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Faculty of Arts (2013/2014)
10.12 German

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

The Department offers several courses in Germany during the Spring/Summer semester. See the Departmental web page at www.mun.ca/german for details on the German Field School.

German courses are designated by GERM.

1000

Elementary German I

is intended to give beginners a basic knowledge of the spoken and written language and culture of the German-speaking countries.

CR: the former GERM 1002

1001

Elementary German II

is a continuation of Elementary German I with the same basic text.

CR: the former GERM 1003

PR: GERM 1000

2010

Intermediate German I

is a completion of the fundamentals of the German language, with a continued strong cultural component.

PR: GERM 1000 and GERM 1001 or equivalent

2011

Intermediate German II

is a grammar review and introduction to literature.

PR: GERM 2010 or consent of the Head of the Department

2030

Reading German I

- inactive course.

2031

Reading German II

- inactive course.

2510

Intermediate Composition and Conversation I

- inactive course.

2511

Intermediate Composition and Conversation II

is a continuation of Intermediate Composition and Conversation I.

OR: includes a 4- week field school in Germany in August, which lengthens the time frame for the course by approximately two weeks

PR: GERM 1001 and consent of the Head of the Department

2900

Introduction to German Culture I

is a study of the major cultural trends and movements of German-speaking Europe to the beginnings of the modern age. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

2901

Introduction to German Culture II

is a study of the major cultural trends and movements of German-speaking Europe in the modern age. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a research/writing course.

3000

German Film I

is a survey of German film from the beginnings to 1945.

3001

German Film II

is a survey of West German film from 1945 to 1990.

3002

Post-Wall Cinema

is a study of German cinema from 1990 to the present. It addresses a number of issues that are clearly identified with a post-Wall, unified Germany, such as German unification itself, the new German comedy of the 1990's, the transnationalization of German cinema, the treatment of the Nazi and the Communist past, the rediscovery of the social as a narrative focus, and on the evolving cinematographic directions taken by contemporary German film. The movies are subtitled and lectures and readings are in English.

3003

DEFA The Cinema of East Germany

is an examination of East German cinema through its feature films addressing issues in the context of Germany's divided status and its split screen from 1946 to 1990.

3004-3009

Special Topics in German Studies I

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

3005

West to East: Aspects of the German Intellectual Influence on Russia

(same as History 3005 and Russian 3005) examines the fluidity of ideas across geo-political borders, languages and cultures, by exploring how the German intellectual discourse was received and reinterpreted by Russians in their literary, artistic and cultural dialogue. Ideas about the Romantic Hero become conflated with theories involving the Will, the Nietzschean Superman and the Proletarian Revolutionary, personified and embodied in what some scholars characterize as political/cultural Gods (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler).

CR: History 3005, Russian 3005

3010

Advanced German I

aims at a high level of accomplishment in German pronunciation, composition and translation through practice in the spoken language, written exercises and the reading of more advanced literary material.

PR: GERM 2010 and 2011

3011

Advanced German II

is a continuation of Advanced German I.

PR: GERM 3010 or consent of the Head of the Department

3510

Advanced Composition and Culture

aims to increase accuracy and fluency in written and spoken German with emphasis on culture.

OR: includes a 4- week field school in Germany in August, which lengthens the time frame for the course by approximately two weeks

PR: GERM 1001 and consent of the Head of the Department

3511

Advanced Composition and Conversation

aims to increase accuracy and fluency in written and spoken German with emphasis on grammar review.

OR: includes a four week field school in Germany in August, which lengthens the time frame for the course by approximately two weeks

PR: GERM 1001 and consent of the Head of the Department

3900

Survey of German Literature I

is a study of the chief periods of German literature based on works of representative authors. A general survey from the earliest works to 1805.

PR: GERM 2011 or the consent of the Head of Department

3901

Survey of German Literature II

is a study of the chief periods of German literature based on works of representative authors. A general survey from 1805 to the present.

PR: GERM 2011 or the consent of the Head of Department

3911

Faust and the Magus Tradition

is a study of the legend of Faust's pact with the devil from the Middle Ages to the present in art, music and literature, and its influence on various cultures in both Europe and America. Lectures and readings in English.

3912

Modern German Literature in Translation I (Pre-1945)

is a study of the works of some major modern German authors. Lectures and readings in English.

3913

Modern German Literature in Translation II (Post-1945)

is a study of the works of some major modern German authors. Lectures and readings in English.

3914

German Women Writers in English Translation

studies representative works by prominent German, Austrian, and Swiss women writers from the 19th-century to the present day, their place in German literary history, and the impact of their individual voices.

PR: the former Women's Studies 2000 or permission of the Department Head

3915

National Socialist Ideology and Culture

examines German culture within the context of National Socialist era. Special attention will be focussed on how language, art and literature were used in National Socialist propaganda.

4000

German Literature of the Eighteenth Century I

is a study of the historical and cultural background of the eighteenth century, of Enlightenment and Storm and Stress. Reading and discussion of representative works with emphasis on Lessing, Goethe and Schiller. Taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4001

German Literature of the Eighteenth Century II

is a study of the historical and cultural background of the eighteenth century, of Storm and Stress and Classicism. Reading and discussion of representative works with emphasis on Goethe and Schiller. Taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4010

Advanced Stylistics I

is specialized study of the more complex areas of German grammar, style, and idiomatic usage, involving intensive practice in composition and oral expression, and focussed on detailed work with contemporary cultural materials such as newspapers, television, and film. This course is taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4011

Advanced Stylistics II

is a continuation of Advanced Stylistics I. This course is taught in German.

PR: GERM 4010 or consent of the Head of the Department.

4100

German Literature of the 19th Century I

is a study of the leading exponents of nineteenth-century literature, including the background of Romanticism and the young Germany movement. Taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4101

German Literature of the 19th Century II

is a study of the leading exponents of nineteenth-century literature, including the background of Poetic Realism and Naturalism. Taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4200

German Literature of the Twentieth Century I

traces the important literary movements up to 1945, using a number of representative authors. Reading of selected dramas, novels, poems and short stories. This course is taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4201

German Literature of the Twentieth Century II

traces the important post 1945 literary movements, using a number of representative authors. Reading of selected dramas, novels, poems and short stories. This course is taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4300

Middle High German Language and Literature I

is an introduction to the German language, literature and culture of the eleventh to fifteenth centuries: historical linguistics, Middle High German grammar and the court epic.

PR: one of German 2011, 2511, 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4301

Middle High German Language and Literature II

- inactive course.

4400

Early Modern German Literature I

is reading, interpretation and critical analysis of representative works of German literature written in the Age of Reformation and the early Baroque period.

PR: one of German 2011, 2511, 3011 or the consent of the Head of Department

4401

Early Modern German Literature II

- inactive course.

4802-4825

Special Topics in German Studies II

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

4998

Comprehensive Examination for Honours Students

is the comprehensive examination required for honours students.

4999

Honours Essay for Honours Students

is required as part of the Honours program.

PR: admission to the Honours program

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.12.1 Russian

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

The Department offers several courses in Russian during the Spring/Summer Semester. See the Departmental web page at www.mun.ca/german/russian/course_descriptions.php for details on the Russian Summer Program.

Russian courses are designated by RUSS.

1000

Elementary Russian I

is a course intended to give beginners the fundamentals of Russian grammar and a basic knowledge of the spoken and written language.

1001

Elementary Russian II

is a continuation of Elementary Russian I with the same basic text and a reader.

PR: RUSS 1000 or equivalent

2010

Intermediate Russian I

continues the linguistic study begun in the first year and to introduce students to Russian texts from literature or newspapers.

PR: RUSS 1000 and 1001 or equivalent

2011

Intermediate Russian II

s a continuation of Intermediate Russian I.

PR: RUSS 1000 and 1001 or equivalent

2030

Russian for Reading I

- inactive course.

2031

Russian for Reading II

- inactive course.

2510

Intermediate Composition and Conversation I

increases fluency in speaking and writing Russian.

2511

Intermediate Composition and Conversation II

is a continuation of RUSS 2510.

2600

Russian Literature in Translation: Nineteenth Century

is a study of selected works of Russian authors including Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

2601

Russian Literature in Translation: Twentieth Century

is a study of selected works of Russian authors of the pre-revolutionary, Soviet and post- Soviet periods. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

2900

Russian Culture I

is a study of the evolution of Russian culture and Russian intellectual history until 1917. Lectures regularly supplemented by examples of Russian art, music and film. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

2901

Russian Culture II

is a study of the evolution of culture in the USSR and during the post-Soviet period. Insights into the social and political character of pre- and post-revolutionary Russia. Lectures regularly supplemented by examples of Russian art, music and film. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

3000-3009 (Excluding 3005)

Special Topics in Russian Studies

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

3005

West to East: Aspects of the German Intellectual Influence on Russia

(same German 3005 and History 3005) examines the fluidity of ideas across geo-political borders, languages and cultures, by exploring how the German intellectual discourse was received and reinterpreted by Russians in their literary, artistic and cultural dialogue. Ideas about the Romantic Hero become conflated with theories involving the Will, the Nietzschean Superman and the Proletarian Revolutionary, personified and embodied in what some scholars characterize as political/cultural Gods (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler).

CR: German 3005, History 3005

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

3010

Advanced Russian I

is an advanced study of literary texts and grammar, composition and translation with practice in the spoken language.

PR: RUSS 2010 and 2011

3011

Advanced Russian II

is a continuation of Advanced Russian I with the reading and discussion of selected texts from Russian short stories, magazines and newspapers.

PR: RUSS 2010 and 2011

3023

Post-Soviet Russia: Media and Film

examines visual media with attention paid to the embedded cultural discourse that can only be understood with references to Russian history, language, and cultural identity. Liberated from communist ideology following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian film-makers refused to construct a bright future. Instead they portrayed the reality surrounding them for the first time without ideological constraints. These explorations, in turn, will raise certain questions about visual media in post-Soviet society.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

3900

Survey of Russian Literature I

- inactive course.

3901

Survey of Russian Literature II

- inactive course.

3910

The Post-Soviet Era

- inactive course.

4001-4010

Special Topics in Russian

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

4100

Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century I

is a study of major Russian authors, including Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

4101

Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century II

- inactive course.

4200

Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century I

- inactive course.

4201

Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century II

is a study of major Russian authors of the Soviet period including Sholokhov, Pasternak, Evtushenko, and Solzhenitsyn.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

4800

Special Topics in Russian Studies I

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

4801

Special Topics in Russian Studies II

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).