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Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the German Studies program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN, SEMR and LGLC could have in-person components.

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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 previous knowledge of German is assumed.

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 careened from an open democracy to brutal dictatorship, been united, ...

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 in (usually) succinct form many of the most pressing concerns ...

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 (or equivalent, with appropriate score on departmental placement test). Course ...

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 the influence of German cinema on Hollywood films and, in ...

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 affairs, the student is also given an understanding of the ...

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 affairs, the student is also given an understanding of the ...

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 the present, with a focus on the following questions: 1) ...

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 other forms of cultural production, students will examine the texts' ...

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 and memory, cinematic responses to contemporary social and political developments.

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 cinema's contribution to the shaping of national and collective identities.Note: ...

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 and examine the strategies used to intervene in discourses on ...

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 world. Considers how this international exchange has influenced cultural production ...

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 on the following questions: 1) how has the city been ...

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, students will examine the texts' visions for the future within ...

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 artists employ comics' special narrative possibilities to recount the past, ...