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German
GERM 1010Elementary German (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces the essentials of German structure and syntax; emphasizes oral and written proficiency in German. Five class sessions. Language laboratory required. Followed by GERM 2010, 2020.
GERM 1015German for Reading Knowledge (3.00)
For graduate students requiring reading knowledge of German. Open to 4th year undergraduates, but does not count toward fulfillment of the language requirement. Please note: graduate students may enroll for C/NC or as auditors. However, graduates must enroll via the GSAS Office, rather than on SIS. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GERM 1016Intensive Introductory German (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
GERM 1020Elementary German (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces the essentials of German structure and syntax; emphasizes oral and written proficiency in German. Five class sessions. Language laboratory required. Followed by GERM 2010, 2020.
GERM 1025Reading Course in German (3.00)
For Graduate of Arts and Sciences students who want a reading knowledge of German for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduates, but does not count toward fulfillment of the language requirement or permit admission to German courses with a spoken component.
GERM 1026Intensive Introductory German (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level.Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: GERM 1016 or equivalent.
GERM 1110Accelerated German I (4.00)
Introduces basic skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading at an accelerated pace. Introduces essential elements of German grammar and syntax. Develops basic knowledge of contemporary German-speaking world. Five class sessions. Language laboratory required. With instructor permission, students may continue in the accelerated track and enroll in GERM 2120 or switch to the non-accelerated track and continue with GERM 2010.
GERM 116Intensive Introductory German (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for GERM 1016.
GERM 126Intensive Introductory German (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for GERM 1026.
GERM 1559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
GERM 2010Intermediate German (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Increases accuracy and fluency through authentic literary and cultural materials with a focus on reading. Reviews essentials of German grammar and syntax. Exposes students to a wide variety of topics relating to contemporary Germany. Internet news and cultural programming in the classroom. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: GERM 1020, or equivalent
GERM 2016Intensive Intermediate German (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension,reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: GERM 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
GERM 2020Intermediate German (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Builds upon skills developed in GERM 2010. Continues the review of grammar. Continues to expose students to a wide variety of topics relating to contemporary Germany. Includes a contemporary play and film. Internet news and cultural programming in the classroom. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: GERM 2010, or equivalent.
GERM 2026Intensive Intermediate German (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: GERM 1016, 1026, & 2016 or equivalent.
GERM 2050German Express (4.00)
Intensive intermediate course in German language. The course teaches all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension), covering the same material as GERM 2010-2020, including a component in German culture. German Express allows students to acquire language skills at an accelerated pace, preparing them for advanced courses (300-level and above) and study abroad in German-speaking countries. Prerequisite: GERM 1020.
Course was offered Fall 2009
GERM 2120Accelerated German II (4.00)
Covers the material of intermediate German. Builds upon skills developed in GERM 1110 and1020. Continues review of grammar exposes students to a variety of topics relating to contemporary Germany. Internet news and cultural programming in the classroom. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: GERM 1110, GERM 1020, or instructor permission. With instructor permission, students may enroll directly in 3000-level courses after GERM 2120.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
GERM 216Intensive Intermediate German (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for GERM 2016.
GERM 226Intensive Intermediate German (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for GERM 2026.
GERM 2525Intermediate German, Topics (3.00)
Builds upon GERM 2010 and is equivalent to GERM 2020. Develops the four essential skills in language learning (listening, speaking, reading, writing) on the basis of a theme-based approach that may be project-oriented. Topics vary per semester and instructor. Pre-requisites: GERM 2010 or equivalent.
Course was offered Fall 2014
GERM 2559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
GERM 3000Grammar in Use (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course builds on the first and second year German sequence and seeks to increase students' level of competence in both grammar and vocabulary. Students will produce more accurate and complex language and begin to discuss a diverse range of topics in German culture. Grammatical accuracy will be a central focus but also register, appropriacy, and fluency. Prerequisite: GERM 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission
GERM 3010Texts and Interpretations (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Employing a broad definition of text, this course allows students to develop a complex understanding of the relationship between meaning and linguistic form. Course readings may include poems, novels, films, historical documents, letters, memoirs etc. Specific grammatical topics will be addressed on the basis of the given material. This course is the prerequisite for all GERM 3000- level courses. Prerequisite: GERM 2020 or instructor permission.
GERM 3110Survey of Literature II (3.00)
German literature from 1890 to the present. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
GERM 3120Survey of Literature I (3.00)
German literature from 1750 to 1890. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
GERM 3220German Drama: Stage Production (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Interprets and stages a representative play in German with students as actors and producers. May be taken more than once for credit, but only once for major credit. Prerequisite: GERM 2020 or comparable language proficiency.
GERM 3230Intermediate Composition and Conversation I (3.00)
Using mentor texts based on digital cultural programming, students focus on a range of topics of culture and civilization in the contemporary German-speaking world. Beyond cultural competence, the writing assignments test command of mature grammatical structures, contemporary language, advanced idioms, and punctuation. The goal, following Goethe Institute guidelines, is to write comprehensive texts on a range topics. Prerequisite: GERM 3000.
GERM 3240Intermediate Composition and Conversation II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to expand and refine German writing skills, this course assumes mastery of the German language sufficient to write with progressive length and complexity. Using mentor texts based on digital cultural programming, the course focuses on contemporary issues related to the culture of German-speaking lands. The writing assignments test command of cultural competence, mature grammatical structures, advanced idioms, and punctuation. Prerequisite: GERM 3230 or Instructor Permission.
GERM 3250German for Professionals (3.00)
Prepares students to communicate and interact effectively in the business environment of German-speaking countries. Emphasis is placed on practical, career-usable competence. Prerequisite: GERM 3000 or equivalent
GERM 3260German for Professionals (3.00)
Continuation of GERM 3250. Prerequisite: GERM 3250.
Course was offered Spring 2010
GERM 3290Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
May be taken more than once for credit, but only once for major credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GERM 3300Conversation (1.00)
May be taken more than once for credit, but only once for major credit.
GERM 3340German and Austrian Culture, ca. 1900 (3.00)
Studies literature, the arts, politics, and social developments between 1870 and 1918. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 or 3230.
GERM 3350Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany (3.00)
Studies German life between 1918 and 1945. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 or 3230.
GERM 3510Topics in German Culture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies selected aspects of German culture, such as opera. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 or 3230.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GERM 3515Postwar German Culture (3.00)
Readings in the cultural, social, and political histories of the German-speaking countries since 1945. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 or 3230.
Course was offered Spring 2012
GERM 3526Topics in Business German: (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Interdisciplinary seminar in German business. Topics vary annually and may include: green business practices, business ethics, the European Union, or the challenges of globalization. Taught in German. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses. Prerequisites: GERM 3000.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
GERM 3559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GERM 3590Topics in German Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Seminar in German literature. May be repeated for credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
GERM 3610Lyric Poetry (3.00)
Major forms and themes in German lyric poetry. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
Course was offered Spring 2017
GERM 3620Novelle (3.00)
Analyzes and discusses representative German novelle from Kleist to the present. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011
GERM 3630Drama (3.00)
Investigates dramatic theory and practice emphasizing major German authors and movements. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
GERM 3660Romanticism (3.00)
German literature from 1800 to 1830 and its influence. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
GERM 3680Postwar Literature (3.00)
Representative German authors since 1945. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
Course was offered Fall 2009
GERM 3700Bertolt Brecht (3.00)
Studies Brecht's life and works, including plays, poems, and theoretical writings.
GERM 4450Advanced Composition and Conversation (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This is the capstone course for German language skills. Using digital mentor texts, students focus on a contemporary issues in German-speaking lands, to compose writing assignments that test mature language structures (including idiomatic expressions) and specialized vocabularies. The goal, following Goethe Institute guidelines, is to attain the ability to write in context and in the appropriate stylistic register. Prerequisite: GERM 3240 or permission of instructor.
GERM 4559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
GERM 4600Fourth-Year Seminar (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Literary analysis for advanced students. Prerequisite: GERM 3010 and other literature courses.
GERM 4990Honors Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Directed research for, and composition of, an extended essay. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: Approval by a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4995Honors Research and Thesis (6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4998Honors Research and Thesis (0.00)
This is the first semester of the year-long DMP thesis. Students who enroll in it will only receive a grade when the complete its sequel, GERM 4999, at which point they will receive 6 credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4999Honors Research and Thesis (6.00)
This is the second semester of the year-long DMP thesis. Students should enroll in this course only if they have completed GERM 4998, and must enroll in GERM 4999 to receive credit for GERM 4998. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member; GERM 4998.
Course was offered Spring 2011
GERM 5100Middle High German (3.00)
Introduces Middle High German grammar and includes readings in Middle High German literature.
GERM 5140Arthurian Romance (3.00)
Theory and analysis of the chief German Arthurian romances: Erec, Parzival, Yrain, Iwain, and Tristan.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2010
GERM 5210Early Modern German Literature: Humanism, Reformation and Baroque,1450-1700 (3.00)
An overview of works from the Early Modern period in Germany, 1450-1700, drawing on three movements and intellectual spheres: Humanism, Reformation, and Baroque. Among the authors and works treated are Tepl's Plowman of Bohemia, Brant's Ship of Fools, Luther, Hans Sachs, the Historia von D. Johann Fausten, Fleming, Gryphius, and Hofmannsswaldau. Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates of all disciplines.
Course was offered Fall 2013
GERM 5250Age of Goethe I (3.00)
Studies German "Storm and Stress' and classicism, focusing on Goethe and Schiller.
Course was offered Spring 2013
GERM 5300Romanticism (3.00)
German literature and intellectual history from 1795 to 1830.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2010
GERM 5370Nineteenth Century (3.00)
Major writers and works from 1830 to 1890, including Grillparzer, Stifter, Heine, Hebbel, Keller, Storm, Fontane.
Course was offered Fall 2012
GERM 5470Turn of the Century (3.00)
Discusses the major literary movements at the turn of the century with analysis of representative works by Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler, George, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Musil, Kafka, and others.
Course was offered Fall 2014
GERM 5480Twentieth Century (3.00)
Introduces the main currents of German literature since 1920, emphasizing major authors and traditions.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
GERM 5500Special Topics (3.00)
Major figures, genres, or literary problems serve as the focus for an intensive course within any literary period. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GERM 5559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015
GERM 5562Topics in New German Cinema (3.00)
Examines German art cinema from the 1960s-1980s, focusing on modernist aesthetics and filmic responses to major historical events in post-war Germany. Films by Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders, Kluge, Sander, Von Trotta, and others.
Course was offered Spring 2012
GERM 5600Studies in Lyric Poetry (3.00)
Investigates the theory and practice of lyric poetry in Germany, emphasizing major authors and traditions.
Course was offered Fall 2013
GERM 5610Studies in Prose Fiction (3.00)
Studies representative works of fiction (either novels or shorter forms) with special attention to formal and thematic developments, and representative theories of fiction.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2013
GERM 5620Studies in Drama (3.00)
Investigates dramatic theory and practice in Germany, emphasizing major authors and traditions.
Course was offered Spring 2014
GERM 5840Introduction to Literary Theory (3.00)
Current theories of literature, including Marxist, psychoanalytical, formalist, structuralist, and hermeneutic approaches. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
GERM 5880Ling Approaches to Literature (3.00)
Ling Approaches to Literature
GERM 7400German Intellectual History From the Enlightenment to Nietzsche (3.00)
Studies the development of the concepts of 'education' and 'evolution,' and the predominance of aesthetics in German culture. Includes lectures on the impact of Leibnitz, Kant, and Schopenhauer; and readings in Lessing, Kant, Schiller, Fichte, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011
GERM 7420German Intellectual History from Nietzsche to the Present (3.00)
Readings in and discussion of the intellectual, philosophical, and social history of Germany from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2011
GERM 7559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
GERM 7600German Cinema (3.00)
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
Course was offered Fall 2010
GERM 7700Narrative Theory (3.00)
Study and comparison of major theories of narrative, including Booth, Stanzel, Barthes, Genette, Cohn, Bakhtin, and others.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
GERM 8559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
GERM 8610Seminar in Language Teaching (3.00)
Studies the theory and practice of language teaching with supervised classroom experience. One group meeting per week plus extensive individual consultation. Required of all teaching assistants in the teacher training program.
GERM 8620Seminar in Language Teaching (3.00)
Studies the theory and practice of language teaching with supervised classroom experience. One group meeting per week plus extensive individual consultation. Required of all teaching assistants in the teacher training program.
GERM 8810Pre-Dissertation Research I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Supervised reading, directed toward the formulation of a dissertation proposal by the individual student.
GERM 8820Pre-Dissertation Research II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Supervised reading, directed toward the formulation of a dissertation proposal by the individual student.
GERM 8995Guided Research (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Special research projects for advanced students. Individually directed.
GERM 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
GERM 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
GERM 9559New Course in German (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
GERM 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
GERM 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
German in Translation
GETR 1559New Course in German in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation.
GETR 2559New Course in German in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation.
GETR 2770Berlin and the Geography of Memory (3.00)
In this course we study Berlin not only as admixture of streets, buildings and passers-by but as historical text to be read, studied, and patiently engaged. Berlin, like any city, has various layers to its history, and these layers sometimes conflict or bump right up against one another. This course, concerns how one culture remembers and memorializes a difficult and still-evolving history. In encountering and reading these sites of mem
Course was offered January 2014
GETR 3330Introduction to German Studies (3.00)
A survey of German cultural history from the enlightenment to the present, and an introduction to the field of German Studies. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses. .
GETR 3352Modern German History (3.00)
Introduces the political, social and cultural history of modern Germany from the French Revolution to the present. Cross-listed in the History department. Taught in English.
Course was offered Fall 2012
GETR 3372German Jewish Culture and History (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture, history and thought of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Freud.
GETR 3380Jewish Humor (3.00)
Are Jews funny? Many people think so. Humor has certainly played an important role in Jewish life. This course examines the character and function of Jewish humor in Germany and the rest of Europe, the United States, and Israel. One goal of the course is to show how humor has been used in these Jewish communities to highlight the desires, needs, and frustrations of ordinary Jews.
GETR 3390Nazi Germany (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Detailed survey of the historical origins, political structures, cultural dynamics, and every-day practices of the Nazi Third Reich. Cross-listed in the history department. Taught in English.
GETR 3391The Idea of the University (3.00)
This course considers how some of our contemporary questions about higher education were first formulated in early 19th-century Germany. We will also consider how these questions were taken up by Thomas Jefferson and the founding of the University of Virginia. Some of our more particular questions will include: What is the relation between the university and the state or society more broadly speaking? What is the relationship between teaching and
Course was offered Fall 2012
GETR 3400German Intellectual History from Leibniz to Hegel (3.00)
Reading and discussion of central theoretical texts in the German tradition 1700-1810, including works by Leibniz, Herder, Lessing, Kant, Schiller, Fichte, and Hegel.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011
GETR 3410Nietzsche and Modern Literature (3.00)
Reading and thorough discussion of the major works of Nietzsche, in English translation, from the Birth of Tragedy to Twilight of the Idols. Emphasizes the impact of Nietzsche on 20th-century literature and thought in such diverse authors as Shaw, Rilke, Thomas Mann, and Kafka. A term paper submitted in two stages and a final examination.
GETR 3420German Intellectual History From Nietzsche to the Present (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Readings in philosophical and social history of Germany from the late 19th century onward.
Course was offered Spring 2011
GETR 3462Neighbors and Enemies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Explores the friend/foe nexus in German history, literature and culture, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GETR 3470Literature of the Holocaust (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces the most significant texts of Holocaust literature and surveys important philosophical and historical reflections on the meaning of the Holocaust.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
GETR 3490Ibsen (3.00)
Discusses Ibsen's major plays, in English translation. No knowledge of a Scandinavian language is needed; does not fulfill the language requirement.
GETR 3500German Cinema (3.00)
Analyzes the aesthetics and semiotics of film, with a focus on German expressionism and New German Cinema.
GETR 3505History and Fiction, Topics (3.00)
Explores the relationship between facts and fiction in the representation of the past. Course materials range from archival sources and scholarly articles to novels, films, paintings, sculptures, poems and other creative articulations of the historical imagination. The role of the new media and media analysis in the representation of history will also be examined. Topics vary annually.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GETR 3550Children's Literature (3.00)
Studies the nature and aims of children's literature, primarily European and American, from the 17th century onward.
GETR 3559New Course in German in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GETR 3560Topics in German Literature (3.00)
Examines such myths as Faust and Tristan, along with the modernist parody of them.
Course was offered Spring 2010
GETR 3561The Frankfurt School and its American legacy (3.00)
Introduces students to the history of the Frankfurt School in Europe and the University States.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2012
GETR 3562New German Cinema (3.00)
Examines German art cinema from the 1960s-1980s, focusing on modernist aesthetics and filmic responses to major historical events in post-war Germany. Films by Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders, Kluge, Sander, von Trotta, and others.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2012
GETR 3563Spiritual Journeys in Young Adult Fiction (3.00)
This writing-intensive, discussion-based seminar invites students to explore the topic of the spiritual journey both academically and personally. Different disciplinary perspectives and experiential approaches to reading and writing will deepen our exploration of such themes as: religiosity vs. spirituality, becoming a hero, confronting evil, being different, achieving autonomy, faith and doubt, and the magical and the miraculous.
GETR 3566Topics in film (3.00)
The course reflects on the often complicated ways in which representations of violence are related to gender codes. we will look especially at films that depict and document the topos of Lager/Camp: the Camp functions as metaphor, as fantasy, gendered space, laboratory, and heterotopia,. Critical look at films that imagine the camp both as a historical site or as a hiding place.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2012
GETR 3580German Literature in Translation (3.00)
Outstanding works of German literature read and discussed in English.
GETR 3590Course(s) in English (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Reading and discussion of German texts compared to texts from other literatures (all in English translation), with the aim of illuminating a central theoretical, historical, or social issue that transcends national boundaries. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GETR 3600Faust (3.00)
Taking Goethe's Faust as its point of departure, this course traces the emergence and transformations of the Faust legend over the last 400 hundred years. We explore precursors of Goethe's Faust in the form of the English Faust Book, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, and possibly other popular re-workings of the text. We will Goethe's Faust in its entirety, and then proceed to Bulgakov's response to Stalinism in The Master and Margharta and
Course was offered Spring 2013
GETR 3610Film under Fascism: Ideology and Entertainment (3.00)
Investigates the cinema of the fascist dictatorships of Germany, Italy, and Spain, with a concentration on the 1930s-1940s. Course focuses on the ideology and aesthetics of fascist films, including their promotion of militarism and treatment of race and gender issues. Offers comparative analysis with classical Hollywood films of the same era. Course also provides an introduction to the political and cultural history of fascist regimes. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
GETR 3620World Cinema (3.00)
This course offers a survey of the cinemas of Europe, Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, India, and Asia, with an introduction to the film histories and stylistic tendencies of each region. Explores classical, avant-garde, and "third cinema" aesthetics, post-colonial theory, and transnational filmmaking. Students in GETR section focus on comparative topics related to German film.
Course was offered Spring 2011
GETR 3692The Holocaust (3.00)
This course aims to clarify basic facts and explore competing explanations for the origins and unfolding of the Holocaust--the encounter between the Third Reich and Europe's Jews between 1933 and 1945 that resulted in the deaths of almost six million Jews. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
GETR 3695The Holocaust and the Law (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores the pursuit of legal justice after the Holocaust. Study of legal responses to the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews in Europe, Israel, and the United States from the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust to the present. Focus on the Nuremberg, Eichmann Trial, Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials, among others. The course ask how the pursuit of legal justice after the Holocaust affects our understanding of the legal process.
Course was offered Spring 2017
GETR 3710Kafka and His Doubles (3.00)
Introduction to the work of Franz Kafka, with comparisons to the literary tradition he worked with and the literary tradition he formed.
GETR 3720Freud and Literature (3.00)
In formulating his model of the psyche and his theory of psychoanalysis, Freud availed himself of analogies drawn from different disciplines, including literature. Freud's ideas were then taken up by many twentieth-century literary writers. After introducing Freud's theories through a reading of his major works, the course will turn to literary works that engage with Freud.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
GETR 3730Modern Poetry: Rilke, Valéry and Stevens (3.00)
Studies in the poetry and prose of these three modernist poets, with emphasis on their theories of artistic creation. The original as well as a translation will be made available for Rilke's and Valery's poetry; their prose works will be read in English translation.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2012
GETR 3740Narratives of Childhood (3.00)
Childhood autobiography and childhood narrative from Romanticism to the present.
Course was offered Fall 2017
GETR 3750Women, Childhood, Autobiography (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Cross-cultural readings in women's childhood narratives. Emphasis on formal as well as thematic aspects. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
GETR 3760Ways of Telling Stories: Eighteenth-Century Fiction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Comparative studies in the European novel. Dominant novel types, including the fictional memoir, the novel in letters, and the comic "history."
GETR 3770Women Writers: Women on Women (3.00)
This course focuses on women writers from any era who address the topic of femininity: what it means or implies to be a woman.
Course was offered Fall 2016
GETR 3780Memory Speaks (3.00)
Interdisciplinary course on memory. Readings from literature, philosophy, history, psychology, and neuroscience.
Course was offered Spring 2017
GETR 4493Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Guided study
Course was offered Spring 2013
GETR 4559New Course in German in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation.
GETR 7559New Course in German in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in Translation.
GETR 7700Cognitive Literary Theory (3.00)
Readings in recent theories, findings, and methods from cognitive science, psychology, and neurobiology that have been applied to the study of literature, whether by the scientists themselves or by literary scholars. Examples include the embodied mind thesis, conceptual metaphor, prototypes, neurobiological theories of the self, blending, emotion theory, memory theory, theory of mind, and the empirical study of reader response.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Yiddish
YIDD 1050Elementary Yiddish Language and Culture (3.00)
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
YIDD 1060Elementary Yiddish Language and Culture (3.00)
Elementary Yiddish Language and Culture
YIDD 1559New Course in Yiddish (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Yiddish.
YIDD 2559New Course in Yiddish (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of Yiddish.
Yiddish in Translation
YITR 3452Jewish Culture and History in Eastern Europe (3.00)
Studies major trends in Yiddish, East European, and North American Jewish culture, with special focus on the interaction between cultural forms and historical developments in Eastern Europe and North American. Topics vary.
YITR 3560Topics in Yiddish Literature (3.00)
Surveys important developments in Yiddish literature from the eighteenth century to the present. Special attention is paid to the innovations Yiddish writers produced in response to historical and cultural change.