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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


86 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • GER-E 121 An Introduction to German Culture (3 cr.) Introduction to important events of German cultural history. Rather than sticking to the strict chronology of history, it introduces concepts that lend meaning to chronology in the first place. The course is built around ideas—religion, language, literature, sports, for example—that make sense of the changing flow of events and yield historical narratives.
  • GER-E 122 Fairy Tales from the Grimm Brothers to Today (3 cr.) Introduction to Germanic fairy tales. Some of the world's most famous fairy tales are examined in their historical and cultural contexts and read for their contemporary significance. Promotes analysis of European culture revealed in these tales.
  • GER-E 124 Marx, Nietzche, Freud, and Company (3 cr.) Introduces modern European intellectual history, focusing on authors who have changed how we think about the world and our place in it. Studies landmark works and interprets them in the context of various historical and contemporary challenges.
  • GER-E 141 Amsterdam (3 cr.) General introduction to Dutch culture, focusing mostly on Amsterdam and its influence upon societies in and around the world. Emphasizes contemporary issues based on events in the past. May include a study of liberalism, policies, World War II, Anne Frank, water management, and trends in home design and architecture. Taught in English.
  • GER-E 142 Dutch Footprints (3 cr.) Introduction to an important period in Dutch cultural history, with a focus on novels about that time. The course is built around ideas (religion, language, literature, colonialism) that make sense of the changing flow of events and yield historical narratives.
  • GER-E 162 Scandinavian Culture (3 cr.) Introduces Scandinavian cultural history from the region's unique position as an "outsider" living in the outskirts of Europe and in close proximity to nature. Studies the Viking expansion, Icelandic sagas, traditional folk culture and its transformation into modern-day individual expression, indigenous modes of expression, contemporary literature and film, and current political and social trends.
  • GER-E 211 Global Germany (3 cr.) Social and historical treatment of Germany in the context of national, international, supranational, and post-national developments from refugees and migration, to trade, culture, and institutions, such as the European Union and NATO. Topics will vary by semester and cover a broad range of contemporary issues.
  • GER-E 212 Multicultural Germany (3 cr.) Humanistic treatment of Germany in the context of plural democracies open to immigration and cultural diversity. Topics range from the discussion of "welcome culture" vs. "guiding culture"; post-migrant and post-colonial arts and literatures; memorialization and exhibition of the past and present; changing norms and their aesthetic and social expressions.
  • GER-E 311 Tradition and Innovation in German Literature (3 cr.) Major themes and ideas in prominent works of German literature (lyric, fiction, drama) in translation, selected from various historical periods. Conducted in English. Credit given for only one of GER-E 311 or GER-G 255.
  • GER-E 321 Gender and Sexuality in Germany (3 cr.) Study of the shifting definitions and social constructions of masculinity, femininity, homosexuality, and related topics, as reflected in the cultural documents (texts, films, music, etc.) of German-speaking society from the Enlightenment to the present. Conducted in English. Credit given for only one of GER-E 321 or GER-G 277.