German Undergraduate Winter Courses

Winter 2019. Courses subject to change.
German 1G. Intro to Reading German.
German 2. Elementary German.
German 5. Intermediate German.
German 35 (same course as Comparative Literature 35). The 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.
Comparative Literature 36. Global Humanities.
Ute Holl, Kade Visiting Professor
What do literature and critical theory contribute to the reflection on human rights and the analysis of their violation? Inquiry into different ways in which the humanities can re-frame the debate on human rights and act as a social force.
German 101B. 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 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 today. Taught in German.
German 113. Special Topics in German Literature.
Wolf Kittler
In-depth study of special topics in literary texts of German-speaking traditions. Taught in German.
German 179C (same course as Comparative Literature 179C). Mediatechnology.
Wolf Kittler
Telegraph, telephone, phonograph, and film are techniques that have engendered new forms of representation, communication, and thinking. Course studies the impact of these transformations in literature and on literature. Taught in English.
German 210 (same course as Comparative Literature 200). Graduate Seminar: Memory and Film.
Ute Holl, Kade Visiting Professor
For advanced undergraduates only.