The sections for GERM 101, 102, and 103 are flexible for you to enroll in. If you have a conflict between your MWF / TTH classes and a 5-day language class schedule, you can talk with Juliane Schicker (jschicker@carleton) to cross-enroll in 2 sections at the same time. Eventually, you will have to fill out a yellow drop/add card to add the course (pick up at Registrar’s Office). Seek the signature of your German professor and the professor of the course with which your German course conflicts. Also seek your adviser’s signature and then return the card to the Registrar.

For Minors and Majors: can’t fit a certain course into your schedule? A certain course is not offered in the term you need it? Chat with us to find a substitute.

Fall 2020

  • GERM 101: Elementary German

    This course stresses a firm understanding of the basic structural patterns of the German language through reading, writing, speaking, and listening drills. For students with no previous knowledge of German or for those whose test scores indicate that this is the appropriate level of placement. 6 credits; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2020 · Juliane Schicker, Seth Peabody
  • GERM 204: Intermediate German

    In this course, students build on their basic communication skills to engage in more in-depth spoken and written discussions of German-speaking literature and culture. By analyzing longer and more challenging texts, films and cultural media, continuing grammar review, and writing compositions, students acquire greater facility and confidence in all four language skills (writing, speaking, listening, and reading).

    Prerequisites: German 103 or equivalent 6 credits; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2020 · Kiley Kost
  • GERM 400: Integrative Exercise

    Examining an aspect of German literature across eras or genres. 1 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021

Winter 2021

  • GERM 102: Elementary German

    Further study of the basic structural patterns of the German language. Prerequisites: German 101 or equivalent 6 credits; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2021 · Kiley Kost
  • GERM 150: German Music and Culture from Mozart to Rammstein

    In this course, we survey significant developments in German-language culture, broadly defined, from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. Students of all disciplines and majors are invited to receive an overview of the music and culture of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, starting in the 1750s and tracing its impact into the present time. The course includes literature, film, music, language, history, habits, news, etc., and surveys major figures, movements, and their influence on the world’s civilization. The course encourages critical engagement with the material at hand and provides the opportunity to compare it with the students’ own cultural background. Taught in English.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies, Writing Requirement; offered Winter 2021 · Juliane Schicker
  • GERM 212: Contemporary Germany in Global Context

    Over the past few years, Germany has been touted as the new leader of Europe, or even of the “free world,” and at the same time has seen a surge of bitter political division within its borders. The Berlin Wall fell thirty years ago, yet tensions between East and West remain stark. Chancellor Angela Merkel implemented an open-arms policy toward refugees, yet the extremist AfD party has orchestrated a troubling rise to power based on xenophobic sentiments. And while Germany has emerged as a global environmental leader, it has simultaneously faced passionate protest from its own youth regarding failure to meet the challenges of climate change. In this class, we examine the complexities behind these seeming contradictions in contemporary Germany by analyzing diverse texts ranging from political speeches to poetry slams. Taught in German; advanced grammar review supports analytical tasks.

    Prerequisites: German 204 or equivalent 6 credits; Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Winter 2021 · Seth Peabody
  • GERM 400: Integrative Exercise

    Examining an aspect of German literature across eras or genres. 1 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021

Spring 2021

  • GERM 103: Intermediate German

    Continuation of the study of basic structural patterns of the German language, and the reading and discussion of longer texts, films, and other media from German-speaking cultures.

    Prerequisites: German 102 or equivalent 6 credits; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2021 · Seth Peabody
  • GERM 223: Thinking Green: Sustainability, Literature, and Culture in Germany

    Germany is a recognized worldwide leader in environmental movements thanks to the nuclear power phase-out, the renewable energy transition, and the rise of the Green Party. Similarly, there is a long aesthetic tradition depicting nature and the nonhuman world in German-language literature and poetry. In this course, conducted in English, we will trace the development of contemporary Germany’s environmental practices through its literary and cultural legacy by reading and analyzing texts from established writers and thinkers. We will connect these literary and historic roots to contemporary environmental issues, look at successful protest movements, and explore Germany as a model for environmental initiatives and engaged citizenship around the globe.

    6 credits; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2021 · Kiley Kost
  • GERM 320: Life under Socialism: Culture and Society in East Germany

    What was life like under “actually existing socialism?” What films, books, music, and other media did people in the German Democratic Republic (or East Germany) consume and how did they cope with their country’s dictatorship? How can the experiences of people—particularly women—living in the GDR provide useful context for contemporary socio-political issues in the United States and beyond? We will discuss topics such as gender equality, education, health care, and queer life in the GDR. Taught in German.

    Prerequisites: German 204 or equivalent 6 credits; Humanistic Inquiry, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Spring 2021 · Juliane Schicker
  • GERM 400: Integrative Exercise

    Examining an aspect of German literature across eras or genres. 1 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021