Upcoming German Studies Courses

Fall 2023

GERM 101 – Elementary German I

MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m. + R 4:30-5:20 p.m. / 6:00-6:50 p.m.

Introduction to German language and culture.

GERM 201 – Intermediate German I

MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m. + T 4:30-5:20 p.m. / 6:00-6:50 p.m.

Active practice and reinforcement of German language skills and study of culture.

GERM 301 – German Composition and Conversation

MWF 1:30-2:20 p.m.

Expansion and refinement of oral and written expression through reading, discussion, and analysis of topics in German culture and history.

GERM 365 – Rebels with a Cause: Political Satire

MW 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Analysis of political and socially critical poetry, prose, images, songs, and performance from the 19th century to the present.

LLC 360 – Representing the Holocaust* (w/ CLAC in German)

MW 3:00-4:15 p.m.

*also counts as elective for Global Studies (Culture & Communication; Western Europe) and Jewish Studies

Critical analyses of visual and textual representations of the Holocaust in an international context. The course raises questions about the limits and meaning of Holocaust representations as well as their ideological and moral implications.

HIST 243 – Nazi Germany* (w/ CLAC in German)

WF 10:30-11:45 a.m.

*also counts as elective for Global Studies (Western Europe); FSHT

An exploration of the rise and fall of the Nazi regime, World War II, and the Holocaust, emphasizing how Hitlers rise to power impacted society, culture, and everyday life in Germany. Topics include: political and economic turmoil; international conflict, militarism, and warfare; the persecution of Jews, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals, and other minority groups; the role of women under Nazism; art, architecture, and propaganda; and postwar representations of the Nazi period in museums, monuments, films, and popular culture.

HIST 323 – Gender and Sexuality in Europe (w/ CLAC in German)

W 3:00-5:40 p.m.

* also counts as elective for Global Studies (Western Europe) and WGSS

Critiques the standard Great Man narrative of Modern European history through the lens of gender and sexuality, emphasizing the intersectionality of race, religion, and nationality. Works chronologically from 1750 to the present, exploring topics including: Enlightenment ideas about anatomy and sex organs; feminist interpretations of the French Revolution; marriage and domesticity; masculinity and effeminacy; the relationship between gender and (dis)ability; imperial-era sexual encounters; the policing of prostitution, masturbation, and pornography; early theories of homosexual and trans identities; fascism, sexual violence, and the world wars; and discourses surrounding immigrant sexualities. Includes study of historiographythe changing theories and methods that historians have used to understand the pastand examines how the fields of womens history, gender history, the history of sexuality, the history of homosexuality, and queer history have developed from the 1970s until today.

LING 203 – Introductory Linguistics* (w/ CLAC in German)

MW 3:00-4:15 p.m.


General introduction to the study of language as a medium of cognition and perception and as a social institution. The course focuses on phonetics; word formation; historical linguistics; syntax; semantics; cultural assumptions coded in texts; variation based on region, gender, class, and race/ethnicity; how language determines cultural and social categories; and the relationship between language and thought.