Undergraduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

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Intermediate German I

Taught in German. This course continues the same four-skills approach (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) from the first-year sequence, introducing and practicing more advanced topics and structures. Expansion and extension through topical readings and discussion and multi-media materials. Online tools required. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World

Taught in German. Topically, this course focuses on defining moments in cultural history in German speaking countries in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Films, texts and other media provide a basis for discussing events in post-war Germany from 1945 to 1989. A review and expansion of advanced grammatical concepts and vocabulary underlie the course. Focus on improving expression in writing and speaking. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought

This course explores the rich terrain of German literature and philosophical thought, from the Enlightenment to today. At each meeting, we will investigate canonical texts of the German intellectual tradition, with an eye to establishing their well-deserved place in wider, global discourses. In this way, we will learn to think critically with these important literary and philosophical texts from German-speaking lands as a means of viewing and appreciating the full panorama of German thought. Authors discussed may include Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, Kleist, Heine, Fontane, Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka, Heidegger, Mann and Bernhard. Readings and discussion will be in English. German is appreciated but not required. Students have the option of an additional hour of German discussion (to be scheduled at a mutually agreed time) and doing all the assignments in German for German-language credit (3+1) towards the major or minor. Students interested in that option should register for section 2.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

Intermediate German I

Taught in German. This course continues the same four-skills approach (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) from the first-year sequence, introducing and practicing more advanced topics and structures. Expansion and extension through topical readings and discussion and multi-media materials. Online tools required. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Conversation

This course is designed for intermediate and above students who wish to improve their conversational and oral presentational language skills. The syllabus aims to provide useful, relevant language and necessary discourse structures to hold conversations and presentations on varied topics of an everyday, as well as academic nature. Students will practice German to build confidence, develop fluency, and improve pronunciation and accuracy. Short texts, audio and films will provide the basis for discussion. Students’ fields of study and interests will be incorporated into the syllabus and tasks will be matched to the ability level of the students enrolled. Recommended Course Background: AS.210.262 or two years of college German or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with other courses in German. May be taken Pass/Fail. Not for major or minor credit.

  • Credits: 1.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate German I

Taught in German. This course continues the same four-skills approach (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) from the first-year sequence, introducing and practicing more advanced topics and structures. Expansion and extension through topical readings and discussion and multi-media materials. Online tools required. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I

Four skills introduction to German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media, and communicative language activities.Online tools required. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour; choose your section based on the MWF time. Conflicts with Tuesday hour can be resolved after start of semester. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin. Students wishing to retain credits for German Elements I must complete German Elements II with a passing grade.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I

Four skills introduction to German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media, and communicative language activities.Online tools required. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour; choose your section based on the MWF time. Conflicts with Tuesday hour can be resolved after start of semester. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin. Students wishing to retain credits for German Elements I must complete German Elements II with a passing grade.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World

Taught in German. Topically, this course focuses on defining moments in cultural history in German speaking countries in the 2nd half of the 20th century. Films, texts and other media provide a basis for discussing events in post-war Germany from 1945 to 1989. A review and expansion of advanced grammatical concepts and vocabulary underlie the course. Focus on improving expression in writing and speaking. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

German Elements I

Four skills introduction to German language and culture. Develops proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills through the use of basic texts, multi-media, and communicative language activities.Online tools required. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Tuesday section is a mandatory hour; choose your section based on the MWF time. Conflicts with Tuesday hour can be resolved after start of semester. Language Program Director: Deborah Mifflin. Students wishing to retain credits for German Elements I must complete German Elements II with a passing grade.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought

This course explores the rich terrain of German literature and philosophical thought, from the Enlightenment to today. At each meeting, we will investigate canonical texts of the German intellectual tradition, with an eye to establishing their well-deserved place in wider, global discourses. In this way, we will learn to think critically with these important literary and philosophical texts from German-speaking lands as a means of viewing and appreciating the full panorama of German thought. Authors discussed may include Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, Kleist, Heine, Fontane, Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka, Heidegger, Mann and Bernhard. Readings and discussion will be in English. German is appreciated but not required. Students have the option of an additional hour of German discussion (to be scheduled at a mutually agreed time) and doing all the assignments in German for German-language credit (3+1) towards the major or minor. Students interested in that option should register for section 2.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/5
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

Heidegger's Being and Time and the Examined Life

This course will explore Heidegger’s Being and Time with attention to such central concepts as Dasein’s unique relation to Being, worldliness, care, authentic and inauthentic existence, attunement, understanding, projection, and being unto death. The first eight weeks will be devoted to a thorough reading of Being and Time and selected critical texts. The last five will consider works of art that expand our understanding of Heidegger’s magnum opus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM

Seeing the World by Foot

TAUGHT IN GERMAN. Few traditions have placed more emphasis than German literature on the importance of walking for finding one’s way on earth and in the cosmos. From Schiller and Novalis to Thomas Bernhard and Werner Herzog, walking has been conceived not only as a journey outwards but also inwards into uncharted terrain of memory, the unconscious, and the imagination. In this course we will read short texts on wandering by Schiller, Chamisso, Goethe, Novalis, Tieck, Stifter, Walser, Bernhard, Herzog and Sebald with an eye toward the relationships that walking establishes between past and present, reality and imagination, time and space and inner and outer experience.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-GERM

Existentialism in Literature and Philosophy

This course explores the themes of existentialism, including the meaning of existence, the nature of the self, authenticity and inauthenticity, the inescapability of death, the experience of time, anxiety, freedom and responsibility to others, in literary and philosophical works. It will be examined why these philosophical ideas often seem to demand literary expression, or bear a close relation to literary works. Readings may include writings by Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Heidegger, Rilke, Kafka, Simmel, Jaspers, Buber, Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Camus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.210.261 (02)Intermediate German IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMStaff, Wheeler, Heidi LGilman 413
AS.210.361 (01)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffGilman 217
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMDornbach, MartonGilman 313GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.210.261 (01)Intermediate German IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMStaff, Wheeler, Heidi LMaryland 217
AS.210.266 (01)German ConversationTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffHodson 303
AS.210.261 (03)Intermediate German IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMStaff, Wheeler, Heidi LGilman 413
AS.210.161 (01)German Elements IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffKrieger 302
AS.210.161 (02)German Elements IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffWolman MPR
AS.210.361 (02)Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking WorldMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffMaryland 114
AS.210.161 (03)German Elements IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, T 12:00PM - 12:50PMMifflin, Deborah McGee, StaffMattin Center 162
AS.211.265 (02)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMDornbach, MartonGilman 313GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.211.332 (01)Heidegger's Being and Time and the Examined LifeMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMTobias, RochelleGilman 381GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM
AS.213.378 (01)Seeing the World by FootMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMTobias, RochelleHodson 216GRLL-GERM
AS.213.374 (01)Existentialism in Literature and PhilosophyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaHodson 216GRLL-ENGL