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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
14.12 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 of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former GERM 1002

1001

Elementary German II

is a continuation of Elementary German I with the same basic text. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former GERM 1003

PR: GERM 1000

1010

Critical Reading and Writing: Hansel, Gretel, and the Big Bad Wolf

introduces students to the German story-telling tradition from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will learn how to identify, critically read, analyse and evaluate arguments using rational judgement and appropriate rhetorical techniques and how to construct logically sound academic essays, incorporating the words and ideas of others. The communicative advantages of identifying an audience, the use of effective tone, word choice, and sentence patterns will also be covered. All sections of this course follow Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw.

PR: GERM 1000 is encouraged but not required

2010

Intermediate German I

is a completion of the fundamentals of the German language, with a continued strong cultural component. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: GERM 1000 and GERM 1001 or equivalent

2011

Intermediate German II

is a grammar review and introduction to literature. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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

2030

Reading German I

gives training in reading scholarly German for senior undergraduate and graduate students with no previous knowledge of German, for whom this work is recommended or required by other departments or faculties. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

2031

Reading German II

is a continuation of Reading German I. In this course an attempt will be made to meet individual requirements. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: GERM 2030

2510

Intermediate Composition and Conversation I

- inactive course.

2511

Intermediate Composition and Conversation II: Field School

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.

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.

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. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: GERM 2010 and 2011

3011

Advanced German II

is a continuation of Advanced German I. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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

3510

Advanced Composition and Culture: Field School

aims to increase accuracy and fluency in written and spoken German with emphasis on culture. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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: Field School

aims to increase accuracy and fluency in written and spoken German with emphasis on grammar review. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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 1750.

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 1750 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 focused 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 Storm and Stress and Classicism. Reading and discussion of representative works with emphasis on Goethe and Schiller. Taught in German.

PR: GERM 3011 and consent of the Head of the 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 focused on detailed work with contemporary cultural materials such as newspapers, television, and film. This course is taught in German. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

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 GERM 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 GERM 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).