German Undergraduate Spring Courses

Spring 2018. Courses subject to change.
 
German 2G. Intro to Reading German
 
German 3. Elementary German.
 
German 6. Intermediate German.
 
German 8C. Beginning German Conversation
Prerequisite: German 2
 
German 35. Making of the Modern World.
Christina Vagt
Description and analysis of decisive events contributing to the world we are inhabiting. Various themes presented: City planning, war and industrial warfare, technology and media- technology, ideologies of modernity, and modern master theories. 
 
GER 101C. Advanced German.
Kelsey White
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing on an advanced level, while exploring contemporary German culture. Systematic review of grammar material. Additional focus on vocabulary building. Written and oral discussions based on newspaper articles, literary texts, German films, and websites. Topics will vary by quarter.
 
German 105C. Advanced Conversation.
Prerequisite: German 5
 
German 108. Germany Today: Media and Politics after 1989.
Christina Vagt
In the wake of reunification, Germany has struggled to come to terms with its changing political identity and pressing cultural issues, including Germany's contested status as a "nation of immigrants," extremism, environmental problems, and government surveillance. A variety of media actively engage with these issues, particularly within youth culture. This course analyzes how established and emerging media (literature, music, television, film, video, blogs, etc) shape and respond to the challenges of the day. Taught in German.
 
German 114. Business German.
Prerequisite: German 4
German is a key language in the European Union and the developing economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Speaking German greatly improves chances of success in today's global economy. Course in an introduction to the language typically used in business settings within German-speaking countries. It will better prepare students for business-related situations and will provide them a clearer understandin of German corporate culture by covering topics such as the application process, emails, phone conversations, meetings and business trips.
 
German 210. Graduate Seminar in Literary Theory and Criticism.
Wolf Kittler
For advanced undergraduates only.