GERM 1001-2003  

This sequence is intended to give you a foundation in German language and culture. Courses teach speech patterns, grammar and syntax; conversational skills, literature, and German culture. 

GERM 1416 German Civilization: History, Politics, and Culture (4 Credits)

This course is an introduction to intellectual and cultural currents in German civilization from the Enlightenment to the present, emphasizing the arts in the context of history and philosophy from the late 18th century to around the mid-20th century. Readings include excerpts from such thinkers as Kant, Fichte, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, as well as poetry and short fictional works by Heine, Jünger, Remarque, Borchert, and others. The readings are supplemented by films that students are expected to have watched at the beginning of each week. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement. 

GERM 2100 Conversation and Composition (4 Credits)

Intensive practice in oral skills, reading and writing. Prerequisite: GERM 2003 or equivalent. 

GERM 2350 German Film (4 Credits)

Analysis of selected films centered on major themes in the humanities. Prerequisite: GERM 2100 or equivalent.