Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Introduces the essentials of German structure and syntax; emphasizes oral and written proficiency in German. Five class sessions. Language laboratory required. Followed by GERM 2010, 2020.
Builds upon skills developed in GERM 2010. Continues the review of grammar. Continues to expose students to a wide variety of topics relating to contemporary Germany. Includes a contemporary play and film. Internet news and cultural programming in the classroom. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: GERM 2010, or equivalent.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in translation.
This course builds on the first and second year German sequence and seeks to increase students' level of competence in both grammar and vocabulary. Students will produce more accurate and complex language and begin to discuss a diverse range of topics in German culture. Grammatical accuracy will be a central focus but also register, appropriacy, and fluency. Prerequisite: GERM 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission
Employing a broad definition of text, this course allows students to develop a complex understanding of the relationship between meaning and linguistic form. Course readings may include poems, novels, films, historical documents, letters, memoirs etc. Specific grammatical topics will be addressed on the basis of the given material. This course is the prerequisite for all GERM 3000- level courses. Prerequisite: GERM 2020 or instructor permission.
German literature from 1890 to the present. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
German literature from 1750 to 1890. Prerequisite: GERM 3010.
One-credit conversation on current themes. May be taken more than once for credit, but only once for major credit. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://www.virginia.edu/german/Undergraduate/Courses.
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture, history & thought of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Freud.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of German in Translation.