German Minor

Faculty of Humanities




German Minor

GERMAN COURSES

GERM 1F00
Introductory Language
Basic skills: grammar, conversational patterns, reading simple texts; developing oral comprehension and spoken skills. Films, recordings and on-line resources are used.
Lectures, language/computer lab, 4 hours per week.
Note: open to students with no background in the language.

GERM 1F90
Intermediate Language
Introduction of more complex grammar concepts, as well as conversational and written skills using 20th-century literary and media sources including films, recordings and on-line resources.
Lectures, language/computer lab, 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 1F00, Ontario grade 12U German or permission of the instructor.

#GERM 1P93
Culture and Civilization of Central Europe: From the Prehistoric to 350CE
(also offered as CLAS 1P93)
Cultural development of central Europe from the earliest stone and pottery cultures, through the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Celts and Romans. Beliefs and practices, artistic style and architecture. Digitized images are used to illustrate the cultural evidence.
Lectures, tutorial, 4 hours per week.
Note: given in English.

GERM 2F00
Language, Literature and Culture
Intensive study of current German language usage, modern literature and contemporary culture. Designed to improve communication, comprehension and written skills.
Lectures, language lab, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

GERM 2P80
Tutorial I
Study in an area of language or literature of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Texts for language practice may be drawn from film, literature, or current news sources.
Tutorial, 3 hours per week.
Restriction: permission of the instructor.
Note: a written proposal must be approved by the Chair.

GERM 2P90
German Cinema
Major film directors and cultural trends in German cinema. Films studied may include those by Herzog, von Trotta, Hirschbiegel, Murnau, Verhoeven, Vilsmaier, von Donnersmarck, Akin and Tykwer.
Lectures, 3 hours per week; plus weekly film lab.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

GERM 2P92
Language and Literature of the 20th Century
Overview of short narrative texts from pre-World War I to post-World War II. Designed to expand critical reasoning and writing skills, both active and passive vocabularies, and comprehension.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 1F90 or permission of the instructor.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in GERM 2F92.

GERM 3F99
Advanced Language Study
Intensive grammar review and introduction to advanced topics; translation; practice in speaking, writing and comprehension through written and oral projects, discussions, recordings, films and on-line resources.
Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): GERM 2F00 (2F90) or permission of the instructor.

GERM 3P80
Tutorial II
Advanced study in an area of language or literature of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Texts for language practice may be drawn from film, literature or current news sources.
Tutorial, 3 hours per week.
Restriction: permission of the instructor.
Note: a written proposal must be approved by the Chair.

 

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