German Graduate Course Offerings

GRMN 612 - Early German Literature

Representative authors and themes: 12th-17th centuries "courtly love" and "knighthood" (Minnesang, Das Nibelungenlied); "bourgeoisie verses peasantry" during the Reformation (Sachs’s Fastnachtspiele, Eulenspiegel); Baroque themes of "carpe diem" and "memento mori" (Grimmelshausen’s Simplicissimus, Gryphius’s plays, Baroque poetry).

GRMN 622 - Age of Goethe

Major works by Lessing, Lenz, Goethe, Schiller and their contemporaries. The importance of the Enlightenment, the Storm and Stress movement, the Classical period and early Romanticism.

GRMN 633 - Nineteenth Century German Literature

A study of major literary trends and figures from the end of Romanticism to Naturalism.

GRMN 642 - Naturalism to Expressionism

Main literary currents from the 1880’s to the 1920’s.

GRMN 653 - German Literature: 1945-1989

Major authors and literary movements from the end of World War II until German unification.

GRMN 655 - Selected Authors, Works and Themes

Works of one or more outstanding authors or a special theme.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GRMN 665 - Postwall Germany: Literature and Culture

Explores reunited Germany’s cultural and literary landscape and examines how reunification has affected East and West Germans. Focuses on how reunification has (re)shaped German national identity,affected the way Germans remember the past and contributed to the formation of a multicultural society.

GRMN 869 - Master's Thesis

One to six credits devoted to the development and writing of the Master's Thesis.

GRMN 875 - Seminar: Topics in German Literature

Study of selected topics, authors and works in the various fields of German literature. Variable content. Emphasizes preparation of seminar presentations and term paper.
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.