Department of Modern Languages & Classics

Calendar Courses

1101.1(2) Introduction to the German Language I
An introductory language course for those beginning the study of German. Basic linguistic structures will be studied with particular emphasis on the oral aspects.

1102.1(2) Introduction to the German Language II
Prerequisite: GRMN 1101.1(2) or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.
This course continues the work begun in GRMN 1101.

2201.1(2) Intermediate German I
Prerequisite: GRMN 1101.1(2) and 112.1(2) (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C.
A continuation of elementary German, with emphasis on grammar, conversation, and reading.

2202.1(2) Intermediate German II
Prerequisite: GRMN 2201.1(2) with a minimum grade of C.
A continuation of 2201.1(2) with emphasis on conversation, reading, and writing.

*3306.1(2) German Culture and Civilization
Readings, lectures, slide showings, and films on the culture and civilization of Germany. Concentration will be on Germany from 1871 on: politics, history, literature, and art will be investigated. This course is taught in English.

*3307.1(2) Introduction to German Literature
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202.1(2).
A survey of the major periods of German literature from the Baroque Age to Modern times. The course will provide the student with an introduction into literary analysis and interpretation.

*3308.1(2) Modern German Literature
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202.1(2).
A study of trends in German literature since the First World War. Poetry, plays and short stories are read and analyzed.

3309.1(2) Contemporary German Culture
Prerequisite: None
Readings, Lecture, slide presentations, and film clips on contemporary ("Postwende") culture and society of Germany. Topics include new trends in German literature, poetry, plays, and short stories as well as popular culture, music, film, advertising, the Web, festivals, social and political movements. This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3 c requirement.

3311.1(2) Advanced Oral and Written German I
Prerequisite: GRMN 2302.1(2) or equivalent.
This course offers an opportunity to build upon and refine students' ability to comprehend and to communicate effectively in German. Multimedia materials are used to supplement course materials.

3312.1(2) Advanced Oral and Written German II
Prerequisite: GRMN 3311.1(2) or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of German 311.1(2).

3336.2 International Field Study in Cologne
Prerequisite: Prior or simultaneous enrolment in a 3000 or 4000 - level German course, OR HIST 4508.1(2).
This field study course enables students to examine insituvarious aspects of German cultural history as exemplified by and in the city of Cologne. Following orientation classes on the significant position of Cologne in German culture and history, the students will depart for Germany where they will take part in educational tours of major cultural venues in and around Cologne. Further educational excursions may include a rococo palace in Brühl and Beethoven's house and the Museum of Contemporary German History in Bonn.

*4401.1(2) German Contemporary Literature
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202.1(2) with a minimum grade of C.
The study of the significant prose works and plays in German literature from 1945 to 1989. This course is taught in German.

4402.1(2) Contemporary Literature and Culture in German
Prerequisite: GRMN 2202.1(2) with a minimum grade of C
The study of significant aspects of German literature and culture from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. This course is taught in German.

4826.1(2) Special Topics
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
This course is for students who have a good working knowledge of German, a special interest in German literature and who want to study a particular area through directed, independent readings.

4876.1(2) Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor prior to registration.
This course is for students who have a good working knowledge of German, a special interest in German literature and who want to study a particular author through directed, independent readings.