- Three quarters of college-level German language (at any level).
- HST 222 MODERN GERMANY, 1870-PRESENT
- Four additional courses focusing on the German-speaking world, chosen in consultation with an advisor or faculty member, from the current approved German Studies Allied Course List.
German Studies Allied Course List
Art and Architecture, History of
MODERN GERMANY, 1870-PRESENT
Following the path from Germany's unification in the late 19th century via two world wars, the country's division in the course of the Cold War, and ultimately the country's reunification at the close of the 20th century, one of the goals of this course is to introduce students to the major cornerstones of modern German history. Another objective, however, aims at using these events in the exploration of shifting ideas about what it has meant to be German, exploring what factors determined inclusion in or exclusion from the German community.
ART & THE HOLOCAUST (FORMERLY ART 356)
This course explores the relationship of art and architecture to the development of National Socialist Germany and Nazi policies of genocide towards the European Jews. It deals with artists that resisted the Nazi rise to power, those that supported it, and those that were persecuted by the new state. In addition, we will look at a wide range of art, architecture and film produced from 1933-1945 which were mobilized as part of the radicalizing anti-Semitic policy. The central questions will be how does art intersect with one of the most criminal regimes in the modern period and what can we learn from an understanding of the political history of art during the period? The course will be lecture/discussion format and include a research paper. Formerly ART 356.
BERLIN: UNIFICATION/REUNIFICATION (WORLD CITIES) (FORMERLY ART 367)
The influence of art and architecture on the development of Berlin from 1871 to the present. How major figures (from Bismarck to Kohl) and major events (from World Wars to the fall of the Berlin Wall) affected the city and its culture. (Cities Minor) Formerly ART 367.
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I
Developing culturally appropriate speech and writing through the study of speech acts and written documents within the context of a systematic study and review of grammar.
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II
Focus on the differences between speech and writing with an emphasis on the latter as expressed in compositions, editing and other writing activities.
ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III
Developing a sophisticated spoken fluency using authentic oral texts as models for elaborated discourse. Written texts and writing exercises reinforce oral expression.
Topics include: the classical period; drama of the 19th century; drama of the 20th century.
Topics include: prose from 1600 to Goethe; from the Romantic to the Realistic periods; prose of the 20th century.
From Goethe to Grass.
Topics include: from the Baroque to Holderin; from Romanticism to the present.
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
The rise and fall of the "Holy Roman Empire'': Social, intellectual and artistic background of Germany from its origins to 1871.
GERMAN CIVILIZATION II
Social, intellectual and artistic developments in Germany from unification in 1871 to reunification in 1990.
GERMAN CIVILIZATION III
GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud; their decisive influence on the twentieth century.
TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
A world center of modern art and thought: Freud, Wittgenstein, Klimt, Kokoschka, Kafka, Shoenberg.
BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES
Expressionist film, Bauhaus, Dada, Brecht, Thomas Mann.
LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)
Reconstruction of German literature and coming to terms with the past: "Gruppe 47'', Grass, Boell, Enzensberger.
LITERATURE OF THE WEIMAR YEARS
Mann, Hesse, Kafka, Brecht.
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
Studies in literature and social issues from all periods of German, Austrian and Swiss history.
MULTICULTURAL CONTEMPORARY WRITERS
Focus on the critical bicultural awareness of immigrant writers of German expression whose original language is not German.
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
Advanced preparation for the use of German in the business world.
THE GERMAN FILM
Topics from all periods.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
See schedule for current offerings.
FASCISM AND COUNTER REVOLUTION
An analysis of the various ideological trends that form the mature Fascism from 1920 to the present.
TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Variable topics. Consult course schedule for current listings.
HST 199 or HST 299 is a prerequisite for this class.
This course places the Shoah, the Holocaust of European Jewry, at the center of a broader discussion of anti-Semitism, the rise of Nazism, the conduct of World War II, and the persecution and murder of other groups designated as outsiders or as enemies of the Nazi regime. Close attention is given to interpreting the behavior and experiences of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and resisters, to the role of the churches, and to the politics of post-Holocaust legal proceedings and the complex work of memory and representation.
HST 199 or HST 299 is a prerequisite for this class.
BASIC CONCEPTS OF PHENOMENOLOGY
This course emphasizes the principal themes of such thinkers as Husserl, Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger.
SELECTED FIGURES AND TEXTS
FOREIGN POLICIES OF WESTERN EUROPE
This course examines the content and domestic and international contexts of the foreign policies of Western European nations, NATO, and the European Union.
WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS
An overview of select Western European political and economic systems (including those of Britain, France and Germany); examination of the European Union and relations between Western Europe and the international community.
THE EUROPEAN UNION
This course examines the history, institutional structures and processes, and policies of the EU. It will look at how the EU is unique, sharing characteristics of states and of international organizations.