German Course Offerings

The Spring 2015 Term will feature a total immersion academic program, Layered Berlin.

Winter 2018

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Elementary German II

GERM 112 - Crockett, Roger A.

A course in elementary German which emphasizes the spoken language, as well as grammar and reading.

Intermediate German II

GERM 262 - Youngman, Paul A.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.

Intermediate German II

GERM 262 - Prager, Debra N.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.

Advanced German

GERM 312 - Prager, Debra N.

A continuing course of advanced German with emphasis on the written language through composition and a study of stylistics. Advanced conversational material is drawn from topics relevant to contemporary life in the German-speaking world.

Performing German

GERM 332 - Crockett, Roger A.

The reading, interpretation, preparation and performance of one or more German-language dramas. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. A maximum of three credits may be used to meet major requirements.

The Age of Goethe: German Classicism

GERM 349 - Youngman, Paul A.

A course that examines the influence of Greece on German theoretical, dramatic, and poetic works by the mature Goethe, Schiller, and their contemporaries, especially Hölderlin and Kleist. By investigating the extent to which German writers embraced or rejected Winckelmann's stoic vision of Greek art and culture, this course aims to refine our understanding of German Classicism. Regular expository writing in German and performing in debates or scenes are required. Conducted in German.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Youngman, Paul A.

A course that permits students to follow a program of directed reading or research. The nature and content of the course is determined by their needs and by the instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett, Roger A.

A course that permits students to follow a program of directed reading or research. The nature and content of the course is determined by their needs and by the instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2017

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Elementary German I

GERM 111 - Prager, Debra N.

A course in elementary German which emphasizes the spoken language, as well as grammar and reading.

Intermediate German I

GERM 261 - Crockett, Roger A.

Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.

Advanced German

GERM 311 - Youngman, Paul A.

Following a study of German phonology and the components of advanced German grammar, the course emphasizes spoken German, accompanied by written exercises.

German Literature, 1850-1900

GERM 315 - Prager, Debra N.

Realism, Poetic Realism, and Naturalism. Grillparzer, Fontane, Keller, Storm, Meyer, and Hauptmann are among the authors read; study of the ballad as a literary form. Conducted in German.

Directed Individual Study

GERM 401 - Crockett, Roger A.

A course that permits students to follow a program of directed reading or research. The nature and content of the course is determined by their needs and by the instructors acquainted with their earlier preparation and performance. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2017

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Layered Berlin: German Culture and the Social Market Economy

GERM 392 - Youngman, Paul A. / Hess, Andrew M. (Drew)

A four-week course taught abroad that offers students a true immersion in German language, culture, and business environment. In order to give students a complete understanding of contemporary Germany, we integrate a literary-historical analysis of the country's rich history from 1848 to the present day with an introduction to German social and economic system that focuses on stakeholder-centric business and sustainability principles. Through an exciting mix of literary fiction, historical readings and cases, film screenings, along with corporate and cultural site visits, students gain an understanding of the interdependence between "big C" Culture and business culture.