What is GSLL offering next semester?
Every semester GSLL offers undergraduate students:
- First-Year Seminars;
- Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Language Courses;
- English-Language Seminars and Lectures on Language, Linguistics, Literature, Film, Philosophy, and Culture;
- Language, Linguistics, Literature, Film, Philosophy, and Culture Seminars taught in the Target Language;
- Individual Seminars on Independent Readings;
- Honors Thesis Mentoring.
GSLL also offers every semester for graduate students German- and English-language courses in Literature, Linguistics, Theory, Film & Media Studies.
The following catalogue of current courses is organized according to language and level. Last updated October 29, 2019.
In the event you have questions, contact the director of undergraduate or graduate studies.
Summer First Session:
GERM 102 Advanced Elementary German (4).
This continuation of GERM 101 emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, writing in a cultural context. Students enhance their basic vocabulary and grammar and will regularly communicate in German about everyday topics. One afternoon meeting per week.
GERM 203 Intermediate German (3).
Students acquire necessary materials and opportunities to develop further their language skills in a cultural context. They review and expand upon the basic grammar covered in beginning German.
RUSS 477 Wicked Desire: Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, on Page and Screen (CMPL 477) (3).
Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita (1955) became a global phenomenon due to its unflinching portrayal of pedophilia. This course will delve deeper into the novel’s moral complexity, its international context, and its reflection in mass culture, including movies by Stanley Kubrick (1962) and Adrian Lyne (1997). Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
GERM 265 Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany (3).
An examination of selected cinematic representations (both American and German) of Nazi Germany in terms of their aesthetic properties and propagandistic value. Films with English subtitles; readings and discussions in English.
GSLL 272 Poland, Russia, and Germany through the Prism of Film.(3).
Explore the relationship between Poland, Russia, and Germany from World War II until the present day, through films and readings that cover World War II, the fall of Communism in Europe, the Holocaust and the post-war situation of Jews, religious faith, Putin’s politics, women’s rights, and the current refugee situation in Germany. Film directors include Balabanov, Becker, Fassbinder, Kalatozov, Holland, Mikhalkov, Polański, Wajda, and Wenders. Readings and class discussions in English. Films with English subtitles.