Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in German Language is designed to allow students to achieve linguistic proficiency in German and to introduce students to some of the major aspects of German culture.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Studies.

Students may begin at the intermediate or advanced level in their first year if they have taken German courses in high school or in CEGEP or through McGill Summer Studies.

Note: Beginners' and Intermediate language levels are offered either as a one-term intensive course or a two-term spanned course. Students choose which version of the level they prefer.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of language courses or any course above the 325 level given in the German language, selected from the following:

Language Courses

List of Complementary Courses:

  • GERM 331 Germany after Reunification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The events which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the changing cultural, social, political and economic landscape of the 'New Germany'. Highlighting issues of cultural and social politics, texts discussed include historical, literary and film material.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • GERM 332 Topics in Eighteenth-Century German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Study of specific topics as they relate to eighteenth-century German literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 333 What is Enlightenment? (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An introduction to the debates and values of eighteenth-century German literature and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 335 Science and Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines the complex exchanges between science and literature across German literature and culture.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Tove Holmes (Fall)

  • GERM 336 German Language, Media and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to German culture through literary and non-literary texts, film, multimedia, commercials, painting and photography. By learning how to read these cultural productions, students will refine their communication skills, expand reading strategies, build vocabulary, and review selective grammatical structures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 337 Literature and Revolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Seminar on the relationship between literature and political, social and aesthetic change.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 340 Romanticism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines one of the pivotal moments of cultural transition in German literary history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 344 Realism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : What are the different ways social life has been represented in German literature and culture?

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 348 Nature and Ecopoetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines how German literature and culture engage with and construct an understanding of nature and the environment

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 350 Modernism and the Avant-Garde (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will focus on the variety of German modernisms and their schools of thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 351 Berlin (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Interdisciplinary study of the quintessential modern centers within Germanic speaking Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Morrison (Winter)

  • GERM 360 German Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course will survey the theatrical tradition within German.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 364 Gender and Society in German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : In connection with notions of identity, nationhood, political change, and cultural difference, this course investigates concepts and issues of gender in contemporary German Society. The readings include critical essays and literary texts by writers, scholars, philosophers, journalists, politicians, and political activists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 365 Modern Short Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A study of short prose forms in German throughout history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 366 Lyric Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the study of German Poetry from the Middle Ages to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 368 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Interdisciplinary study of one of the formative periods of modern European culture; examination of literature, art, thought, culture and politics in Vienna around 1900.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level

    • Course given in English

  • GERM 369 The German Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Sustained engagement with the major texts of the German novel from Grimmelshausen to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 371 German Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Survey of German cinema from its inception to the present

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 372 Topics in German Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course investigates a special topic related to the history of German cinema.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Daniel Schwartz (Fall)

  • GERM 375 German Media Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the history of German media studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 379 German Visual Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course engages with the different strands of German visual culture across media.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 381 Topics in German Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Special topics on German intellectual history and its contributions to major philosophical traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GERM 325 or Equivalent or Department Approval

    • Given in German

  • GERM 385 Critical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Engagement with the history of critique from Kant to Adorno.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Winter)

  • GERM 388 Post-Wall Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Upper level seminar exploring topics in German culture after unification.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GERM 390 Topics in 21st Century German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Study of pressing contemporary themes within German literature.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Fall)

  • GERM 397 Individual Reading Course 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Given solely at the discretion of the instructor.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • GERM 398 Individual Reading Course 02 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Given solely at the discretion of the instructor.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • GERM 401 Advanced Topics in German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Advanced research course on special topic of German literature and culture.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Karin Bauer (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Two 300-level German Studies Literature, Film, or Culture courses; permission of the Program Advisor.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)