginary

Investigates the international cultural, artistic, intellectual, and social links that have informed German self-definition and the German imagination of spaces and peoples beyond the German-speaking ...

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AP/GER 4600 3.00

Berlin: History and Memory

This course examines the city of Berlin from its emergence as a major metropolis in the early 20th century to the present, with a focus ...

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AP/GER 4751 3.00

Utopias and Nightmares: Visions of the Future in Modern German Culture

This course examines utopian and dystopian discourses in Modern German culture. Studying a variety of texts from literature, cinema and other forms of cultural production, ...

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AP/GER 4752 3.00

German History and Memory in Comics

This course analyzes representations of 20th-century German history in comics produced in Germany, Europe, North America and Japan. Students examine various genres to determine how ...

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