German (GRMN)

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GRMN 1010 (4) Beginning German 1

Introduction to language and culture of the German-speaking world, with emphasis on the acquisition of basic communication skills in cultural context. For students with no previous training in German.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 1030
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Foreign Language
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Foreign Language
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 1020 (4) Beginning German 2

Continued development of German-language skills and cultural knowledge for effective communication. Emphasis on more complex language structures and sustained interactions. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 1010 (min grade of C-).

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 1030
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Foreign Language
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Foreign Language
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 1030 (5) Intensive Beginning German

Covers the same material as GRMN 1010 and GRMN 1020 in one course. Focuses on acquiring ability to understand and speak everyday German; on developing reading and writing skills; and on learning about the cultures of the German-speaking countries.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 1010 and GRMN 1020
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 1500 (3) German for Reading Knowledge

Designed especially for graduate students. Emphasizes analytical skills for acquiring reading proficiency in specialized and technical German in one's field of research. Recommended for pass/fail registration. Does not satisfy the arts and sciences foreign language requirement. Does not count towards the German major.

Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 1601 (3) Germany Today

Introduces the culture of contemporary German-speaking central Europe, examining historical processes, social and political patterns, and the intellectual and artistic responses to problems of the 20th and 21st centuries. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Contemporary Societies
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 1602 (3) Metropolis and Modernity

An interdisciplinary introduction to the modern industrial city in Europe and the USA, with particular attention to the representation of urbanism in the visual arts. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 1701 (3) Nature and Environment in German Literature and Thought

Critically examines titles in German literature and thought. Nature and environment are used to explore alienation, artistic inspiration, nihilism, exploitation, sexuality, rural versus urban, meaning of the earth, cultural renewal, identity and gender. This "Green" survey of German classics spans Romanticism's conception of nature as unconscious spirit to the politics and values of contemporary Germany's Green Party. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 1701
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Ideals and Values
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2010 (4) Intermediate German 1

Development of skills for independent use of German. Discussions, writing and listening/viewing activities that address topics of the contemporary German-speaking world. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 1020 or 1030 (minimum grade C-).

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 2030
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-AH4 - Arts Hum: Foreign Languages
Arts Sci Core Curr: Foreign Language
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Foreign Language
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 2020 (4) Intermediate German 2

Development of communication skills and knowledge about recent social, cultural and political developments in German speaking countries through texts, media and film. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 2010 (minimum grade C-).

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 2030
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 2030 (5) Intensive Intermediate German

Covers the same material as GRMN 2010 and GRMN 2020 in one semester. Offers review and continuation of basic skills begun in the first year: reading, writing, speaking and oral comprehensive. Department enforced prerequisite: GRMN 1020 or GRMN 1030 (minimum grade C-).

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 2010 and GRMN 2020
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Foreign Language
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Foreign Language
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 2301 (3) Inside Nazi Germany: Politics, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Third Reich

Examines social culture and everyday life in Nazi Germany. Topics include the role of propaganda in the media and entertainment industries, anti-Semitism and suppression of ethnic, social and religious minorities, the role of education and youth organizations, as well as the role of women, the churches, and the effects of a controlled economy before and during World War II. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Historical Context
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2401 (3) The German Experience in North America

Discusses the history, culture and literature of German immigrants from the 17th to the 21st century. Investigates reasons for migration and the Diaspora of Germans in Russia to the United States and Canada. Studies individual settlements and stores of German pioneer authors and introduces course participants to archival research.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2501 (3) Miniatures of Modern Life: Introduction to Short Fiction

Introduces students to short fiction from the 20th century. Focuses on issues and themes of modern life, such as: alienation and anxiety; cultures of spectatorship; gender roles, sexuality and social life; memory and nostalgia; technology, industry and capitalism; state power and revolution. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2502 (3) Representing the Holocaust

Examines representations of the Holocaust in film, memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic novels, memorials. Considers questions such as: How to depict an event that resists representation? How does the memory of the Holocaust transform over generations? How do representations of the Holocaust inform our understanding of other experiences of racism and genocide? What ethical issues are at stake? Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JWST 2502
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Ideals and Values
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2503 (3) Fairy Tales of Germany

Explores the origins, cultural significance, stylistic and thematic features of the German fairy tale, with emphasis on the Brothers Grimm; on artistic fairy tales by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, and others; and, on modern retellings in literature and popular culture. Taught in English.

Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-AH2 - Arts Hum: Lit Humanities
Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2601 (3) Kafka and the Kafkaesque

Exposes the students to a wide selection of Kafka's literary output and aims to define the meaning of the Kafkaesque by looking not only for traces of Kafka's influence in the verbal and visual arts, but also for traces left in Kafka's own work by his precursors in the literary tradition. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 2601
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-AH2 - Arts Hum: Lit Humanities
Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 2603 (3) Moral Dilemmas in Philosophy and Literature

Examines the moral dilemmas that arise when opportunities afforded by basic freedoms or advances in technology clash with the ethical imperatives that issue from the Enlightenment and the social contract. Guiding questions include: When does the quest for knowledge legitimate transgression of prevailing morality? By what standard do we adjudicate the ambitions of the individual when they compete with the interests of the state? Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Ideals and Values
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3010 (3) Advanced German 1

Focuses on cultural topics and reviews grammatical topics, expands vocabulary and provides practice in reading, writing, listening and conversation skills. Students have the option of taking the internationally recognized exam Goethe-Zertifikat B1 after GRMN 3010. Department enforced prerequisite: four semesters of college German or equivalent. Open to freshmen with instructor consent.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3020 (3) Advanced German 2

Expands and refines skills acquired in GRMN 3010. Improves overall fluency and deepens cultural understanding of the German-speaking countries. Develops an advanced skill level in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students have the option of taking the internationally recognized exam Goethe-Zertifikat B1 or B2 after GRMN 3020. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 3010 (minimum grade C-).

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3030 (3) Business German

Introduces students to key issues in German society, politics, culture, institutions, economy, business and professional life. Topics and assignments are geared towards practicing and expanding all language skills with an emphasis on Business German. Students will have the option of taking the internationally recognized exam Goethe-Zertifikat B1 or B2 after GRMN 3030. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 2020 (minimum grade C-). Taught in German.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3110 (3) German Literature from the Avant-garde to the Postmodern

Examines selected literary texts. Emphasizes longer unedited texts as well as critical skills. May be taken either before or after GRMN 3120. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 2020 (minimum grade C-).

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3120 (3) German Literature from the Enlightenment to Expressionism

Examines selected literary texts of various periods. Emphasizes longer texts and critical skills. May be taken either before or after GRMN 3110. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 2020 (minimum grade C-).

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3130 (3) Issues in German Philosophy and Literature

Examines selected interdisciplinary texts from the German literary and philosophical tradition. Topics address issues central to philosophical inquiry, and may include knowledge and its limits, mind and body, determinism and free will, reason and religious belief, and ethical problems. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 2020 or 2030 (minimum grade C-).

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3140 (3) Current Issues in German Literature

Examines issues pervading contemporary German literature, such as concerns of youth, gender, stereotyping as it affects women and men in their relations with one another, loneliness and sexual frustration, work experiences, and other issues. Department enforced restriction: ability to read unedited German and to speak German.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3150 (3) Issues in German Politics and Literature

Examines literary and theoretical texts in German about the relationship between literature and politics. Topics may include history and revolution, political theater, feminist aesthetics or terrorism. Readings and discussion in German. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 2020 or GRMN 2030 (minimum grade C-).

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3501 (3) The German-Jewish Experience: From the Enlightenment to the Present

Provides insight into the German-Jewish identity through essays, autobiographies, fiction and journalism from the Enlightenment to the post-Holocaust period. Examines the religious and social conflicts that typify the history of Jewish existence in German-speaking lands during the modern epoch. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: JWST 3501
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3502 (3) Literature in the Age of Goethe

Features the writings of Germany's major literary figures from 1749 to 1832. Special attention is paid to the formation of literary periods, genres, aesthetic, and socio-historical developments contributing to the birth of modernism in German intellectual history and literature. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3503 (3) German Film Through World War II

History and theory of Weimar and Nazi film with sociocultural emphasis. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 3503
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3504 (3) Topics in German Film

Analyzes key issues in German culture as they are represented in film and other media, e.g., technology, architecture, women and the Holocaust. Taught in English.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3505 (3) The Enlightenment: Tolerance and Emancipation

Examines Enlightenment notions of reason, humanity and social progress. Topics include 18th century views on government, science, education, religion, slavery and gender roles. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 3505
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Ideals and Values
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3506 (3) Tracing the Criminal: Crime in 19th C Society and Culture

Examines cultural and literary representations of crime from the Enlightenment to the early 20th century and contextualizes them within the history of judicial and medical approaches to criminality. Focusing on representations of the criminal as an object of knowledge, this survey of intellectual history introduces students to critical approaches in the humanities and the study of social phenomena in their historical context.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Historical Context
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3513 (3) German Film and Society 1945-1989

Introduces issues in German society through film during the Cold War. Focus on East and West Germany, though some other German language films may be included. Emphasis is on reading films in their social, historical and political contexts. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CINE 3513
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3514 (3) German Film & Society After 1989

Introduces post-1989 German culture through film. Emphasizes films in their socio-historical contexts and explores developments in German culture during and after the unification. Taught in English.

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3520 (3) Open Topics in the Cultural Context

Examines topics in the cultures of German-speaking central Europe. Contact the departmental office for specific course offerings. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 3020 (minimum grade C-)

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3601 (3) German Women Writers

Explores writing by German/Austrian women from 1945 to the present, with special attention to the representation of the Holocaust, the continuation of avant-garde traditions, innovations in literary form, and feminism. Visual arts, film, and feminist theory will also be considered in their relation to literature. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: WGST 3601
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3681 (3) Refugees in German Culture

This interdisciplinary course introduces the diversity of refugee migration in German culture through artistic and cultural "texts," including those created by or in collaboration with refugees (film, comic journalism, literature, blogs, hashtag campaigns, music, etc). These texts are discussed in relationship to theories of racism, precarity, and biopolitics together and contextualized by work from other disciplines. This interdisciplinary course is methodologically informed by the theory and practice of cultural studies.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: IAFS 3681 and JWST 3681
Recommended: for students with sophomore standing or higher.

GRMN 3702 (3) Dada and Surrealist Literature

Surveys the major theoretical concepts and literary genres of the Dada and Surrealist movements. Topics include Dada performance and cabaret, the manifesto, montage, the ready made, the Surrealist novel, colonialism and the avant-garde, and literary and philosophical precursors to the avant-garde. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 3702
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3802 (3) Politics and Culture in Berlin 1900-1933

Examines early 20th century German culture, with emphasis on the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) in light of contemporaneous political discussions. The course presents modern art and literature (Expressionism, Dada, Brecht's epic theater) and architecture and design (Bauhaus, Werkbund) as well as political movements of women, sexual minorities, and Berlin's Jewish communities. Taught in English. Offered through CU Study Abroad Program.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 3802
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 3900 (1-6) Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 3930 (1-6) Internship

Provides an academically supervised opportunity for upper-division students to earn credit while working for public or private organizations. Students apply skills and knowledge earned in the major, and supplement their work experience through directed readings and assignments.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) German Studies (GRMN) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4010 (3) Advanced German III

Emphasizes idiomatically correct spoken and written German in a variety of genres and culturally relevant contexts. Includes a comprehensive grammar review and readings, discussions, and writing on topics related to current cultural, social, and political issues in the German-speaking countries. Students have the option of taking the internationally recognized exam Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or C1 after GRMN 4010. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 3020 (minimum grade C-).

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4051 (3) Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School

Serves as an introduction to the "Frankfurt School" and Critical Theory with particular emphasis upon rationality, social psychology, cultural criticism, and aesthetics. Through close readings of key texts by members of the school (Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno, Habermas) we will work toward a critical understanding of the analytical tools they developed and consider their validity. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 5051
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4231 (3) Sex, Love and Marriage in Literature and Philosophy

Traces notions of love, sex and marriage in 19th-20th century philosophy and literature. Considered will be whether/how these representations reflect or challenge ideas of human agency, dignity and happiness. Examined will be shifting views of gender and other social configurations (e.g., friendship, adultery, same-sex desire) to understand their influence on modern attitudes towards sexuality and fidelity.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 5231
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4251 (3) Marxism

Historical and systematic study of principal themes of Marxist thought, from its Hegelian origins to its contemporary varieties, emphasizing the works of Marx and Engels. Taught in English. Department enforced prerequisite: 12 hours of GRMN or PHIL course work or instructor consent.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: PHIL 4250
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4301 (3) Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe

Introduces students to debates surrounding migration and race in contemporary Germany. Emphasis on reading texts in context using tools of cultural studies, integrating analyses of gender, race, nation, and sexuality. Texts may include film, literature, television, magazine images, etc. Topics include: questioning multiculturalism, self-representation, integration, Islam, citizenship, violence, public space, youth culture, racism and nationalism. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: WGST 4301 and GRMN 5301
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4330 (3) The Age of Goethe

German literature from 1770 to 1830. Close examination of representative texts from the periods of Sturm und Drang, classicism, and romanticism. Emphasizes philosophical and social background. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 3020 (minimum grade C-).

Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4340 (3) Seminar in German Literature

Intensive study of a particular literary period, author, or genre. Secondary sources are used. Course content differs each time. Department enforced prereq., GRMN 3020 (minimum grade C-).

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4450 (3) Methods of Teaching German

Required of students who desire the recommendation of the department for secondary school teaching positions. For student teaching in German, see EDUC 4712 under the School of Education.

Requisites: Restricted to School of Education (EDUC) undergraduates only
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4460 (6) High School German Teaching

Part of the supervised student teaching in a secondary school required for state certification to teach German.

Requisites: Restricted to School of Education (EDUC) undergraduates only
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4501 (3) Seminar: Literature in Cultural Context

Provides a broader basis for the work of literature, viewing it from various cultural perspectives. Specific content of course is defined by the instructor. Taught in English.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4502 (3) Nietzsche: Literature and Values

Emphasis is placed on Nietzsche's major writings spanning the years 1872-1888, with particular attention to the critique of Western values. A systematic exploration of doctrines, concepts and ideas leading to the values of creativity. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: HUMN 4502
Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Ideals and Values
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4503 (3) Issues in German Thought

Provides the opportunity to examine major issues in German philosophical, social, and religious thought from the end of German idealism to existentialism and critical theory. Emphasizes the relationship between ideas and social and political action. Taught in English.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4504 (3) Goethe's Faust

Systematic study of the Faust motif in Western literature, with major emphasis on Faust I and II by Goethe and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 5504 and HUMN 4504
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English

GRMN 4550 (3) Senior Seminar in German Studies

This course provides students with a capstone experience through in-depth study of a topic in German Studies, and deepens students' engagement with theories and methodologies informing contemporary German Studies scholarship. Students work closely with faculty to develop a major final research paper or project. Topic varies by semester.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, Fifth Year Senior) German (GRMN) or School of Education (EDUC) majors only.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: German

GRMN 4900 (1-6) Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 5010 (3) Theory and Practice of German Studies

Provides a graduate-level introduction to German Studies, with emphasis on theoretical approaches and current trends in German Studies. Special attention will be given to developing the tools necessary for advanced criticism: close-reading skills, mastery of critical terminology, and training in a range of theoretical approaches. The main goals of this course are (1) to introduce students to critical approaches to literature/art/film and recent theoretical trends in German literary and cultural studies, (2) to give students the opportunity to deepen interpretive skills through close reading and discussion of representative texts, and (3) to encourage students to explore theoretical approaches to literary and cultural material.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5020 (3) Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Required of all graduate teaching assistants, this course provides a knowledge of the aspects of German linguistics that are important for teaching German and a survey of foreign language teaching methods and second language acquisition research.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5030 (3) Foundations of Critical Theory

An introductory study of nineteenth-century German philosophy (especially Kant, Hegel, and Marx). Required course for the graduate certificate in Critical Theory.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5051 (3) Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School

Serves as an introduction to the "Frankfurt School" and Critical Theory with particular emphasis upon rationality, social psychology, cultural criticism, and aesthetics. Through close readings of key texts by members of the school (Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno, Habermas) we will work toward a critical understanding of the analytical tools they developed and consider their validity. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 4051
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Courses Taught in English
Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5210 (3) Seminar: The Age of Enlightenment

Examines the influence of the emerging middle class on the transformation of aesthetic and societal values. Major works of theory, philosophy, literature, and criticism by Lessing, Herder, Kant, J. E. Schlegel, and others. Examines major literary and cultural influences from France and Great Britain.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5220 (3) Seminar: Topics in the Age of Goethe

Examines various aspects of German-speaking society from the 1770s to 1830s. Topics may include Sturm und Drang as social commentary; romantic theory in the wake of the French Revolution; romantic nationalism; the Faust theme; Weimar as a cultural center; and others.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5231 (3) Sex, Love and Marriage in Literature and Philosophy

Traces notions of love, sex and marriage in 19th-20th century philosophy and literature. Considered will be whether/how these representations reflect or challenge ideas of human agency, dignity and happiness. Examined will be shifting views of gender and other social configurations (e.g., friendship, adultery, same-sex desire) to understand their influence on modern attitudes towards sexuality and fidelity.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 4231
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5301 (3) Gender, Race, and Immigration in Germany and Europe

Introduces students to debates surrounding migration and race in contemporary Germany. Emphasis on reading texts in context using tools of cultural studies, integrating analyses of gender, race, nation, and sexuality. Texts may include film, literature, television, magazine images, etc. Topics include: questioning multiculturalism, self-representation, integration, Islam, citizenship, violence, public space, youth culture, racism and nationalism. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 4301 and WGST 4301
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5310 (3) Seminar: Topics in the 19th Century

Examines the transformation of realism from Buechner to Gerhart Hauptmann. Topics may include literary responses to the Restoration; intellectuals and the Revolution of 1848; philosophy and literature; theatrical representations of woman, family, and gender; and others.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5320 (3) Seminar: The German Novel from 1901--1956

Beginning with T. Mann's Buddenbrooks, charts the rise of the German novel in the early 20th century and examines such topics as Wilhelminian society; intellectuals and World War I; dehumanization and alienation; national socialism and literary exile; and others. Authors include T. Mann, H. Hesse, R. Rilke, F. Kafka, A. Seghers, and A. Zweig.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5330 (3) Seminar: German Intellectuals and Society Between the Wars

Examines the period of social crisis and the intellectual responses to the collapse of the prewar order. Gives attention to the antidemocratic thought of Spengler, Juenger, Stefan George and his circle, to the emergence of existentialism with Scheler and Heidegger, and to the search for a new political humanism as evidenced by the work of Thomas Mann.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5410 (3) Seminar: Topics in Early 20th Century German Society

Focuses on major issues, events, movements, and figures prior to World War II. Topics may include the ontology of lyric poetry; Berlin in the 1920s; exiles, their communities, and their writings; women writers from Andreas-Salome to Anna Seghers; topics in German film; and others.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5420 (3) Seminar: Topics in Later 20th Century German Society

Analyzes major currents and events such as the Holocaust, coming to terms with the past (Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung), German Democratic Republic (GDR) literature, and responses to the reunification. Topics may include the Austrians from Anschluss to Haider; Paul Celan; East German writers between Wolf Biermann and Christa Wolf; topics in German film; and others.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5504 (3) Goethe's Faust

Systematic study of the Faust motif in Western literature, with major emphasis on Faust I and II by Goethe and Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. Taught in English.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: GRMN 4504 and HUMN 4504
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5510 (3) Seminar: Open Topics in German Civilization

Focuses on cultural issues that cross lines of literary periodization. Topics may include the theater as social criticism from Lessing to Handke; forms of German protest from Luther to Thomas Mann; nihilism from Bonaventura to Thomas Bernhard; topics in German film; and others.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5520 (3) Seminar: Current Issues in German Literature and Media

Examines issues pervading contemporary German literature and media, such as concerns of youth, xenophobia, stereotyping as it affects women and men in their relations, work experience, feminism, problems connected with the reunification, and other issues.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 5900 (1-6) Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 6900 (1-6) Master's Thesis

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 6940 (1) Master's Candidate for Degree

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 7010 (1-3) Writing Colloquium

Prepares students for the qualifying examination paper and dissertation, and equips students with the skills needed to transform seminar papers into publishable work. Includes sessions on dissertation writing, publishing journal articles, preparing a reading list, and conducting archival research. Required for students in the German Studies PhD program. Cannot be satisfied through transfer credit.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to German Studies PhD students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German

GRMN 7900 (1-6) Independent Study

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 12.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 7930 (1-6) Internship

Provides an academically supervised opportunity for doctoral students to earn credit while working for public or private organizations. Students supplement their work experience through directed readings and assignments. Students interested in applying for an internship must complete the Arts & Sciences Internship Application at http://advising.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/Internshipcredit.pdf. 1-6 hours;

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to German Studies graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses

GRMN 8990 (1-10) Doctoral Dissertation

All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements of the degree. For detailed information regarding doctoral dissertation credit, refer to Graduate School rules.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 100.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: German Graduate Courses